Kristen N

Kristen N
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.

My First Mammogram Experience

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

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...
girls of color

Girls of Color in Picture Books

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

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

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...
To the Dad Who Does

To the Dad Who Shares the Mental Load of Parenting

To the Dad Who Shares the Mental Load I've read a few posts recently about the mental load that motherhood typically carries, especially for stay at home moms. A lot of that is very true,...
MLK Jr Day

Celebrating MLK Jr. Day in Milwaukee with Kids

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...

Winter at the Zoo

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....