I've never been a big journaling person, but I was flicking through the pages of a parenting magazine that inexplicably show up in my mailbox every month and came across an article that caught my interest. It basically amounts to writing down one memorable moment...

Originally posted 12/27/2018

Despite all the glitter, bubbles and optimism, New Year's Eve was never my favorite holiday. Not even close. But as a mom, it has taken on a completely new importance -- and it's so much fun!


We get so busy that it's hard to reflect on our...

Wasn't it just Halloween? Yet here we are, staring at the last scraps of the calendar and making plans to kick off the shiny new year with the littles. You can count down the clock on skis or roller skates, at noon or at midnight, with balloons or beach balls -- the fu...

The holidays are over and now it's time to make the most out of winter break. Lazy days are fabulous, but there is definitely a delicate balance if you want to maintain your sanity. So make some time to get out and play, even if it's just bundling up and taking a walk...

Despite all the glitter, bubbles and optimism, New Year's Eve was never my favorite holiday. Not even close. But as a mom, it has taken on a completely new importance -- and it's so much fun!


We get so busy that it's hard to reflect on our day, let alone an entire yea...

Was it just us, or did the last 12 months flip by at hummingbird-wing speed? It's crazy to be staring 2018 in the face, but here we are. How do you celebrate the New Year? Does your family have any traditions?


There are lots of early celebrations around to enjoy if you...

Whether your New Year's Eve plans include staying up until the clocks tick over to 2018 or celebrating early enough to tuck the little ones in on time, we've rounded up a dozen of the most stupendous Southwest Michigan celebrations for the whole family....

Happy 2017, folks! We have a blank slate before us, and so many ways to make this year delightful. Start easy with a weekend of sledding and hot cocoa, why don't you?

FRIDAY
 

  • Enjoy a winter walk and hot cocoa with a naturalist at the Kalamazoo Nature Center

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Countdown to Noon

10 am-1 pm | Forever Curious Children's Museum, Fennville


A year-end celebration featuring crafts, science experiments, a photo "booth" and a balloon drop at noon. A one-year family membership to the museum and four passes to the Holland Aquatic Center...

The last weekend of 2016 is here already/at last. What traditions do your family hold near and dear this time of year? We usually go bowling on New Year's Eve, have a simple dinner, then write out our favorite thing about the year and one thing we want to see happen in...

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