ABOUT US

LET'S MAKE THIS SIMPLE.

In 2013, Calie Herbst, a former Spanish teacher with three little ones, was frustrated with how much time she spent searching way too many websites to find fun events & activities for families. So she founded Milwaukee With Kids (formerly MiltownMoms). Her goal was to find the best this city has to offer families and share it with other parents. In one place. 

Today, Calie and her team take the work out of finding fun for kids & families around Milwaukee. They connect active parents and caregivers to the city’s best kid-friendly businesses, activities and events every day via:

 

  • A daily calendar of events organized by region

  • A Weekend Guide of top weekend events

  • A comprehensive database of family-friendly spots

  • A weekly eNewsletter & popular social media channels

  • Annual Summer Camp and Birthday Guides

  • Partnerships with nearly 100 local businesses and organizations that share our passion for making Milwaukee a great (and fun) place to raise a family

OUR VALUES

Milwaukee With Kids is powered by a team striving to find that sweet spot of meaningful BALANCE across family, work and self. We not only encourage this, it's why we exist. 

 

We believe in creating FUN and lasting memories with our own families and love to share ideas and encourage others to engage with everything our city has to offer. We're INTENTIONAL and thoughtful with our content and partnerships. We want our readers to love what they see, and our partners to get the results they seek. We work with INTEGRITY, exercising honesty with our incredible partners, our super-engaged Milwaukee With Kids community and one another. We keep our STANDARDS high, and we strive to produce useful, great content for you on the daily. Being RESOURCEFUL is our jam. We're super nimble, multi-talented and every person here takes ownership of their work as if it's their baby. 

 

Because this business, in a sense, is our baby. And it's health allows us to use our minds, spend time with our family and take part in a community we love.

OUR TEAM

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Marketing Manager

JILL HARRIS

Jill and her husband moved to Milwaukee in 2017 and brought with her more than 12 years of professional advertising and marketing experience and wisdom. She's a happy wife and momma of two little ones plus a furry one called Jack. Jill is Indianapolis native and Indiana University graduate (Go Hoosiers!). Hand her coffee or wine and a unique experience and she'll be a happy lady.

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Events Curator - South Suburbs Calendar

MELISSA DARELIUS

Melissa finds joy in discovering interesting activities for families in her area. She grew up in a small town and never thought she would live in a big city, but she loved  life here in Milwaukee and loves sharing its happenings with others!

 

She and her husband live in Greenfield with their two kids. They frequent the public libraries and like to adventure at Wehr Nature Center and the Milwaukee Art Museum. You might see them at State Fair in the summer or Harvest Fair in the fall - they go multiple times every year!

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Events Curator - West Suburbs Calendar

BRIDGET MCMAHON

Bridget McMahon lives in Wauwatosa. She worked in events planning until she made the change to be a stay-at-home mom after her second child.  Bridget and her husband, Drew, have two young children.  During the week, Bridget and her children stay busy at play groups, libraries, the zoo, and the Betty Brinn Musem.  On the weekends she is usually taking the whole family out to a unique event around town.  Her favorite family activities are apple picking, farmer's markets and trick-or-treating.

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Events Curator - North Suburbs Calendar

LISA TAUB

Lisa is enjoying this short season of her life while she's home with her kids, trying to enjoy all her precious time with them. During the colder months she and her family enjoy visiting the libraries, playing at Just for Fun in Grafton, trying open gyms around town, hiking at Schlitz Audubon, and sledding in Bayside. When it gets warmer, you'll find them at the Milwaukee County Zoo, the JCC Waterpark, and  biking to Klode park for the views of Lake Michigan. She couldn’t imagine raising her son and daughter anywhere else.

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Events Curator - Milwaukee Calendar

HEATHER PUENTE

Heather Puente is a public health professional and a Milwaukee native. Her goal is to share with you all the fun and culturally rich happenings in our city. Heather is a proud mother of an adventurous and curious two-year old. She and her husband have lived in the Bay View area for over 10 years and they love exploring the city as a family. She shares their adventures on Instagram.

CONTENT FOR YOU BY US

The posts you find on MKEwithKids.com were written for you by us, and we hope that they're useful, fun, and relevant.

 

We will let you know if a post was inspired by or paid for by a sponsor, but trust us when we say we wouldn’t share unless it was MKEwithKids Approved. That means it's local, safe, fun, & enriching for kids & families.

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