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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...

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...
Hey, new mama. I know you’re tired You haven’t slept the last few weeks because you’ve been SO uncomfortable. I know you were in labor for hours, maybe even days, and you’re mentally and physically exhausted. I know you’re feeling all the...
The other evening I was out with a few friends. When I stood up to leave, I couldn't help but notice one of them tracking my body from head to toe with their eyes. Then the comment struck: "You're...
PMDD: It's so much more serious than PMS. This morning, I woke up to the ultimate delight of having my period. I also noticed a new mental clarity that I haven’t had the past few days. I opened up my...
I apologize because I am sorry. I have had to apologize more than ever while we are stuck at home. We are stuck in the house. For the 100th time today, my almost-five-year-old whines about not being able to play a game...
I spend my days in a fog of crabbiness. There needs to be a name for what I’m experiencing. Naming it will be therapeutic, and it will help all of us experiencing it to know that we’re not alone. I'm...
When you don't have the answers, coping as a parent can be tough. There is nothing more frustrating than watching your child struggle with something that is out of your control. An illness, a heartbreak, a betrayal of a friend,...
It is well-documented that the best way to curb the spread of COVID-19 is to practice social distancing. As Governor Evers has said, we are safer at home. The quicker we stop the spread of COVID-19, the quicker we get...

You Can’t Have It All

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I’m in a really good place right now. If you’re thinking, well, goody for you, I get it. But, I say this because I have struggled with depression and anxiety since my childhood. And, although it’s been a long...

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Ultimate Guide to Winter and the Holidays in Milwaukee

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It's time to celebrate the holidays in Milwaukee! Bust out the hats and mittens, get the ice scraper out of the trunk and let’s get...