Poverty drives epidemic of childhood trauma, panelists say

Published Nov. 25, 2017

Twelve years is the difference in life expectancy between someone who lives in the 53217 ZIP code, Milwaukee's healthiest, and 53206, which is infamous for its challenges. According to Bevan Baker, the disparity underscores the responsibility to address it, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


Gross food we ate as kids

Published Oct. 9, 2017

Sorry to call you out, moms and dads, but the fact is most of us grew up eating some really nasty food. It's not really our parents' fault, though. Let's blame the '70s. And the '80s. And the '90s.


Our earliest childhood memories

Published June 13, 2014

Some people can recollect events that happened decades ago, others can't remember what they ate for breakfast. In any case, memories are an interesting aspect of being human and, if you don't think about them too often or for too long, they can add an emotional richness to your life.


Remembering Billie the Brownie

Published Nov. 26, 2012

The holidays were also a very special time in our house. I grew up with a Jewish father, an Episcopalian mother and a Roman Catholic grandmother. In the spirit of ecumenical harmony, we always celebrated Christmas in our house, complete with family traditions. But there was no tradition that could match Billie the Brownie.


Milwaukee artist / writer launches "Astrojammies"

Published Aug. 29, 2011

Milwaukee's Stacey Williams-Ng recently wrote an iPad book for kids called "Astrojammies." The story revolves around a little boy named Jimmy who is able to launch into the universe and visit new planets thanks to his magical pajamas.