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On starting over….

It’s a vicious cycle and it happens to me year after year.  Cold weather, dark mornings, and winter blues roll in and my motivation to run rolls out… I ran my third half marathon in October and a 15K in Chicago in November. I bought some new winter workout clothes (I hate to be cold)…

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

I’m not greedy. In fact, I would much rather give a gift then receive a gift. That being said, when I’m put on the spot and someone asks me what I would like for Christmas or Mothers Day or something…I cannot think of a thing. Likewise when I try to buy a gift for my…

Mama@Work | Mary Tully

  Occupation I work as an investigative analyst for a nonprofit downtown Madison, WI. I perform background checks on attorneys. It’s usually pretty…well, usual. But once in a while, it gets interesting:) Describe your family… I am the mother of one spunky, almost eight year old named Gianna. Her dad and I are no longer…

AllJars

Uh Oh!

Before having kids you always hear about the “terrible twos”.  Well in our house we never really experienced them…honestly we didn’t.  In fact, as our daughter reached age two my husband and I thought how awesome that stage was and how grateful we were to have a child that was so fun, happy go lucky,…

How To Feed Kids

I was talking to a fellow mom at my son’s school about what it is like to be a stay at home mom now that she was laid off from her job.  She said it is so much work and the part she gets the most anxious about is feeding her kids.  Every day is…

Mindy Bilhorn

Mama@Work | Mindy Bilhorn

Occupation High School Social Studies Teacher and Varsity Fastpitch Softball Coach Describe your family… My husband, Sam, and I met in high school and have now been married for seven years. After a few years of trying, we had our son in Jan 2011 followed 14 months later by our daughter. What is your workspace…

Our Favorite Kids Activity Ideas

If you have been reading MamasGoneMadison for any length of time, you will know that many of us are obsessed with Pinterest.  In fact, I can personally boast that I have pinned almost 6,000 ideas.  Now the number I have actually tried is MUCH less than that, but at least I have been inspired.  Pinterest…

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Mama@Work | Rachel Barnes

Welcome to the Mamas at Work series where we ask fellow moms to share their routines, tips, and advice on balance and daily life. Each week we hope to feature a new guest and the gadgets, apps, tips, and tricks that keep them productive and out of the crazy house every week. If you or…

Top 10 Baby Must Haves

So we have made it through three months of a newborn once again being in the house. Even with all the stuff we have from Cameron that we just “had to have”, I’m finding that less is more is so much better when it comes to the second child. Here are a few of the…

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Is is that time!   We are finally hitting temps that are above freezing, we are getting a glimpse of what the land below the snow looks like, and the college kids are in shorts.  It is spring!  We thought it would never come, but mother nature is finally giving us a break! Let’s throw…