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Gina

Gina
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A resident of Wisconsin since 2012, Gina grew up in California but has always felt at home in the Midwest, having spent many childhood holidays goofing off with cousins and extended family in the Chicago area. Gina met her husband Kevin at the University of Notre Dame, where she studied marketing and German and played trumpet in the marching band. They have two daughters, Julia (7 years) and Lily (6 years). Gina has a background in fundraising and enjoys collaborating on community projects, training for sprint triathlons, and fueling her writing pursuits with large amounts of coffee and chocolate. You can find some of her caffeinated ramblings at Love Hope and Coffee.

For the Days When I Want to Hit the Fast Forward Button

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In the movie Click, Adam Sandler plays a stressed-out executive who discovers a magical remote control, giving him the power to mute, pause, rewind, and—most importantly—fast forward through any moment unfolding in his life. I’ve...

A Place of Transition and Hope ::The Guest House of Milwaukee

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On a typical night in Milwaukee, around 1,500 people experience homelessness. For many, the Guest House of Milwaukee is a vital resource in enabling the transition out of extraordinarily difficult circumstances into a stable...

A Love Letter to Teachers

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My kindergarten teacher's name was Miss Johnson. Tall and slender, with short brown hair and a gentle voice, she was the person who led us in songs at circle time and came to my rescue when...

Berry Picking in the Milwaukee Area

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At long last, spring has officially arrived in Wisconsin, and that means berry picking season is right around the corner!  Below are some of our favorite local spots for berry picking. A few things to remember: Berry picking...

Five Things My Mom is Still Teaching Me

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My mom passed away in 2004—one year after I got married and five years before my first child was born. Though I’ve missed my mother even more since becoming a parent myself, I’ve realized...

The Sweetness of the Last Sips

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Have you ever noticed how the last few sips of a decadent drink — like, for example, a cafe mocha — tend to be the richest and sweetest? It's probably all the caffeine buzzing...