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Strawberry Fest - This weekend! - June 26 and 27

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Partake in everything strawberry-strawberry pies, strawberry crepes, strawberry shortcake, chocolate-covered strawberries-at the 25th Annual Strawberry Festival, June 26-27, in historic Cedarburg, Wis., located 20 miles north of Milwaukee. Dance to live music at a variety of venues in the historic district and enter the strawberry bubblegum-blowing contest. Run off the calories at the 5K Run/Walk/Roll at 9 a.m. Saturday, then gain them back at the outdoor Strawberry Pancake Breakfast at Cedar Creek Settlement, a former stone woolen mill built in 1864 on Sunday morning.

On offering for the kids: daily pony rides and a petting zoo, Sumo Wrestlers, bouncers, food vendors, face painting, a paintable mural, Home Depot's make & take projects, Mirror Image Dance Academy, NSAA Dance Department, Trinity Irish Dancers and the Main Street Song and Dance Troup-Gerry Agnew.. The CedarQuacker 500 launches duck races on the creek, Sat/Sun at 1:00 p.m. On Sunday, entertainers include magician Bruce Hetzler and Popcorn the Clown.

Visit www.cedarburgfestivals.org/strawberryfestival.html for more information.


Map with directions from Chicago: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

It's That Time of Year Again: Christmas Cards

Posted Oct 25, 2010 10:26 AM

Last year, with the baby and all the stress of going back to work after maternity leave, Christmas cards just didn't happen for our family (instead we did the second best alternative, Valentine's Day cards!). We have friends and relatives so far and so wide, though, that I really do like to share a picture of the kids and a little reminder that even though we're far away, we do indeed think of all our out-of-state and overseas dear ones at Christmastime.
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Speaking of Miners...

Posted Oct 15, 2010 3:44 PM

The dramatic rescue of the trapped miners in Chile brought to mind a movie I watched earlier in the year, The Devil's Miner. Available on amazon.com and netflix (also available on instant play), it's a great movie to share with your (older) children, as it will give them perspective on the injust, every day reality of so many children around the world.
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Kaua'i and a Hawaiian Island Musical Delight CD Giveaway

Posted Oct 13, 2010 4:01 PM

If a trip to Hawaii isn't in your cards this year, I'd love to send DidiPop's latest kid CD - which takes you on a musical tour of the islands - your way.
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Another Fall Getaway Idea: Lake Geneva

Posted Oct 4, 2010 3:22 PM

Halloween falls on a weekend this year, so here's another getaway idea: Lake Geneva!
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The Perfect Fall Family Getaway: Galena

Posted Oct 4, 2010 12:32 PM

This past weekend, we headed to one of our favorite fall destinations: Galena, Illinois.
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Giveaway! Stonyfield Farm Yogurt Giftpack and Caspar Babypants' latest CD

Posted Oct 1, 2010 12:20 PM

I'm happy to offer a very fun and yummy giveaway! A giftpack from Stonyfield Farm and Caspar Babypants' latest CD, This Is Fun!
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Supper with the Snakes

Posted Oct 1, 2010 10:33 AM

On Halloween eve, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum will open its doors for a dinner party where the guests of honor will be slithery, wiggly reptiles!
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Guilty Party

Posted Sep 30, 2010 4:08 PM

A video game - for families? One that even adults will enjoy playing? Is there such a thing? Guilty Party, Disney's latest game for Wii, created by Chicago-based Wideload Games, is truly a fun family game - with kooky characters and an easy interactive set up to boot.
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just GO to school - Pledge to Attend School and Enter to Win an OLD NAVY $50 Gift Card!

Posted Sep 21, 2010 2:57 PM

In honor of Old Navy's efforts to help improve school attendance rates, I have a $50 Old Navy Gift that I'd love to give away to a reader - perfect for some late Autumn school duds.
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Jungle Gym / Justin Roberts CD Giveaway and the 57th Street Book Fair!

Posted Sep 16, 2010 1:13 PM

Win Justin Roberts' Latest CD - Jungle Gym! & Books on Parade @ the 57th Street Book Fair in Hyde Park
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