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My son's second birthday is coming. I was going to have a birthday party. It wasn't going to be fancy. I wasn't going to have anyone but immediate family. I wasn't going to stress. That's what I told myself after...
4:30 PM. The kids are home from school and/or up from their naps. Dinner isn't quite on the table. The husband isn't quite home. The house is a disaster. You're pretty much spent. And everyone will simultaneously commence meltdown in 5... 4......
Right before my wedding, my kindergarten classroom presented me with a book they made titled "Secrets for a Happy Marriage." With the help of our classroom assistant, they assembled a collection of purely authentic advice from kindergarteners' hearts. Children are...
My Three Year Old and Tantrums Well, three years old is turning out to be all that it was hyped up to be. My three-year-old, nicknamed Hoolie, is creative, plays with friends and her sister, as well as independently, talks...
Raising Two-Year-Olds is not for the faint of heart. I love Milwaukee. I love the opportunity to raise my kids in the city and expose them to things like rush hour traffic, Indian food, and museums without having to travel...
Potty Training. Oy. The very mention of the term sends my anxiety through the roof. If you get through the first two years of being a parent thinking, "okay, I've got this Mom Thing down," it's quite possible that trying to teach a...
Until I had children, I had never heard of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. I assume this is true for most childless adults. Now, it seems that I eat, sleep, and breathe DT. I think everyone should too. For those who are...
I knew that raising a toddler with my MMA fighter husband could pose some interesting challenges. In his first year of life, my son and I spent many hours watching jiu-jitsu practices, kickboxing classes, and even a couple of...

Fears of Motherhood

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I didn't grow up dreaming of motherhood, and for a while, I constantly questioned my desire to have children. As I approached my thirties, I began to feel some ambivalence, along with a tsunami of societal pressure, but I...
Team sports give me anxiety. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a huge fan and love attending numerous sporting events throughout the year. I lived for football game days during college, and get excited about the energy during March Madness....

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The Ultimate Guide to Brunch in Milwaukee

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Milwaukee is a foodie's dream for top brunch locations! While we all have our personal favorite brunch go-tos, there are so many amazing restaurants...