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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.

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...
To the Dad Who Does

To the Dad Who Shares the Mental Load of Parenting

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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,...
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...