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Jen’s Zen – Sh*t

Jen is a freelance writer, parent to three, and she’s been a stepparent for over 15 years. She is well-equipped to discuss and write about the great, and the not-so-great, details of all-things-parenting. Along with spending quality time with her family, Jen enjoys music, chocolate, camping and relaxing. And laughing! Welcome to JEN’S ZEN – the grit and the […]

The Lesson Planning Mommy – Halloween!

Hillary, a.k.a The Lesson Planning Mommy, is one of our fabulous Great Lakes Bay Moms Members.  Hillary has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education pre-school through third grade and a Master degree in Elementary Education grades K-8 with a reading endorsement K-12 grade. She loves creating meaningful, mind provoking activities and lessons for kids. […]

“No Limits”

Jill Armentrout of Birch Run is Parent Liaison for the Saginaw County Great Start Collaborative. In this position contracted through the Saginaw Intermediate School District, she coordinates the Parent Coalition, bringing the parent voice to the early childhood system and outreach to families. She is the mother of two daughters. The logo on my daughter’s […]

Jen’s Zen – Remember not to Forget

Jen is a work-at-home mom, parent to three, and she’s been a stepparent for over 15 years. She is well-equipped to discuss and write about the great, and the not-so-great, details of all-things-parenting. Along with spending quality time with her family, Jen enjoys music, chocolate, camping and relaxing. And laughing!             Do you ever […]

The Lesson Planning Mommy – Apples!

What We’re Reading:    Apples by Gail Gibbons        Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace          The Biggest Apple Ever by Steven Kroll         How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro     Songs:   Little Apples  (Sing to the tune of “Ten Little Indians”)One little, […]

New autism intervention services are available to families in the Great Lakes Bay Region!

Jill Armentrout of Birch Run is Parent Liaison for the Saginaw County Great Start Collaborative. In this position contracted through the Saginaw Intermediate School District, she coordinates the Parent Coalition, bringing the parent voice to the early childhood system and outreach to families. She is the mother of two daughters. New autism intervention services are […]

Partnerships Helps Bay & Arenac County Families with Diapers

Partnerships Helps Bay & Arenac County Families with Diapers Great Start Parent Coalition strives to collect a bus load of diapers for Bay & Arenac Children at the Great Lakes Bay Moms Kid’s Block Party in Wenonah Park and the surrounding downtown September 14, 2013, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m   An amazing partnership has […]

Catholic Federal Credit Union’s 10 Money Saving Tips for Moms

Moms are on the front lines of doling out allowances and shaping their children’s money habits. Mix and match these favorite money-saving tips! Cut Sponges in Half. Let’s face it: Sponges are disgusting. They’re covered with last night’s dinner and crawling with germs. Some mom’s recommend running them through the dishwasher. To save money, when […]

Healthy & Yummy School Lunch Ideas (that don’t scream ’ew, it’s green!’)

Michelle Mersy, C.P.C. is the mother of two wonderful children (who actually DO like sandwiches), and a certified Life and Parenting Coach. She affirms, “Stop just wishing things could be different. They can be, if YOU do something different. Coaching will make that difference.” I hate sandwiches. When I was a kid, my poor mother […]