Carla B

About Carla Brooks

Carla is a Lansing raised, Oregon born, photographer, runner, musician, and coffee lover. If she’s not gallivanting around her home city, Lansing, you’ll most likely find her playing the piano, singing, trying new foods, reading or watching a good story, in a craft coffee shop, or traveling throughout Michigan. Most of all, she loves spending time with her family. Carla is wife to community engagement/event planner and poet, Sareem Poems, and a mom of two awesome boys.

We’re Spending More Time Outside Right Now. Here’s how to Protect your Family From Lyme Disease and Ticks.

By |2020-03-31T10:41:37-04:00March 30th, 2020|

This article was originally reported on in 2018 and updated in 2020.  Lyme Disease is Spreading Across Michigan - Here's How Families are Protecting Their Kids Buzz cuts all around this season for my boys - including my husband! Several years ago my nephew got a tick bite. His [...]

Below the Stacks Mural Festival is Poised to Transform Lansing. Here’s What You Need to Know + How to Get Involved.

By |2019-08-29T16:32:00-04:00August 29th, 2019|

Watch Lansing Transform in 7 Days During Below the Stacks Has the Below the Stacks buzz reached you yet? If not, it's only a matter of time before you'll start to see 8 sites around Lansing transform in one week's time by artists from around the world + a few from [...]

4th of July Fireworks, Parades, and Events Around Lansing – 2019

By |2019-07-02T14:58:52-04:00June 26th, 2019|

Fourth of July Events, Fireworks, Parades and More! Family-Friendly Independance Day Events in Greater Lansing We're gearing up for another tremendous 4th of July in the Greater Lansing area, friends. Are you stocked up on sparklers, pop-its, bottle rockets, and planning for a great Independance Day with the Family!? [...]

WIN! BIGGBY Baskets Full of Cute Mugs, Coffee, a Gift Card and more! 3 winners!

By |2019-06-10T07:09:43-04:00May 23rd, 2019|

This giveaway brought to you by BIGGBY® COFFEE This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winners, Nicole, Lindsey, and Rebecca! WIN! BIGGBY Baskets Filled with Coffee, Gift Cards, Mugs, and More! We're in the home stretch, y'all! Summer break is days away and teacher gifts are on our minds. [...]

Peppa Pig World of Play + LEGOLAND Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium Bring Imagination to Life

By |2019-05-11T09:09:27-04:00May 9th, 2019|

Peppa Pig World of Play + LEGOLAND Discover Center &  SEA LIFE Aquarium is Epically Interactive When our kids heard they were headed to Peppa Pig World of Play Michigan, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, and SEA LIFE Aquarium in Auburn Hills all in one day I should have had the [...]

Kid-Friendly Nature Centers + Events List for Mid-Michigan and Lansing Families

By |2019-04-11T16:19:57-04:00April 11th, 2019|

Nature Centers You'll Want to Visit in Mid Michigan With Your Family Step into fresh air and explore Lansing's natural side at Woldumar Nature Center, Fenner Nature Center, Harris Nature Center, Howell Nature Center and more. These nature centers are more than meets the eye and have so much [...]

WIN! A Family Trip to Impression 5 Science Center + Customized Swag Basket Valued at $200!

By |2019-04-15T13:13:36-04:00March 28th, 2019|

This giveaway brought to you by Impression 5 Science Center This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner, Katie! WIN! A Family Trip to Impression 5 Science Center + Customized Swag Basket Valued at $200! We love Impression 5 Science Center. In fact, we love it [...]

It’s time to sign up for Kids Bowl Free Programs in Lansing, Grand Rapids & Kalamazoo

By |2020-03-08T23:09:21-04:00March 22nd, 2019|

A Parent's Guide to Kids Bowl Free in Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo Would you like your kids to exercise and burn calories during the Summer? Fun fact: playing two-three games of bowling can burn 300 - 500 calories and the Kids Bowl Free Program can help your kids [...]