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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I am sharing with you today a treasure of a recipe. Who doesn’t love a good butternut squash soup?  Especially in October. My fabulous friend Kristi gave me this recipe years ago and I have made it more times than I can count.  It’s been tweaked a bit here and there but it really can’t […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events (October 24, 25, 26)

Friday Play & Learn at the East Towne Mall 9:00 am – 11:00 am Location: East Towne Mall, 89 East Towne Mall Description: Caregivers and preschoolers ages 0-5 years old are welcome to join the free play group every Friday morning from 9am – 11am, at the Play & Learn Area near The Children’s Place. Participants […]

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Fall into Nature

Dr. Scott the Paleontologist is sometimes the only non-animated adult at-home moms might see during the day. Dr. Scott urges kids (and listening moms) to “Get outside, get into nature, and make your own discoveries.” We are lucky to live in Madison. The culture of Madison and the surrounding villages and towns places value on parks, […]

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Easy Toddler Boredom Buster Activity

I have a confession to make: I am a magazine hoarder. There are piles and piles throughout my house and I almost never, I mean never, throw a magazine away. I love flipping through them when I have a free moment (which pretty much never happens anymore) and I love using them for home decorating […]

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Jab Cross Jab

As a new mom I have mother’s guilt. I find it hard after being at work all day to hit the gym. When we get home from daycare I don’t want to turn around and drop her off at a gym daycare,  I want to spend time with her. Instead we are taking full advantage […]

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Paint Chip Art

Since moving into our first home over 5 years ago, we have painted a lot of rooms.  We have acquired an insane amount of paint chips in the process. Decisive I have never been!  I need options, lots of options. A few months ago I stumbled across some paint chip art on pinterest inspiring my next little […]

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Perspective

I sit. Waiting for the phone to ring. Waiting to hear from my 5-year-old’s doctor. Waiting to find out if she will undergo yet another surgery. Waiting to hear what our future holds. Like 15 surgeries in 5 years isn’t enough. My heart beats heavier as I mentally run through potential complications of the potential […]

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What’s In Store for Hilldale this Fall

Changing leaves and crisp, cooler weather have many of us giddy to bust out our cozy boots and cable knit scarves.  Fall is my favorite fashion season, so when I received an invite to Hilldale Shopping Center’s Fashion Palooza blogger’s brunch to preview their fall and winter looks, you better believe I was dusting off my […]

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Fun-tastic Fall Treats

Last year I shared some fun and healthy Halloween snack recipes and this year I have even more autumn and halloween fun to share with you. Healthy, kid approved, kid created and yummy recipes for the win! Autumn Popcorn Mix   Ingredients: 3 cups Popcorn 1 cup Pretzels 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries 1/2 cup Granola (for […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {October 17, 18, 19 }

Friday Tales of Hans Christian Anderson October 17-18 @ 7 p.m. and October 19 @ 2 p.m Location: River Arts Center, Sauk Prairie High School, 105 Ninth St., Prairie du Sac Description: Tales of Hans Christian Andersen adapted by Carolyn Lane (Pioneer Drama Service) and The Nightingale written by Creative Educational Services. All are Hans […]

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2014 Halloween Activity Guide

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 Kids in the Rotunda – Ken Lonnquist (Performances at 9:30 am, 11:00 am, and 1:00 pm) Location: Overture Center Description: If you have ever heard funnyman folksinger Ken Lonnquist perform, you most likely have a favorite song (or several) from his collection. Well, now is your chance to demand an encore! Join us at […]

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Exercise Better

Confession: I am a recovering cardio junkie. Until just a few years ago, my workouts consisted of boot camps, treadmill workouts, spin classes and distance running. Addicted to the adrenaline high and towing the fitness industry line “calories in – calories out!” I spent hours in the gym and on the trails. I even drank […]

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