Our mission is to connect Southwest Michigan kids and their families with fascinating, fun, fantastic activities for all ages throughout the Southwest Michigan region.

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November 10, 2019

What the world needs now -- and arguably always -- is a little extra of kindness, right? We've come up with 30 small ways that kids of all ages can do something nice for others. Hopefully those efforts will rub off on others, and before we know it there will be a full-blown kindness movement sweepin...

November 1, 2019

Today is the first day of November, and we've decided to spend the month focusing on kindness and gratitude. An ongoing gratitude journal can be a great thing for older kids and adults, but for the little ones we're keeping it nice and simple. 

Spend a few moments at breakfast or before bedtime talk...

October 29, 2019

The fall colors are set to peak here in Southwest Michigan soon (source: eyeballs). Couple that with warm weather forecasted for the weekend and you've got zero good excuses to not take the kids out for a nature walk.

And if they're anything like ours, they've been eating candy non-stop for the last...

October 23, 2019

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus

With that in mind, head outdoors to explore this lovely, fleeting treasure trove of Mother Nature. Having some warm cider afterward wouldn't be terrible.

Download the pdf right here.

Originally published 10.12.17.

October 4, 2019

The air is crisp, the leaves are turning, and the fall festivities are well underway. Pick apples, venture through a corn maze, head to a pumpkin patch or enjoy a slew of autumnal weekend activities for the whole family. 

Read on for the details, and be sure to check out our outdoor guide...

October 2, 2019

Why should summer get all the bucket list love? Not cool, you guys. With mild temps, crisp blue skies and Mother Nature's dazzling display, autumn is the perfect time to get outdoors and have some fun, after school, on the weekends, playing hooky, whatever. Before You Know What comes. Let's do this....

September 27, 2019

This weekend is shaping up to be all kinds of magical, with unicorns and Ghostbusters, beloved Oz characters and Olaf and his pals all making appearances. There are also animal encounters, s'mores by the firesides, a car petting zoo and an enchanted nature trail, to name a few more.

Don't let the gl...

September 26, 2019

With just two ingredients (one of them is water) and three steps, this isn't even really a recipe, but it's definitely worth having in your culinary repertoire.

I got the basics from a local mom friend who is a whiz in the kitchen, and she emphasized the use of Jonathan apples. Of course I only had...

September 23, 2019

Hands up if you think Halloween is the best holiday ever. There are the costumes, the zero expectations of gifts or crazy overspending, the whimsical, magical atmosphere, the crisp fall air, the candy. It's truly a bewitching time, made all the better by the fantastic smattering of wild and spooky e...

September 20, 2019

It's a little bit quiet around these parts this weekend, which gives us the perfect opportunity to take it easy and not overplan our days. But for those who want a more lively than laidback atmosphere, you are in luck: There's the Wurstfest in Three Oaks, Fall Fest in St Joe and Apple Fest at V...

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