There are people who love winter sports and those who are counting down the days until beach weather. But one of the best survival methods for our long, gray Midwestern winters is to embrace the cold, the fluffy snow and the myriad opportunities for family fu...

Let's face it: Groundhog's Day is a sham. I mean, is there any possible way that spring would come before the end of March in Michigan? So not happening. But if your will to make it through until the first gorgeous green buds break is fading, we've come up with a mini...

Thursday was National Bird Day, so we celebrated by making a few super simple winter bird feeders. It kept the littles busy for a good while and doubled as an act of kindness toward our feathered friends -- a win all around. 

Let us know if you make one!

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The longest night of the year -- and the return of the sun -- is worthy of a simple but significant celebration. Hygge and all that. It also provides a respite from the holiday frenzy, an opportunity to pause and reflect on the wonderful world around us.


Luckily, it r...

One thing a Midwestern winter will teach you: to embrace it, for otherwise you will be in for a dreadfully long, horribly un-fun season. We found a little sledding hill near our house last winter and made use out of it almost every day that there was snow on the ground...

I spotted a bag of colorful jewels at the store a few weeks ago and immediately know what I wanted to do with them. So we spent a slice of this snowy morning making Christmas tree cards for our neighbors, and they turned out even cuter than expected. Hopefully our neig...

It may be less than springlike outside, but don't let that stop you from getting out and enjoying the parades, performances and plethora of other family-friendly activities -- both indoors and out -- this weekend. 

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FRIDAY

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So many fun things are happening this weekend! Maple sugar festivals, film festivals, a Wonderland tea party, evening tike hike, LEGO bingo and two kids' nights out are just some of the events on the calendar for the next three days. 

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