Decorative Fall Blocks

Although the official first day of fall isn’t until September 23, the cooler weather around our neck of the woods jump-started my fall decorating this weekend. I absolutely love this time of year and couldn’t wait to start transitioning our house and try my hand at a little fall crafting. I made these decorative fall blocks for my […]

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Freshly Picked Review and Giveaway

Maybe you’re like me. It’s tough to find shoes for my two-year-old. She’s either saying “feet. hurt.” or “no. shoes.” Emma’s an active little girl who is always running from one thing to the next and insists on wearing dresses everyday. I was look for something long lasting, cute and wouldn’t leave Emma with blisters. When I found Freshly Picked […]

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Building Healthy Kids in the Kitchen

As we gear up for back-to-school routines, we all want to start the school year off right with healthy options for the kids—fill their lunchboxes with good foods to keep them energized throughout the day but also prepare healthy meals to have right when they get up in the morning. I tried out these simple […]

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1st Annual Family Day :: Re-cap

We celebrated our 1st Annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 6th at Meriter’s Monona Clinic! We had an amazing turnout of local families who came out for a morning of family-friendly fun. The event was sponsored by Madison Moms Blog, Meriter & SwimWest Swim School and offered up healthy snacks, a bounce house, story time, crafts, […]

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2nd Annual UW Badgers Fan Photo Contest!

Fall in Madison means a lot of different things :: Back to school, cooler temps, beautiful colors, pumpkin & apple everything and most importantly… BADGER Football & Volleyball! We are pretty excited for the new season over here at Madison Moms Blog and have already started dressing our kids in black and red most days of […]

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Box of Balloons

Let’s face it.  As momma’s our kids are our world, and we all like to give them the very best of whatever we can.  We laugh with them, cry with them, cheer for them, teach them and above all we love to celebrate them.  And once a year, they get a day to call their […]

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Peach Apple Butter

If summer and autumn met and fell in love it would be this recipe!  Such a perfect combination for the merging of the seasons.  As the long summer days are traded for cool, crisp air and crunching leaves.  I love how easy this recipe is – the crockpot does the work.  It also makes a […]

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Part I: School At some point in September the cooler morning breezes and the smells of fall roll in. A bit before that comes the change of routine a new school year brings. Sometimes it’s just a routine adjustment from summer to fall; other times the shift that comes with the beginning of school is a […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {September 12, 13, 14}

Friday, Sept 12 Model Trains at the Zoo (Friday-Sunday) Location: Henry Vilas Zoo 10am-4p Description: 10-4 daily in Anna Vilas Hall. See multiple gauge trains on display and drive model trains by remote control. Donations are encouraged. Enter the raffle for a chance to win an early 1940′s train set valued at $350-400 http://www.vilaszoo.org/ Family […]

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Gluten… what’s that? (part 1)

It was last year, on Christmas Day, when I started feeling off.  I was feeling light headed, my tongue was tingling, and I had a dull headache.  Besides the tingling tongue (which totally freaked me out…) I thought I was probably coming down with a virus.  Well, in the coming days, I started experiencing severe […]

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Newborn Photography :: K Gardner Photography

People always tell you how fast babies grow up and the next thing you’ll know, they’ll be starting preschool! It’s hard to believe them when you’re functioning on just a few hours of sleep. 10 weeks ago, my family welcomed our third daughter to the familyl! After a fast labor and quick hospital stay, we were thrown into […]

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