Rainy Activities for the Whole Family

While technically much of Wisconsin is still way below the average precipitation for the year, it sure doesn’t feel like it in Madison. We have had SO much rain lately, and it makes my kids squirrelly and my house an utter mess as we are all cooped up together inside....

Managing the End-of-The-Year Chaos

It’s hard to believe, but the end of the school year is only a couple of months away. The end of the year is always jam-packed for my family – from spring sports to end of the year recitals to weekend tournaments and LOTS of outdoor playtime. It’s a good type of...

Swim Class Checklist

Through the years, and many, many, MANY packed swim bags, I’ve become a bit of an expert at what’s definitely needed, kinda-needed and fine to skip. That’s not to say I haven’t made a boatload of mistakes in the past 10 years of lessons…from forgetting a...

Super Cute (and sooo easy) Spring Sensory Bin

My kids have always loved sensory play – from play-doh to fidget spinners to Squishees to sensory bins. There’s just something about using their hands to feel and explore different textures and items that gives them satisfaction, and sensory bins are a great way...

5 Easy Seeds to Start Indoors this Month

After a few long Winter months, it finally feels like Spring is on its way, with birds chirping, snow melting and a few not-freezing days. It’s March! March is one of my favorite months of the entire year. There’s just something about the promise of warm...