Filling in the Blanks My father-in-law once told me a story about driving behind a car carrying what appeared to be a beautiful woman.  He saw long flowing brown hair, and his mind filled in the blanks.  He completed the...
When my kids were in kindergarten and 1st grade, we noticed that they were completely exhausted by Thursday night during the school year - for a few years we even avoided extracurricular activities on Thursdays, because we knew they...
  Screen time has been a topic of growing concern, especially with the wide availability of smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices. It is increasingly common to see a young child with an electronic device, which – quite frankly –...
Fortunately, our family has used digital safety monitoring for identity theft for a few years.  Last year, we received an email saying that our son's Social Security Number was being used.  We dug into it and someone had opened...
I saw some pants 2 years ago in a group I’m part of and they were highly recommended.  They were said to be comfortable, affordable, available in a few colors, wash well, and would transition nicely from day to night.  Sounds...
Do you know someone who is hearing impaired? Does meeting someone who makes you a little nervous? Learning is the best way to help calm those nerves. April 15 is National American Sign Language Day. Sign Language is the...
I cannot believe my oldest child will be graduating high school in just a few months! It is hard to believe that my baby will move on to the next chapter of his life. And he will no longer...
Congratulations on completing your first year of parenting! As my own daughter just turned one- I’ve been able to reflect on the challenges, joys, and learning opportunities that I’ve encountered in the last 12 months. Here are some key things...
Reading has always been a huge part of my life. When I became a mom, however, I found myself ignoring my bedside novels and focusing more on reading bedtime stories to my children, too exhausted and preoccupied to focus...
March 3 is Simplify Your Life Day, so here are a few tips for things I have done to simplify mine.    1. Unsubscribe Unsubscribe from email lists that are no longer relevant to you.  When my children were little tots, I signed...

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Family Services

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For more than 120 years, Family Services has been here to Protect, Heal, and Care for people in Northeast Wisconsin. We are a nonprofit human...