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When we became foster parents, we expected that children placed in our home would potentially be a different race than us. We welcomed this. We didn’t have a preference for the race or gender of our foster children. We...
When meeting someone new I often get asked the question "Where are you from?" I find it difficult to answer. I moved every several years as a child and lived everywhere from Western Canada to Wisconsin. I am not from...
In a perfect world, everyone would be treated equally. No one would be discriminated against because of their religion, gender, race, ethnicity, color, etc. However, we do not live in a perfect world and we must face our imperfections...
I met my daughter on a crisp spring evening when a caseworker brought her to our home as our first foster care placement. She was bald, beautiful and so tiny — nearly the size my biological sons were at birth...
It's a beautiful fall day, the air is crisp and sweet and the leaves outside my window a lovely bouquet of colors. My house is filled with the comforting aroma of simmering soup and biscuits baking in the oven....
Fire Prevention Week comes every October, this year falling on October 8 - 14. My kids are grown or in high school and coloring book reminders no longer come home with them in fall. There are other reminders, though,...
We live in the North Shore neighborhood of Milwaukee and we love it.  It is a very diverse neighborhood. My girls love being able to walk to the park across the street. Hop on our bikes and hit the Oak Leaf...

Parenting the Privileged

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We got rid of cable several months ago and haven't missed it even a little bit. It's been so refreshing to be able to go right to streaming services to select what we want to watch and don't have...

I’m Afraid to Go House Hunting

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I used to watch House Hunters on HGTV all the time. I LOVED seeing the joy in the hunters’ faces as they approached their potential new homes. They’d get out of their vehicles and meet the realtor with smiles...
This piece is part of a series here at MKE Moms Blog entitled C.A.R.E. We want to initiate conversations about racial equality (CARE) and to call people into the discussion around social justice in our Milwaukee community and beyond....

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ShopMKE19: A Milwaukee Holiday Gift Guide

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Welcome to the Shop Milwaukee 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! Back by popular demand, this mom-approved Milwaukee gift guide will simplify your busy life and provide you...