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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

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Reader's Blogs tagged with 'Kids'

Velvet

It must be so interesting to be a two year old. The attention, the fits, the curiosity and the love.  This weekend we took care of Velvet (my husband's cousin's daughter). She is a blonde cutie pie. We lovingly nicknamed her "Velveta Cheese."  However, she is in the te...

The Apartment

It seems like yesterday we moved in the apartment surrounded by weeping willow trees. Only it wasn't yesterday but seven years ago. Years of memories and boxes of the past compacted and sealed shut. As I put away our things, a flashback will zing my head like a ice cream headache.The wedding ...

Bee Stings

Summer of 1986 was a scorcher in Milwaukee. The kiddie pool was pulled out of the damp garage leaving dirty streaks as it was dragged from it's home. Pairs of chubby hand kept slipping as it was rolled onto the front yard. Soft giggles and ponytails hit the back of sun kissed necks. Color...

The Weathered Kite

Youth is fleeting and yet there is a lack of respect and willingness to hold on to it. At thirteen, dreams of proms, weddings and popularity send hopes sky high as if kites flying above. Romantic strings connecting and intertwining without a care in the world. Mismatched shapes and bright kites...

A Candy Induced Childhood

A fellow writer was on social media discussing his upcoming article on my hometown of Bay View. When I started thinking about it, I realized it had a small town feel in the big city of Milwaukee. I moved to Bay View in third grade. I don't remember starting at Dover Elementary, but remember M...

How I spent opening day in the kids' area (and survived)

When I was younger, I didn't spend a lot of time at Summerfest. Or rather - I didn't spend a lot of time in the kids' area. By the time I started going to Summerfest, it was mostly to drag a very harassed parent to a stage for a band that I had to see. Unfortunately for me, the kids' area was s...