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811, 2018

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

By |November 8th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Things to Do|

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 to child care or preschool. The thought of leaving my little babies with someone else terrified me - until I [...]

1810, 2018

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

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Fall Guides, Fall Things to Do|

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 decorate your actual trunk. Lansing, these lists below tell me that we really know how to throw great Halloween bashes! [...]

1710, 2018

List of Indoor Halloween Events to Keep Kids Warm and Dry

By |October 17th, 2018|Categories: Fall Guides, Fall Things to Do|

Stay Warm and Dry on Halloween in Lansing With Our List of Indoor Events Pressing on through rain and snow on Halloween is less than desirable - it's mostly wet and cold. One year, we were determined to make trick or treating fun for the kids no matter the pouring rain. We drove around the neighborhood stopping at each house as they ran back and forth. I wouldn't call it [...]

1110, 2018

Halloween Trick or Treat Times Around Lansing and Beyond 2018

By |October 11th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

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 in-the-know about times in the Lansing area. Here's a list of times to Trick or Treat with your adorable superheros [...]

410, 2018

Halloween Fun and Events All Over the Lansing Area

By |October 4th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

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 season is here. There are events happening all around Lansing! We've made a list of family friendly events yours [...]

2709, 2018

17 of the Best Cider and Donut Destinations in Greater Lansing

By |September 27th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

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 with your family for this delicious combo? We are so lucky in Greater Lansing! We have a great downtown/city area. Plus, [...]

2009, 2018

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

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, Things to Do|

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. Our multiple Lansing Trail options of paved wonder give us Lansing folks endless paths to discover and I can't wait [...]

1209, 2018

Michigan History Museum and Library – Know Before You Go

By |September 12th, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, Things to Do|

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 Center is one of our go-to spots in Lansing. Although the History museum is reminiscent of my childhood memories, it's [...]

3008, 2018

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

By |August 30th, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

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. There are so many things to do this Fall in Lansing that we won't think about Summer again until about [...]

2208, 2018

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

By |August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

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 blue every September when the warm weather tapers off and we wave - what my kids and I like to [...]

1608, 2018

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

By |August 16th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

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 year my son's birthday party plans ended up a complete disaster - so I thought. It was the end of [...]

908, 2018

Parenting Groups Around Greater Lansing Michigan

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

Mom Groups, Dad Groups, Play Meet Ups - Find Friends and Support in Lansing The rumors are true and the verdict is in - parenting is hard. The good news is that in mom groups we start to realize that we are not alone and there are others out there going through things JUST.LIKE.US. Find Friends, fun, and support in your community with this list of mom groups and dad [...]

808, 2018

WIN! A John Ball Zoo Fun Pack – Includes the Bird Show, Zip Line, and Ropes Course

By |August 8th, 2018|Categories: win|

  This giveaway brought to you by John Ball Zoo. 1300 W. Fulton St. Grand Rapids, MI Facebook | Website | (616) 336-4300 This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner, Beth! WIN! A Variety of Passes for a Day of Adventure at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids Most of the time we go to the zoo just to see the animals, but did you know that John Ball Zoo [...]

208, 2018

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

By |August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, Things to Do|

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 it didn't have to be. My sister and I packed up the kids, snacks, a stroller, and water and set [...]

1207, 2018

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

By |July 12th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

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 playing in air conditioning together. It feels so refreshing to get out of the baking heat and stand up straight [...]

2806, 2018

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

By |June 28th, 2018|Categories: Calendar, Date Night, Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, Park, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

Want to Know What is Going on in Lansing for Families? 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. Either way, we’ll be keeping you updated on fun things year round, Lansing families. We add events often as things pop up so check back regularly. [...]

2106, 2018

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

By |June 21st, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

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 warm breezy air, strolls through the farms, hands on do-it-yourself picking, and the satisfaction of eating what you worked for are [...]

1406, 2018

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

By |June 14th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

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 a huge priority. We want to soaking up as much natural vitamin D as possible. Especially after such a long winter. [...]

706, 2018

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

By |June 7th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

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 out. Now, I have two cute boys of my own and with just a tap of my finger I'll know [...]

3105, 2018

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

By |May 31st, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

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 to try checking off as many fun things on this list as we can during the summer break months. Read [...]

2405, 2018

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

By |May 24th, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Latest News, Park, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

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. Either way, we're here for you during the month of June, Lansing families. We add events often as things pop [...]

1705, 2018

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

By |May 17th, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

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, 2018 from 10 am - 5 pm. If you haven't been to BATYOT, it's an event where you get to [...]

1005, 2018

Lansing Outdoor Water Parks, Pools, Splash Pads Galore!

By |May 10th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

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. Better yet, I shriek with joy whenever we head to a water park! I'm not ashamed of my nerdy-ness. These [...]

305, 2018

Where Kids Eat Free (or under $5) in Lansing and Beyond

By |May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, Things to Do|

Places Where Kids Can Eat Out for FREE or Close to It As a kid, eating out was so rare for our family. I was in my 20's when I first experienced Vietnamese Pho'! I can imagine it was tough for my parents to take 4 growing kids out to eat. At the time we were dialing up to check our AOL and I was paging friends from my [...]

2604, 2018

Read this Before You Visit Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing

By |April 26th, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, Things to Do|

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. I had no idea that I personally would have great experiences - just like I did in my youth. So, what [...]

1904, 2018

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

By |April 19th, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, Things to Do|

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 sunshine and live it up until it's time to head back to playing indoors or getting on our snow gear. [...]

1204, 2018

Summer Camp Guide for Greater Lansing Kids 2018

By |April 12th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Summer Guides, Things to Do|

Summer Camps for Kids in the Lansing Area 2018 Ahhh Summer. We can't wait for it to get here every year. For me it creeps up and before I know it it's over. This year I'm getting a head start on my plans and part of that means Summer Camp research. Who knew there were so many places offering Summer Camps in our city!? It can be hard to [...]

604, 2018

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

By |April 6th, 2018|Categories: Free Guide, Guides, Latest News, Things to Do|

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. Free can be hard to believe but it's true! Here are 45 ideas for Lansing families that are super [...]

2403, 2018

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

By |March 24th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Things to Do|

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 fun is what lots of Michiganders enjoy most! Every Season has its wonder and as Michiganders we love to innovate [...]

2403, 2018

101 Lansing Date Night Ideas

By |March 24th, 2018|Categories: Date Night, Guides|

101 Fun and Creative Date Night Ideas in The Greater Lansing Area Let’s face it  - as couples and parents  we either have to be ultra planners and get our date nights locked in or most of the time we end up realizing that we haven’t had enough dates in the past few months. If you’re in a relationship then we all have the common goal of cultivating and [...]

2403, 2018

Places to Play Inside – Indoor Play for Lansing Families

By |March 24th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Spring Break Ideas, Things to Do|

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 in many forms - from chill to bouncing off of the walls. These ideas are tested and proved to be [...]

2403, 2018

Winning Spring Break Ideas for Lansing Families

By |March 24th, 2018|Categories: Guides, Latest News, Spring Break Ideas, Things to Do|

Lansing Spring Break Fun Made Easy Are you sticking around town this Spring Break? If you’re looking for some fun ideas for your kids during the week or something fun for the whole family, we’ve got you covered. Exciting Spring Break Ideas for Lansing Area Families Staying close to home doesn’t mean you can’t still do something for Spring Break! There are so many [...]

2501, 2018

Parks Parks Everywhere

By |January 25th, 2018|Categories: Guides|

So Many Parks for You to Choose From I love choosing the perfect park! With so many to choose from in the Lansing area it can hard to decide which one is best for the day. The kind where the minute your kids get in the car to leave they are knocked or worn out from all the playing! My strategy is sometimes a selfish one but ends up [...]

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