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The Risk of Being “High Risk”

Breasts are wonderful things, aren’t they? They can really help you fill out a dress. Be complete and totally nourishment for a tiny babe for months of their life. Captivate an audience. Try to kill you….oh wait, what? The chance of me getting breast cancer in my “lifetime,” (up to age 85) is 31%. Roughly […]

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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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Meet Charonne

Just over a year ago we packed up a moving truck and said goodbye to our first home; the perfect suburban farmhouse. This little white house was the place we brought most of our children home to including some who came to us through foster care and were no longer with us. Countless tender memories […]

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Trauma is Not a Competition

Let’s talk about trauma. In its simplest definition, trauma is “a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury.” This can mean a lot of things and the tricky wicket about trauma is that the “injury” that leads to “stress” probably looks different to each individual person.   […]

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