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Our Experience with ISR Self-Rescue Swim Classes

Our Experience with ISR Self-Rescue Swim Classes Bethany Neumeyer Last year, I signed my four-year-old son Lucas up for what turned out to be a somewhat disastrous swim class. At the beginning of the first lesson, I explained to the teenaged instructor that it was his first swim class and that while he was comfortable […]

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15 Summer Date Night Destinations in Toledo!!

Date Night!! The two words every couple looks forward to, especially those with kids. It means a night away from the kiddos, to reconnect with your spouse, to remember why you fell in love in the first place. It is easy to get caught up in the responsibilities of adulthood & parenthood. That is why […]

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The Bicycle Museum of America

We have driven past the sign on I-75 numerous times and I have always been curious, The Bicycle Museum of America, wonder if it’s worth the stop? Turns out it is totally worth the stop! Honestly, I had anticipated a small building, almost shack like in assembly with minimal paraphernalia. Needless to say my expectations […]

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Spangler Factory Tour (Dum-Dums)

Cabbage Patch Dolls, Rainbow Brite, the original My Little Pony & Strawberry Shortcake were all the rage with little girls, Cyndi Lauper, Prince (before the symbol), Madonna, & Michael Jackson cassettes filled Walkmans, and Razzles, Zotz Sours, Airheads, and the Watermelon flavored Dum-Dum made its grand appearance on the candy scene. It was 1980 something! […]

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Mule-Drawn Canal Boat Experience

Canal Experience, where education and fun collide! As a mom I am always on the lookout for events and activities that are educational. Meanwhile, the kiddos hunger for fun. The Canal Experience at Providence Metropark in Grand Rapids, Ohio is jammed pack full of educational fun! It is literally a floating history lesson! We arrived […]

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Rolling Hills Water Park

It was late July and I had just posted a meet up with our playgroup, our destination, Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti, MI. As a mom I was slightly terrified, how was I going to watch all three kiddos go in three different directions at a water park? Turns out one of the best […]

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How to Organize a Summer Busy Bag Swap

“Mom, I’m bored!” “Mom, the Wi-Fi isn’t working!!” “Mom is it cool if we surf down the stair on sleeping bags?”  For those moments during the summer when you need to bust their boredom, when the Wi-Fi goes out, or when their imaginations highjack all common sense, busy bags to the rescue! So, what exactly […]

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OVO Cirque du Soleil, a performance unlike any other!

“How can a show that doesn’t have any “real” spoken words be so awesome?” was the observation made by my husband on the drive home from the most amazing performance ever, OVO Cirque du Soleil.  I almost corrected him, but then I took a moment to reflect on the show and he was totally right! […]

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FREE Kid-Friendly Summer of 2017 Activities in Toledo

(FYI- If you are looking for fun year round activities you will want to click, 101 Places to go with Kids in Toledo! And yes, some of those are FREE!! The following activities are seasonal…be sure to check back before school ends so you can plan your summer break in style!) I have yet to […]

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5 Reasons why Niagara Falls, ON, Canada is an Awesome Family Trip

The family gets to visit a foreign country minus the expensive flight!! Talk about exciting!!  And, though the terrain doesn’t change much on the other side of the Ambassador Bridge the kiddos will make some fun observations; suddenly the speed limit is measured in kilometers, the temperature is defined in Celsius, not Fahrenheit, & our […]

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