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Category Archives: Summer Fun

Slow Down Your World — Five Tips for Slow Family Living

Even with young mittenkidz (2.5 and 5), I find our lives packed to the gills at times. It seems as if every weekend we have something going on. We’re always … Continue reading

October 25, 2013

Take to the trails during Michigan Trails Week

Take to the trails during Michigan Trails Week, Sept. 21-28 Free park admission Sept. 28 September 21-28 is Michigan Trails Week – a week created to encourage Michiganders to get … Continue reading

September 22, 2013

How do you like your s’mores?

August 10 is National S’More Day. That campfire treat that we’ve been enjoying since we were kids actually has its own day. It’d be futile for me to count how … Continue reading

August 10, 2013

mittenkidz Trail Mix

I love to whip this up and pack it for my little mittenkidz when we head out adventuring . Of course they dig out all of the M&Ms first, but … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

How to Survive the Weekend Camping With a Toddler

We did it. We survived camping with our one-and-a-half year old last summer, and we’re ready for round two: camping with a two-and-a-half year old this year. Truth be told, … Continue reading

August 1, 2013

Fish on. A few simple rules for little fisherpeople.

We bought some kid-size fishing rod/reel combos yesterday and the boys have been practicing their casting non-stop ever since. Have a budding fisher? Here are some simple and easy-to-explain fishing … Continue reading

July 16, 2013

Sand be gone.

I’m guessing that every other mom probably already knows this trick for getting beach sand off a child — I somehow was not in line the day this little piece … Continue reading

July 8, 2013

Summer 2013 Bucket List

Another summer. Another bucket list. Each year my husband and I make our annual summer bucket list. Summer can seemingly go by so fast, so for us, this list serve … Continue reading

July 6, 2013

Get thee to a campground!

I can still smell it. The huge ten-person canvas tent that my family had while growing up. It weighed a ton, had that distinct weathered canvas aroma, and came accompanied … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

What is mittenkidz?

mittenkidz is all about the joy of growing up and exploring all there is to explore, especially outdoors, in Michigan  — aka, the Mitten State. Two peninsulas. One big playground.

November 4, 2012