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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...

Everyday Magic

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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....
In unprecedented situations, we need to call in reinforcements. For some of us, it's the activities that hold our kids' interest and for others, it's a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones that can drown out the sound of Into the...

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...
When was the last time you took a self inventory? When have you really looked at your life and asked yourself the hard questions? I did recently when a dear friend asked me how I was REALLY doing. It started off...

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The Ultimate Guide to Milwaukee Area Fireworks

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Fireworks are integral to Milwaukee’s summertime culture. There is no summer without them! Below is a detailed list of the 2021 Milwaukee area fireworks...