Entries by Mariah Haberman

The Consequences of Distracted Driving

By: David Pabst, Director, WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety Over the last 30-plus years, I’ve worn several hats. This includes 23 years wearing a State Patrol Stetson – serving as a trooper, inspector, sergeant, lieutenant and captain in various locations across Wisconsin. Today, I wear a slightly different hat, having transitioned into a civilian state […]

Symptoms of Childhood Asthma

Although it is difficult to predict which children will develop asthma, studies have identified certain risk factors for asthma in children: Diagnosed allergies, including skin and food allergies or allergic rhinitis (hay fever) A family history of allergies or asthma Prenatal and postnatal exposure to tobacco smoke Obesity Living in an area with high air […]

New Richmond: Experience the Western Edge of the State

Nestled on the western edge of Wisconsin lies New Richmond,  just 29 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota. The city is conveniently located inside the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. With incredible local breweries and activities for the entire family, here are some of our favorite spots to stop in New Richmond. Grab a drink downtown […]

Teens Talk: What Works to Stop Cyberbullying

Many people like to ask me what works to stop cyberbullying when it happens. While I have some ideas on this question (over 15 years of studying the problem will lead to more than a few thoughts!), Sameer and I also like to hear directly from students about what they think will work, and—maybe more […]

Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness in Wisconsin

Overall, it is socially acceptable to see a medical professional when you are having a health problem. If you are having chest pains, you see a cardiologist. If you have a broken bone, you get an x-ray. If you need a mole removed, you see a dermatologist. But if you think you might have a […]

7 Things to Do in Columbia County

Columbia County… it’s Madison’s beautiful backyard country. With beautiful landscapes and friendly towns full of history, tradition, and hometown hospitality, it’s the perfect place to get unplugged, spend time with family, and experience an authentic piece of Wisconsin. Here are seven of our favorite things to do in Columbia County: Visit one of Portage’s many […]

10 Exciting Excursions in Richland Center

Nestled in the heart of the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin lies Richland Center. Historic architecture is scattered throughout the town with “National Register of Historic Places” plaques proudly displayed on exteriors left and right. Downtown is home to inviting shop fronts and numerous family-friendly events are held throughout the year. The Ocoooch mountain range […]

Our Favorite Curds to Crawl For in Wisconsin

Here in Wisconsin, we know a thing or two about cheese curds and when it comes to serving them up fried and delicious, there’s no shortage of places to go and nosh on them! In fact, cheese curds are such a favorite people have been organizing curd crawls across the state to try the best […]

How to Find the Right Amount of Screen Time for Your Family

Everywhere you turn, there’s a screen, many directly in your child’s line of sight.  And everywhere you turn, there’s also a list of warnings about the dangers of screen time for kids. Physical inactivity. Obesity. Digital eyestrain. Disrupted sleep. Heightened stress hormones. Impaired social skills. Developmental delays. Brain damage. It’s a frightening prospect since a […]