Cathie is a happily-married mom of 2 girls. She’s originally from the Madison area but has lived in the area for 5 years. Cathie loves reading, photography, and binge-streaming TV shows with her husband in her spare time.
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Teacher Appreciation gift ideas for multiple teachers

Now that my older kiddo is in middle school, we have 7 teachers to shop for a Teacher Appreciation gift.  After a lot of thinking and some research, I compiled a list of 12 ways...
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A life reminder from some pants

I saw some pants 2 years ago in a group I’m part of and they were highly recommended.  They were said to be comfortable, affordable, available in a few colors, wash well, and would transition...
40+ Easter Basket Filler ideas for Teens and Tweens

40+ Easter Basket filler ideas for teens and tweens

Once our children start to transition away from younger elementary interests, it seems that finding items to fill their baskets can become a bit more of a challenge.  As I prepared to write this article,...
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5 easy ways to simplify your life

March 3 is Simplify Your Life Day, so here are a few tips for things I have done to simplify mine.    1. Unsubscribe Unsubscribe from email lists that are no longer relevant to you.  When my children...
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10 ways we use our Echo Show 15

  A few things to know about me are that I love a planner, I love lists, I love schedules and I love technology.  For the last decade or so, I was a dedicated paper planner...
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2022 Fox Valley Light Show Tour!

It’s time again for our 2022 light show tour!  You will see that I mention most of these shows have a charity that they give to, so I suggest bringing along some cash to share...
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Easy Advent Calendar for your family

Each year choosing advent calendars is a big decision in our home.  In years past we have done Lego, LOL, fidget, chocolate, etc, and they have always been well-liked, but I wanted to do something...
Is your vehicle winter ready?

Is your vehicle winter-weather ready?

Winter vehicle readiness Oh the weather outside is frightful…. Having my vehicle all ready for icky weather makes me feel a little better about it when I start seeing the temps in the forecast...

10 Ways to Support Kids’ Mental Health this School Year

For the last couple of years, my family has spent a lot of time focusing on mental health/mental wellness.  As we are getting ready to send our kids back to school from a wonderful...

Oshkosh day trip fun on a budget!

If you are anything like me, you are looking for a place to take your kids for some summer outdoor fun, and you are trying to keep an eye on gas prices. Our family...