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I'm a mom. Why bother with makeup? I’ve never been particularly gifted at self-beautification. Imagine one of those meticulously coiffed hairdressers who work the chairs at the salon you can’t really afford to go to, with their chic black tunics...
Yes, I know, this is so cliché, and at the same time so necessary. I'll never stop emphasizing how important it is to learn from our children. Especially now, when we're especially unsure what lesson will present itself daily. Here...
Practicing an attitude of gratitude; simple ways to help kids reflect on the good things in life This year for my birthday, my husband gave me an envelope with tiny blue paper origami stars. I will admit my first thought...
It was our first Valentine's Day together as a newly dating couple (mind you, a dating couple that agreed to no sex for 90 days (that story to come).  I opened an envelope that had a gift certificate for...
The day had come so very close to its end, and as I felt my heart beating faster, my patience was wearing all the faster when one of my boys spoke these words of wisdom to me- “It’s okay to...
As moms, let's be real. You need a tribe.  You know, that old saying, “it takes a village?” It still holds, and a non-mom friend should be in yours. I know my tribe has helped me get through more than I...
Okay, friends, I'm just going to dive right in and admit it: I struggle with being a stay-at-home mom. I'm not fulfilled. It's not enough. I feel diluted in who I am. Like I'm a shell of the person...

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...
After diagnosing me with a postpartum mood disorder, my physician “prescribed” taking time for myself as part of my treatment plan. Having been a competitive athlete in my younger years, I always found that physical exercise always helped to...
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...

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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...