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.
Fox Valley Light Show 2022

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...
iphone visual lookup; man and woman looking at phones

Did you know your iPhone can do this?!

I consider myself a tech fangirl.  I love learning about new technology, I’m usually one of the first in line to try a new gadget, and I’m the first person my mom calls when...
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A budget-friendly road trip to Madison, WI!

If you are planning your regional summer road trips, you should consider a road trip to Madison! Admittedly, I am biased… until we moved up here 5 years ago, it’s where I was born...
new years resolution; notebook and coffee cup

Instead of a New Years Resolution, I do this.

I love the start of a new year.  I like calendars and goal-setting and retrospectives, and I love the notion of a fresh start, but I do not like new years resolutions - they...
Fox Valley Light Show

We took our kids on a Fox Valley light show tour!

A friend and I loaded up our kids to do a Fox Valley light show tour recently, and it was a hit for all of us! Each kid (ages 6-11) put on their pajamas and...
adhd hacks

10 ADHD hacks from the front line.

October is ADHD Awareness Month. I do not have ADHD, but I have lived my entire life with someone who does.  In my younger years, it was my brother, then I married a man who...