Our top choices to bundle up the family and go sledding right here in Waukesha County! ••• Waukesha County Park System HillsWaukesha County Park System sledding hills are open when snow cover permits. Their sledding hills are perfect for winter enthusiasts of all ages! Sleds, tubes, and snowboards allowed on […]
We live in Wisconsin and experience all seasons. Rain, show, sunshine, sleet, you name it! Well, it doesn’t matter the weather when you can take the kids to a local indoor playground! There are so many to choose from in just a short drive! These are perfect for birthday parties, […]
Gosh, aren’t we lucky! The Lake Country (& surrounding) area offers so many options for families to find all the fun! We have all these gorgeous lakes, trails and hidden gems all over. No matter the season here in Wisconsin, you will be sure to find something to do! Keep […]
by The Lake Country Mom Your Ultimate Guide to Planning the Perfect Local Birthday Bash: discover venues, caterers, and unique party ideas right in / near your hometown, focused on the Southeast WI. A kids’ birthday party is a lively and colorful event filled with excitement and joy. The venue, […]
On the HOT SEAT: Kristen Pettigrew, owner Your Art Lesson Welcome to the lake country hot seat! We believe in supporting local, and being apart of our community. We cannot think of a better way to get to know the owners of local businesses, community leaders, makers and shakers than […]
Stain and Scoop is a diy studio and dessert parlor dedicated to providing jobs for people with disabilities. The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is over 80%, often because many businesses won’t give people with different abilities a chance, when they are in fact very able and valuable to […]
Is your child always glued to their mobile phone or tablet that they have little to no time to exercise? Participating in physical activity becomes less frequent as a child ages. School takes up much of their time, and their idea of rest and entertainment nowadays is scrolling through social […]
Stores are busting out their fall decor. What is happening? That is right…pumpkin picking season is coming! All things fall are on the way! Pumpkins, apples, hayrides, fall colors, cozy sweaters, boots and the smell of burning leaves! We are so lucky to live in lake country, as we are […]
I, by no means, am an expert or consider my own home to be the super tidy model home that we were referring to above, but my sister does jokingly call my house “the museum” and I do take pride in keeping a mostly clean, tidy, and organized home. Now that I am a mom of an 18-month-old, a furry dog baby named Henry Ford and pregnant with number two, I have learned some tricks to help me stay on top of housekeeping without a huge, concerted effort. I also consulted with other moms whose homes I revere as spotless to see what hacks they leverage to share with you (and to steal personally).
No two children—or families—are the same. Trust yourself to know what yours needs and make decisions accordingly. Your feelings might change with time, so celebrate the experiences you’re offering yourself and your children right now, and don’t forget to find joy in the miracle of your unique child.
At ULS, preprimary students are encouraged to observe, question, hypothesize and experiment. In fact, topics of study are built upon the interests and curious thinking of our youngest learners. These meaningful investigations teach age-appropriate skills by connecting academics to hands-on projects that inspire their curiosity. Projects vary from year to […]
This year has definitely been different to say the least, and no one knows what our new normal will look like. Going into the colder months, we are going to be spending more time indoors and many holidays may look quite a bit different this year. Halloween is up next […]
Zion Lutheran Church & School has been a part of the Hartland and Lake
Country communities for over 150 years. Zion is a Christ-centered,
biblical, and sacramental church. We cherish the Bible as God’s Word
and take its words at face value. We cherish God’s gifts of
forgiveness and grace given through baptism and the Lord Supper. We
worship on Sundays, 10:30am at our school building (1023 E Capitol Dr,
Whether you’re a work-at-home mom, a work out of the home mom, a work at an office mom, a uniformed mom or a somewhere in between mom, you are still Mom first and foremost. Whatever way you choose to support your family, your first job is Mom. We are all bonded in a special way, this motherhood tribe. We need to remember this. Instead of tearing each other down, we need to be lifting each other up. Rejoicing in each other’s triumphs and lending a shoulder when the tears start falling.
As I reflect back on the past year, I must admit it had its challenges. I wasn’t in the best place mentally when you were born, and adjusting to life with two is a bigger change than I anticipated. In fact, we are still trying to figure out what works best for our family. And yes, there were more happy and heart-bursting moments than not, but a very real theme for me this past year has been major mom-guilt.
A Note to Myself on My Daughter’s First Day of Kindergarten // Slow down, Mom. Let her pick out her outfit, even though you can do it faster. Let her do her own hair, even though you can do it faster. Let her pack her lunch, even though you can […]
Did you know that you can enjoy all the fun at Great Wolf Lodge without spending the night?! Neither did I! That is until Great Wolf Lodge reached out to us & invited us to come spend the day there. Families can actually buy day passes & enjoy the indoor […]
Summer is approaching the end. Stores are busting out their fall decor. What is happening? That is right…pumpkin picking season is coming! All things fall are on the way! Pumpkins, apples, hayrides, fall colors, cozy sweaters, boots and the smell of burning leaves! We are so lucky to live in […]
Resuming the story about my pregnancy, my third trimester went from the beginning of April until June 11 when our son, Cameron James, was born (15 days early). I’ll get to Cameron’s arrival on my next posts, but this one is focusing on that final trimester. I call this one […]
I recently took my daughter to the pediatrician for her five-year-old check-up. I left with a healthy, thriving five-year-old and a strong case of the “Am-I-Doing-This-Rights?”