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. Cathie loves coffee, reading, photography and binge-watching Modern Family, Schitt’s Creek and Brooklyn 99 with her husband in her spare time.
easy cookie recipe

Try this yummy, easy cookie recipe this weekend!

If you are looking for something fun to do with your kids in the kitchen this weekend, look no further!  We whipped up this easy cookie recipe Friday night on the spur of the...
Brody's Christmas Lights for Charity

Brody’s Christmas Lights for Charity

Local 11-year-old holds fundraiser for Oshkosh Area Community Pantry.  Brody's Christmas Lights for Charity Brody is an 11-year-old in Oshkosh who has created his own light show set to music - he raises money to...
cell phone as a gift

Why we won’t give our kids their first cell phone as a gift

Our kids are 8 and almost-10, and the elder kiddo is getting to that age where her peers are starting to have cell phones and I expect some of her friends will get a...
my kids beg to brush their teeth

How I got my kids to beg to brush their teeth!

My kids HATE brushing their teeth - it’s a literal fight twice a day.  Well, it was a fight... now it’s not!  This is how I got my kids to beg to brush their...
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!

Fun fact: I LOVE tie-dye!  I make at least one item each summer for our kids for the last 3 years, and it’s such a fun process.  I hunt all year for good “blanks”...
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...