A Simple, Easy Lake Michigan Beach Day

A Simple, Easy Lake Michigan Beach Day

We went out wandering the other day, traveling in our little bubble as life these days requires. We found a perfect little day trip through Saugatuck, Douglas, and nearby Lake Michigan beaches. We’re definitely going to make this trip part of our summer rotation. Here…

My Best Homeschool Tips, Free Resources, and Simple Schedule

My Best Homeschool Tips, Free Resources, and Simple Schedule

Well, guys. Here we are. What a crazy, unprecedented time. Lots of schools are closed and parents are scrambling for a plan. We homeschooled for a year from 2018 – 2019, and I fell back into that routine last Monday. I’d like to note right…

Team Clean: Good Chores for Kids

Team Clean: Good Chores for Kids

Learn more about Team Clean, a fun way to tackle household chores as a family and teach kids valuable life skills.

A Family Guide to Sleeping Bear Dunes & Glen Arbor, MI

A Family Guide to Sleeping Bear Dunes & Glen Arbor, MI

Like many Michiganders, I have been going up north my entire life. How you define “up north” is up for debate, but for me, it’s anything past Clare. We had a family cottage in Lewiston. It was a tiny thing – one bedroom, one bathroom,…

Home: My Top Three Snow Day Activities

Home: My Top Three Snow Day Activities

Are you Team Yay or Team Nay when it comes to snow days? We’re Team Yay around here, which shouldn’t be a surprise since we’re the biggest bunch of homebodies ever. It’s also not lost on me that I have the luxury of being a…

Travel: Capsule Wardrobes for Families

Travel: Capsule Wardrobes for Families

Have you heard of capsule wardrobes? They’re kind of hard to ignore these days. In a way, I’ve kind of had a capsule wardrobe for most of my adult life because I prefer quality over quantity, and because I usually have the smallest closets in…

Travel: A Day Trip to Chicago & The Science Behind Pixar

Travel: A Day Trip to Chicago & The Science Behind Pixar

Guys. We’re home from a quick day trip to Chicago and it was just THE BEST. A few months ago I saw an ad for The Science Behind Pixar, a new exhibit at Museum of Science and Industry. Our family loves art, especially drawing. My son spends…

Travel: 10 Unexpected Items I Always Pack

Travel: 10 Unexpected Items I Always Pack

Traveling with kids comes with its own set of joys and challenges. Being prepared helps ease the tricky, painful moments immensely. Beyond the basic snacks, wipes, and spare changes of clothes, here are ten unexpected items I always pack for a trip. Extra luggage tags…

Our First Aid Kit

Our First Aid Kit

Our first aid kit has seen lots and lots of use, and not just by our family. Over the years it’s helped friends and fellow travelers all across the globe. It’s the first thing I reach for when packing and I never leave without it.…

Top 5 Money Saving Travel Tips – Snack Edition

Top 5 Money Saving Travel Tips – Snack Edition

If you’ve ever traveled with kids, you know snacks can make or break a trip. Travel is already expensive enough; no one needs to deal with expensive airport snacks. Or hangry kids. After a few hundred thousand million miles of traveling with kids, here’s what…