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Milwaukee Summer Guide 2019

My children have informed me that there are 9 days left of school, which makes my insides feel a little panicky. I sat down this week and started making some plans once summer comes–because if my kids are flopped in front of the tv while I clean up their breakfast, so help me... It starts with the morning. I plan on insisting they make their beds and tidy their rooms before breakfast. I will enforce teeth brushing–no tantrum is going…

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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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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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