Author Archives: Michelle Mersy

Glowing Bubbles… for the 4th or any occasion!

Fourth of July is just around the corner, and this year we moms have something fun to spice up an evening of fun and fireworks this week.  So whether you’re out at night celebrating Independence Day, or simply having an evening of backyard games and barbeque, this neat and simple project will be sure to […]

Stress-Busters: 8 tips, at the end of your fingertips

It’s 5:00 somewhere — maybe even where you are — but instead of relaxing after work, going into the kitchen for a cold pop, or doing anything that resembles family time, you have things to follow-up with: a last-minute phone call with your colleague, a logistical conversation with your partner, or trying to read & […]

Teaching kids to save – and spend – money wisely

It’s the time of year where we adults are taking a closer look at finances — tax season! Perhaps we are looking back on the year past and considering what we could have done differently, where we can make changes for the better in this coming year. Maybe we are facing forward with enthusiasm about […]

I Choose You! Choosing the Proper Pet for Your Family

by Liberty Starkweather   You might not be able to pick your in-laws, cousins, or other family members, but one element you do have control over is your choice in a pet. We all know that pets are family, and choosing the right dog for you and your family is key to a happy relationship. […]

Fun New Year’s Activities for the Whole Family

We made it through December of 2012, and the New Year is upon us. Time to celebrate! New Year’s is often a time to reflect, a time of new beginnings. For those of us who are lucky enough to celebrate and bring in the New Year with our loved ones beside us, there are so […]

Keep warm & in-style with hand-knitted hats & scarves

by Liberty Starkweather One thing about Michigan is that we know the weather is only going to get colder. The best part about getting colder weather is snow angels, cocoa, and dressing your family in stylish attire. Over the years, knitting and crocheting has made a steady comeback. It is actually one of the fastest […]

Cute, Funky & Fun Local Gifts!

We all know it’s important to support the local economy, and why not do so while also supporting the arts? If you’re looking for something cute, funky & fun for your holiday (or any other time-of-year) gifts, the Great Lakes Bay has several local artisans & crafters that offer many unique items you are sure […]

Women’s Self-Defense: learn a few things every Mom should know

written by Erik Johnson, of Martial Arts Connection Great Lakes Bay Moms and Martial Arts Connection are teaming up to give women some of the tools to deal with our chaotic lives and the challenges that may come up. A Women’s Self-Defense Class at Martial Arts Connection, 705 Euclid, Bay City will be held on […]

Thanksgiving Leftovers – Enjoy them well into January

by Lisa Owen Brown Thanksgiving is a holiday to spend time with your family, be thankful for what you have and enjoy a large meal full of the tastes of the fall season. If your family is like mine, you have enough food for 30 when you are only feeding 10. That means a lot […]

Halloween Cake Pops!

Cake pops are all the rage these days, and they’re easy and fun to make — AND eat — with your kids. So get ready to get messy, & have fun with these sweet and spooky treats! Michelle’s Halloween Cake Pops! Ingredients: 1 chocolate cake, prepared & cooled 1-4 spoonfuls chocolate frosting 1 package white […]