As a parent, it’s hard not to feel sick to my stomach every time I see another headline about a child drowning. From Levi’s story last summer to Granger Smith’s story this summer, it seems there is always a tragic, high profile case that demonstrates how quickly a child can drown. In fact, drowning is […]
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Entries by Betsy Stern
Two years ago, my dad scared us all with a Melanoma diagnosis. He went through treatment, and he is healthy, but it was a wake up call about the importance of doing anything and everything possible to protect my family from dangerous UV rays. According to the CDC, more than 5 million people are diagnosed […]
Let’s face it: swimming is a LOT less intimidating when you’re a kid. As an adult, I’ve had to swallow my insecurities and force myself to squeeze into my swimsuit and head to the pool. This is the first year my family purchased a pool membership, which means we head to the pool daily. In […]
Celebrating the Fourth of July is always so much fun with kids, and there are tons of options for family-friendly fun here in the Madison area. From seeing fireworks, hosting BBQs, heading out on one of our lovely local lakes, hitting the pool or just relaxing at home, there are so many ways to make […]
Father’s Day is on Sunday! Celebrate Dad and enjoy summer with fun ideas for making a splash by checking out some of our favorite spots in the area.
Lakes, pools, and splash parks surround us which is why water fun is a massive part of life here in Madison. It’s also one good reason to enroll your child in swim lessons this summer. Learn four more reasons in today’s blog post by Madison Mom’s Blogger, Betsy Stern.
One of the biggest ways we can teach our children to take their health and safety seriously is by modeling it ourselves. Learn more about this parenting topic in today’s blog post.
Earth Day is fast approaching and we are here to share some of our favorite ways your family can get in the spirit – from simple tips on saving energy to activities your whole family will enjoy!
This month is National Autism Awareness Month and, in its honor, we are sharing a few reasons why swimming is beneficial for kids on the spectrum.
As parents, we all understand the safety benefits of swim lessons. Swimming is an extracurricular activity that is fun AND life-saving. But did you know there are many benefits to swim lessons beyond the skills they are learning in the water?