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Forming a Friendship

No matter who you are, Ava Gustafson wants you to feel welcome under the willow tree. Gustafson, formerly of Eau Claire, recently authored her second…

A Healing Journey

There is a growing awareness in the U.S. for childbearing women to seek help in adjusting to their post-baby body. This is not to be confused with the…

Fertility 101

It’s time to have a baby and birth control gets left behind. Months go by and nothing has happened. One period after another and no pregnancy or…

Choosing Home Birth

Parenthood is full of decisions that must be made. Today, parents have several choices as to where they will deliver their babies, and what skilled…

Tiny Moments

If you think nervous brides and grooms are finicky photo subjects, have you ever tried photographing a temperamental baby?

Farewell to Swing Sets

Frida Kahlo once said “Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.” I would…

Orange, Black, & Teal

Halloween can be a scary time for the millions of families across the country managing food allergies. Food allergies are a potentially…

Who Will Be My Friend?

The Chippewa Valley’s youngest readers have a new book to enjoy at story time. Colfax author Jeanne Styczinski has published her third book, Who…

Paws for a Cause

Do you ever wish there were more events and activities you could bring your four-legged friends along to? Or, you don’t have a dog, but really love…

Larger Than Life

Necessity is the mother of invention. Diana Peterson, executive director of Eau Claire’s own Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum, could not find any new…

Chronic Senioritis

For proof of how local young people have grown during their years in the Eau Claire Area School District, we only need to look at one piece of…

Sweet Inspiration

A cold, rainy, Wisconsin afternoon doesn’t sound like the ideal conditions for opening an ice cream shop. But on Saturday, May 20, despite her best…