Laura is a small-town Wisconsin girl who’s made her home in De Pere for the last 15 years. She has a journalism degree from UW-Oshkosh and works as a copy editor and freelance writer when she’s not working on a novel, running, or teaching yoga. Her family includes her husband, two daughters at home, and an adult stepson and daughter-in-law, both of whom serve our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. What I love most about living in this area: Visiting the Brown County libraries, running on the Fox River Trail and cheering for the Green Bay Packers!
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More Green Bay Area Mom Book Club Titles 2022!

As the days of summer are flying by, it is time for our Green Bay Area Mom book club to announce the titles that we will be reading for the second half of this...
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Six simple ways to simplify your life

In order to keep us students from overthinking our homework, my 10th grade math teacher would use the acronym “K.I.S.S.” for “Keep it simple, stupid.” That may have worked for geometry, but it’s a...
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Embrace the chaos in 2022

I don’t think I’m alone in breathing a sigh of relief that 2021 is coming to an end. What a weird, confusing, frustrating set of 365 days. I also know I’m not alone...
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Green Bay Area Mom Book Club Titles 2022

Happy (almost) New Year, everyone! And what a year it’s been for our Green Bay Area Mom Book Club! We’ve had 12 in-person (yay!) meetings, with much gratitude to Titletown for hosting our sessions in...
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8 ways to shop local this holiday season

Shop local. There’s a phrase we hear a lot this time of year, especially as Black Friday approaches. I’ve always equated “shop local” with “get eight hours of sleep” and “eat five servings of...
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Summer travel tips 2021

The weather is getting warmer as we inch toward the end of a (very weird) school year. That means it is time to start thinking about summer break! If you’ve been following my posts,...
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Spring Cleaning Tips: It’s Just Stuff

When the pandemic turned our world upside-down last year, some moms took advantage of the time at home to do some much-needed decluttering and spring cleaning. I said “some.” Not all. No worries and...
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Cook once, eat twice

Winter in Wisconsin is the time of year for comfort food. When it is cold outside, bring me all the savory soups, rich casseroles, hearty sauces, cheesy pasta dishes. Oooooohh, is your mouth watering...
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Just eat your soup: How to stop multitasking

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. But one big effort I have been making these past few weeks is working hard to stop multitasking. And with good reason. How many times has this happened...
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All aboard the Minivan Express!

My family members are sticklers for tradition, most especially during the holidays. What’s fascinating to me is that some of the traditions and stories that came out of nowhere or last-minute desperation are the...