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Meg Bruzan
Mae, 9 year old
We have 3 nine year old girls on our block.  My daughter Mae is one of them.  I have a hard time letting her out of my sight in our neighborhood.  I have let my kids ride their bikes around the block just few times but for the majority of the time, I am with...
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Mae at Fondy Farmers Market
When the pandemic started, I thought I am going to be the best freaking home schooler mom ever.  I also run a small business so not sure where I thought I would have time to do this.  But in the beginning I gathered all the resources, information, kid webinars and had these amazing schedules printed...
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Meg running
To date I have seen about 3 people running in my neighborhood.  To be honest, I always thought that people in my neighborhood just didn’t run.  They went to the gym or played basketball but running wasn’t something people in my neighborhood liked.  It is so odd to see someone running in my neighborhood, that...
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Mae reading
My daughter loves knowledge. She seeks out knowledge as if her life depends on it. I hate reading books with her because she will stop and go look up things to make sure she understands every little thing in the book. It is exhausting. But if we want to learn how something got to be...
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Dex with his nerf gun
I hate guns. I hate guns so much that up until the age of 4, my son called a gun a “pewer” (like pew, pew pew). I didn’t want to talk about guns and didn’t allow them in the house. But when he started using sticks and rocks and anything he could find to shoot...
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Police
I am not just angry over George Floyd’s death, these types of injustices have been happening all over the US for years. White people are now realizing this is happening to people of color and that should be the outrage. The outrage should be that we are now “seeing” this, that we now feel uncomfortable....
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Police surrounding 9th and Ring
Last night there was a standoff on 9th and Ring. Alex and I were out enjoying music by the fire pit in our backyard when we started hearing police yell, “Residents of 3260 N. 9th St. come out of your home. You are under arrest.” We were startled at first because we had no idea...
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Within three months of taking that trip to Jackson we moved into our house on Milwaukee’s northside. For some reason our lease in the first apartment we rented was only seven months long, which meant that even though we moved in to the place in January we were able to move near the start of...
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Kid walking dog
There was a long time where I skirted around the questions where do you live. Because of this, I can kind of tell now when someone is going to bring it up. We will be chatting about some restaurant or a place on the east side that we both go to and the person I...
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Kids Trick or Treating
When we first moved into our house, I remember being so excited for trick or treating.  We didn’t have kids at that point so I thought, I will be the house that hands out the “good” candy, not Tootsie Rolls and Smarties. I bought a few bags of candy and we had 3 trick or...
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