Stephanie is a Wisconsin native who has always called this great state home, except for a quick two year stint in Minnesota after earning her business degree at UW-Madison. She now resides in Brookfield with her attorney husband and their four bold, beautiful, biracial children (Amira – 8, Leila – 6, Naomi – 3, and Isaiah – 6 months). Stephanie is a full-time working mom who loves a good list and credits her planner for keeping her on track while balancing work and mom duties. When she isn’t working or mommy-ing, Stephanie enjoys going on a long run, reading a good book, dreaming of her next travel adventure, and drinking a craft beer or glass of red wine with her husband.

White Moms: We Can and We Must Do Better

  Another senseless killing of a black man made national news this week. This time it was in Minnesota. His name was George Floyd, rest in peace. I won’t rehash the situation because, in my...

What Black History Month means to Me as a White Mom

Black History Month has just ended. Our work has not. February 1st began a month-long celebration of the achievements of African Americans throughout our history. It is a time to create awareness of African American...

Stay Safe: A Reminder to Have the Conversations Again

As parents, we dread moments where our children's ability to stay safe is tested. A few months ago, while I was eight months pregnant, I was in the kitchen making dinner while my husband...
stay little

Can They Stay Little a Bit Longer?

  It's 2019 and whether on television, social media, or at my daughter's school, I feel like I am constantly being reminded that kids don't stay little for long. And while the constant reminders seem to...
back to school shopping

Back to School Shopping:: Stress-Free, Budget-Friendly Tips

Can you believe that summer is coming to an end and a new school year is right around the corner? With that comes back to school shopping for supplies and clothes. I remember how excited...
embracing change

Embracing Change and My Summer as a SAHM

I always knew that I wanted to be a working mom. When I suddenly wasn't, embracing change wasn't easy. From as early as I can remember, I had a simple plan for my life: Go to...
Brewers game

Tips to Enjoy a Brewers Game This Season with the Kids

My oldest daughter went to her first Milwaukee Brewers game when she was four months old. It was a gift for her dad's first Father's Day and I didn't anticipate that it would be...
Thank you mom

Thank you, Mom:: A Mother’s Day Love Letter

  In celebration of Mother's Day, here is my love letter to the most influential woman in my life. Thank you, Mom. I am more than halfway through my fourth and final pregnancy. The past eight...

Earth Day Kids Craft:: Wildflower Seed Bombs

My daughters love helping plant and water flowers. So much so that I wish that I had more time and skill for gardening. My oldest is in second grade and her school has a...

Workout Motivation: A Wantable.com Fitness Review

I love working out! Since becoming a mom, I have worked really hard to find the time and balance to continue to make it a priority. It is my favorite way to clear my...