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Laura

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Veteran’s Park

Greg & I took the girls out to Veterans Park and my one of my favorite spots in the city, Colectivo on the lakefront. Yes, it’s cold. Yes, we’d rather watch Netflix and chill. But sometimes, you just need to get outside. We packed up the girls and some baseball gear and away we went. The best part of this excursion? It’s free, it’s fun, and the girls come home tired. It’s the trifecta–the holy grail of parenting. Greg walked…

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Milwaukee Holiday Events

There’s no shortage of great events to get you out and about during the holiday season. I know that Milwaukee has loads of events during the holidays, but there’s something about winter, coldness and early-onset darkness that seems to keep me tethered indoors. I’m kind of a pansy I guess. But no more! I’ve done some digging online to find things to do that are free/cheap/fun to tear me away from binge watching The Good Place. Sometimes, finding events online…

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Dining Room Chairs, Take 1

For the past five years, we’ve been using dining chairs from Craigslist. They were cheap and they held people. The end. I haven’t been in the mood (for the past five years) to look for new ones. Sure, they were uncomfortable and the top rail dug into my back if I sat there too long, but they were fine. Just fine. A few weeks ago, I was walking through Home Goods and I saw them. They beckoned me, like the…

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Pumpkin Farm

Are you looking to score some parenting points? I got you. A couple weeks ago, my friend Karin and I loaded up our kiddos to Jerry Smith’s Pumpkin Farm in Kenosha. I hadn’t heard of it, but Karin had been there several times. It’s a pumpkin display and it’s free! (Have I ever told you that I love free? I love free). They put painted pumpkins in displays as Disney characters. What do you called this new art form? I…

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