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Learning to be an Ally for my Children of Color After my husband and I got engaged, someone close to me said something along the lines of “you aren’t thinking about your future kids. Don’t you think you are going...
As a mom who doesn’t drink, I feel constantly bombarded by messages about the relationship between moms and drinking, specifically drinking wine. From memes to shirts, to custom wine glasses, you can buy just about anything with a catchy...
To the Dad Who Shares the Mental Load I've read a few posts recently about the mental load that motherhood typically carries, especially for stay at home moms. A lot of that is very true, but I think it's also...

To the Rude Woman at Target

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The shopping trip started like any other. One minute I was blissfully wondering the aisles of Target with my two children, just grabbing that one last thing, and the next my three year old is mid meltdown. You know that...
It's Sunday night and I am a hot mess. The little is all tucked in bed, an hour later than scheduled. There are bottles to be washed, the dryer is beeping at me that its finished, and the to-do...
I had to do something no parent should have to do: Call the police about a rumored school shooting. On the drive home from school, my son nonchalantly mentioned he heard about a plan to "shoot up the school" on...
As a Montessori educator, I have always been very intrigued by the Montessori philosophy for infants. Upon arrival of my daughter about a year ago, I was eager to begin to incorporate some of these ideologies, especially a floor bed....
My name is Jess, and I'm an alcoholic. I quit drinking to be a better mom. I had a tumultuous relationship with alcohol, from the first sip at sixteen. I was excited to drink, all butterflies and pink cheeks. I...

Let’s Encourage Funny Girls

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My six-year-old daughter is a funny girl. She makes silly faces, she does wacky voices, she improvises goofy songs. She learned a knock-knock joke recently and told it to me during breakfast one morning. It’s an old one that...

The Prize in the Box

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Dear Moms of the Interwebs,  This is a true story, I swear to you. I am writing it anonymously mostly to protect my someday teenage children from the humiliation of Googling their mother's name and finding a horror story about...

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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...