Tag: kids

The best date

I admit it’s been a long time since I’ve gone on a date that truly excites me. It’s been some time since I’ve sat across from a guy who likes me as much as I like him, or vice versa. Dating isn’t easy, especially when you have a good idea of what you want, and,

Upcoming events entertain children and adults

My sisters and I usually go in on gifts for the nieces and nephew for special occasions such as birthdays and Christmas. This year my younger sister commented that her kids were having a tough time coming up with Christmas present ideas, which reinforced that our family is blessed with good tidings and ‘things.’ So

Go back in time at the Michigan Renaissance Festival

Kids may be back in school and Fall officially started, but there is still plenty to do outside in Michigan’s beautiful weather! And we’re still in the midst of Michigan’s busy festival season. In my quest to be outdoors as much as Mother Nature shares this nice weather, my husband and I decided to check

Tips for hiking with young children

I enjoy hiking our local nature trails and try to pass that love to my nieces and nephew whenever I get the chance. They all thankfully seem to appreciate the outdoors too, which makes me very happy! Lower Michigan is enjoying some nice weather as we come upon the end of September so I took

Family camping trip near Lake Huron

I enjoy camping, especially in Michigan where we have some of the best parks and campgrounds. You really don’t have to drive far to find a campground. Most campgrounds have plenty of options for pitching tents, parking a trailer/camper, or even renting rustic cabins to sleep in if you prefer to be off the ground.

A few of my favorite things

Barbara Streisand and Maria from the Sound of Music sing about raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens as a few of their favorite things. While my husband, family and friends rank as my favorite people in my life, there are some things that bring smiles to my face and warmth to my heart. As

Help me bring a horse to the home of a child with cancer

I’m raising money to bring a Camp Casey Horsey House Call to the home of a child with cancer. I’ve never used this blog to ask for direct help but I decided to share this organization with all of you because it’s that awesome. Read more to learn why I’m asking for a donation to

Discovering Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

I always love discovering hidden gems near me and it was kind of a fluke that I found Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve in Rochester. A random Google search pulled up the nature center’s program schedule, which included mentions of hiking options. After a more thorough search of their website, I registered my youngest niece and

End of the year fun plentiful in southeast Michigan

Now that the Christmas rush is past, many of you may be taking a deep relaxing breath and wondering what to do for the remainder of the year. Maybe you’re like me and ready to avoid the shopping malls and stores. Maybe you’re looking for activities to keep the kids busy during school break (as

Play time with the little ones

It’s no secret that I’m the proud aunt of four nieces and a nephew, ranging in ages from 2 years to 17 years old. I love being an active part of their lives. Watching them grow warms my heart and I can’t explain the love I feel for them. When people ask me if I