Schedule time to go to a pumpkin patch in October. This may seem like such an obvious family event that you should not need a reminder to schedule it, but in my home there has been more than one year when I failed to get my family to a pumpkin patch due to lack of planning on my part. Somehow the Halloween holiday surprised me and by the time we got to the pumpkin patch late in October, all the pumpkins were gone.

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