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Moms Night Out: 37 Things to Do on a Girls Night in Lansing

2019-01-21T23:14:18+00:00

Get out Mommas - You Deserve it! 37 Ideas for Moms Night Out Moms night out?  Yes please! Between meal prep, laundry, school drop offs, working, bath time, sleep routines, YOU NAME IT - we are all holding it down for our families. So, I've compiled all of my [...]

Moms Night Out: 37 Things to Do on a Girls Night in Lansing2019-01-21T23:14:18+00:00

New to the area? Here’s Where to Start in Greater Lansing

2019-01-13T15:36:51+00:00

Moving to Lansing and Don't Know Where to Start? Let us help! Did you just move to Lansing, need to get your bearings, and looking for things to do with your kids? We totally get it. Most of our team has lived other places at some point and know [...]

New to the area? Here’s Where to Start in Greater Lansing2019-01-13T15:36:51+00:00

WIN! a $75 Date Night to MP Social in Downtown Lansing

2018-12-28T10:34:20+00:00

This giveaway brought to you by Gillespie Group's MP Social at Marketplace This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner, Angela! WIN! a $75 Date Night to MP Social in Downtown Lansing We know Lansing loves date night because our 101 Lansing Date Night Ideas article is one that [...]

WIN! a $75 Date Night to MP Social in Downtown Lansing2018-12-28T10:34:20+00:00

Lansing’s Holiday Guide: Christmas Events, Christmas Tree Farms, Live Nativity Scenes, Tree Lightings + More!

2018-12-04T12:02:45+00:00

Holiday + Christmas Guide: Where to Cut your Christmas Tree, Christmas Events, Live Nativities + More! They say it's the most wonderful time of the year and I have to agree. It's the season when Lansing families head to cut their own Christmas tree, visit live nativity scenes,  gather [...]

Lansing’s Holiday Guide: Christmas Events, Christmas Tree Farms, Live Nativity Scenes, Tree Lightings + More!2018-12-04T12:02:45+00:00

WIN! BIGGBY Baskets Full of Delicious Coffee, Mugs, and More!

2018-12-10T09:48:20+00:00

This giveaway brought to you by BIGGBY® COFFEE This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winners, Audrey, Sandra, and Ashley! WIN! Biggby Baskets Filled with Coffee, Gift Cards, Mugs, and More! Did holiday season sneak up on you like it did for me this year?! Never fear - BIGGBY is [...]

WIN! BIGGBY Baskets Full of Delicious Coffee, Mugs, and More!2018-12-10T09:48:20+00:00

Santa Finder: Pictures with Santa, Breakfast with Santa, Sleigh Rides + More for Lansing Area Families

2018-12-04T12:03:38+00:00

Lansing's Santa Tracker - See Santa, Pictures with Santa, Eat with Santa, Visits with Santa + More Santa Claus is coming to town! If your family is looking for Santa in Lansing and Mid Michigan - we've got the scoop on where he'll be and when. Read on to [...]

Santa Finder: Pictures with Santa, Breakfast with Santa, Sleigh Rides + More for Lansing Area Families2018-12-04T12:03:38+00:00

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

2018-12-05T15:16:54+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 Woods2018-12-05T15:16:54+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

2019-01-15T23:18:18+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 Go2019-01-15T23:18:18+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

How to Spend the Best Day In Downtown Lansing with Kids

2019-01-06T10:48:27+00:00

Spending the Day in Downtown Lansing is Educational and Fun I constantly get asked "are there things to do in Downtown Lansing with kids?". I loe that I get to answer a big - YES! But -  I didn't alway have this answer. Our fun options were endless in [...]

How to Spend the Best Day In Downtown Lansing with Kids2019-01-06T10:48:27+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

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

2018-11-29T01:16:40+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 [...]

23 Monumental Instagram-Worthy Pics To Take With Your Kids in Greater Lansing2018-11-29T01:16:40+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

2019-01-06T11:01:23+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 Kids2019-01-06T11:01:23+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