Maddie Forrester

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Maddie is a recent transplant to the Northern Kentucky Area, where she moved last spring after a decade in Columbus, OH. She’s the mom of three kids: A son, born in 2009, and twin girls, born in 2011. This is as exhausting as it sounds. Luckily, she thrives on chaos. She balances the glamour of working full time with the rigors of first grade homework, playing dress-up, and moving mountains (both metaphorical mountains, and mountains of laundry). She had hobbies once, but doesn’t quite remember what they were. Now, when she gets a moment of free time, she uses it to catch up on her wine and/or sleep, usually in that order. She also loves to cooking, running, singing badly while playing her guitar even worse, and reading.
5 Easy Steps for Catching and Releasing a Spider without Flipping Out

5 Easy Steps for Catching and Releasing a Spider Without Flipping Out

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Hello, Women of the Internet! This adorable fuzzy creature crawled under my bathroom door the other day, which reminded me that I've been meaning to tell you something. People, seriously, you need to quit being...

They Dress Themselves

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“They dress themselves.” I once added this line to the end of a family bio, when we were the “Family of the Month!”  at our daycare. The bio hung on a bulletin board in a...

I Can’t Solve Heroin

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Mary Taylor – the affluent, successful Ohio Lieutenant Governor and mother of three adult children – just went public about two of her sons’ opiate addictions. While I applaud all efforts, including hers, to...

Gingerly

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This is a picture of my twins, from the back. I know, gorgeous, aren’t they? If you met them, and we struck up a conversation, I know just what you’d say. “Well, goodness,” you’d say....

Regrets of the Non-Volunteer

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Here are two facts about me: I spent over a decade playing soccer. I spent every summer during college as a camp counselor. Put those two facts on a resume, and you have an extremely...

Bathing Suits, a History

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Age 7: As soon as the weather gets warm, my grandmother takes my sisters and me swimsuit shopping, usually to K-Mart. I always buy a one piece, and choose the pattern I like the...

If You Think Having an “Early Bike-Rider” is a Good Idea

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So, here’s a parenting bandwagon I jumped on: balance bikes. If you haven’t seen these around the playground, they’re tiny bikes with no pedals. A kid can use a balance bike much like a push...

Back to School… Dear, dear teacher…

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Hi. It’s me. The  Mom. Here we go again. Refreshed (or not so much) after a brief winter break, it's time for everyone to return to their studies, their educational routines and settle in for...

Throwing Money at Your Kid$

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About six months ago, inspired by a few internet blogs and my son’s first grade math homework, we simplified our sticker chart reward system. In lieu of buying toys or treats, our kids (ages...

Stray Animal Adoption Program and Happy Tails

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Every image in this post is of an adoptable animal. Photography by Lisa Binns, of Shelter Dog Photography.  I discovered Stray Animal Adoption Program (SAAP) last year, via desperate Google search, when someone dumped an...