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No one plans to be in the situation where three members of their family are battling COVID-19, but that's exactly what happened to us in mid-July when the Coronavirus infiltrated our lives. To read the full account of our family's...
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...
Hey there, exhausted parent. I want you to know I see you and I feel it too. What we thought would be a few weeks of sacrifice has stretched into months and we are weary. Our mental fortitude has...
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...
I am not a doctor or have any medical training. This post simply shares my understanding and my personal experience with having an autoimmune disease.  In 2015 I was diagnosed with Sjögren’s (SHOW-grins). It's an autoimmune disease (AI); for me,...
  I had my first child when I turned 30. I am the youngest in my family and had very little exposure to babies before having my own. Throughout my 20’s, I had been told I wouldn’t make a good...
Here at Milwaukee Mom, we mourn with all the mamas who have experienced child loss. If you have lost a child and need resources in your grief, please go here.  The day my son was born was the happiest and...
What does racism have to do with the fact that black mothers and babies are suffering mortality rates many times worse than that of their white counterparts? In a word, EVERYTHING. In January, we sat down with Kisha Shanks of...
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...

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What do you want to be when you grow up? "A magician!" was always my answer. As a little girl, mystery and fantasy consistently fascinated me. I received a magic kit for Christmas one year, and life was never the same....

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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...