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My weekend with the doe

Though sunny weather was forecast, my Memorial Day weekend plans did not include picnics or fishing. Yard chores and planting ...

Motherhood: Reigniting a love for bedtime stories one book at a time

In a tribute to one of her favorite activities as a new mom, WPR’s Jenny Peek gives us an ode ...

La Crosse author reimagines Hmong folk tale in new book ‘Folklore’

The story of Xai and Sia is a Hmong folk tale of a young woman’s journey to the netherworld to ...

My mother’s tea: Skepticism and love of family traditions

Many of us grow up questioning our parents’ methods and traditions, only to find ourselves embracing them later in life. ...

My Brother, Thomas: By Cierra Riederer

Earlier this year, “Wisconsin Life” started working with students at Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School, or MG21. The goal ...

Wisconsin Airman Killed In Afghanistan Remembered By Mom, Brother

For those who have fought and died in the U.S. Armed Forces, they leave with their families the weight of ...

‘I Still Remember’: A Woman’s Journey From Laos To Eau Claire

In the mid-1970s, Lisa Chue Thao and her family had to leave their whole world behind. Their farm, their friends, ...

‘It Opened Up My World’: Kenosha Veteran On Experience In U.S. Navy

Retired Legal Chief Lorrie McNeal Saylor of Kenosha knew before she graduated high school that she wanted to see the ...

Calling The Crops: Finding Solace In Fruits And Vegetables

As the coronavirus pandemic has left more people stuck inside, a yearning to get back to nature has flourished. This ...

A Mother’s Voice: A Lifetime Of Reading With The Kids

A mother’s voice can wrap us in warm blankets. It can guide gently or yank us back from the cliff. ...

Remembering Rae Elaine Tourtillott And Preventing Future Violence

Menominee tribal member Rae Elaine Tourtillott was 18 when she went missing on the tribe’s reservation during the fall of ...

In The Midst Of A Pandemic, A New Life Brings Hope

Bringing a new life into this world is a blessing, and being able to share a newborn with family and ...

A Mother And Daughter Friendly Debate: Is There A Place For Macaroni In Chili?

A love of chili and a friendly mother-daughter debate over whether to add macaroni prompted this WHYsconsin question from the daughter ...

Driving Lessons: Navigating Roundabouts And Reconnecting With Oshkosh

Author Crystal Chan has lived in Chicago for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought her back to Oshkosh, Wisconsin ...

‘You Must Really Want To Be Here:’ Pregnant During The Pandemic

Having a baby is an emotional roller coaster. Now, imagine having your child during a pandemic. You’re isolated, yet filled ...