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Nicole

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Nicole is a thirty-something-year-old, born and raised in Milwaukee, and a current stay at home mama of two. Before she became a mama, she taught high school English, and before that worked in advertising. Her current role as a SAHM is not one that she ever saw for herself, but a decision that she will never regret. She is loving every moment and challenge of this chapter of her life, contemplating what she wants to do next and learning more about herself everyday.

Go, See, Explore: The Swallows at Lakeshore State Park

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When I saw a photo of these colorful giant swallows, I knew I needed to plan a visit right away - especially since both of my little ones are interested in bird watching.  The Cracking...

A Love Letter to My Exhausted Body

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Dear body, I love you.  I decided to write you this love letter as I’m soaking in the bathtub, exhausted and sore, trying to find some healing. Self-care is important to me now more than...

A Guide to Wisconsin’s Drive-In Movie Theaters

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  Movies on a big screen, snuggled in the car with the old-school speaker on or the radio tuned in, the biggest bucket of popcorn possible, and the sound of cicadas distantly in the background....

This Is For The Tired Mama

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This is for the tired mama. For the mama who woke up to a crying baby at 10:00, 12:00, 1:30, 3:30, and 5:45 before waking up for the day. For the mama who is aching. Physically. Emotionally. For...

Why I Read to My Little Ones Every Day

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  Reading has always been a big part of my life. My grandma worked at a library when I was growing up, and I have many fond memories of spending afternoons there in the summer,...

Too Many Tabs Opened? Time to Prioritize Your Mental Health

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I saw a post on Instagram the other day that struck a chord. A graphic of a computer with 5 open tabs (Politics, Covid, Climate, Work, Family) read: “Too Many Tabs Opened. Take Time...

Go, See, Explore: Finding Hope + Optimism in Public Art in Westown

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This year has been challenging in many ways for families. One way we’ve been coping is by getting outside and exploring more together: hikes, beach days, and many neighborhood walks. Like the beauty of...

Parenting Right Now Is Extra Hard

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Parenting is just plain hard right now. I’m not going to lie; being a parent right now feels like a game of survival of the fittest. This just has to be said for all of...

To All The Mamas Who Are Forever Cleaning Your Kitchens Like I am. I...

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What is it about having a messy kitchen that drives me crazy? Maybe it’s the one room of the house that I feel I can have some kind of control over (even though I...
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A Reluctant Goodbye to My Maternity Clothes

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Today, I took my maternity clothes out of my closet. The experience was nothing like cleaning out my closet to get rid of things I don’t reach for or don’t fit anymore. It was...