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Mandy

Mandy
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Born, raised and raising in Milwaukee, Mandy runs on faith, Diet Coke and to-do lists. She and her Jersey boy of 13 years, Blake, are parents to the handsomest of handfuls (Cristian, 11). Armed with her Sicilian mother's sarcasm and Mexican father's temper, her Type A(-) personality is always trying to make the pieces of her puzzle fit. She is passionate about body positivity and special needs and hand-stamps jewelry to release her creativity (and aggression). Mandy could always use a margarita and a nap, and is constantly trying to figure out how to make the two happen simultaneously.

Leaving a Legacy in the Kitchen

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My nana's love language was food. It was evident in the beautiful and detailed cakes that she lovingly made for her loved ones, including mine for my quinceañera. It was apparent in the many Italian...

Five Tips for A Holly Jolly Ride on the Jingle Bus

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The Milwaukee Jingle Bus - a Holiday Family Tradition Why drive around winding back roads and towns in search of lights or wait in lines when you and your family can see gorgeous holiday lights...

Multi-Generational Living: Embracing the Togetherness and Chaos

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Whenever I explain to someone that our family has multi-generational living situation, I always get one of two responses. "I could never do that!" or "I wish I could do that!" Multi-generational living is a polarizing...

31 Candy Alternatives for Trick or Treat This Halloween

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Let me be the first to say that I love candy. Kit-Kats, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey Bars — chocolate fills the cracks in the soul. And let's not forget Swedish Fish, Sweet Tarts,...
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An Open Letter to My Hidden Depression

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To My Depression: Most days I don’t even realize you’re there. I pop a pill and a half each morning and go about my business leaving you in the dust. Our paths cease to meet and...

Self-Esteem Tips:: A Challenge for the Whole Family

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We all can benefit from self-esteem tips. Defined as “what we think, feel, and believe about ourselves,” self-esteem is the foundation we need to build upon on our journey to self-acceptance. Self-esteem tips can, quite...

Removing Diet Culture One Plate at a Time

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I teach my son not to be a bully, but I need to practice what I preach. I never realized that I was a bully until he called me out for how I spoke...

Lucky to Have My Dad, My Hero in Blue

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I have noticed as I've gotten older that I'm a lot like my father. I am selfless and caring with a heart bigger than most. I am also impatient and impulsive with a temper...

The Ultimate Guide to Milwaukee Area Fireworks

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Fireworks are integral to Milwaukee’s summertime culture. There is no summer without them! Below is a detailed list of the 2019 Milwaukee area fireworks shows, including festivals and the 4th of July. So grab...
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The Best Way to Wear a Swimsuit

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It’s swimsuit season! Did you roll your eyes or groan aloud? I bet you did. Know you are not alone in your disdain in the time to wear a swimsuit. It’s absolutely amazing how such...