Upcoming Weekend Events {July 25, 26, 27}

Friday Family Friday Afternoon Concerts Friday: 2 pm Location: Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave, Middleton Description: Traveling Lantern Theater Company – The Industrious Mr. Franklin. Open to all ages. Sign up not required. http://www.midlibrary.org Monona Parks Free Film Screening: Grease Friday: 6:00 – 8:30 – food carts/8:30-10:30 – movie (“Grease”) Location: Winnequah Fireman’s Park Shelter, […]

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For the Price of a Wii Game

Before becoming a parent, there are certain things you say you’ll never do. And then you become a parent. You realize that the judgment that you had for those parents in the grocery store turn to a realization that things are much harder than you imagined. Very often I have said to myself and others, […]

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Disaster Strikes: Part One

June 17, 2014, just after midnight, is etched into many Verona & Madison-area families’ heads as the night of the tornado or the night of the tornado for which few heard sirens. June 17 is etched in my head forever for two reasons: 1) We visited the Palace of Versailles in France that day. 2) […]

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Creando Little Language Explorers {Giveaway}

At Creando Little Language Explorers, children will learn Spanish through fun and exciting full immersion activities such as dancing, singing, arts, games, puppets, storytelling and imagination play. Classes meet for one hour, twice per week. Classes are open for children ages 1 year old through 6 years old. Philosophy: Creando Little Language Explorers believes that every child […]

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Ten MORE Unique (Kid-Friendly) Restaurants in Madison

  Last Fall I shared ten unique and kid-friendly restaurants in the Madison area. By popular request… here are ten more restaurants in the Madison area that won’t kick you out for dropping food on the floor or crying before your meal comes. Technically nine kid-friendly plus one date night restaurant – because a night out sans […]

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Mom’s Night Out I The Craftsman Table & Tap

Madison Moms Blog is turning ONE and we are going to celebrate! Join us for an evening of yummy food & drinks provided by Craftsman Table & Tap, birthday cake provided by Carl’s Cakes, a relaxing chair massage from Revitalize Massage, the chance to win great giveaways,  leave with a swag bag full of goodies, AND most […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {July 18, 19, 20}

Friday Dane County Fair Wednesday-Sunday: July 16-20 Location: Alliant Energy Center Description: The Dane County Fair features thrilling midway rides, hundreds of animals and interactive activities that will entertain kids of all ages. Thousands of 4-H and FFA projects will be judged and displayed throughout the five-day event. Bring your friends, family and co-workers for […]

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Cuter than Words & Beans and Bubs {Giveaway!} ::CLOSED

Congrats to Amy I. for winning this giveaway! Beans & Bubs is located in Madison, Wisconsin and makes handmade accessories for little girls and guys, including coordinating options! She just opened her Etsy shop last month so show your support for this local mom-owned business and use promo code: MADISONMOMS to receive 20% off through July […]

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Your Blissful Day & Little Me Bling {Giveaway!} ::CLOSED::

Congrats to our winner, Mandi! Keep your eye out for more great giveaways coming up soon!   Your Blissful Day is located in Madison, Wisconsin and offers fun & unique party supplies for every occasion! Including: * Party Invitations * Thank You Cards * Favor Tags * Cupcake Toppers * Table Confetti * DIY Printables * Candy […]

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These Six Key Words

I’ve been a parent for just under two years now… just shy of 730 days… or 17,520 hours. Those days, those hours, those minutes have been some of the most joyful, rewarding, challenging,  demanding, satisfying, taxing and fulfilling moments in my life. It is in those moments where I have discovered what kind of parent […]

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5 am

We rock in black & white. Your heavy breaths crashing into my chest like waves breaking against the shore. I’m tired and yet I know one day your arms and legs will grow out of my arms and into the world. Into the color, walking, running, dancing. And so I clutch these black & white […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {July 11, 12, 13}

Friday La Fete de Marquette Thursday-Sunday: July 10-13 Location: Central Park, 202 S. Ingersoll St., Madison Description: Annual Bastille Day celebration (benefits Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center), with French-themed food, arts & crafts. http://www.wil-mar.org/ Family Fun Night: Magic Show with Tim Glander Friday: 6:30 pm-7:45 pm Location: Goodman South Madison Library Branch Description: Master Magician Tim Glander brings […]

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Fourth of July Recipe Round-up

  Tomorrow we celebrate our independence!!  A day about honoring where we live and all of the wonderful things we have (and sometimes take for granted), that many fought, so we could have.  It’s also a time to be with friends and family enjoying picnics, backyard parties and BBQs.  I have some perfect (last minute) recipes for […]

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