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Snowboarding with the older boys: A parent’s lesson on letting go

The quiet, snowy days of winter have a way of compelling us to reflect on our lives. For writer Jill ...

Rethinking consumption at the Dane County Landfill

Estimates show that it takes roughly 450 years for a plastic water bottle to decompose. While this number is staggering, ...

The most secret home on Earth: Kimberly’s Pao Lor for ‘Home Is Here’

How do you define home if you’ve grown up in multiple places? It’s a question Pao Lor of Kimberly has ...

‘Penguins, Bears and Tattoos, Oh My!’: The meaning behind one Wisconsinite’s tattoos

Tattoos can tell the story of a person's life. They feature aesthetic beauty, inside jokes or family memories. Some of ...

‘That is how you turn hate into love’: Appleton’s Jesús Gregorio Smith for ‘Home Is Here’

What's one of the best ways to combat hate? For Jesús Gregorio Smith of Appleton, it's to push back with ...

The optimist: Lessons from mom and dad

We all learn lessons from our parents...how to cook a traditional family meal, how to have compassion or how to ...

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 ...