This is a story about the earliest and most important lesson I learned as a mother. It was three weeks after giving birth; my daughter hadn’t slept for more than sixty minutes consecutively, my husband hadn’t been able to take off more than a few days for paternity leave, and his job required him to […]
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The topics of working outside of the home and motherhood are both natural roles for me, as they are for a lot of moms. When I daydream and look into the future, I see myself working. I love problem solving, camaraderie and overcoming new challenges in and out of the office. But tossing motherhood […]
Although it often doesn’t seem that way, eventually winter in Wisconsin does come to an end! Once spring officially hits, we at MKE Moms Blog want to help you make the most of it. Here is our list of more than 80 experiences to enjoy this spring.
Being an (older) millennial, I grew up in an era of expected excellence and “well-roundedness.” A perfect GPA or ACT score, while wonderful, wouldn’t get you into college without some extra-curriculars and service hours. I was busy in my teens and early twenties. Multiple clubs and activities, a sport, a sorority, involvement at church, a […]
I have always identified strongly with the professional side of myself. After all, I left a great job to earn a Masters Degree that allowed me to further my career path, so I needed to prove that the time and money spent on graduate studies was worthwhile. The last several years of my life have […]
You may not win any awards for parenting, nor will you get to spend the whole day with your feet up and Days of Our Lives on TV, but there are ways to make sure the whole family makes it through the worst of your illness.
St. Patrick’s Day in Milwaukee is one of my favorite times of the year. Parades and dancing, corned beef and story times, there’s no shortage of family-friendly St. Paddy’s Day events in the area, and we’ve got the inside scoop for you! Here’s a round up of St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Milwaukee. So, go grab your green […]
I’ll be completely honest with you, March is my birth month and I’m very bias towards it. Not only does it host my birthday, but the first day of spring and St. Patrick’s Day! Below is your guide to the month of March so you don’t miss a thing happening here in Milwaukee! You can […]
The first year with a new baby is HARD. Like, REALLY hard. So hard, in fact, older moms in public often offer unsolicited reassurance to strangers they see with infants and toddlers, smiling knowingly and saying “don’t worry, hun, after the first year, it gets easier.” But you know what? I’m calling their bluff. Of course, my experience is […]
So, you got your kid a smartphone. Seemed like a good idea at the time. They’re useful, increase social standing, AND OPEN YOUR KID’S LIFE UP TO ALL KINDS OF DANGERS. I don’t mean to alarm parents who unwittingly gave their freshman, eighth grader, fifth grader, little lamb a cell phone. Technology on its own is a very useful tool, but […]