Seize the meowment: Sip & Purr cat cafe opens today

Published June 1, 2018

Cat lovers rejoice. Today is the day you can officially check out the new Sip & Purr cat cafe on Milwaukee's East Side. We've got a preview of what to expect including food, beverage and adorable cats for your viewing enjoyment.


Miltown LGBT Families bonds parents, provides support, spreads the love

Published Aug. 1, 2016

Most new parents are in need of information and support, but for LGBTQ families, it's not as easy to connect with same-sex moms and dads who are knowledgeable about issues specific to their households. Recently, Laurie Marks and Joseph Brooks changed that with the launching of Miltown LGBT Families.


Bringing home an older dog

Published March 16, 2016

My family recently adopted a new dog. His name is Beauregard, and he is a rescue from HAWS in Waukesha. We weren't looking to adopt another dog but sometimes fate just intervenes. We lost our Shadow a couple of years ago and after a period of adjustment Sydney was comfortable at home with her feline companions.


125 cats need homes

Published Sept. 23, 2015

There are a whopping 125 cats available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Check out the furry cuteness here.


Can dogs suffer from mental illness?

Published March 18, 2015

The question of weather a dog can actually be mentally ill is a controversial topic in veterinary medicine, but one that blogger Lindsay Garric asks anyway.


Translator to exhibit photo essay on adoption

Published March 30, 2014

Doug Johnson will have his first gallery show, called "Adoption At A Glance," on Gallery Night next month. The exhibit visually tells the challenging but rewarding story of adoption through Johnson's lens. The show will include 20-30 photos in black-and-white, color and sepia depicting the everyday life of the twins.


Zimmer's reunion with parents inspires gallery show

Published Jan. 15, 2014

Ten years after meeting his biological mother, Mike Zimmer organized a showing of her - and her husband's - work. The event takes place at Translator Milwaukee, 415 E. Menomonee St., on Friday, Jan. 17 in conjunction with Gallery Night.


Foster care and adoptive parenting awareness on Wisconsin Avenue

Published Aug. 17, 2013

Blue ribbons are flying on several light posts along Wisconsin Avenue in Downtown Milwaukee. They look great in the sunshine but look closer and you see they are promoting awareness around the need for foster care and adoptive parenting.


Five questions for Wild Violets

Published Aug. 10, 2013

After honing their craft on local stages, husband and wife duo Kim and Mark Albrecht have just released their debut CD, "Simple Life," as Wild Violets. The record captures the Albrechts' rootsy yet ethereal acoustic music layered with poetic lyrics and Kim's shimmering voice. We asked the Albrechts about the group, the record and performing with family.


Adoption documentary "Stuck" finds temporary home in Milwaukee

Published April 24, 2013

Craig Juntunen's personal experience with adoption led him to take a closer look into the process. What he found unnerved and motivated him to voice his concerns across the nation with "Stuck," a feature-length documentary he produced through his Both Ends Burning Campaign. The campaign facilitates adoption reform dedicated to stopping the decline of adoption and the ensuing increase in orphaned and abandoned children.


Conference addresses joys and struggles of adoption

Published March 18, 2013

When a child is adopted, he or she both gains and loses more than most biological children do at a young age. On Saturday, April 13 an organization called Wise Up will offer a parent-and-child conference on adoption that will be held at the Bishop O'Connor Center in Madison.