Life: In a Northern Town…

Last week was nothing short of amazing as we vacationed in Frankfort, spending ample time at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, nearby Empire, and Traverse City.   As you may have read in the Mid-Michigan Kids Facebook group, I shared snip-its into our daily activities last week and here they are collectively as one blog: … Continue reading Life: In a Northern Town…

LIFE: The Countdown to Back to School is on…

The countdown to return to school is on – and I’m only mildly freaking out.  I’m sure to be in full-on freaked out mode next week.  This happens every year – I try to get as much done as I possibly can before school starts, but inevitably there are always last minute appointments, school supplies, … Continue reading LIFE: The Countdown to Back to School is on…

Life: Back to School – What to Pack For Cold Lunch

Can you believe it’s time for Back to School already? Where did the summer go? No really, where did it go, seriously, find it and send it back!

TIP:  Check out 242 Playscape 

Based on a tip from Mrs Weber's Neighborhood, the boys and I checked out the playscape at 2|42 Community Church and I have to say that this may have just become one of my new favorite day trips! Located in Brighton, this place was the perfect place to spend a chilly afternoon.  Not only do … Continue reading TIP:  Check out 242 Playscape 

TIP: August Bucket List

First of all, how is it August already?  I mean, I swear it was just the 4th of July.  For many of us, August means the countdown to our children returning to school, and there never seems like there is enough time to cram in every last little outing to close out the summer.    For … Continue reading TIP: August Bucket List

EAT: Roasted Zucchini & Squash with Parmesan

So - the zucchini and summer squash were calling out to me - "pick me, buy me" they shouted as I walked past them.  "You know you want to try something new" they whispered to me.

LIFE: July’s Bucket List

WOW, July already!?  How can that be?  Every year I feel like April and May drag on and then the days go by lightening quick in June, July, and August.  We are in the midst of peak summer season now and before summer ends, be sure to check out these suggestions for your July Bucket List.

CRAFT: Coloring Rocks

I may have mentioned previously, but I was not born with one crafty bone in my body, nope, not a one.   Playdoh is about as crafty as I get most days, but this past Friday, I found myself with two kids not able to play outside due to the weather but needing something to do.

TIP: Area Independence Day Celebrations

Area Fourth of July Celebrations: June 28th 4th of July Shirt Painting (Howell) – 1p-7p Howell Carnegie Library Bring a white shirt and the library will provide paint and space to create a masterpiece (or mess).  You may want to wear clothes that can get fabric paint on them.  This event is held outside.  FREE. … Continue reading TIP: Area Independence Day Celebrations