Cathie is a happily-married mom of 2 girls. She’s originally from the Madison-area, but moved with her family to Berlin, WI in 2017. She works in the mortgage business and is also a Girl Scout leader. Cathie loves coffee, reading, photography and binge-watching Modern Family and Brooklyn 99 with her husband in her spare time.
Halloween light show house

This Halloween Light Show is Worth the Drive!

When you are out looking at fall colors, consider heading down to Berlin one evening to check out this amazing Halloween light show.  It’s set to a variety of songs (some pop, some seasonal,...
bleach dyeing

Bleach-Dyeing For Beginners!

This post may contain affiliate links.  As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. Fun fact: I LOVE tie-dye!  I make at least one item each summer for our kids for the last 3...
self-care in a crisis, woman holding coffee cup

Self-Care is Still Important in a Crisis

Wake.  Coffee.  Kids.  Work.  Enforce learning/meetings/etc.  Work.  Lunch.  Work.  Break up kids arguing.  Work.  Dinner.  Check on school work.  Family time.  Kids bedtime.  Work.  Shower.  Bed.  Repeat.  Sound vaguely familiar? I kept hearing the...
life skills

5 Life Skills We Are Teaching Our Kids During Safer at Home

I’m a glass-half-full kinda gal.  When we got word that our kids would be home indefinitely, I made sure we were set for essentials, then I looked for the silver lining.  I landed on...
Costco finds; save at Costco

52 Ways to Save at Costco This Year… And One Thing I Would Skip

52 ways to save at Costco this year... and one thing I would skip.  Back in 1999, when I first saw “You’ve Got Mail” and heard the line that references buying a “ten-gallon vat...
women putting hands in together, how i found my tribe of mom friends

How I Found My Tribe When I Was New In Town

Our family relocated from the Madison area to Berlin, WI in the summer of 2017.  Aside from a few of my husband's childhood friends and his relatives, we knew no one in town.  We...
VSCO girl

I’m Raising a VSCO Girl… And I’m OK With It

It started innocently enough.... my almost-9 year old was suddenly ok with wearing her Crocs again.  Honestly, I was thrilled.  We buy a pair for each kid every summer because they are great in...