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See Why so Many Lansing Families Rave about Apple Tree & Gilden Woods

2018-11-09T09:26:19+00:00

AppleTree & Gilden Woods is a Trustworthy Choice for Lansing Families Hey, moms and dads out there - you guys are amazing! You work so hard to keep those awesome kids of yours healthy, safe, and thriving. But having wonderful kids can makes it really hard to send them [...]

See Why so Many Lansing Families Rave about Apple Tree & Gilden Woods2018-11-09T09:26:19+00:00

Lansing Area Trunk-or-Treat and Trick-or-Treat Events 2018

2018-10-20T10:08:27+00:00

Halloween TRICK-or-Treat and TRUNK-or-Treat in the Greater Lansing Area I'm a bit embarrassed to admit, I haven't been to a trunk or treat event and I'm in my upper 30's. I think it's time to make a change, folks - because they sound SO FUN! Some have the option to [...]

Lansing Area Trunk-or-Treat and Trick-or-Treat Events 20182018-10-20T10:08:27+00:00

Halloween Trick or Treat Times Around Lansing and Beyond 2018

2018-10-11T17:56:08+00:00

Halloween Night Trick or Treat Times Around Lansing 2018 Halloween is just days away - are you ready to Trick or Treat or hand out the treats? Either way, Lansing is gearing up for a great 2018  year of trick or treating and we want to make sure you're [...]

Halloween Trick or Treat Times Around Lansing and Beyond 20182018-10-11T17:56:08+00:00

Halloween Fun and Events All Over the Lansing Area

2018-10-10T22:29:11+00:00

Halloween Fun Around Lansing: Events, Trick or Treat, Festivals and More A few houses in our neighborhood are decked out with Halloween decorations, candy bins are piled high in all of the stores, and my kids officially have their costumes picked out and ready to wear. It's official - [...]

Halloween Fun and Events All Over the Lansing Area2018-10-10T22:29:11+00:00

17 of the Best Cider and Donut Destinations in Greater Lansing

2018-10-08T11:27:36+00:00

Where to Find the Best Cider and Donuts Around Lansing Cider + Donuts = great start to the best Fall vibes. There's something about Cider and Donuts that set the mood for a great Fall night with the kids or friends. Do you have a special place you go [...]

17 of the Best Cider and Donut Destinations in Greater Lansing2018-10-08T11:27:36+00:00

Greater Lansing River Trails and Paths – Fun Family Routes Through the City

2018-09-20T13:43:10+00:00

Lansing River Trails Connect Greater Lansing in a Fun and Beautiful Way Do you remember the books - Choose Your Own Adventure? Their you-choose-the-journey chapters kept me reading again and again with another ending each time. The Lansing River Trails, and Greater Lansing Trails remind me of those books. [...]

Greater Lansing River Trails and Paths – Fun Family Routes Through the City2018-09-20T13:43:10+00:00

Michigan History Museum and Library – Know Before You Go

2018-09-12T23:55:48+00:00

Michigan History Museum in Lansing Is Both Nostalgic and New When was the last time you visited the Michigan History Center Museum or Library? I had around a 25 year gap since visiting the beautiful Downtown Lansing building again. Now that I have kids of my own, the History [...]

Michigan History Museum and Library – Know Before You Go2018-09-12T23:55:48+00:00

35 Things to Do in Lansing this Fall – Lansing’s Fall Bucket List

2018-08-30T14:01:47+00:00

What to do During Fall Season in Lansing - Ideas with Kids Don't want summer to end? Us either! That's why I love making these seasonal bucket lists like this Fall Season Things to Do List. They help to remind us why we love Michigan for it's many seasons. [...]

35 Things to Do in Lansing this Fall – Lansing’s Fall Bucket List2018-08-30T14:01:47+00:00

Pumpkin Patches – U Pick Pumpkins at the Best Places in Lansing

2018-08-23T10:11:39+00:00

Where Families Can Go Pumpkin Picking and Wander through Mazes and Pumpkin Patches in Lansing Pumpkin picking is a right of passage into fall season every year in Michigan. It's almost our way of telling ourselves, "it's ok, the weather getting colder is fun, remember"? I get a little [...]

Pumpkin Patches – U Pick Pumpkins at the Best Places in Lansing2018-08-23T10:11:39+00:00

LFF’s Party Planning – 30 Ideas For Where to Have Your Next Birthday Party in Lansing

2018-08-16T11:25:31+00:00

Where Kids love to Celebrate their Birthday - Party Planning for Parents in Lansing I've been party planning and event planning for years and it's SO MUCH FUN for me. Your local party organizing nerd - that's me! Birthdays, fundraisers, you name it - I love it. But, this [...]

LFF’s Party Planning – 30 Ideas For Where to Have Your Next Birthday Party in Lansing2018-08-16T11:25:31+00:00

What to do for the Best Day Out in Downtown Lansing with Kids

2018-08-03T08:21:05+00:00

Getting Out in Downtown Lansing is Educational and Fun The fun options were endless in metro cities - BC (Before Children). Now, in AD (after delivery) what I so freely did before my two boys seemed as if it would be wildly different. One brave morning I found that [...]

What to do for the Best Day Out in Downtown Lansing with Kids2018-08-03T08:21:05+00:00

Ice Cream Shops & AC – Beat the Heat with these Cool Places Around Lansing

2018-07-12T11:01:54+00:00

Stay Cool this Summer with Ice Cream/Cold Treats and Air Conditioning in Lansing Brooks Fam - party of four! I choose swimming, my sons and hubby usually choose parks. But - if there's one thing all four of us agree on it's saying yes to tasty cold treats and [...]

Ice Cream Shops & AC – Beat the Heat with these Cool Places Around Lansing2018-07-12T11:01:54+00:00

Let’s Get Picky – Lansing’s U Pick Fruit Guide Blueberries, Apples, Peaches, and more!

2018-08-02T10:16:17+00:00

Let's Get Picky - Where Families Can Pick Fruit in the Lansing Area I couldn't even begin to pick a favorite thing to do during Michigan Summers. There are so many things to do in these warm months - but fruit picking is pretty high up on the ranking. The [...]

Let’s Get Picky – Lansing’s U Pick Fruit Guide Blueberries, Apples, Peaches, and more!2018-08-02T10:16:17+00:00

Our Huge List of Where to Eat Outside with Kids Around Lansing

2018-06-15T10:33:37+00:00

Sweet Spots Where Families Can Eat Outside on Patios in Lansing I finally get it - why my mom would make us play outside until the very last second every day. Now that I'm a mom and going through Michigan seasons, once Summer hits, being and playing outside is [...]

Our Huge List of Where to Eat Outside with Kids Around Lansing2018-06-15T10:33:37+00:00

21 Monumental Instagram-Worthy Pics To Take With Your Kids in Greater Lansing

2018-06-07T10:35:33+00:00

Instagram Worthy - Sweet Pictures to Take With your Kids I'm chuckling a little as I type this because I remember the days of turning in my film to Meijer Photo and hoping with all of my heart that the picture I took of the cute boy at camp turned [...]

21 Monumental Instagram-Worthy Pics To Take With Your Kids in Greater Lansing2018-06-07T10:35:33+00:00

Summer Bucket List – Things to Do this Summer in Greater Lansing with Kids 2018

2018-05-31T10:51:27+00:00

Plans for the Summer? We’ve Got You Covered While You’re in Lansing Every year our family has big plans and trips we feel make summer, well - summer. This year, I want to add another layer of fun to the days we are sticking around town. We are going [...]

Summer Bucket List – Things to Do this Summer in Greater Lansing with Kids 20182018-05-31T10:51:27+00:00

June Calendar – Fun Things to do with Families in Lansing 2018

2018-06-28T10:24:12+00:00

Want to Know What is Going on in Lansing During the Month of June? It's finally here - summer fun has begun. Check in every day if you're a spur of the moment type of person. Plan ahead if you're a person who plans each day to a T. [...]

June Calendar – Fun Things to do with Families in Lansing 20182018-06-28T10:24:12+00:00

Insider’s Guide to Lansing’s “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” – with Kids

2018-05-17T17:04:20+00:00

A Parent's Guide to Lansing's "Be A Tourist in Your Own Town" We rock, Lansing! After going through this year's Be a Tourist in Your Own Town (BATYOT) passport I couldn't help but be so proud of Lansing. Look at what we've done together! Date: June 2, [...]

Insider’s Guide to Lansing’s “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” – with Kids2018-05-17T17:04:20+00:00

Lansing Outdoor Water Parks, Pools, Splash Pads Galore!

2018-05-14T14:28:35+00:00

Outdoor Water Play for Kids in the Lansing and Greater Radius I'm really geeking out here you guys! I've been excited for this guide since Christmas time! I turn into a kid overrun with excitement every time we plan to spend the day at a beach or splash pad. [...]

Lansing Outdoor Water Parks, Pools, Splash Pads Galore!2018-05-14T14:28:35+00:00

Read this Before You Visit Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing

2018-04-26T17:41:38+00:00

A Parent's Guide to Impression 5 Science Center I have fond memories of I5's big mouth sculpture from my childhood and now it's so cool that my own kids are making the same memories. I'll be honest with you, though. I5 surprised me as an adult. [...]

Read this Before You Visit Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing2018-04-26T17:41:38+00:00

May Calendar – Awesome Things to do with Families in Lansing 2018

2018-08-02T10:02:05+00:00

Want to Know What is Going on in Lansing During the Month of May? The warm and summer months are upon us...finally, and we all know what that means. We are going to pack as much fun in as we can. We will soak up those beautiful rays of [...]

May Calendar – Awesome Things to do with Families in Lansing 20182018-08-02T10:02:05+00:00

45 Free/Affordable Fun Ideas to do with Kids in Greater Lansing

2018-04-17T08:12:43+00:00

Free/Affordable Awesome Ideas for Greater Lansing Families When we hit the "adulting" phase it seems like all we do is pay for something. Bills, food, fun, doctor appointments, and the list goes on. Sometimes it’s nice to have some fun that doesn’t cost a thing once in a while. [...]

45 Free/Affordable Fun Ideas to do with Kids in Greater Lansing2018-04-17T08:12:43+00:00

Where Lansing Families Can Play Outside – The Lansing Family Fun Guide to Outdoor Play

2018-06-26T22:27:33+00:00

Outdoor Play and Ideas to do with Kids in Lansing I get questioned a lot from people out of state, “What do you do there?” “Isn’t it too cold to go outside much?” “It is so hot in the summer right?” I love responding to these questions because outdoor [...]

Where Lansing Families Can Play Outside – The Lansing Family Fun Guide to Outdoor Play2018-06-26T22:27:33+00:00

Places to Play Inside – Indoor Play for Lansing Families

2018-03-30T10:26:39+00:00

Indoor Play Places for Lansing Families Rain or shine, winter or summer, no matter the mood, Lansing has indoor play options of all sorts. Some I’ve been going to since I was a kid and others are new ideas that have blown up all over the country. Play comes [...]

Places to Play Inside – Indoor Play for Lansing Families2018-03-30T10:26:39+00:00