Born and raised in Alaska, Maia moved to Milwaukee in 2017 with her husband and two small children. Now a resident of Bay View, Maia is self-employed as a blog coach and content consultant, a career that lets her flex her business and creative muscles while spending more time at home with her little ones. With a husband who works in pro sports, she has learned that flexibility and a healthy sense of humor are absolute necessities to staying sane and steady!
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My Kids Celebrate Both Chanukah and Christmas- Here’s Why

We're getting ready to light Chanukah candles at our house...with our Christmas tree in the background. Like 31 percent of American couples, my husband and I come from different religions. I was raised Catholic but...
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Why This Mom Isn’t “Keeping It Real” On Social Media

I feel like I hear a lot lately about authenticity and "keeping it real" on social media to counter the curated perfection we see on Instagram.  Listen, I love authenticity. I love keeping it real....
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Making Friends as a Mom in Milwaukee: How I Did It

A little more than two years ago, my young family relocated to Milwaukee from Anchorage, Alaska. We knew almost no one in Wisconsin. It was the first time I'd moved to a new city in...
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Songs For Babies to Sleep (That You’ll Actually Like)

When it comes to songs for babies to sleep to, there's no rule that says you have to stick to classic lullabies. Music has always been part of my kids' bedtime routine, but I've...

To the Mom Whose Toddler Melted Down at the Children’s Museum

Hey there, Mom. Yeah, you, juggling the toddler melt down and the disappointed preschooler in the women's restroom at Betty Brinn Children's Museum at 3 p.m. on a weekday.  Teach me your ways. I tried to...

I Don’t Do Laundry (And Other Ways My Spouse Shares The Housework)

Recently, a poll on the MKE Moms Blog Facebook page asked a simple question about housework: "How often do you do laundry?" My answer? "Almost never. That's my husband's job." Sounds amazing, right? Never doing laundry...

That Work-At-Home Parent Life: A Survival Guide

I'm a work-at-home mom. As in, I run a business out of my home. Or I have children living in my office, where I also sleep and cook endless grilled cheese sandwiches. However you...
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Formula Feeders, You Don’t Owe Anyone an Explanation

I was shamed for formula feeding only one time. It was a couple of weeks after the birth of my daughter, and some visiting relatives had stopped by to see the baby. When she started...

‘Mama’ Is My Name Now, But It’s Not My Identity

"I'm not like a regular mom. I'm a cool mom." It's not lost on me that this phrase, which has become my mantra lately, was famously uttered by the poster child for Moms Who Are...

Please Stop Apologizing for Thinking My Son Is a Girl

This summer at Bastille Days, my two-year-old and I sat down in the grass in Cathedral Square to watch some dancers perform. He started climbing on the man in front of us (did I...