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34 Birthday Party Planning Ideas around Lansing – Epic Birthday Fun for All Ages

2019-11-14T11:34:17-05:00

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 [...]

34 Birthday Party Planning Ideas around Lansing – Epic Birthday Fun for All Ages2019-11-14T11:34:17-05:00

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

2019-09-18T22:39:38-05:00

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 [...]

Pumpkin Patches – U Pick Pumpkins and Mazes at the Best Places in Lansing2019-09-18T22:39:38-05:00

Drive 40 miles of Donut Heaven on our Mid-Michigan Donut Trail

2019-09-12T10:26:44-05:00

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 [...]

Drive 40 miles of Donut Heaven on our Mid-Michigan Donut Trail2019-09-12T10:26:44-05:00

33 Ideas for your Family’s Fall Bucket List: Festivals, Events and More!

2019-08-22T13:13:20-05:00

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 [...]

33 Ideas for your Family’s Fall Bucket List: Festivals, Events and More!2019-08-22T13:13:20-05:00

Why Families Rave About AppleTree & Gilden Woods in the Lansing

2019-08-01T11:54:07-05:00

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. Having these wonderful kids can make it really hard to [...]

Why Families Rave About AppleTree & Gilden Woods in the Lansing2019-08-01T11:54:07-05:00

How to Spend the Best Day In Downtown Lansing with Kids + REO Town and Old Town

2019-07-27T09:18:33-05:00

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 love that I get to answer a big - YES! I didn't always have this answer though.  Fun options were endless in metro cities [...]

How to Spend the Best Day In Downtown Lansing with Kids + REO Town and Old Town2019-07-27T09:18:33-05:00

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

2019-07-18T12:29:29-05:00

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 [...]

Ice Cream Shops & AC – Beat the Heat with these Cool Places Around Lansing2019-07-18T12:29:29-05:00

U Pick Fruit Guide: Where Lansing Families Can Pick Strawberries, Blueberries, Apples, Peaches, and more!

2019-07-02T15:03:00-05:00

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 [...]

U Pick Fruit Guide: Where Lansing Families Can Pick Strawberries, Blueberries, Apples, Peaches, and more!2019-07-02T15:03:00-05:00

29 Outdoor Water Parks, Pools, and Splash Pads Galore Around Lansing and Beyond

2019-07-02T15:00:54-05:00

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 [...]

29 Outdoor Water Parks, Pools, and Splash Pads Galore Around Lansing and Beyond2019-07-02T15:00:54-05:00

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

2019-05-29T13:00:33-05:00

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’s “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” – Insider’s Guide for families with Kids2019-05-29T13:00:33-05:00

47 Free or Affordable Fun Ideas to do with Kids in Greater Lansing

2019-04-30T12:38:20-05:00

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 [...]

47 Free or Affordable Fun Ideas to do with Kids in Greater Lansing2019-04-30T12:38:20-05:00

Huge 2019 Lansing Summer Camps Directory – Includes Camps Across Mid-Michigan

2019-06-19T19:25:36-05:00

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 [...]

Huge 2019 Lansing Summer Camps Directory – Includes Camps Across Mid-Michigan2019-06-19T19:25:36-05:00

List of Valentine’s Day Events in Lansing with Kids

2019-01-30T09:48:05-05:00

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 [...]

List of Valentine’s Day Events in Lansing with Kids2019-01-30T09:48:05-05:00

Lansing’s Daddy-Daughter + Mommy-Son and Daughter Dances 2019

2019-01-30T09:45:17-05:00

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. [...]

Lansing’s Daddy-Daughter + Mommy-Son and Daughter Dances 20192019-01-30T09:45:17-05:00

100+ Things to Do in Lansing – Ultimate Year Round Guide

2019-01-26T18:38:36-05:00

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 [...]

100+ Things to Do in Lansing – Ultimate Year Round Guide2019-01-26T18:38:36-05:00

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

2019-01-24T16:41:20-05:00

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 Lansing2019-01-24T16:41:20-05:00

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

2019-11-07T10:19:42-05:00

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 Lansing2019-11-07T10:19:42-05:00

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

2018-12-28T10:34:20-05:00

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 Lansing2018-12-28T10:34:20-05:00

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

2019-11-13T22:21:30-05:00

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.

Lansing’s Holiday Guide: Christmas Events, Christmas Tree Farms, Live Nativity Scenes, Tree Lightings + More!2019-11-13T22:21:30-05:00

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

2018-12-10T09:48:20-05:00

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!2018-12-10T09:48:20-05:00

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

2019-07-10T09:21:21-05:00

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 City2019-07-10T09:21:21-05:00