Here's what you'll find at Havenwoods State Forest

Last Monday afternoon, I channeled my inner Amber Storm (local mom blogger / hiking extraordinaire), and took my kids on a nature hike at Havenwoods State Forest. Havenwoods State Forest is the only state forest in the city of Milwaukee, located on the north side, and it's absolutely beautiful. It boasts 237 acres, hiking trails, colorful wildflowers, a pond, and more. Plus, it's open every single day from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

I had my six, three and one-year-old in tow, so I did not go into this excursion lightly.

I packed. I planned. I foreshadowed.

In my backpack:

-Snacks (turkey/cheese sandwiches, apple slices, pretzels and granola bars)

-Water bottles for everyone

-Just enough diapers and wipes for the afternoon

-Picnic blanket (it's the cutest thing ever. It's basically the only reason why I decided to do this hike.)