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An adoptee I follow on Instagram recently wrote, “Learning about adoption from adoptive parents is like learning about race from white people.” While I recognize the value found from every side of the adoption triad (birth parents, adoptees, and...
"What are you planning to do to lose all that baby weight?" There I was, sitting with my brand new baby laying in his bassinet beside me, both of us fresh from the hospital and exhausted.  My postpartum body was...
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...
Emily's reflection on impact and belonging Black History Month hits differently when your dad is only 11 years younger than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   When your grandfather was deemed black by the one-drop rule. When your dad grew up...
No matter what shades of skin make up the family in your home, Black History Month is for you! This is a month when a concentrated effort is made to celebrate people of color and the incredible contributions made to history,...
The greater Milwaukee area is simply thriving with talented authors who are creating books that families need to know about. We are grateful to Orange Hat Publishing in Waukesha for collaborating with us on this spotlight. Orange Hat Publishing...
Dear Osiris, As your mom--the woman who watches you grow daily, I am filled with joy, excitement, and a little fear. The fear that exists within stems from the negativity in this world. I call you our little gumbo baby...
Learning to be an Ally for my Children of Color After my husband and I got engaged, someone close to me said something along the lines of “you aren’t thinking about your future kids. Don’t you think you are going...
Raising a mini-me is a thrill. I watch my daughter and see myself in everything she does. For example, her sweet soul helps people when they’re feeling sad, her thirst for knowledge, and her love of life are commendable....
A letter to my inner child; the world is still just as magical as it once was. You have to look for it. I can remember my obsession with Wonder Woman when I was a little girl. I would wear...

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Berry Picking in the Milwaukee Area

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As spring has slowly arrived, we are all eager to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and sweetness of berry season! Start dreaming of...