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 …

8 Tips for Parenting Your Teen

By WMM Contributor: Silvia Cortes Adolescence. A time in our life that feels as if it is going to last forever and ever.  Then, all of sudden we are 10, 20, 30 years since our teenage years and wonder how we survived until it’s time to parent a teenager.  I have the bigger bonus of …

Anxiety & Parenting

  By WMM Guest Contributor: Tierney Konitzer “She’s learning from you.”– a sentence a new mom might want to hear about her daughter. At 20 months old, my daughter Rose is polite, kind, caring and has totally normal 2-year-old tantrums. But this isn’t a sentence I want to hear. People in my support circle think …

The Childcare Search

By WMM Contributor: Melissa Feldmeyer The part of motherhood I was looking LEAST forward to was not the delivery or the sleepless nights, but the idea of having to find child care for my baby. The search, the guilty feelings about leaving my baby, and the cost (oh, the cost…..) I knew I would be …