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Meet the New Contributors

One of the things we love most around here is sharing the authentic stories of Milwaukee area moms — their experiences, perspectives, struggles, and triumphs. We are thrilled to welcome FOUR new writers to our team this fall, plus one returning mama from our original contributor team! Please join us in saying "hello" and "welcome back" [...]
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Meet Erin

I’ve always wanted to be a mom.  Growing up, I was intensely close with my mom. She was and still is my best friend and I knew that I wanted that same connection with my kids as I have with her.  After graduating high school however, I craved some independence and I made the move […]

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Meet Shauna

I live in Wauwatosa with my husband of 6 years, who I met in high school (I know typical), but we did not start dating until after. We have grown up and grown an amazing family together. We have a Collie/Shepherd rescue pup, a two-year-old daughter, and are anticipating the arrival of our second little […]

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Meet Jill

Living The Dream Some girls dream of the perfect wedding. Some dream of finding their prince charming. Others dream of a career and a fairy tale life. All I ever wanted was to be a mom. I was the kid who wanted to help kids. Even my dolls were orphans, kids with special needs or […]

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The End to the Argument “What Kind of Parenting is Harder”

Momming is hard. It’s an underappreciated, underpaid, and understaffed position with benefits in the form of cuddles and kisses, precocious smiles, high-pitched giggles, scraped knees, dirty kitchen tables, and endless laundry. It’s also one of the most hotly contested arguments among women today — Who has it worse? I’ve been (almost) all the types of […]

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Please Don’t Touch My Hair

Let’s talk about hair. Hair can be an expression of one’s personality, an exclamation mark on a living, breathing canvas. Our sense of self can be connected to our hair. For many women, especially Black women, it is representative of “something” different. Something bigger, deeper, and more personal.  When someone touches my hair without my […]

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