Category Midwest

It is okay to go someplace other than Florida for Spring Break. Really!

Spring Break Destinations NOT in Florida

It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you live in the Midwest, then you will take your children to Florida for every Spring Break vacation. Right? Not necessarily! Despite what we may have been told our entire Midwestern lives, this is not actually a universal truth and there are many other destinations that our […]

Chicago: A fun place to visit for people of all ages

Magnificent Birthday on the Magnificent Mile

The year that I turned 30 was an emotionally crazy year.  There were lows, and there were highs. Having left a failing marriage shortly after my 29th birthday, I started the year devastated and heartbroken. Feeling like a failure, my little boy and I moved into a small bedroom at my parents’ home shortly after […]

Our Favorite Kid-Friendly Trails in West Michigan

I love outdoor adventures, and with varying success, I have tried to pass on that love for outdoor fun to my children. Today, I thought I would talk about what types of trails my family is most likely to enjoy and share a list of our favorite trails around the West Michigan area.