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10 Christmas Experiences for Kids in Toledo

It’s funny, I couldn’t tell you what I wore the Christmas of 1990 (I’m sure it was a gorgeous dressed that matched my siblings and we all looked adorable, mom), or what gifts I opened from under the tree, or even if we had snow that year. What I do remember is sipping hot chocolate […]

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University of Michigan’s Museum of Natural History

Huge shout out and thank you to everyone who provided suggestions and recommendations on where to go on the kiddos day off. We placed them all in a hat and pulled one, (drum roll, please)….University of Michigan’s Museum of Natural History!!   We hit the road at 10am and by 10:20am someone already had to […]

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7 Kid-Friendly Volunteer Opportunities in Toledo

What Kids Can Learn From Volunteering   A sense of responsibility. Kids and teens learn what it means to make and keep a commitment. They learn how to be on time for a job, do their best, and be proud of the results. But they also learn that, ultimately, we’re all responsible for the well-being […]

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8 Mother Son Date Ideas in Toledo

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”, I said…. “Live every day to the fullest”, I said….and the stupidest thing I said, “We can do anything you want!”!! And that is precisely how I found myself in this precarious predicament, weak in the knees, adrenaline rushing, hands trembling, trying desperately to focus on […]

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The Ultimate Mother Daughter Date & Moms Day Out Destination in Toledo

Pink floral china patterns adorn with gold trim, frilly tablecloths, doilies, pocket pies, shortbreads, & truffles, a light hum of classical music, gorgeous ladies draped in beautiful flowing sundresses relaxing, sans smartphones. That is the fantasy image that comes to mind when I think of a tea party. In reality, if I hosted a tea […]

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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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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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