A Milwaukee native, Heather married her best friend 10 years ago, and has lived something of a nomadic lifestyle ever since. Schooling, family, disaster relief work, and a sense of adventure have moved them fourteen times (via 5 states) in 10 years. Regardless of her immediate location, Heather has continually heard Milwaukee calling her "home". Now raising a six year old, four year old, and two year old twins, and a newborn, she and her husband finally decided to plant roots, and are thrilled to be calling the Milwaukee area their (maybe) forever home. When she's not chasing around her growing brood or sweeping up cheerios, Heather can be found experimenting with recipes, failing at the Pinterest life, or finding new outlets for her singing and theatrical passions. Heather is currently working on her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and has a special interest in community development and adolescent issues.

GO, SEE, EXPLORE: Lions Den Nature Preserve

If there's anything I've learned to appreciate about our great state in the last 18 months, it's how much our lakefront has to offer. This summer, my kids and I made a goal of...

The $3 Potty Training Secret Weapon

Potty Training. Oy. The very mention of the term sends my anxiety through the roof. If you get through the first two years of being a parent thinking, "okay, I've got this Mom Thing down," it's quite possible...

To the Moms Drinking Mimosas in the Park

It was a beautiful Friday morning in September. As I strolled up to the park hauling five kids under the age of three, I noticed you. I saw your group sitting at a picnic...

It Doesn’t Get Easier; You Get Stronger

The first year with a new baby is HARD.  Like, REALLY hard. So hard, in fact, older moms in public often offer unsolicited reassurance to strangers they see with infants and toddlers, smiling knowingly and saying "don't worry, hun, after...

Copycat Colectivo Baked Oatmeal Recipe :: Warm Eats for Cold Days

When my little family lived in North Carolina, one thing I ALWAYS looked forward to in our visits "home" to Milwaukee was a morning (or five) at Colectivo Coffee Roasters. I love everything about Colectivo:...

To the Mamas, In the Wake of Violence

We woke up this morning to the news of yet another act of horrific violence. Humanity on humanity; pointless, meaningless, hatred-turned-violence. News like this shakes me to the core. And as I sip my...