Finally,....I was hoping to get this blog started before Thanksgiving and then, for sure, before the holidays and suddenly, I find myself at the beginning of the new year. The fact that it has taken me so long is hopefully, not necessarily a sign of procrastination, but merely a reflection of the busy life of a Milwaukee suburban mom.
I'm the mom of four rapidly growing children. Somewhere along the way of booster shots and recitals, changing diapers and arranging carpools, I realized that I am not so much an expert on parenting ( I'M NOT) but a constant observer of what works and what DOESN'T work (for me at least). So...My Backyard is an observational and informational blog about parenting in Milwaukee and the surrounding suburbs.
Like many Milwaukee parents, my husband Clem and I try out a lot of "kid friendly" places in Milwaukee and if we like that place, we go there constantly. We try out a lot of things with the kids....roller rinks, open gyms, museums, children's concerts, state and county fairs, family restaurants. And our kids...well, they've joined every possible activity out there (hence the reason I live in my car). At times, these activities can be a little overwhelming, but I've certainly have learned a lot. So you'll hear a lot of opinions.
Except for a possible posting on the upcoming Inaugural, I'll try to stay out of politics (you can find plenty of other political blogs starting with Brookfield Now.) Unless your kids collect donkeys or elephants, I can't see where politics and motherhood blend. On that note, my cousin Carrie, who lives in Boston, is planning on attending the Inaugural, so if the opportunity presents itself, I might not be able to resist sharing her observations. (It is, you gotta agree, a once in a lifetime experience.) Thanks for reading My Backyard.