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Laura

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Milwaukee Summer Guide 2019

My children have informed me that there are 9 days left of school, which makes my insides feel a little panicky. I sat down this week and started making some plans once summer comes–because if my kids are flopped in front of the tv while I clean up their breakfast, so help me... It starts with the morning. I plan on insisting they make their beds and tidy their rooms before breakfast. I will enforce teeth brushing–no tantrum is going…

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Disrupted

photo courtesy Nick Hansen Last week, I witnessed a solemn procession. I-94 was closed off for the funeral of Officer Matthew Rittner. I sat in my car on the overpass above and watched the police cars in their procession through Milwaukee. There were firetrucks parked on each overpass with firefighters and bystanders standing at attention as the cars rolled on underneath the bridge. It took me over two hours to get home that day in what is usually a seven…

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New Year: Same Jerk

It’s a week after New Year’s Day, which means most of us have already broken our resolutions. I can only hope we score some points for being consistent in breaking our resolutions. Consistency is important too, folks. I’m going to be honest with you: I’ve been struggling these past few months. One of my ailments is that I suffer from a chronic case of not-enoughitis. I have to-do lists, closets to clean out, an old house that constantly needs repair,…

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Kitchen Essentials Edition

In the past year,  I did four rounds of the Whole 30. And when I say that I did four of them, what I mean is that I actually accomplished two of them. The other two were more like Whole 30-ishes. But even the ishes were solid attempts. For those that aren’t familiar with the Whole 30, it’s a strict 30-day challenge to help you with your food addictions, get your body clean, improve your health/sleep/skin and reconcile your relationship…

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