Kristen N

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.

Get Outside this Winter: Here’s How (and Why!)

Here's your sign that getting outside this winter is achievable. Our family lives in a small space, a duplex in the Bay View neighborhood. For us, that means that having a lot of indoor...

Go, See, Explore: 3rd Street Market Hall

Have you been to 3rd Street Market Hall yet? Go, See and Explore with us at one of the best new places in Milwaukee! We took my in-laws on a recent visit to the 3rd...
Last Days of Summer

The Last Days of Summer… Take it Slow

Here we are again, the end of August and getting prepped and ready for back to school. Today, we even got teacher assignment letters and school supply lists in the mail! But as we...

Go See Explore: Zócalo Food Truck Park and Selena Mural

Go See Explore: Zócalo Food Truck Park and Selena Mural Join us on this Go, See, Explore to Zócalo Food Truck Park! While you're there, check out the new Selena mural by Mauricio Ramirez. The...

Three Cheers for No Birthday Parties!

Three Cheers for No Birthday Parties! Here I am, scrolling social media, seeing all the perfect balloon arches, cute themed parties and giant gold balloons showing off how old someone's kiddo is. I get a...

Talking to Kids About Death

Today, while I was reading quietly in my room, my four year old daughter came in asking about what happened to our dog, Bessie’s body when she died. This past summer, we had to...
winter at the zoo

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....
Heavy Season

A Heavy Season

  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

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

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...