Mommy and Me Time

One of the unofficial holidays of Wisconsin, (but it might well as be)Gun Hunting season.  The weekend before Thanksgiving,  the hunters head to their cabins, campers, or houses and set up their deer camp.  Early Saturday morning, blaze orange is put on, the guns are loaded and the hunters head out to their stands and…

Team work makes the Dream Work

In high school, I played sports; basketball, volleyball and ran on relay teams in Track. After high school, I continued to play in volleyball and joined softball teams. When volunteering with Special Olympics, I was part of the Games Management Team. The underlying theme was that you needed to work together in order to achieve…

Time to Unplug and Recharge the Batteries

Fortunately/unfortunately summer is over. The days are getting shorter, the air is colder, and leaves are turning colors from green to yellow, red, brown and orange. Football season is in full swing and the retail stores are jumping holiday sales. The hustle and bustle of the Summer of 2018 is becoming a memory as we…

The Fear of Tests

Its a Thursday afternoon, Nick and I are calling each other as we are walking out the office door and heading to daycare. We meet in the daycare parking lot, buckle up and we are on our way to St Vincent hospital for our quarterly CF Check in.  All day yesterday, we were talking with…

Don’t Blink

Time Flies when you’re having fun. Don’t blink and they will be driving and moving to college. You’ll look at each other and wonder where the time went. There will be a time you’ll look at your child and they are growing up so fast, cherish the moments. We’ve all heard these before, right. Until…

Practice Makes Perfect

Ok, blow out the candles and make a wish! Here is a pinwheel, blow on it to make it go. Here is a red balloon, try to blow it up! Hey we just found arm floaties for the pool, see how full you can get them. Maddox, do you remember the yellow balloons from Packer…

Its all in the numbers..

I feel that we are living our lives according to numbers. Numbers generally are not always bad and they are not always good. It depends on how you look at the numbers. My professor in my MBA stats class cringed at our response to his question, “What happens if the numbers don’t come out as…

Celebrating a Milestone

Happy Birthday Dear Maddox, Happy Birthday to you! How old are you Maddox? “Free” he answers with the biggest smile on his face as he struggles to hold up three fingers on his little hand! The memories that he may or may not remember when he gets older, but don’t worry – mom has plenty…

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…