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I know the moment my life stopped, because it is written in my daughter's newborn journal. I had finished up a nursing session just before 4am on October 16 and the thoughts just got too scary. So scary I called...
In his ten short years, Ethan experienced the death of his beloved grandpa and his dad, moved to another state and changed schools, had grandma live with us then move into her own home three years later, lose his status...
One day, I was part of a Twitter chat in the OCD community that centered on having — or not having — children. So many people seemed to think it would be selfish of them to have children because they...
Realizing I might have a slight addiction to my iPhone, I somewhat reluctantly (okay, VERY reluctantly) joined thousands around the country for National Screen Free Week in early May. To say it was a life-changing experiment would be an understatement. Here's what...
Throughout my life I’ve faced a varying amount of mental health challenges. Before becoming a parent I always made it a priority to take care of my mental health but once becoming one, I’ve realized that it’s vital for...
This is the third in a series of posts brought to you by Northwestern Mutual as part of its Mother’s Day Campaign and Childhood Cancer Program. Although financially compensated for the creation of this series, all writing, thoughts and opinions are our...

When Hurting Helps

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It's been two years and 188 days since I last cut myself. I can't tell you the exact date that I started cutting, but I do remember the situation. I was about 14 years old and in an emotional tailspin (not...
This guest post is part of our Moms Mental Health Series, published in partnership with a new resource in the Milwaukee area that we are incredibly excited about — Moms Mental Health Initiative. Founded by two local moms who dealt...
This is the second in a series of posts brought to you by Northwestern Mutual as part of its Mother’s Day Campaign and Childhood Cancer Program. Although financially compensated for the creation of this series, all writing, thoughts and opinions are...
We are thrilled to introduce you to Becky and Sarah and to be sharing the story of how two Milwaukee area moms saw a need, grabbed hold of a dream and ran full speed ahead to make it a...

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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...