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Meet Mandy

Milwaukee is in my bloodline. I’m a proud product of a hardworking family dedicated to serving the city of Milwaukee and one of seven valedictorians in my class at my Milwaukee public school. I’ve only left for a semester of college, only to realize that my family is my home and my home is Milwaukee. […]

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Am I Cut Out for This?

This week has been rough. The kids have been cranky, the house is in disarray, we all have cabin fever. As mothers, we can often feel overwhelmed. But every once in a while, when I feel especially exhausted and defeated, I can’t help but think to myself: “Am I cut out for this?” When I was […]

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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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It Doesn’t Get Easier; You Get Stronger

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 […]

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Don’t Lose Yourself to Motherhood

If I had one piece of advice to new moms out there, it would be this. Don’t lose yourself to motherhood. I’ve only been a mom for seven years, but amongst that time I’m created three little human beings. I’m a proud mom who is raising kids to “have fun, be kind, and learn a […]

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