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All the clouds

So July 3rd Nick & I had a much anticipated date night. We were off to watch Cherry Pie, an 80's cover rock band. Honestly it had been a good couple months since we took time out from our every day lives to have a night out together (kid-free). Well let's jus say our night… Continue reading All the clouds

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Tiny Dancer

Taylor always looks so different all dolled up. At 10 years old she doesn't get to wear makeup except for very special occasions and even then it is limited to lipgloss and maybe eyeshadow. After her picture session, for her ballet recital last week, I decided to take a few snaps of her in the… Continue reading Tiny Dancer

Children · My Blog · Parenting · Self-Care

Teaching Consent

Most of Taylor's life I have been sneaking in tiny conversations about consent. This started when she was very young (she is 10 now). The conversations revolved around not being forced to hug friends or family members - for any reason. This was important to me because I wanted to instill that it is okay… Continue reading Teaching Consent

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Our Spring

Wowza! The last few months have flown by! So much has happened that I have struggled to keep in touch with everyone. At the end of February I chopped off all of my hair. Taylor has always been very attached to her hair and I wanted to show her that hair not only grows back,… Continue reading Our Spring

Children · Family · My Blog · Self-Care

To be or not to be…

Mother's Day is a very interesting holiday for many. a joyous for those who have mothers who are still living, and they have a good relationship with. a sad reminder that your mother has passed or that you are not in touch with her. a wonderful day that you get to spend with your children… Continue reading To be or not to be…

Family · Learning · Marriage · My Blog

5 Years & Counting!

Yikes! Has it really been that long? 1,825 days of marriage - crazy how that sounds when it is broken down into days. Five years - it feels like just yesterday we said our vows and yet, it also feels like we have been together forever. That truly is the best of both worlds. Looking… Continue reading 5 Years & Counting!

Learning · My Blog

A Year of Wine

Over the last year I have taken on the exciting challenge of learning all about wine. Not to be confused with learning to whine or practicing my ability to whine. Although, I must confess; there were times that I did whine before, during and after consuming wine. Wine. Oh yes, wine, wine, wine. One of… Continue reading A Year of Wine

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Rally and Protest

Today I stumbled onto some excitement while downtown Madison. As I went to drop my daughter off at theatre class, we noticed a very heavy police presence on State Street. So, after getting her checked in, I went to investigate. There was a loud crowd of people towards the end of State Street near the… Continue reading Rally and Protest

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Successful 2018 Resolution

So, every year people make resolutions and every year I have participated in this tradition. Almost every resolution I made over my lifetime lasted a month or two before dwindling off...EXCEPT last years! Here is a link to my 2018¬†Resolution¬† blog post for specifics. Honestly, over the last year I have done a much better… Continue reading Successful 2018 Resolution