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.

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...

Pizza Unites :: The Palermo’s Pizza Way

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Palermo's Pizza. Compensation and product was provided for this post, however we love telling our readers about local businesses we truly love and Palermo's is a perfect...

Summer Outdoor Music in Milwaukee

There's something about live music being carried on a summer breeze that just makes you want to celebrate. And as we know so well in Wisconsin, just the fact that it's summer is something to...

What PPD Looks Like to ME

The time surrounding the birth of a new baby is full to the brim with emotions: excitement, anxiety, joy, pain, nervousness, relief, etc. People are constantly coming and going, and there are visitors, celebrations, congratulations, and...

Identical or Fraternal? :: The Great Twin Debate

As any new parent can attest, taking an adorable mini-human into public is basically making yourself a magnet for questions and comments: "Awww! How old is she?" "Is he a good sleeper?" "Look at all that hair!!" Take twins...

How My #MomFails are Making Me a Better Person

I have been a mom of four for exactly 12 weeks. People constantly ask me, "How are you DOING with four kids ages three and under?" and my genuine answer is, "Well, everyone's still...

An Unlikely Love Letter: Dear Body

Dear Body, Hey, it's me. I know we don't talk much these days, but I couldn't let the moment pass without sharing an epiphany I just experienced.  Yesterday, as I was getting out of the shower,...

Two for One Special: What I’ve Learned about Twin Pregnancy

Here I sit, feeling "ready to pop" at any moment. And if these contractions are any indication, it won't be too much longer (realistically, when you read this, the babies will be here). At...

Dear Mama, You Need HELP.

In a former life, I had a *grand* picture of what I would someday "look like" as a mom: put-together, calm, organized, and level-headed. In a word, I would be self-sufficient. Yeah, that picture disappeared pretty much the...

Christmas & The Magic of Kindness

I. LOVE. CHRISTMAS. Seriously. If every day of the year could fall between Thanksgiving and New Years (minus the cold weather, maybe) I would NOT complain. I love everything about the season - the hustle...