Alexa is a Midwestern girl at heart. After dragging her husband across the country to live on the beach in South Carolina, she realized there is no place like “home." Shortly after becoming engaged, the couple moved back to WI to “settle down” surrounded by family. Alexa is somewhat of an adrenaline junkie. Before becoming a mom, she could be found skydiving, cruising around on a motorcycle, or practicing her aim at the shooting range. As a stay-at-home Mom, her days now revolve around cuddles, play time, diaper changes, feedings, walks, and sneaking in some Netflix during nap time.

Ultimate Fall Bucket List 2017 :: 50 Things to Do in Milwaukee this Autumn

Time for FALL, the season of pumpkin spice lattes, cute boots, giant leaf piles and so much more! There are so many things to do in Milwaukee this fall, and we can hardly WAIT...

“It’s a Very Common Procedure”

“It’s a very common procedure." That’s what the surgeon told us after examining our 6-week old baby’s inguinal hernia. I don’t care how common it is, being told that your 6-week old needs surgery...

When the Birth Plan Doesn’t Go as Planned

While I was pregnant I lived in a blissful state of ignorance. I knew what was to come would be hard but figured everything would be fine. We took the birthing class offered at...

Checking the “Other” Box

A long time ago I accepted the fact that when my husband and I had children, they would look more like him than they would me. No big deal. My husband is quite handsome,...

The Husband Every Woman Deserves

I have a great husband. Honestly, it’s true. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been privy to a conversation where friends get together and complain about how their husbands don’t help with the...

Life After Being a Stay-At-Home Mom

From the moment my son was placed in my arms, I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else than with him. Being a stay-at-home mom has been, by far, the best job title I have ever...

Our Baby Can Save Himself From Drowning with ISR

I discovered Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) about 3.5 years ago when a family member put her son in lessons. This was before I became a mom and I had a strong opinion about parenting, even...

All Because of a Bruise: Our Nightmare with CPS

As my son’s 1st birthday quickly approaches, I find myself reminiscing quite a bit on the last year, my first as a mom.  As cliché as it sounds, I never realized how much I...

An Open Letter to Our Family and Friends Before Baby Arrives

When you think about a friend or family member having a baby, one of the first things that comes to mind is an implied invitation to the hospital to visit with the new parents...

The 25 Days of Christmas :: Celebrating Your Spouse with Experiences

After my husband and I got married, I was looking for a way to celebrate the holiday season with him that didn’t revolve around presents. As any young, newly married couple can relate, we didn’t...