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PEEF the bear: Home for Christmas

Parents will go to great lengths to make sure their kids have the perfect Christmas. Parents like Jan Larson of ...

Under bridges: A parent finds peace in independence and letting go

You don’t have to travel far to find adventure. Writer Jill Sisson Quinn and her son recently spent an afternoon ...

Lake love: Embracing both new and old experiences

Writer Jill Sisson Quinn and her son had a summer routine. They would go to their local lake for a ...

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 ...

Madison musician connects with his heritage and father by archiving Ho-Chunk recordings

Clint Greendeer is a Madison-based musician and member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. A few years ago, his family member found ...

In Central Wisconsin, A Metalworker And His Sons Make Art At The Forge

Boleslaw Kochanowski spends hours at his drafting table in his office above the blacksmith shop, creating designs for his metal ...

Father And Son Cherish Same Church In Two Norways

Sometimes when we’re far from home, it’s nice to have something familiar around to keep us connected. Contributor Eric Dregni ...

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 ...

‘Joy Is A Deep-Seated Thing That He Had’: Foster Youth Advocate Is Among Over 1,000 Dead From COVID-19 In Wisconsin

Wisconsin has crossed a sobering threshold. As of this week, more than 1,000 people in the state have been killed ...

‘I Am Terrified For His Life’: A Mother’s Love And Worry For Her Black Son

There are parents in Wisconsin who fear for the future of their Black sons. That's no different for storyteller Takeyla ...

The Hill That Goes Up That Goes Down: A Bit Of Family Magic At Devil’s Lake

My family likes to go camping a lot. And when I was a kid back in the 1980s, one of ...

Parenting In A Pandemic: We’re All Doing The Best We Can

Every day after lunch, my son and I go for a walk. It’s one of the pleasant parts of our ...

A Father And Son’s Chilly Trout Fishing Expedition

Trout fishing conjures an image of sparkling sunlight reflecting on a rushing stream and a fisherman in hip boots confidently ...

Boy And Dog

 We saved our son’s baby teeth in a plastic margarine tub on top of the microwave. At first as a ...

Fire On Ice

There are many things to enjoy about a frozen lake. For Patti See, it’s a bonfire built, improbably, on the ...