After last year, we are full-fledged U-cut Christmas tree folks. As much as I love the little lot right down the street from our house, there is something about walking around a Christmas tree farm that sets our festive hearts aflutter.

We went to Blue Star last ye...

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...

With the blueberry crop presently in full luscious bloom, we thought we'd share our favorite U-pick spots around Southwest Michigan with you. 


Call ahead if the weather is dicey to make sure U-pick is still a go, and don't forget the sunscreen and bug spray. We'll...

The blissfully long, lazy days of summer have arrived at last. However glorious, some of us might be struggling with the unstructured days and wondering how to fill the time. Enter summer camps. So many summer camps.


From a few hours to multiple weeks,...

Every year, we celebrate Earth Day. But do we carry that forward throughout the year? It's an important, interesting conversation to have as a family. Call a family meeting, talk through some options and formulate a plan for the year. Every little bit helps. ...

Unless they're jetting off to a fabulous locale, parents tend to have a love-hate thing with spring break. Sleeping in? Love. Hearing "I'm bored" a hundred times before the first cup of coffee goes cold? Hate hate hate hate.

The solution for the staying-put crowd is, qu...

Sticking around for spring break? Luckily, fun activities to explore just beyond your doorstep are plentiful. We've rounded up some of the most awesome special events on the calendar for your convenience.  

What are your spring break plans?

SPLASH TIME @ AQUATIC CEN...

The Nutcracker could give Santa Claus himself a run for his gingerbread cookies when it comes to things synonymous with Christmas. The music, the costumes and the sets are a surefire recipe for irresistible holiday enchantment for all ages.

We've rounded up classic pro...