Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
By Jennifer Fischer
Mother of beautiful angel, Kyla
Today our beautiful baby girl turns one year old. I can’t believe how fast this year went, despite everyone warning me that it would fly right by. Admittedly there has been an adjustment period for all three of us. After all, we’re new to this parenting gig. But this has been the best learning experience we’ve ever had, and certainly the most fun. The role of motherhood truly suits me and I wouldn’t trade a minute of it for anything else in the world. There are so many feelings I have as we celebrate this first year of a new and precious life. I feel pride, happiness, overwhelming love, and something I can’t even describe and only another mom can understand. And I am grateful. I am grateful to God for a healthy & happy baby… and for so many other things.
For example, I am grateful for…
- Every dirty diaper. It means she has had enough to eat and drink, and that all her digestive systems are healthy.
- Every load of laundry. It means that she has a lot of clothes to wear, and that she is doing something fun to get dirty.
- Every tear. It means I have another opportunity to comfort her and show her that I love her.
- Every nap & evening bedtime fought. It means she would rather stay up with Mommy & Daddy to play than to sleep.
- Every blob of baby food on the high chair. It means she is eating well and enjoying herself, and we are providing her nourishment to grow.
- Every spit up or food spot on my clothes. It means that I was holding her close when she needed me.
- Every break, nap, or night’s sleep that is interrupted. It means I put my baby’s needs before mine.
- Every “dust bunny,” pile of papers or accumulated dishes in the sink. It means that instead of wasting time cleaning, I was spending precious & irreplaceable minutes playing with her.
- Every paycheck I DON’T receive. It means I am spending my days where I feel I belong, earning something far more valuable than dollars.
Happy Birthday, my incredible, beautiful, precious, amazing daughter. I love you more than words can ever say.