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Christmas Cookies: My Favorite Holiday Tradition

It’s funny how differently families celebrate the holidays. You don’t realize it until you’re in a committed relationship, when suddenly you find yourself asking: “you did your stockings how?” or “your midnight mass was at midnight?”. Once you start a family, you pick and choose what traditions to keep going with the kids. You can even start new […]

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See Santa + Ring in the New Year at Castaway Play Cafe!

The cold, winter weather has arrived! It’s beautiful and serene, especially with the holiday season in full swing. But let’s be honest: the colder temps can also make kids stir-crazy!   Gone are the summer days of swinging open the back door and playing outside for hours on end. Snow ball fights, sledding and skiing […]

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Why I’m an Elf on the Shelf Mom

I never thought I’d be an Elf on the Shelf mom. My children would behave in preparation for Santa all on their own. They would eat at the dinner table properly, pick their Legos up off the floor, and never fight. There would be no bribery needed for my saintly children. But then my oldest turned three. […]

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Tips for the Most Correct Christmas Card Ever!

According to every store I walk into, Christmastime is creeping up on us faster than ever. My favorite band released its latest Christmas album at the end of October. For some, this means feverish shopping. For others, it means designing a holiday card and getting ready to mortgage the house to buy stamps. It’s Christmas […]

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Trick or Trick, Smell My Feet: Halloween in Genesee County Michigan!

Halloween, a holiday filled with mystery, magic, superstition + FUN!  That black cat? Avoid it. Break a mirror?  Seven years of bad luck. And don't dream of stepping on a crack or spilling salt. As you prepare for the magic that is Halloween, here is your guide to Halloween happenings in Genesee County! It is no trick! Click on [...]
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2017 Fireworks In + Around Genesee County

It's fireworks season! Much further back than you and I can remember, we have celebrated the Fourth of July with the most grandiose of fireworks displays. But why do we celebrate Independence Day by setting off all of these small explosions? Well, because John Adams wanted us to. It is believed that he envisioned fireworks as part of the festivities [...]
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