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West Side Stories

A Tosa resident for almost 20 years, Karen is a mom and freelance writer, addicted to playing tennis. When not on the tennis court, she spends the fall and winter in the stands at Green Bay Packer and Marquette basketball games.

Karen is the author of “Grab a Bite,” a dining out column and the former community columnist for the Wauwatosa NOW newspaper.

Suburban Moms Discover Unexpected Success

Personal, Fun, Sports

I have never been mistaken for an athlete. I rode the bench on my 8th grade basketball team and barely played on my college intramural team. (Great team sponsor, name and slogan, though: “Marquette Donuts – Take it to the Hole!”) I’ve dabbled in sports from time to time, but mostly have cheered for others from the comfort of the bleachers - which is why my last two weekends were nothing short of amazing.

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