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Alexis

Alexis
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Alexis is a photographer and writer at Live Northerly and Madison Mom, a mother to two energetic littles — Lydia and Leo — and a wife to her high school sweetheart Steven. She is a born and raised Wisconsin girl and now lives in the Driftless Region near her husband’s third-generation family farm. Alexis loves to celebrate life, from the little moments to the special occasions and hopes to inspire others to find the beauty around us! Follow her and her families adventures @wisconmom

Where to Get Ice Cream | In + Around Madison, WI

It's always a good time for ice cream! Wisconsinites are lucky since we have so many options with high quality ingredients straight from our dairy farms. Our farmers need our support now more than...

“Kitchen Cures” and All Natural Hacks for the Sick Kiddo.

'Tis the season for sick kids. It seems like it's one sickness after another this time of year. If one kid's not sick, the other one is. I am most definitely not an MD...

The Best Pizza Places for Families | Madison + Surrounding Areas

Glass Nickel Pizza Company A Madison pizza treasure serving 20+ years of unique, award winning pies with renowned salads, subs, homemade lasagna, pasta and more. Fitchburg: 3191 Muir Field Rd - Fitchburg | 608-848-4877 Sunday -...

Dear Mama’s. Our Daughters Are Watching

Dear Mama’s.  Our daughters are watching. Every single moment my daughter is watching me. She watches me put my makeup on and most days, asks me questions along the way. Why do you put that...

Must See Scenic Route Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches West of Madison

AHHH…Fall in Wisconsin; there is nothing quite like it! Pumpkin patches and apple orchards around every corner, Wisconsin farmers working hard in their fields harvesting for the season, the smell of fresh-cut hey in...

Be Nice. Be Different. Be You.

Be Nice. Be Different. Be You. I was just saying this to my husband recently as I’ve noticed our daughter Lydia is becoming more particular and vocalizing things that are not in “our” ordinary. I...

Dog Days of Summer – Delicious and Nutritious Sweet Treats

The dog days of summer are here, and with this week's forecast of 85+ every day, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven or eat something hot! Here I...

Spring Cleaning Your Home + Mind | My Experience with the MariKondo Approach

I consider myself to be a decent housekeeper and always considered my home well kept. I enjoy rearranging furniture and keeping up with the latest home trends, I would rather drool over a Pottery...

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Your Most Loved Creations! Your Kids!

Who says that Valentine's Day has to be just for your sweetheart? Who doesn't love a month devoted to LOVE? Everyone that is special in your life should be celebrated! My most favorite of...

Raising Happy People In Today’s World

Raising Happy People. How do you raise your children to become happy adults? With the most recent news of successful people ending their own lives, I’m beginning to wonder if my parenting tactics of what I...

Family Fall Bucket List

Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. My husband says I say that about every season, I just can't help myself! I couldn’t be more excited that it’s finally here after...

My Dearest Lydia on Your 5th Birthday

My Dearest Lydia on your 5th Birthday I can't believe you are five years old. It seems like yesterday you were born a few weeks early and made Daddy and I the happiest we've ever...