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Expectations Ruin Everything! Let Go and Embrace the Unexpected

You’ve spent hours, weeks, months even… planning the perfect event. A family vacation. A wedding. A birthday party. Ordinary outings require work too… a trip to the zoo, lunch with an old friend, a play date with new moms. Without realizing it, you already have a vision forming of how it will all play out. […]

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The Local City Fair: A Perfect Family Day

I have absolutely loved going to the fair since I was little. I am a thrill seeker and wanted to ride every ride I could. Anyone else like this?  I have two little ones {5 and 2} and they aren’t tall enough to ride the big rides, but the little rides will suffice for now. […]

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Dinosaurs Unearthed :: Sloan Museum at Courtland Center

Mid-Michigan Moms Blog has a wonderful partnership with Sloan Museum, a local gem that we are honored to work with and showcase on our platform! All opinion expressed in this post are our own, based on our first-hand experience at Dinosaurs Unearthed at Courtland Center. The dinosaurs have arrived! Dinosaurs Unearthed that is, at Courtland [...]
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A Tri-City Guide to Local Summer Activities

Summer vacation is in full swing. Are you kids bored yet? I’ve decided to take out some of the stress of finding activities for you and your kids during the remainder of the summer and list it all here! Everything from activities for littles to fun days for the big kids and no cost to […]

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2018 Fireworks Guide In + Around Mid-Michigan

Much further back than you and I can remember, we have celebrated the Fourth of July with the most grandiose of fireworks displays. But why do we celebrate Independence Day by setting off all of these small explosions?  Well, because John Adams wanted us to. It is believed that he envisioned fireworks as part of the festivities before the Declaration of Independence was [...]
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Marcellus Park Little Free Library. Photo by Christopher Malon.

Mid-Michigan Little Free Libraries

Have you heard of Little Free Libraries? At first glance, they may look like an over-sized birdhouse or dollhouse, but these small buildings are so much more. They provide a resource that encourages literacy, creates community, and gives children {and adults!} an opportunity to borrow a book free of charge from an ever-changing selection. Marcellus Park Little Free [...]
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Foster Children: The Night We Answered the Call

I don’t remember the phone ringing, but I remember pausing and looking at my husband with huge eyes when I realized who was calling.  He paused, too, and then went back to making sandwiches.  The friendly voice on the other end quickly introduced herself as someone from our foster care agency.  Did I have a […]

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