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Kristen N

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Kristen (she/her) is a carb-lover, wife and mom of two girls ages two and four. During college, she was a barista and wooed her husband by making him mint mochas. Eight 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.
winter at the zoo

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....
Heavy Season

A Heavy Season

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  Everything Feels Heavy During This Season I came here to write tonight. This is my third draft. I don’t know what it is, but everything in my life during this season is just feeling so...
Favorite Games

Favorite Board Games for Little Kids

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Favorite Board Games for Little Kids My oldest kiddo stopped napping pretty much the day she turned two. As a stay at home parent, this made for some really long days. One of the ways...
trick or treat

Trick or Treating in The Milwaukee Area 2021

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Trick or Treating in The Milwaukee Area 2021 It’s that time of year again – Halloween and trick or treating! Time for dressing up as Star Wars characters, princesses, or the ever-favorite big orange pumpkin, and heading out...
Black Cat Alley

GO SEE EXPLORE: Black Cat Alley

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If you enjoy public art, fun adventures in Milwaukee, and a free place to go, no matter the weather, this GO SEE EXPLORE is for you. Today, come along with us while we visit...

Give Them Space

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    Give Them Space We’ve all heard of “Helicopter Parents” by now, and most of us probably think we aren’t one. Sometimes I catch myself trying to micromanage the way things are with my...

Get Outside Every Day

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Get Outside Every Day One of the things I really do love about living in Milwaukee (and the Midwest in general) is that we get to experience all four seasons, though fall doesn’t last as...

GO SEE EXPLORE: South Shore Terrace

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GO SEE EXPLORE: South Shore Terrace I’ll start this post by saying my husband is mad at me for sharing our semi-secret favorite place. But I will not apologize for sharing our favorite place with...

Why I Cry in Front of My Kids

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Why I Cry in Front of My Kids In the household I grew up in, crying wasn’t encouraged. I am a sensitive soul, and I feel everything really deeply. (I’m an Enneagram 4, look me...

Look Like A Mother

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When I was growing up as a child of the ’90s, “Mom Fashion” was most certainly understood to be billowy blouses with large pearlized buttons tucked into acid wash, high rise jeans that gave...