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.
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...
road trip to Madison WI

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...
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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...