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Milwaukee Area Pumpkin Patches and Apple Orchards

When the leaves start to change and the air turns crisp, my family loves to welcome the fall season by visiting local pumpkin patches and orchards. Below are some of our favorite places to find the perfect pumpkin and pick your own delicious apples! PUMPKIN PATCHES Basse’s Taste of Country – Colgate Dates: September 23rd – October 31st (Weekend Hours: 10 […]

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Being a Mom is Gross

I must have missed the chapter in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” entitled Being a Mom is Gross. I mean, it must have been there. From literally my first day of being a mother, I have been having to deal with a lot of disgustingness. Raising kids is not for the faint of heart—or stomach. Luckily, […]

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Parenting by Checklist

Summer will soon be upon us, and while I’m looking forward to spending more time with my kids, I’m also a little nervous about how we’ll all adjust to the new routine. If not for school schedules and the dreaded possibility of a tardy slip, my kids would gladly laze in their beds and dawdle over […]

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Berry Picking in the Milwaukee Area

As I look out my window on a drizzly Wisconsin spring day, I’m dreaming of fresh strawberries and blueberry crumble to go with my morning coffee. Berry picking season is almost here! Below are some of our favorite places to pick berries locally. A few things to remember: Berry picking season generally starts in mid-June, with […]

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Coffee Alternatives That Are Worth a Shot

I couldn’t imagine motherhood without coffee—nor do I want to! But I’ll grudgingly admit that there are times in one’s life when it’s worth exploring alternatives to the usual cup of joe. Take last month for example: I had a bad cold, and suddenly my usual morning coffee was strangely unappealing. Plain herbal tea wasn’t cutting it, […]

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