Lori is a recent addition to the Milwaukee area where she lives in Brookfield with her hubby, kiddos and mom. She is learning to master the skills of all things mom related, and being a decent human by balancing the life of a sales manager road warrior by day and present wife and life coach to little humans by night (3rd and 5th grades are rough!). When she’s not juggling all of the above, you can find her at the Y swimming with the kiddos, finding new ways to torture (improve) her health or exploring the wonders of Milwaukee.

How do I do it all?

As I write this, I’m in tears. Sometimes I don’t know how I will keep it all together.  How am I supposed to do it all? Often I don’t. I’m a working mom, a wife,...
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Stretch Marks:: Nothing Our Teens Should Be Shamed For

Stretch marks are part of practically every woman’s life. Most commonly for women who have gone through a pregnancy. Or at least that’s when we start talking about them...and how to get rid of...
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Practice Self-Love Instead of Bullying Yourself

After one of the most challenging years of my life, both personally and professionally, I spent many nights tearfully reflecting on where I went wrong. Why did I do something a certain way? Say...

There’s a New Option for Treating Kids with Near-Sightedness, and We Tried It.

  This post is sponsored by North Shore Eye Health and Wellness and its purpose is to share about a newer eye therapy option to address near-sightedness (also known as myopia.)   Right now, nearly 50% of...

Our Messy House Isn’t the End of the World

Last month, during two weeks of consecutive travel, I received a message from my landlord that he needed to enter my home to check on a water issue. Because I was only home for...

Sexting and Middle Schoolers – How Do We Handle It?

*Full Disclaimer* I am not an expert on adolescent psychology or sexting. I'm just a mom with a few ideas trying to figure this all out. I'm sharing in hopes it may help a...

My Kids Have Cell Phones Because It’s Right For Our Family

"Do your kids have cell phones?" This is a question that comes up in a lot of parenting groups I’m a member of. There is a mixed response of He*l no and, yeah, they’ve had...
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Parents Need to Talk to Each Other:: Teamwork in Teen Parenting

Just the other day, an article popped up on my facebook feed that said "We Need A Middle School Moms Support Group, ASAFP Please."   YES! We absolutely could use some middle school parenting group therapy....
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Adventures in Middle School Parenting:: A Series for Parents

You may have read some of my posts about my uber confident pre-teen daughter and how I was sure I’d screw up momming her by missing important cues because I took for granted how...
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Teen Depression Is Real and It’s Not Your Fault

Teen depression is real Full disclosure: I am not a professional in any way. I’m just a mom to a new teen, trying to figure out this new season of parenting. Buckle down fellow parents,...