Kate is a former high school math teacher and the stay-at-home mom of Bug (August 2013), Ladybug (August 2015), and Honeybee (November 2018). She lives in the North Shore with her husband and college sweetheart, Luke. She began writing after a postpartum diagnosis of OCD. Kate writes about parenting, stigma-fighting, and life with a mental illness at Mommy Has OCD
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Milwaukee Summer Date Night Ideas in 2022

Our Favorite Milwaukee-Area Summer Date Night Ideas: We have so many great options for those times that you want to get out with just the adults! Festivals We live in the city of festivals, so no Milwaukee...
I'm Dreaming of a Minimalist Christmas

I’m Dreaming of a Minimalist Christmas

There are a number of reasons that I've decided not to go big for Christmas this year. The most pressing of these, of course, is the fact that I am due with baby #3...

A Parent’s Wisconsin Winter Survival Guide

Okay, I'll be the first to admit that the words "why do I live where the air hurts my face?" pop out of my mouth from time to time, but I've learned a few...

St. Patrick’s Day Activities at Home

St. Patrick's Day is hitting me hard this year. We were all ready for the 2020 parade. My son was even going to be the official leprechaun! Then, boom. I went from preparing for...

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with the Best Paczki in Milwaukee

The season of Lent is just around the corner, which means it's time for a time-honored tradition for many Milwaukeeans — Paczki Day! And no, these are not just your standard jelly doughnut. Anyone...

Bye Bye, 2020! 50 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve as a Family

See ya, 2020! 50 Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve as a Family I think we can ALL agree that New Year's Eve this year will look different than it has in years past, but...

Rock the Mom Vote

Earlier this year was the spring primary election for Wisconsin. I cast my vote for candidates for the state supreme court, numerous county and municipal judges, a county supervisor, school board members, a village...
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At-Home Summer Games

One of the hardest pills for my kids to swallow with the way that the school year ended was the fact that their field day was canceled. Thankfully, some very creative dads got together...

Backyard Games and Tailgating Fun with Kids

  In our early twenties, my husband and I figured out how to tailgate REALLY well. We were regulars in the lots surrounding Miller Park. In fact, we registered for tailgating gear when we got...

We All Need a Laugh, but Not Everything is Funny

COVID 19. Safer at home. Worrying about loved ones. Educating our kids in a new way. Trying to meet our families' mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional needs during this new normal. I don't know...