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  The first summer that I took my son to a Wisconsin Timber Rattlers game was 2013, and I haven’t shut up about it since. It’s an affordable, family-friendly day trip, and we try to go back every year. For us,...

World Down Syndrome Day

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March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). A global awareness day for Down syndrome. (October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month). Why March 21st? This particular day, 3/21, is recognized as World Down Syndrome Day because the most common form of...
It all started with a crazy thought that we should sell our beloved house, build a brand new one, AND have a second baby. Looking back on it now, it sounds just as overwhelming now as it did back...
Dear daughter, You asked me again why I won’t let you use social media. And, once again, I didn’t do an excellent job of explaining my reasoning. Let me start by saying that, honey, I know it stinks to feel like...
A collection of hilarious horror stories from parents working from home. I have been doing some form of either working from home or hybrid work since March 16th, 2020. I have learned a lot in this time. Namely that stay...
An adoptee I follow on Instagram recently wrote, “Learning about adoption from adoptive parents is like learning about race from white people.” While I recognize the value found from every side of the adoption triad (birth parents, adoptees, and...
I'm coming up on my first year of motherhood. It's amazing how slow and fast this time went. It's been a blur but also felt like forever. To be honest, I felt like this year so unfair to us....
A letter to my inner child; the world is still just as magical as it once was. You have to look for it. I can remember my obsession with Wonder Woman when I was a little girl. I would wear...
“Words are not enough to express the unconditional love that exists between a mother and a daughter.” – Caitlin Houston. On Sundays...my dreaded custody exchange day. I feel like half my heart leaves that morning.  When you were born, I...
To the Birth Mother Who Gave Our Daughter Life, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started this letter. Legally, it is unlikely I'll ever see you and our daughter reunited. But should it be on your hearts, I...

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Guide To Milwaukee

Milwaukee Area Little Free Library Guide

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Chances are, you’ve seen a Little Free Library in your neighborhood. At first glance, they may look like over-sized birdhouses, but these little libraries are actually...