Laura is a small-town Wisconsin girl who’s made her home in De Pere for the last 15 years. She has a journalism degree from UW-Oshkosh and works as a copy editor and freelance writer when she’s not working on a novel, running, or teaching yoga. Her family includes her husband, two daughters at home, and an adult stepson and daughter-in-law, both of whom serve our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. What I love most about living in this area: Visiting the Brown County libraries, running on the Fox River Trail and cheering for the Green Bay Packers!
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Summer travel tips 2021

The weather is getting warmer as we inch toward the end of a (very weird) school year. That means it is time to start thinking about summer break! If you’ve been following my posts,...
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Spring Cleaning Tips: It’s Just Stuff

When the pandemic turned our world upside-down last year, some moms took advantage of the time at home to do some much-needed decluttering and spring cleaning. I said “some.” Not all. No worries and...
Cook Once, Eat Twice; Freezer meals

Cook once, eat twice

Winter in Wisconsin is the time of year for comfort food. When it is cold outside, bring me all the savory soups, rich casseroles, hearty sauces, cheesy pasta dishes. Oooooohh, is your mouth watering...
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Just eat your soup: How to stop multitasking

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. But one big effort I have been making these past few weeks is working hard to stop multitasking. And with good reason. How many times has this happened...
minivan express

All aboard the Minivan Express!

My family members are sticklers for tradition, most especially during the holidays. What’s fascinating to me is that some of the traditions and stories that came out of nowhere or last-minute desperation are the...
Book Club

Help Us Improve the Green Bay Area Mom Book Club!

The truth has definitely been stranger than fiction this year!  When Amanda and I put together a plan for the Green Bay Area Mom Book Club late last year, we thought we’d have fun...
second-day suppers; white chicken lasagna

Secrets of Second-Day Suppers

In some households, “leftovers” is a dirty word, but not mine. In fact, my people prefer some of my dishes on the second or even third day. That’s because I’ve mastered the art of...
Traveling the country during COVID-19

Tips For Traveling The Country During COVID

Some people say we are crazy. Many people say they are jealous. I suppose that’s what happens when your family decides to take a year and travel the country during a pandemic. Quick background My husband...
free yoga classes

Nama-Stay In Shape: Free Yoga Classes!

In my extremely biased opinion, anytime is a good time to practice yoga. But this summer, in particular, taking yoga classes – especially outdoors in the sunshine – is a fantastic way to move...
Book Club

More Titles! Green Bay Area Moms Blog Book Club Expands!

ICYMI, after our last (small-ish) book club meeting in June at Pamperin Park, Amanda and the others thought we should be discussing these book titles more regularly, just to keep our Green Bay Area...