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Kate

Kate
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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

Rock the Mom Vote

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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

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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

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  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

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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...

St. Patrick’s Day Activities with the Wee Ones

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Growing up in an Irish family, St. Patrick’s Day traditions started when my brother and I were infants. Now that I have three children of my own, I want to continue to celebrate my heritage...

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with the Best Paczki in Milwaukee

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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, they are not just your standard jelly doughnut. Anyone...

Five Ways to Thrill the Dinosaur-Loving Kiddo

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5 Ways to Thrill the Dinosaur-Loving Kid! Even at six, dinosaurs are a favorite for my son. Give him half an hour, and he can fill it with dinosaur facts you never knew. The former...
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Five Financial Protection Tips for Stay at Home Moms

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Fellow Mamas, I'm not trying to scare you, but too many of us are vastly unprepared for the financial mess that can come with a massive life change. What do I mean by life...

Stay Employable, Stay-at-Home Moms!

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Stay-at-home Moms: let’s talk employability. You may never want to work again, but it’s far better to choose not to walk through an open door than to have it slammed in your face. Here...
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Baby Growth Spurts:: 5 Stages You Need to Know

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Baby growth spurts, high-frequency days, just plain H-E-Double Hockey Sticks; whatever you call them--they are an inevitable part of mothering an infant. If you happen to be breastfeeding, they can seem especially trying. Like...