The Evolution of Birthday Parties

When Nick and I were growing up, birthday parties were the biggest thing to look forward to; going to a friends house, having cake, playing games, watching them open gifts and get a goodie bag full of gifts and we went home. Nowadays, these parties are quickly becoming a thing of the past, or so…

The beginning of our story…

In June, I made a connection with the CF Foundation asking about a story on their blog looking to see if I could share a story on Team Maddoxs blog. We got to chatting and they asked if I would be interested in writing a blog post for the national CF Foundation blog. Fast forward…

I miss being a kid, even if its a scraped knee

The playful giggles, a ball in his hand, a smile on his face as he runs to your open arms. You swoop him up into a big bear hug, smoother in kisses, then he’s back on the ground to continue to run. Until he takes a digger. Then your heart breaks, the tears shed and…

CFF Advocacy Journey has begun

Elected officials; the individuals that spend a ton of money on their campaign to tell us all their big dreams and ambitions to make life better for us on our behalf. Their name is on a ballot, a sheet of paper, that is handed to us during our 30 seconds we take to vote on…

It started off so good too..

Every 6 months, Maddox and I make the trip to the chair. The chair that everyone knows they need to sit in and have anxiety before they get there. Well, at least I do. It’s not my favorite place as there are other places in the world I would rather be, just not the dentist…

When you gotta go, you gotta go

I have had a few people ask how is potty training going? My response, well  – it’s going! The last time I have spent this much time in our bathroom was when we were 21 and closing down the bars. I can say, we have a pretty clean bathroom now from me re-organizing it and…

We are all Creative Beings

The days of summer are here! Getting Maddox to sit still for his treatments are becoming more and more of a chore for all of us. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be outside playing baseball, throwing water balloons, playing in the sandbox, casting his fishing pole, blowing bubbles, riding his bike, etc. As the…

A Day at the Lake

It’s 90+ degrees outside and the humidity sucks – how do you beat the heat? Visit a lake of course! 4th of July we had a chance to head over to Oma and Opa’s house with our buddy Ollie. Maddox has been hit or miss with swimming in general. We bought a pool this summer…

How many CF’ers are in WI?

Earlier this week, we posted on the Team Maddox Facebook page a simple question. How many people in the State of WI have CF? I was actually really surprised by this number and few figures that we were given by a letter from the CF Foundation – Wisconsin Chapter. The letter was a wrap up…

Summer + CF = Challenging Routine

Time flies when you are having fun and when you have kids, its crazy how much faster this goes. Thank goodness for; Popsicles, water balloons, cousin fun, time and priceless memories. I’ll try my best to recap the last week and a half in one blog post as it crazy how much fun has happened….