Heckrodt Prairie Hootenanny

Recently, Heckrodt Wetland Preserve, located at 1305 Plank Road in Menasha, held a hootenanny in their prairie. It featured educational booths, a horse-drawn wagon ride, live music and local foods. Heckrodt is only about 5 minutes away from my house. I’m embarrassed to admit that prior to attending the hootenanny,...

Photography Guide 2014/15 – Families

Welcome to our feature on family photographers in the Fox Valley area! Have you seen our other features, maternity, newborn, and children? Look for our senior feature in the next weeks as well. Need help deciding which photographer is the best fit for your family? Let us help with...

3 Weekend Lessons

Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of this thing called parenting we forget a simple fact, "Kids are awesome imitators." As I reflect on this past weekend I realize I taught my kids 3 important lessons without really trying.   1. Take Care of Yourself About 3 months ago I started training...

Mommy Tips: Diaper Bag Essentials

This is a series of posts dedicated to real world, tried and true, practical advice for coexisting with your tiny humans. This is not “Sleep when your baby sleeps” type of advice. This is all about what to stock in your diaper bag (can you guess why I suggest...

Photography Guide 2014/15 – Children

Welcome to our feature on children photographers in the Fox Valley area! Have you seen our other features, maternity and newborn? Look for family and senior features in the next weeks as well. Need help deciding which photographer is the best fit for your family? Let us help with...

Sponsored Post: ReStyle Fox Cities Fall Sale 2014

Restyle Fox Cities' Semi-Annual Fall Sale starts tomorrow, Friday, September 19. The consignment sale was started a couple years ago by a group of girlfriends. The focus is high quality, name brand women's clothing, shoes and purses and kid's clothing, shoes and toys. Each consignor marks their own prices,...

Apple & Pumpkin Pickin’ Time!

Its that time of year again! Here is a list of orchards, pumpkin patches and farms. Typically pumpkins are available the end of September and beginning of October. I urge you to call ahead before you visit to ensure the locations are open. These are seasonal businesses that often have varying hours...

Photography Guide 2014/15 – Newborn

Welcome to our feature on newborn photographers in the Fox Valley area! Have you seen our maternity feature? Look for children and family features in the next weeks as well. Need help deciding which photographer is the best fit for your family? Let us help with 5 Tips to...

Sponsored Post: I Can’t Wait To

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQG3YUcznuU Back-to-school time is also back-to-troop time in Girl Scout world. Staff and volunteers at Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes are hosting exciting kick-off events at area schools to give girls and caregivers a taste of what Girl Scouting is all about. Aside from the amazing fun girls...

2nd Annual Mile of Music: A 1st Timer’s Experience

If you live in the Fox Cities area, you must have heard about downtown Appleton’s celebration of unique, singer/songwriters, called Mile of Music. Last year around this time, when the festival was in its first year, I was in my first year of parenthood. I had an almost one-year...