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I am the Midwestern Mama. My name is Kelsi and I have lived in Wisconsin my whole life. I married the love of my life and gave birth to a baby girl in December of 2019. I love coffee first thing in the morning, I used to be a dancer, I am obsessed with being a Mom and a true documentary lover. I often read blogs or find people that I somewhat connect with, but living in the Midwest, I feel means everything is slightly different. Thank you for joining me!

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A Midwestern Family
A Little Mama Life
& Always Real but Honest
  • Essentials – Exclusively Pumping

    August 7, 2020 by

    After 2 months of nursing my daughter and now 5 months of pumping, I have made my minimal list of my absolute go to’s for pumping. This is what I always carry with me! Here we go:

  • Ditching the Swaddle | Sleep Guide

    July 25, 2020 by

    Remember, I am not a sleep consultant andI did not go to school for any form of medicine. I do have lots of professional experience in early childhood years which includes training other educators in safe sleep tactics at young ages. This honestly is just what worked for us and my daughter. Every child is… Read more

  • Exclusively Pumping | My Journey

    July 8, 2020 by

    I want to start by saying that I am a firm believer in fed is best. I personally love to set goals and achieve them, especially when it comes to the well being of those I care. This does not mean I would keep going at something that was not healthy for myself. If I… Read more

  • Postpartum || Support & Knowledge

    February 5, 2020 by

    I am 6 weeks postpartum and feel great. I am physically, emotionally and mentally grounded. If you do not know me personally, you will also know I went into pregnancy, labor and delivery as well as postpartum without any expectations. I knew if I got my hopes up about something, or expected something to go… Read more

  • Everyday Essentials || Newborn

    February 5, 2020 by

    When filling out a registry, my husband and I were overwhelmed by the amount of baby crap that seemed like such a gimmick! Did we really need the 100 different types of blankets out there? What about the choices in bottles, pacifiers, and don’t get me started on the millions of clothing options. Here are… Read more

  • Postpartum || 5 Week Update

    January 27, 2020 by

    We have made it through 5 weeks with our little wildflower and let me tell you, it is everything I could have imagined and more. I have smiled, laughed, cried and learned more than I could ever imagine. We are working through this new season of life, with our very first child and overall, it… Read more

  • Postpartum Body Thoughts

    January 18, 2020 by

    I need to start now. What do I need to start? I need to be conscious of my thoughts and feelings around my body. My daughter will grow up knowing that our bodies are something to take care of, love on, and be thankful for. I do not want my daughter to grow up around… Read more

  • The Struggle – Feeding My Baby

    January 11, 2020 by

    My daughter is now 3 weeks old. I knew when having a baby that things would change, small expectation I had for myself would be thrown out the window because frankly….that’s life. I wanted and still want my baby to get breast milk for as long as possible. I am not partial to whether that… Read more

  • Homebody Gifts for Your Favorite Gal

    December 20, 2019 by

    Here are some last minute gift ideas for that homebody that is always so difficult to shop for! These are all under $25 and perfect to pair a few together to make a basket of coziness or give individually! Sherpa Throw – $10.88 Walmart The coziest blanket around! Coffee Mug – $4 Target This mug… Read more

  • Holiday Tough Love

    December 13, 2019 by

    The holidays are magical, cold if you live in the Midwest like I do, full of love and laughter and they are hard. I LOVE the holidays. Being around people lifts me up rather than tears me down, but that doesn’t mean that after the holiday season is over that I do not have an… Read more

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