Community Trick or Treat Directory 2016

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How Sweet It Is!
Compiled by
Just Add Kids Founder,
Paula Herrmann
Did you know that the average Jack-O-Lantern bucket, when full, carries approximately 250 pieces of candy loaded with 9,000 calories and 3 lbs. of sugar?
Holy molars!
With that said, load it up (with parental discretion)! Fill up on some sweet family time together planning your kiddo’s costume and Trick or Treat action plan.  We can help with the latter. Presenting Just Add Kids’ 2016 Community Trick or Treat Directory, sponsored by Educators Credit Union  Read more…

2016 Community Trick or Treat Directory 
sponsored by Educators Credit Union

Bay View, October 29th 5 – 8pm

Big Bend, October 31st 6 – 8pm

Bristol, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Burlington, (City of), October 31st 6 – 8pm

Caledonia, October 31st 5:30 – 7:30pm

Cudahy, October 29th 5 – 7pm

Dover, October 31st 6 – 8pm

Franklin, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Greendale, October 30th 4 – 7pm, Parade begins at 3pm by Brinkman Field (line up at 2:30pm)

Greenfield, October 30th 1 – 4pm

Hales Corners, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Kansasville, October 31st 6 – 8pm

Kenosha, October 31st 4 – 8pm

Lake Geneva, October 31st 1 4 – 7pm

Lyons, October 29th 2 – 5pm

Mt. Pleasant, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Mukwonago (Town of), October 30th 5 – 8pm

Mukwonago (Village of), October 30th 4 – 6pm

Muskego, October 31st 6 – 8pm

New Berlin, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Norway, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Oak Creek, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Paddock Lake, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Pleasant Prairie, October 30th 3 – 6pm

Racine, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Randall, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Raymond, October 30th  2 – 5pm

Rochester, October 30th 1 – 4pm

Salem, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Silver Lake, October 31st 5 – 8pm

Somers, October 31st 4 – 7pm

South Milwaukee, October 31st 5:30 – 7:30pm

St. Francis, October 30th 5 – 7pm

Sturtevant, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Twin Lakes, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Union Grove, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Vernon, October 30th 1– 3pm

Waterford (Town of), October 31st 5 – 7:30pm

Waterford (Village of), October 31st 5:30 – 7:30pm

Wheatland, October 30th 2 – 5pm

Wind Lake, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Wind Point, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Yorkville, October 31st 4 – 6pm


Updated 10.6.2016
Do not be scared if your community is not listed above. Frightening as it may seem, there are some municipalities that have yet to confirm theirs. JAK’s got its feelers out there and once we get those dates, we’ll post ’em. We’re happy to hear from you, too!  Feel free to shoot JAK an email at!



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by Just Add Kids founder, Paula Herrmann

Autumn will soon be in full swing with leaves changing color, crisp fall breezes a blowin’, and our favorite restaurants offering all of those spicy frothy sweet satisfying drinks. A lot of fun and a lot of yum is on tap! Fall is so delectable!

In the spirit of keeping “Family Fun @ Your Fingertips…” Just Add Kids has put together a listing of area destinations to help you make the most of creating fall memories with the kiddos. So jump in your minivan, your suv, or on your broom, momma. Let’s go! ==> Read more…

Festive Fall Family* Destinations
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Abandoned Haunted House Complex* – 2825 S. East Frontage Road, Mount Pleasant WI

Apple Holler – 5006 S. Sylvania Avenue, Sturtevant WI

Bear Den Zoo & Petting Farm –  6381 Big Bend Road (Highway 164), Waterford WI

Borzynski’s Farm & Floral Market – 11600 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant WI

Busy Barns Adventure Farm – W7675 US Hwy 12, Fort Atkinson WI

Elegant Farmer – 1545 N. Main Street Hwys ES & J, Mukwonago WI

Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America*- 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee IL

Green Meadows Petting Farm – 33603 High Drive, East Troy WI

Godsell Farm –  S105 W15585 Loomis Drive, Muskego WI

Happy Jack’s Pumpkinland & Pumpkinfest – Basse’s Taste of Country Farm Market – 3190 County Road Q, Colgate WI

Haunted Hayrides at Grand Geneva’s Dan Patch Stables* – 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva WI

Hauntfest at Wisconsin State Fair Park* – 1200 S. 84th Street, Milwaukee WI

Jerry Smith’s Pumpkin Farm – 7150 18th Street (Hwy L), Kenosha WI

Jo-Don Farms – 5907 Nicolson Road, Franksville WI

Kemper Center Haunted House* – 6501 Third Avenue, Kenosha WI

Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm – 13236 W. Townline Road, Waukegan IL

Land of the Giant Pumpkins – 11823 Durand Ave (Hwy 11), Sturtevant WI

Nightmare Before Christmas Bayview – 2700 block of Logan Avenue, Bayview WI

Old World Wisconsin – S103 W37890 Hwy 67, Eagle WI

Pumpkin Picking Time at Basse’s Country Delight Farm Market – S70 W16050 Janesville Road, Muskego WI

Racine’s Factory of Fear* – 615 S. Marquette Street, Racine WI

Richardson’s Adventure Farm – 9407 Richardson Road, Spring Grove IL

Schuett Farms – W299 S6370 Hwy 83, Mukwonago WI

Shades of Autumn Fall Festival at Stades Farm & Market – 370 W. Miller Road, McHenry IL

Swan’s Pumpkin Farm – 5930 Highway H, Franksville WI

The Rock Sports Complex presents: The Hill Has Eyes*- 7900 W. Crystal Ridge Drive, Franklin WI

Thompson Strawberry Farm – 14000 75th Street, Bristol WI

Walking Ghost Tour of Downtown Racine* – various destinations.

Wisconsin Feargrounds at Waukesha County Expo Center* – 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha WI

Now go.
Git outta here!

Have fun!
And don’t forget to let them know that Just Add Kids sent you!


*attraction probably too scary for the littles. You know, use your best judgment.


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White Space

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I love the color white. It is a classic color and goes with anything. I am always drawn towards white when I have the option to pick a color. Although, it is challenging to wear white with 4 little ones.
Another area where I have come to appreciate white is on my calendar. I love to see white space on my calendar. It means I have time to slow down and take a break. As life starts to get busy, I find myself looking for white space.
It is something we need to be intentional about. White space is important for our health. If our schedules are too full, our body starts to go into a stress reaction which triggers a slew of problems. Healing occurs when we slow down and give our body a chance to come out of the “fight or flight” mode and this only happens if we have white space on our calendar.
It is also important to teach our kids to slow down. It can be easy to fill up their schedule with just 2 or 3 extracurricular activities, but we need to ask ourselves “how important is this activity?” and weigh the potential cost of being too busy. Take some time to enjoy white space. I will be.

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Dr. DoniBeth Davis is dedicated to providing you with the absolute best in family wellness care. Her
office is located at 3720 72nd Avenue Kenosha, WI (on the corner of Hwy142 and County Rd EA, just west of Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club).  The office number is 262-764-9301.


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This Kid!

Congrats Gavin Schultz, Class of 2016Gavin in graduation gown 2016

Here is a boy that has come so far and will go even farther because his mother, Cindy Schultz, would not let the diagnoses of autism stand in her way to help him succeed in life. Gavin has the same outlook on life. He is positive, inspiring, encouraging others with his words of wisdom. He went to elementary school in Racine. Then Cindy decided to homeschool him for middle school and high school.

Gavin at college 2016She could not be more proud of her son. He is very intelligent. He now attends Wisconsin Independent Learning College in Waukesha two afternoons a week. He along with other students do educational and vocational activities. They are involved in community activities and learn daily living skills.

He has become a public speaker and has spoke at a huge Autism One Conference for 3 years in a row in Chicago Il. He is working on publishing a book of his writings. Nothing will hold this young man back. He has God on his side every step of the way.

Gavin 2 years oldGavin Schultz God has a planFrom a lost little 2 year old boy when the sparkle left
his eyes and he lost his words to a young man that LOVES Jesus and sees all the good around him.

God has a plan for this one and he is living it!

Watch “My Journey with Autism: The Hopeful One”

My Journey with Autism Gavin Schultz May 2016


Gavin and his service dog, Rusty

Gavin and his service dog, Rusty


Gavin and I at his graduation 2016

Gavin and I at his graduation party July 2016

Gavin. His mom, Cindy. And service dog, Rusty are inspirational in Just Add Kids serving the special needs community and launching JAK – SKE or Just Add Kids – Special Kids Edition which includes a Facebook Group and Calendar of Events that serve those in the special needs community in SE Wisconsin.

I’m so honored and blessed to call them my friends.


Paula Herrmann, Founder
Just Add Kids

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I have a love/ hate relationship with doing my 10 day detox program. I hate the idea of going without certain food items, but I love the way I feel during and after doing it. I have to prep myself mentally before starting but once I get into it, I remember why I do it. My energy level goes up, I sleep better and I like knowing I am doing something to help my body function better overall. It also helps to instill discipline which is necessary to achieve health.

Why should we do a detox? That is a great question. The main reason is because it is impossible to avoid toxins. They build up in our body over time and, as a result, start to cause problems. Even if we try to eat a perfect diet, there are still environmental toxins we take in every day. I like to think of a detox as a way to hit the “reset” button for our body. It gives it a break from the normal toxins and allows your body to clean out all the junk that has been building up. It is also a great way to put out the fire in our body, which is inflammation. Most health conditions are a result of inflammation in the body. When you do a detox, your inflammation level is lowered and health is improved.

There are many ways to do a detox. I have found that using a medical food supplement while detoxing is a great way to ensure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs to properly function and clear out the built up toxins. At my office, I carry a medical food supplement from Metagenics. I use this product and follow a 10 day guideline for the detox. There is also a 7 day program.

Fasting is another way to detox. If your health condition allows, fasting for a period of time allows your body to clear out some toxins.

Another way I like to detox on a regular basis is with an Epson salt bath. I love doing this because its benefits are two fold. First, it pulls toxins out of your body and, second, it provides a way to relax.

I have resolved to the fact that to achieve the health I want, detox is a must. Even though it is not appealing to deprive myself, it is worth it. The benefits far exceed the cost. Therefore, I love it more than I hate it.

Live life to the fullest.
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Dr. DoniBeth Davis is dedicated to providing you with the absolute best in family wellness care. Her
office is located at 3720 72nd Avenue Kenosha, WI (on the corner of Hwy142 and County Rd EA, just west of Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club).  The office number is 262-764-9301.


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FREE Books. Racine Littles.

girlbooksIt’s the gift that speaks volumes for our community’s future! Just Add Kids’campaign to help build young readers via the United Way of Racine County’s Imagination Library initiative.

Imagination Library was created in 1996 by famed country-singer Dolly Parton to foster a love of reading. All participating children receive free, age-appropriate books though the mail each month, from birth to age five.

In 2009, United Way launched the Imagination Library initiative in western Racine County. It was a perfect fit for United Way’s early childhood priority focused on the healthy development of children and school readiness.

Your support of Just Add Kids’ crowdfunding campaign will help Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library expand to serve young children throughout ALL of Racine County. More than 36,000 FREE books have been distributed since the program began in 2009 and we want to distribute even more!

I am so passionate about being able to help facilitate providing books for kids right here in our city. Your financial support is being requested to join me and the United Way of Racine County in making a difference in the lives of children in the birth to age 5 bracket.

What a GREAT opportunity to give. Click here to donate!
$5, $25…whatever your heart feels is good. Thank you!

Join in on the celebration with the Imagination Library’s Expansion Event! Come to Regency Mall’s East Court on Saturday from 10am – 2pm. First 500 children enrolled  will receive a literacy kit and a FREE book in the mail each month until they turn five!

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Paula Herrmann, Founder
Just Add Kids


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My Dad. 1941-2016

by Just Add Kids Founder, Dad's Memoriam Card Final 3
Paula Herrmann

My how the time flies.

A little over a year ago, my dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. A spring and summer journey bounced between the hospital and residential rehab facility, he was finally brought home for Labor Day weekend. He successfully licked the cancer. Unreal. Yet, numerous seemingly minor (compared to the cancer) issues continued to surface. His quality of life sucked. Mostly exhausted, on oxygen 24/7, in pain due to degenerative disc issue that no surgeon would touch, my dad’s body finally had it. He died on Monday, May 23rd at 2:18pm. Myself, my mom, two of my children, my siblings, and a number of other family members and friends, were there when he passed.

I’m a lucky gal. I had. My siblings had. My mom had. My hubs had. My kids had. Many had a great relationship with my dad. He was a great guy.

Although the last year of his life was not a pleasant one for him, it sure was a gift to us. Knowing that we didn’t know if his health plateaued, hoping it would get better, yet seeing over time, it really wasn’t…it gave us the time to cherish every freaking minute. Saying the things we would not regret never saying. Spending the time, because we didn’t know how much was left. May 2015-May 2016. A gift. A dad. One crazy year. Thank you for sticking around. I love you, dad. I mourn our loss of you. I cherish all of our memories.

Please enjoy your dad, your children’s dad, grandfather on a day when we celebrate those that hold the special title of “Father”.  Take every opportunity to spend time together. Resolve differences. Respect. Love.

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