How do we do it?
Years ago, when I had two baby boys - one strapped to the front of me and one strapped on my back - other parents, usually moms, said, "How do you do it?" or "I don't know how you can do it!" This was always funny to me, because the only way I "did it" was by having no other choice.
No photos, please. I'll keep the memory
WedInMilwaukee.com has a great piece on the new trend of wedding proposal photography. I can appreciate it, but I'm not sure about it.
How to be a picker
Jeanine Burkhardt can comb a flea market like nobody's business. "There are bargains to be had out there," she said. "You have to have an eye and you have to be quick." Here is her expert advice on how to find the best deals.
Rev. John Naus, S.J. to retire from Marquette University
After serving the university for nearly 50 years, Rev. John Naus, S.J., chaplain of the Alumni Memorial Union, is retiring from Marquette University.
City living gets complicated
Three out of the last five weekends I have now been robbed. Not at gunpoint or anything. But my garage has been broken in to and they've made off with several items. The question, of course, is what to do short of moving to rural Waukesha County or farm house in Kenosha.
We're shooting ourselves in the foot with current gun laws
I love our Constitution and I especially love all the amendments that gave women the right to vote, got rid of slavery and all that other good stuff. But that second amendment gives me pause. Not one of our founding fathers considered mass murder when considering who ought to be able to have a gun.
Misery is optional: Doomsday Preppers in Wisconsin
George Booth is a self-described "prepper" - someone who anticipates and prepares for the collapse of the nation's infrastructure and the demise of life as we know it. He let me take a look inside his world and see how he prepares for its possible end.
Can you eat your sunscreen?
It's possible that what you eat could reduce your chance of sunburn. Here are a list of foods and supplements that might make your skin more resilient.
Rogue facial hair and "stupid charges"
Recently while getting my hair cut, I had some pretty hysterical conversations. The kind of verbal exchanges that leave you needing to whiz in your drawers, give you a belly ache from a much-needed laughing fit, or allow you to voice a hearty "hell yes" out loud.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are trying to kill me
A spontaneous dinner at Friday's Front Row turned perilous, and apparently I was the only one who thought it wasn't delightful.
Why I caved in and joined Facebook
I've been making fun of Facebook and the army of status-updating, lurking zombies it's produced for a long time now. In fact, I've joked that I'm the last human on Earth who doesn't have an account, myself. But Monday, I caved in and joined up. Here's why.
I'm a roadie
Trial by fire is a euphemism for the on-the-job training I have been through since March. I've been living in hotels on and off, getting a truer taste of the rock 'n' roll life on the road that my husband has lived the last decade of his life.
This whole Internet thing has proved more enduring than expected
Today is my 12th anniversary at OnMilwaukee.com. So, forgive me if I've written a version of this post before. Who can remember? In the dozen years I've been in this chair, OnMilwaukee.com has posted nearly 30,000 articles, briefs and blogs, a good few of them mine.
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Debra Usinger, vice president of Usinger's Famous Sausage, has passed away
Debra Usinger, a great-grandchild of the company's founder, ran the 130-year-old company with her brother, Fritz, until last month when she was diagnosed with cancer. She died Sunday at the age of 58.
South Shore one of 15 worst beaches in America
On a run along the Oak Leaf Trail in Bay View Thursday night, I noticed the water along the beach in South Shore Park teaming with splashing children, parents and pets. Not surprising, given the extreme heat of the day, but definitely not necessarily advisable given the pollution problems in the often stagnant water.
I don't wear deodorant. Or antiperspirant. Or any combination thereof. Now, before you pinch your noses and shout "PU," let me explain where I'm coming from.
Hmmm, did we meet in person or on Facebook?
Sometimes I can't remember if I met someone in person before or simply feel like I know them for real because of social media interactions. So very strange, isn't it?
Milwaukee gets less "manly"
Milwaukee fell 11 spots to the No. 19 manliest city in the U.S., according to a poll released on Tuesday by Bert Sperling and COMBOS pretzel snacks.
Where have all the aprons gone?
I am rising to an unvoiced challenge: to resurrect the apron as a kitchen necessity and domestic fashion statement once again.
We're a nice bunch. Right?
Today, after yesterday's election, The Atlantic asks "If Wisconsin Can't Be Nice, Who Can?" Whatever. I'd argue that both candidates are nice, and politics isn't or shouldn't be personal. Of course many people take everything personally. This won't change, but it's time to sometimes put our own "truths" to the side.
I got blitzed
It's Victory Garden Blitz Week, which means Victory Garden Initiative is installing gardens for those who ordered them. It's a great program that allows many people in the city to get an urban garden installed for a low price - or for free, if they applied in time and qualified for one.
In German the name "Ehrmann" translates to "honorable man." Born 100 years ago today, Art Ehrmann was the epitome of that.
Mid-year update on my 2012 predictions
Back in December, I wrote a blog post called "Bold and not-so-bold predictions for 2012." Almost halfway through the year, I see now that one has come true, two have not, and two are yet to be decided (but I still stand by my predictions).
The "XOXO" debacle
This actually happened - just not to me. (Yet.)
Color me orange
You'd have to be colorblind not to catch that orange is all the rage right now.