Moms on the Run: Local Working Moms Who Ran for Elected Office and Won

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Milwaukee Common Council Trustee Jessica Carpenter, Shorewood Village Board Have you ever thought about running for elected office to make a difference in your community? We’re sharing the stories of three local working moms who had the courage to put their name on the ballot.  By WMM Contributor: Maura Metz Alderwoman Chantia …

Moving with Kids

By WMM Blog Contributor: Elizabeth Braatz While this list is fluid, there’s a short list of things that two people go through in a marriage that can cause major stress: Death of a loved one Divorce Major illness or injury Job loss Moving That’s right, moving! This means that moving can cause similar stress as …

Game On, Mom!

By WMM Contributor: Maura Metz If  Moms Getting Ready in the Morning had Sportscaster Commentary   Announcer 1: And we’re off to the races, folks! It’s 4:36 a.m. and the baby is crying. Announcer 2: The question is can mom get her back to sleep? Announcer 1: Will she pull it off? She’s getting out …

Don’t Let ADHD Get You Down

By WMM Contributor: Elizabeth Braatz According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 6% of children in the U.S. have some form of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This condition is one of the most common mental disorders affecting both children and adults. Symptoms of ADHD include: inattention (not being able to keep focus), hyperactivity (excessive …

Exploring West Allis in Summer

By WMM Contributor: Melissa Feldmeyer I am not a native Milwaukee-an. I didn’t even grow up in the Midwest! But living here since college- I have found my way around and have been lucky enough to live in a few different neighborhood in the Milwaukee area- each with their own wonderful identity. I started my …

Momma’s Gone Crazy

By WMM Contributor: Elizabeth Braatz If you’re anything like me, then you’re overscheduled, overstressed and overworked. You’ve committed to every request that comes your way, volunteer when needed, check homework, make lunches, clean your house and be the best wife and mother that you can be…all while being a functioning employee at work. Just typing …