Make a Page Monday: Scrapbook a number that tells a story in your life

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STORY OF THE PAGE: I’m a huge fan of the Find My Friends app and when Aidan was all settled into her dorm, I realized she was exactly 228 miles from home. Every time I see that number I know she is where she’s wanted to be her whole life, in college, doing her thing. Man, I am so proud … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMake a Page Monday: Scrapbook a number that tells a story in your life

That girl of ours? She’s settling in

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Photo by Aidan Zielske, Madison, Wis. Aidan came home last weekend for a visit. I know. You may be thinking, “Wait—didn’t she just leave?” And the answer is yes. She did just leave. But she needed to snag a little home time and found a way to hitch a ride home thanks to a very active ride share board at the … Read More

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No one said it would be easy

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Finding her socks in the laundry. Seeing her beige flats at the bottom of the stairs, the ones you repeatedly told her to take up to her room. Remembering she’s not asleep in her room when you get up from your desk to refill your coffee. Having waves of grief crash down on you, hard, unexpectedly. Having them pass and breathing … Read More

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Chocolate and rain boots are standing by

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I’ve shared this before on my blog but today I’m dedicating this to you Aidan Zielske. You got this girl. I will always be your Point B. For more information on the amazing Sarah Kay, click here.

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Here you go

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Today’s the day. We leave to take our girlie to college. As surely as she was ready for preschool, she’s ready for university life. At least we think she is. We definitely hope she is. Did I ever tell you what happened on her first day of preschool? We headed down to the bus stop, our little family of four, Coley in a stroller and Aidan … Read More

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Make a Page Monday: Dear University of Wisconsin

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STORY OF THE PAGE: I recently liked the UW-Madison Parent Program’s Facebook page. One day last week they shared a letter written by a parent of an incoming Freshman and I thought, “Hey! I wanna do one of those!” Ergo, a scrapbook page was thusly born. There should be more to this story but the fact is I am trying not … Read More

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If you’ve got one of those seniors this year

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The school year is almost here. In fact, it’s already here for a number of you. Here in the upper Midwest, many of our kids go back to school on the day after Labor Day. Last August, I came up with a little idea. I’d write a short message to my senior girl each week, find or take a photo, and … Read More

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Make a page monday: Go big or go home

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STORY OF THE PAGE: Aidan and Cole wrapped up their summer sports season with a national Ultimate tournament held in Blaine, Minn., two weekends ago. For those of you who don’t know Ultimate, it’s played with discs (also known as Frisbees). It’s like soccer and Frisbee all wrapped up into one. And it’s seriously such an awesome sport. We had a gorgeous weekend … Read More

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How am I going to do this?

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I don’t know how I’m going to do it. I’m not just saying this to be sappy and melodramatic but I honestly do not know what life with Aidan Isabella Zielske in college looks like. Factually, I am in the dark. I don’t know what it feels like. I don’t know what is smells like; what it sounds like. So … Read More

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Make a page monday: the triumphant return

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Once upon a time in the Blog Days of Yore, I started a short-lived but riveting series entitled, Make a Page Monday (see the archives here.) The idea was simple: make a page, share it on Monday, talk about design, make a sketch, congratulate yourself on the clever alliteration. The problem was I couldn’t quite keep it up. The solution? Simplify. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMake a page monday: the triumphant return