Madison Stilson

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Madison is a Louisiana native who recently moved to with her family to Harmony, a small town in the Pittsburgh suburbs. Madison studied Elementary Grades Education at LSU after which she taught elementary school in Baton Rouge. She is now a stay-at-home mom who enjoys watching “Blippi” and tripping over Hot Wheels that her son Matthew leaves all over the floor. She has an affinity for all things organization; a new planner, label maker, or cubby is like Christmas morning to her. She is often guilty of staying up well past her bedtime reading library books on her Kindle or watching Lifetime Christmas movies. Madison has struggled with chronic health issues for the better part of a decade and is constantly working toward improving her health. She enjoys connecting with other mamas and appreciates the creative outlet that writing provides her.

Celebrating the Holidays When Family Lives Far Away

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Two years ago my family and I moved all the way from Louisiana to Pennsylvania, leaving my huge family behind in the South. While we used to see my siblings, parents, nieces, nephews, and...

The Toy-Free Holiday Shopping Guide

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Is your house overflowing with your kids’ toys? Do you find yourself wanting to ask your children that famous Marie Kondo question, “Does this bring you joy?” so that you can purge some of...

“I’ll Never Do That When I Have Kids” . . . and Other Lies...

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Before having kids, I’d always envisioned myself being the “ideal” mother; you know, the one who has Pinterest-worthy birthday parties for their kids, abstains from feeding their kids processed foods, and chooses the “hard”...

If Adults Acted Like Toddlers: An Alternate Dystopian Universe

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When my son was a toddler, my mom would often observe his behavior and comment amusingly, “What if grown-ups acted like toddlers? What if we just threw our cup on the floor when we...

How to Deal When Daddy Works Far Away

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My husband recently started a new career that requires him to work out-of-state Monday through Friday most weeks. He loves his new adventure and I love it for him (so does my son— after...

Surviving Holiday Parties When You Have Dietary Restrictions

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When you think about the holidays, you probably imagine the decorations, gifts, festivities…and of course the food! But for someone with dietary restrictions, holiday gatherings can be a source of added stress. Whether it’s due...

What I’m Actually Thankful for This Year

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                                                                This time each year, when we start lighting our pumpkin spice candles and fighting over who will host Thanksgiving, we think about what we are thankful for. Most...