Tales of a Square Peg

Name: Rochelle Fritsch
Kids: Elementary school-aged daughter
Works: Fundraiser for IMPACT, a local nonprofit
Favorite thing about being a mom: Telling my daughter stories about Grandma Gee Gee and stuff that happened when I was a little girl, teaching my daughter important life lessons (manners) and watching her apply them
Least favorite thing about being a mom: Teaching my daughter important life lessons (bad choices lead to bad consequences) by being the "Enforcer"
Famous for: Being a karaoke queen and snorting when I laugh

Follow her on Twitter @GeesMom

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

#TheGreatThanksgivingListen, #StoryCorps, #Thanksgiving

I don’t remember mom enlisting me to help her with Thanksgiving dinner prep, it somehow happened naturally. It was an annual exercise that ultimately helped me absorb family recipes and replicate them now that I have a family of my own.

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Can Halloween Decorations Cross a Line?

Halloween, Social Media

Take a walk around my neighborhood or just about any neighborhood around the country, and you can tell that Halloween is just around the corner. One by one, houses are decked out pumpkins, friendly ghosts and other Halloween-themed inflatables.

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What Should We Tell Kids About Mass Shootings?

Umpqua, GunViolence, Community

It’s barely been a week since our world was turned upside down. Again.

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1 in 8 is Too Many - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Foundation, ABCD-After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

October’s chill is a welcome (or unwelcome) reminder that snow and cold are just around the corner. All things that we, as Wisconsinites, expect.

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An Alternative to Mom-Shaming

Mommitment, MomShaming, Encouragement

When my daughter was a baby, I was a fish out of water. My own mom had died many years before, so there was no calling mom if I thought infant GeeGee was constipated, had an ear infection – or just to say Am I doing this right? While I had then what I now realize was maternal instinct, I didn’t know what the heck I was doing; and I still don’t know now, even nearly thirteen years later.

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