I am a Nebraska girl who more recently put down roots here in Milwaukee. I spend my weeks working with ELL refugee middle school students and relaxing with my husband and son. I enjoy being outdoors when the weather permits and getting cozy on the couch with a book when it doesn't. I am newer to this city but love every day that I get to learn and dive deeper into its beauty.

Rediscovering my Love for the Library

I am rediscovering my love for the library. I remember being so excited as a child for the weekend trips to the library. My mom, sisters, and I would file into the minivan and after...

Raising a Risk-Taking Toddler

I am raising a risk-taking toddler. My son becoming a risk-taking toddler did not happen intentionally, but here we are at eighteen months with a child who will climb and jump off of anything...
middle schoolers

What Middle Schoolers Are Saying That Parents Need to Know

Middle schoolers often get a bad rap. They are seen as one of the toughest groups to work with and rightfully so. This group has to navigate a world where they are not kids...
real food

Figuring Out “Real” Food After Breastmilk

The Challenge of Real Food I thought the first year of pumping and breastfeeding was difficult, but a whole new challenge has presented itself. I now have a one year old who eats "real" food,...

I Survived a Year of Pumping :: One Mother’s Experience

The Year of Pumping started just days after having my son. I was still in the hospital and the different staff who came into my room encouraged me to start pumping. My doctor had...