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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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A Weekend in D.C. & Annapolis, Part 2

After two days of museums, it was nice to have an unscheduled day and Annapolis is a perfect city to wander about. The nation’s capitol used to be in Annapolis from 1783-1784. The capitol building is beautifully maintained and it’s definitely worth exploring. George Washington resigned his commission as general here. The downtown area is very walkable with brick sidewalks, local shops and old homes. I don’t know what it is about old homes, but I just love them. There’s…

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A Weekend in D.C. & Annapolis: Part 1

Genevieve turned 13 and Greg & I have been planning a bat mitzvah of sorts for this special birthday. We decided on Washington D.C. & Annapolis for a sampler platter of history, some quality togetherness, and to spend time with our friends in the area. And let me tell you that after raising four children day in and day out, it sure is nice to have some quality time with just one kiddo. We arrived Thursday night and spent our…

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Five.

This week, we celebrate Marielle turning five. The story of Mari has always been a bit complicated for me. She was not a child that we planned, which is a very kind way of saying that finding out about a fourth child sent me into a complete tailspin. I contemplated finding a really nice home for her with competent parents who would be able to raise her, because I certainly didn’t feel up to it. I reasoned that I am…

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