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When people see my kids and me in public, we usually get some stares and strange looks. I have two kids that are taller than I am and a toddler in my arms. But why does my kids' age gap...
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To my good baby

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Dear Rose, The question came fairly frequently in the months after you were born. “Is she a good baby?” I knew what they meant by that. They wanted to know: were you a good sleeper? Did you eat well? Did you have...
No one told me that separation anxiety would happen to me. I had heard of separation anxiety before and never thought much of it. This was before motherhood, and couldn’t relate to the parents who always spoke about it....
  Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 While Also Showing off Your Smile....and making it a lot easier for the deaf and hard of hearing to communicate with you! Baby Jack & Co., a local brand MkeMom has LOVED for years,...
I clearly remember the day I called my health clinic to request a new OB/GYN.  I had been seeing my doctor for about a year, and I was at the point where I was hoping to become pregnant with...

How do I do it all?

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As I write this, I’m in tears. Sometimes I don’t know how I will keep it all together.  How am I supposed to do it all? Often I don’t. I’m a working mom, a wife, and a mother of two...
Grandparents are the most important members of many parents' tribe, but what is it like when your children don’t have grandparents you can rely on to support you?  Recently I had an orientation for a new job at our local...
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Healing after birth

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I had my youngest child four years ago, but I am still healing from that pregnancy and birth. The entire time we are pregnant, there is a constant stream of healthcare, education, and support. But the minute the little one...
Bedtime. In theory, it's a time of snuggles, stories, and sleep eyes. In my reality, it was struggles, sadness, and screaming (sometimes from ALL parties). Every night, we struggled in our bedtime routine. They fought going up the stairs. They...

No Perfect Parents

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"Everyone is a perfect parent... until they have kids" -Unknown . One of my first memories is being angry that my aunt wouldn’t let me, an exuberant four-year-old, hold my newborn cousin, so I couldn’t wait to have one of my...

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A Milwaukee Parent’s Guide to Virtual Education + Homeschooling | 2020...

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2020 has thrown parents a lot of curveballs, not the least of which has been an uncertainty surrounding schooling for our children. For many...