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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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...
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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...
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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...
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Hey fellow moms – just wear the swimsuit!

Here’s a fun fact about me - I don’t enjoy being in the water.  For years, I successfully avoided swimming, and I believe I did not wear a swimsuit more than just a few...
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My experience feeling like an imposter… and not the video game kind.

In February of 2020, I earned a promotion at work - I knew it was the final stepping stone toward the job I had wanted for many years.  In June 2020, I was moved...
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5 More Women Making History in WI!

I’m back, and I am so excited to share the 2nd half of my article about women making history in WI.  These ladies have been making history in the last few decades, and their...
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5 Difference-Making Ladies in WI Women’s History

March is Women’s History Month, so it felt like a great time for me to dig in and learn more about some remarkable women who have come from our great state.  This will be...
The Wilderness Resort

The 5 things my family went “wild” for at The Wilderness Resort

My family recently had the opportunity to visit The Wilderness Resort and we were thrilled. February can feel like the longest month of the year (even though it’s the shortest), and it was a...