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Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine, The Cream City Review, Exquisite Corpse (Cyber Corpse), Magical Blend, Mothering, Literary Mama, AOL, Double Dare Press, and more.

In 2009, Molly won a Wisconsin Press Club Award. She served as the writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014.

After graduating from UWM with a degree in English and Women's Studies, Molly worked as the Membership and Marketing Director at the Downtown YMCA and as the Communications Specialist at Kalmbach Publishing Co. before joining the editorial staff at in June 2002. It is, hands down, the best job she's ever had -- except for when she worked as a vendette at The Prospect Mall Cinemas in the late '80s and could eat free popcorn while flirting with ushers. (During college, she also worked the door at the iconic Safe House and made people do ridiculous things like hula hoop topless if they didn't know the password to get in.)

Molly is the mother of two sons, Kai River and Levi, who came into her life only three months apart. In the midst of the adoption process, Molly was shocked by the double pink lines on the pregnancy test and became one of the few women to take two maternity leaves in the same calendar year.

She is currently working on a memoir.

Recent Articles
 Marketplace - October 2, 2015
 Local jewelry maker caught Steve Madden's eye
 Oconomowoc's Tammy Spice started beading jewelry when she was a little girl and she had no idea at the time it would morph into a lucrative career for her grown-up self.
 Arts & Entertainment - October 2, 2015
 "Romeo Is Bleeding" heals violence through Shakespearean tragedy
 When Donté Clark read Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" he realized that the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets was similar to the struggle in his city - Richmond, Calif. - where North and Central Richmond have literally been at war for decades. "Romeo Is Bleeding" screened today as part of the Milwaukee Film Festival.
 Bars & Clubs - October 1, 2015
 MKE Oktoberfest kicks off with free beer and the promise of a fun-filled weekend
 MKE Oktoberfest takes place Oct. 1-4 and features live music, food - including a Friday night fish fry and a German breakfast on Sunday - along with a market, performances and beer, beer and more beer.
 Marketplace - October 1, 2015
 The Waxwing needs your support
 The Waxwing, an artist consignment shop, will move to a new, larger location on the East Side and to make this dream a reality owner Steph Davies has created a Kickstarter campaign.
 Bars & Clubs - October 1, 2015
 Support Westallion Brewing Company
 Last month, OnMilwaukee broke the story about a new brewing company coming to West Allis called Westallion Brewing Company. Every day, the owners Erik and Kim Dorfner get closer to opening the business, and have started a GoFundMe to make the dream a reality.
 Dining - October 1, 2015
 6 Milwaukee restaurants loved or hated by diners
 Some local eateries seem to be more controversial than others, with written and word-of-mouth reviews that range from praising to bashing. Here are six restaurants that divide diners.
 Marketplace - September 30, 2015
 Wild Haven Fiber Company brings more DIY to KK
 Kate Mau will soon open Wild Haven Fiber Company, a lifestyle store for knitters, crocheters and fiber lovers. The business is located at 2658 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. in Bay View.
 Arts & Entertainment - September 28, 2015
 "My Skinny Sister" offers meaty commentary on eating disorders
 Because "My Skinny Sister" explores a teenaged ice skater's eating disorder, it had the dangerous possibility of falling into the cheesy After-School Special / Lifetime Movie category. Luckily, it didn't. The Swedish film runs two more times during the Milwaukee Film Festival.
 Living - September 25, 2015
 Frawley finds friendship in felines
 Vivian Frawley didn't grow up with cats, nor did she have them for the first part of adult life, because she was allergic to them. However, in 1986 some friends invited her over for dinner and instead of a doggie bag, she left with a kitten in her purse. Today, she has dedicated much of her life to cat welfare.
 Living - September 25, 2015
 6 Milwaukee men who love cats
 In the world of stereotypes, men's best friends are dogs and ladies are crazy for cats. However, many male celebrities remind us that there's nothing unmanly about expressing feline affection. Locally, we tracked down multiple men who really love cats and they shared their stories - and their photos - with us.

Recent Podcasts
Arts and Entertainment - April 16, 2010
 Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up your mid-April weekend
Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up your mid-April weekend
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Arts and Entertainment - November 13, 2009
 Molly talks the weekend with Kramp and Adler
Molly Snyder Edler joins FM 102.1's Kramp and Adler to talk about the weekend.
Length: 00:06:13
Arts and Entertainment - October 23, 2009
 Molly, Kramp and Adler fall back into this autumn weekend
he fall activities continue this weekend with harvest festivals, haunted houses and the start of Halloween-filled fun. Here at, we're closing down Murray Avenue for a festival of art, music and food on Saturday or you can opt to make the short drive north to Kohler for a weekend filled with fall themed activities. You'll find costumes and Halloween fun at Boo Fest in the Milwaukee Public Market, Family Fun Fest at the Racine Art Museum or Family Fun day at the Harley-Davidson Museum. The Bucks continue with their last preseason game and the Admirals take to the rink for one of this season's first battles.
Length: 00:07:01
Arts and Entertainment - October 9, 2009
 Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up for this chilly fall weekend
Fundraisers, concerts and spooky scenes dominate Milwaukee's calendar this weekend. Lend your support by running Al's Run/Walk for Children's Hospital or doing the AIDS WALK Wisconsin and then fill your stomach at Empty Bowls Milwaukee. Miley Cyrus, "Spring Awakening," Ron White, Peter Mulvey, Codebreaker and comedian Paul Mooney all appear on stage, and the Milwaukee Book Festival hosts authors for readings and discussions at several area bookstores.
Length: 00:09:06
Arts and Entertainment - September 4, 2009
 Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up your Labor Day weekend
Labor Day might fall a little bit later this year, but that doesn't mean Milwaukee is skimping on the celebration. For everyone staying in town for the weekend, there's plenty going on to keep you busy. Enjoy block parties on Milwaukee Street and Water Street for the Milwaukee Rally, on Martin Luther King Drive for the MLK Street Jam and BBQ or in Walker's Point for the NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series.
Length: 00:06:13
Arts and Entertainment - August 7, 2009
 Kramp, Adler and Andy preview State Fair's opening weekend
A new music festival in the Third Ward, the big "Milwaukee's Top Model Search" finale at Bradford Beach, Moody Blues, Collective Soul, "Rockerbox" in Riverwest, outdoor movies all over town, "Beer City Tattoo Convention," Arab World Fest, "Morning Glory Craft Fair," the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, "The Phantom of the Opera," a forecast that's saying temperatures in the 90s, oh and a little thing called the Wisconsin State Fair. Get it on, Milwaukee. The great Milwaukee weekend is here, and it's jam packed! No worries, though, the famous Weekend Preview has you covered.
Length: 00:07:47
Arts and Entertainment - July 31, 2009
 Kramp, Adler and Molly walk you through this weekend's events
After last weekend's jam-packed offerings, the city takes a quiet break this weekend with fewer activities and an overall calmer feeling. Anyone searching for a good mix of music, art and entertainment can try catching the end of the EAA Air Show in Oshkosh or the last days of "Downtown Employee Appreciation" on Thursday and Friday. See actors live at the Times Theater or check out the Van's Warped Tour at the Marcus Amphitheater on Thursday. Don't miss out on Jaime Foxx and Crosby, Stills and Nash, who are in town, too.
Length: 00:03:17
Arts and Entertainment - June 26, 2009
 Kramp, Adler and Molly preview your Summerfest-filled weekend
This weekend is all about Summerfest. The Big Gig hits the lakefront with live music, festival food and plenty of activities for the whole family. But if you're looking for something other than outdoor live music, Milwaukee's got you covered. See professional street racing at its best with the Downer Classic on Saturday.
Length: 00:07:40
Arts and Entertainment - May 1, 2009
 Slide into May with Molly, Kramp and Adler
If you're looking for music, Willy Porter, The Killers and Flight of the Conchords are all in town with local shows sure to live up to their name. Need more? The International Pop Overthrow Festival stages dozens of local and regional bands all in one weekend. A drag show at Alverno or Ghostwalk with the Holler House are two city firsts you won't want to miss.
Length: 00:08:29
Arts and Entertainment - April 24, 2009
 Molly, Kramp and Adler warm up this mid-April weekend
Earth Day carries over into the weekend with events for individuals and families all weekend long. Look to the Urban Ecology Center, Washington Park and state parks for activities and volunteer opportunities to get your hands dirty. Both Milwaukee NARI and Rummage-o-Rama recycle local goods to help your neighborhood and your wallet.
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