Author Archive | Kate

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A Mama’s Bill of Rights

As moms, we’re really good at putting ourselves last. We’re great at playing the martyr. We’re terrible at treating ourselves with the care and dignity that we give to everyone around us. This has got to change. We cannot keep running ourselves ragged. We are no good to anyone if we are not good to ourselves. So, […]

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I Lost the Girl I Used to Be

The other night, we had dinner with a group of friends. My husband was driving and we were blocks from home, but I had one too many. Okay, more than one too many. I didn’t get sick, I didn’t have a hangover, so I guess by Milwaukee standards, I was fine…. But really, I was […]

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Giving Tuesday: Junior League of Milwaukee

As we approach the giving season, I am inspired to share my experiences with an organization that is near and dear to my heart, the Junior League of Milwaukee (JLM). I joined the JLM before I had kids. Back then, I was looking to get involved in my community in a way that work and my small social circle didn’t […]

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Maybe You Should be a Mom :: A Dr. Seuss Parody

My son has been really into Dr. Seuss’s Maybe you Should Fly a Jet, Maybe you Should be a Vet lately. In it, there is a laundry list of different occupations, and I started thinking about the never-ending list of jobs I tackle in my day-to-day life as a mom. Didn’t I read somewhere once that if […]

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My Life As an Overtime Mom

If someone asks me what I do, I reply that I am a stay-at-home mom. Most people get what a huge undertaking that is, especially with two under three constantly underfoot and needing me for all the things at every single moment. However, some seem to wonder what it is I do with “all of […]

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