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Kristen N

Kristen N
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Kristen (she/her) is a carb-lover, wife and mom of two girls ages one and three. During college, she was a barista and wooed her husband by making him mint mochas. Seven years later, they're married and raising two beautiful children. She loves the variety of people, places and food that Milwaukee has to offer. Kristen appreciates a well-brewed beverage, maple donuts and finding beautiful outdoor spaces where she can enjoy her treats, and maybe share them with her kids.
Two Year Olds

Cheese in the Toilet : What Raising a Two-Year-Old is Really Like

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Raising Two-Year-Olds is not for the faint of heart. I love Milwaukee. I love the opportunity to raise my kids in the city and expose them to things like rush hour traffic, Indian food, and...

Celebrating MLK Jr. Day in Milwaukee with Kids

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MLK Jr. Day is not just a free day off of school. We celebrate the life and activism of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a champion of civil rights, a preacher, an activist, and a...

My Love of Reading Came Back

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My Love of Reading Came Back I used to have a love of reading. I liked to read books for fun in high school. I dropped off reading so much during my college years when...

GO SEE EXPLORE: Seven Bridges Park

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Exploring Seven Bridges Park Every single morning, after breakfast, my three-year-old asks me, “What are we going to go today?” Grammar errors aside, I try to come up with a bunch of fun ideas to...
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Winter at the Zoo

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So it’s the dead of winter, and you’re tired of watching movies at home, sick of all your indoor play spaces, and looking to find something that isn’t covered in a host of germy-germs....

My First Mammogram Experience

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A few weeks ago, I was lying in bed, and I found a new lump in my right breast. It was somewhat large, kind of hard, and a little bit tender to the touch....

My Favorite Cold Weather Recipes

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My Favorite Cold Weather Recipes One of the great things about the weather turning cold in Wisconsin is getting back to some good old comfort foods. If you’re looking for some new cold-weather recipes, here...
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Girls of Color in Picture Books

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Five Picture Books Featuring Girls of Color As a mom of biracial children, it has always been important for me to attempt to find books with characters who look like my children, or, at the...

Keeping “I like you” in Marriage

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Keeping "I like you" in Marriage In our house, we are very open with our affection. This is true of my relationships with my husband and with both of my children. We do a lot...

Caring for Your Mental Health During Social Distancing

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If you're overwhelmed by what everyone is calling your "new normal" in the days of social distancing, you are not alone. This is not normal and most of us are having a hard time...