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Reduced campsite fees in Michigan

They may be rustic but they are still fun. Some of my best childhood memories are from the camping escapades with my parents and four siblings in Michigan. @MichiganDNR: Campsite … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Save Money by buying snow gear now for next winter

Calling all gear hounds. Just because winter is over it doesn’t mean you can’t still shop for it. Now is the perfect time to buy your MittenKidz their next winter’s … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Our Summer 2012 Bucket List

Each summer, BK (before kids), my husband and I would make a list of the top things we wanted to do, see or enjoy over the summer. Annual standbys included … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Things we love…

It’s March and still very much winter in some parts of our state, while closing in on spring in others. Here’s a little “Things We Love” for MittenKidz parents that’s … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Putting fun on ice

Just because it’s winter it doesn’t mean that you have to put some of your favorite summertime activities on ice. Take for instance the Word Ice & Snow Championship in … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Using ‘style points’ to get kids to slow down…

Got a little one who is all speed, no turns on the ski hills? Hard to watch as a parent, isn’t it? Here’s how one father solved the problem. Just … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

The hula hoop

My skills at the hula hoop have always been nil. I would watch in envy as friends, obviously more flexible than me, orbited the hoop around their midriff for what … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

No crying over spilled… apple juice

This is probably one of the biggest tips I can give for wintertime fun in Michigan. Seriously, this is huge: when your MittenKidz are inside warming up from the cold … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Get out and play on World Snow Day!

Sunday January 22 is World Snow Day — a day when everyone across the globe is encouraged to get out and play in the snow. As Michiganders, winter is a … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Free entry to National Parks this weekend

If you are within travel distance to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, entry fees are waived this weekend as part of the National Park Service’s Free Entrance Days. Grab … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · Leave a comment