If there’s one thing I’ve learned since moving to Northeast Wisconsin, it’s that the regional flavor goes far beyond the Packers, beer, and cheese. In fact, there’s a whole host of regionalisms that I’m still...
The hardest part about outdoor winter fun is that it can take almost as long to get ready as it does to actually play outside. Sometimes longer. Getting out the door quickly doesn’t always...
Unless you're truly looking at mental footage to see how you can do better, Monday morning quarterbacking accomplishes nothing. So yes, do your best to rise above, but dwelling on how you could have done better isn't worth the anxiety 99% of the time.
He came home from school a little tired, but his generally happy and sassy self. Normal for a Friday afternoon. He had a snack, snuggled up on the couch and hung out. I noticed he had a little fever, but since it was just barely 101, I didn't worry about treating him, just gave him some fluids and snuggles. After all, they tell us that fevers are good as long as they're under 104. It went up to 102, but he wasn't that uncomfortable so I decided to hold off on giving him anything until bedtime. And that's when it all fell apart.
When we first decided to make the cross-country move from Alaska to Wisconsin, I was excited about all of the cheese. The squeaky cheese, the molten cheese, the gourmet cheese, the beer cheese. All of it.
As women, and as moms in particular, overextending ourselves is a way of life. It’s made harder by the fact that not only do we try to shoehorn more in, but there’s the perception that we need to make more time to fit in little things. Especially when “Can’t you just…” is thrown around like we need to do more, to be more.
Well, I know that I hate showing up to a kids' birthday party empty handed. And what's more I know I'm not alone. In fact, recently, my son was invited to a birthday party that explicitly requested no gifts, and yep, you guessed it. We stopped at the store and picked up a ball.
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