Local Metro Milwaukee Archive


Milwaukee Area Holiday Lights and Events

One of the things I love about living in the Metro Milwaukee area is the variety of family friendly activities. This time of year can be difficult for me, but fun, kid-friendly events help distract me. It’s hard not to get into the holiday spirit when my children are delighted by all


Taking Daddy Dancing: Friday Night Live

Several weeks ago, I shared about how my 4 year-old daughter had a really sweet gift idea for her Daddy for Father’s Day.  We’ve been dancing our way through summer at Tosa Tonight, Sunset Safari, and Summer Sounds.  Next, we headed to Waukesha for their Friday Night Live event. Friday Night Live occurs


Taking Daddy Dancing: Summer Sounds

A few weeks ago, I shared the story of how my 4 year-old daughter gifted my husband five weeks of dancing activities for Father’s Day this year.  So far we have had such an awesome time dancing at Tosa Tonight and Sunset Safari.  This week, we took a little bit of a roadtrip


Taking Daddy Dancing: Sunset Safari

Previously I shared my 4-year-old’s adorable request to take her Daddy dancing for Father’s Day.  I researched local live concerts around the Milwaukee Area and was able to find a bunch of family-friendly events! We decided to check out five of the events I found over the next five weeks. Last week


Taking Daddy Dancing: Tosa Tonight

A week ago, I shared my 4-year-old daughter’s sweet request to take her Daddy dancing for Father’s Day.  I researched local live music concerts in the Milwaukee Area and compiled a list of the family-friendly events I found.  My daughter created a card for him and in it we wrote out an


Taking Daddy Dancing (Free Summer Music Events)

Let me preface this by saying, I usually let my daughter pick out gifts for others, for any special occasion, by herself. I want to instill in her the joy of giving. So for every birthday or holiday I ask her what she would like to gift her loved ones. Her little


Building Inspiration with the LEGO® Americana Roadshow

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post to share information about the LEGO® Americana Roadshow at Mayfair Mall. All thoughts and experiences shared are our own. After spending a week hanging out by the lake, it was rough adjusting to our summer routine. While I welcome the warmth of summer, I do not enjoy the


Family-Friendly Milwaukee Area Bucket List for Summer 2015

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign to share information about the LEGO® Americana Roadshow. All events listed are ones we think make great family fun! Our summer seems to be filling up fast with playdates, swim lessons, dance lessons, and everything else. While our daughter may be out of school, my husband


Get Ready to Shop the Spring Germantown/Port Washington JBF Sale & Save! #JBFSale

I’m working with JBF Germantown/Port Washington to help spread the word about their upcoming spring JBF Sale March 11-15. I’ve consigned and shopped with them in the past and love it!  Spring is almost here, I swear, and with that comes time to change out our kids’ seasonal clothing. If your kids


5 Reasons to Love Door to Door Organics

Disclosure: We were provided with a shopping credit in order to try out Door to Door Organics and share our thoughts with you. We’re also sharing a $10 off code on first time orders and giving away shopping credits. Grocery shopping is generally a necessary evil that we must do to keep


Get Creative With McDonald’s New Create Your Taste Burgers! #MyPerfectSandwich #McDPtr #Ad

This post was created in partnership with McDonald’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I love a good burger. What I don’t like is when I’m not sure what comes on it. I rarely ask for things (like onions) to be left off because I was taught at an early age


Skate Down Memory Lane With Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove #DisneyOnIceInsider

I received something of value from Feld Entertainment as part of their Insider Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Last night Brian, the kids, and I attended the opening of Disney On Ice Treasure Trove in Milwaukee. The set up


Disney On Ice Treasure Trove is Coming to Milwaukee! #DisneyOnIceInsider

I received something of value from Feld Entertainment as part of their Insider Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Our whole family enjoys many Disney movies and television shows, but there is something magical about seeing familiar stories and characters


A Visit With Santa

Recently we took the kids to see Santa for the first time. Granted, Rissa has spotted Santa at the mall from afar, but she this was the first time we took the kids to actually meet the big jolly red guy. We “do” the Santa thing, but try not to focus on


Dance and Sing with The Fresh Beat Band – Live in #Milwaukee!

We’re happy to help spread the word about great family-friendly entertainment in the metro Milwaukee area! Do you have a preschooler who loves to sing and dance? Silly question, I know! Both of my kids love music too. I never thought I’d be one of those moms who actually enjoyed some of


Disney Junior Live! Pirate & Princess Adventure – Coming to Milwaukee! + Ticket Giveaway #DisneyJuniorLive

Yo ho, let’s go! Get ready for Disney Junior Live! Pirate & Princess Adventure coming to Milwaukee! Feld Entertainment is providing my family with complimentary tickets as well as tickets to giveaway. I dare say that’s better than grabbing gold doubloons. My kids absolutely LOVE Jake and his crew. My daughter enjoys dressing


Yo Gabba Gabba Live: Music is Awesome Ticket Giveaway for #Milwaukee

We are huge Yo Gabba Gabba fans. My husband and I took our daughter to see them when they came to Milwaukee last year. We’ve been waiting for them to come back, especially since our son has become a fan as well. It’s definitely one of the kids’ shows I don’t mind


Sweet Summer Memories: Strawberry Picking

I love strawberries. Their vibrant red color, their fresh scent, and the taste as of sweet and tart as I sink my teeth into a juicy one. If I had to pick a favorite fruit, strawberry would be it. My kids enjoy strawberries too… most of the time. They go on odd


Get Ready for the Chicago Toy & Game Fair! (+Ticket Giveaway)

I’ll be attending with a media pass and have been provided family tickets to giveaway. Am I really talking about November already? Seems crazy, but it’s true. And that means the 11th annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair is almost here! We enjoyed checking out hot new toys last year and are


Kids Get Hands On at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

Ever feel nervous about taking a little kid to a museum? I’d love to take Rissa to the art museum but she wants to put her hands on everything! Now, I’m not going to avoid it but there’s another option in the Milwaukee area we checked out… Betty Brinn Children’s Museum! This