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.

Tips for the mom who has to travel for work

I started a new job a few months ago, and one week later, I was flying to California for a work trip. Over the past 8 years, work travel has been a consistent part...

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...
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Books that Teach My Young Daughters About Civil Rights

On Monday, January 21st, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  On this national holiday, we remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. not only for being a civil rights activist and...

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...

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...
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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...