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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 [...]
Dressing up? Handing out candy? Find Trick or Treat times for your city in our list of Trick or Treat times throughout Lansing and Beyond.
Find all of the Halloween fun Trick or Treat and Trunk or Treat events happening all around Lansing! Use our list to plan out your family's Halloween fun in Lansing this year.
Go on a Mural Crawl through Lansing to find the best spots to take in all the beauty plus some awesome photos while you're at it!
Pumpkin U Pick and Maze Running Through Greater Lansing Pumpkin picking is a right of passage into the Fall season in Michigan. It's our way of telling ourselves, "It's ok, the weather getting colder is fun, remember?" True confession: I get a little blue each September when the warm [...]
Delicious Cider and Donut Destinations in Greater 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 day with the kids or friends. Do you have a special place you go with your [...]
33 Fall Things to Do Near You - Family Events and Ideas in Lansing + Beyond Don't want summer to end? Either do we! That's why I love making these seasonal lists. Fun bucket lists help to remind us why we love Michigan and its many seasons. There are [...]
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. Having these wonderful kids can make it really hard to [...]
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 love that I get to answer a big - YES! I didn't always have this answer though. Fun options were endless in metro cities [...]
Stay Cool this Summer with Ice Cream/Cold Treats and Air Conditioning in Lansing When it comes to cooling off on a hot summer day I usually choose swimming while my sons and hubby usually choose parks. But - if there's one thing we all agree on it's saying yes [...]
U Pick Fruit Guide: Where Lansing Families Can Pick Strawberries, Blueberries, Apples, Peaches, and more!Carla Brooks2019-07-02T15:03:00-05:00
Let's Get Picky - Where Families Can Pick Fruit in the Lansing Area Fruit picking is a highlight during Michigan summers. The warm breezy air, strolls through the farms, and hands-on do-it-yourself picking plus the satisfaction of eating what you worked for are all reasons to get to a [...]
Where Kids Can Splash Around Lansing: Outdoor Water Parks, Splash Pads, and Beaches "It's the most wonderful time of the year" and I'm not talking about Santa - nope - it's outdoor water park, lake, beach and splash pad season! Each year, as soon as this time hits I [...]
A Parent's Guide to Lansing's "Be A Tourist in Your Own Town" We rock, Lansing! Prepping for our families day out at Be a Tourist in Your Own Town (BATYOT) I couldn't help but be so proud of Lansing. Look at what we've done together - most of [...]
Lansing Has Many FREE or Affordable Ideas for Families Great news! Lansing has many FREE or affordable things to do! Living out these "adulting" or parenting phases it seems like all we do is pay for something. Bills, food, fun, doctor appointments, and the list goes on. Sometimes, it’s [...]
Summer Camp for Kids in the Lansing Area 2019 Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means - Summer Camp research season is here! It can be hard to keep them all straight with so many tabs open while we mill through the details. There [...]
Lansing Spring Break Fun Made Easy Are you sticking around the Lansing area for this Spring Break? If you’re looking for fun ideas your kids will love during Spring Break or outings great for the whole family, we’ve got you covered. Exciting Spring Break [...]
This information is updated for the 2019-20 preschool year. PRESCHOOLS for Lansing Kids It's here - the exciting yet, potentially emotional start to your new student's academic career! Did you know that we have 150+ preschools to choose from in the Greater Lansing area? From enrollment deadlines [...]
Spend Valentine's Day with your Kids in Lansing LOVE is in the air...or is it the smell of chocolate & roses? That's right, it's Valentines' Day season, Lansing. Are you ready to spread the love?! If you're looking for something fun to do with your little cuties this Valentine's [...]
Lansing's Daddy-Daughter & Mommy-Son and Daughter Dances 2019 Lansing, you are cordially invited to dance the night away with your darlings at the many daddy-daughter & mother-son and daughter dances this season. Spend a precious night out with your son or daughter giving them a night to remember forever. [...]
Things to Do in Lansing - LFF's Ultimate Year Round Guide There are so many things to do in Lansing - YEAR ROUND! The days of not knowing what to do on any given night are over - thanks to the amazing businesses, foundations, and community events around our [...]
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 [...]
Potter Park Zoo is Fun to Visit In Every Season Potter Park Zoo is a rare gem of wildlife in the heart of Lansing. Famlies love to visit during all four seasons and we've got 21 reasons why. You can have a slumber party, become a zookeeper for a [...]
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 [...]
29 Outdoor Winter Fun Ideas for Greater Lansing Families Hat - Check. Coat - check. Gloves - check. Fun - CHECK! There's so much to do outdoors with kids during the winter in Michigan and we've got more than 29 things right here in Lansing! I spent many winters [...]
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 [...]
Lansing’s Holiday Guide: Christmas Events, Christmas Tree Farms, Live Nativity Scenes, Tree Lightings + More!Carla Brooks2019-11-13T22:21:30-05:00
Find Holiday Events, Christmas Tree Farms, Live Nativity Scenes, Parades, Santa Finder, and more! Read on for all things Holiday and Christmas in the Lansing area.
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 [...]
Halloween is fun in Lansing: find all you need to have a great Halloween with your family this year! Parties, Trunk or Treat, Trick or Treating, and more!
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. [...]