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In mid-July, the thing we had spent the last four months trying to prevent from happening....happened. Our family got COVID-19. Despite everything we read on a daily basis about this virus, I can still say that it snuck up...
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...
My father and I are estranged. My dad is an alcoholic who for the better part of my life has made little to no effort to play a contributing role in the lives of my sister and me. There. I...
How do we parent with imperfections? About a month ago, I unearthed a video that I knew defined me. See, it’s a video of my first “cooking show” where I baked chocolate chip cookies with my dad. If you know...
When our children look at homelessness with empathy and compassion, they can see beyond the surface in people. Growing up poor on the south side of the city, I spent a lot of time thinking about the world and how...
How Grief almost ended my marriage Almost four years ago, my husband and I were constantly fighting. The smallest things would end up being the biggest fight. We were exhausted from arguing, and our marriage was suffering. There was no...
Baby clothes are so little and cute. But considering their size relative to adult clothes, they can be expensive. While admiring some lovely items on one of my favorite shop websites, I said out loud - in utter disbelief...

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...
My Shaky Memory If you are a mom, you have likely heard of the “mom brain.” I have often blamed my forgetfulness or foggy memory on “mom brain” over the years, even though my kids are well past the infancy...
  There is nothing more annoying to a woman than constantly being asked 'when are you going to have children?' Now imagine being asked this by family and friends, because everyone asking started having their children in their teens! Being referred to...

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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...