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2020 CENSUS: I Made Michigan $90,000 Today!

Census 2020 Today I did something important for you, for me, and for everyone who lives in Michigan. I completed the 2020 Census. By including all five members of my family in the count, our great state will receive approximately $90,000 of federal funds over the next 10-years! Census data will be used for the […]

Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum Hops into Spring

Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum Hops into Spring March is the start of spring, which means your Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum in Saginaw, Michigan is done hibernating!  January and February may have seen less kid-friendly events, but March and April will have no shortage. Get ready! March 14th at 10 AM – 4 PM we will host one of […]

STEM Pipeline: Bay County Library System STEM Events for Spring 2020

Bay County Library System STEM Events for Spring 2020 Article courtesy of the STEM Pipeline who’s mission is “to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the Great Lakes Bay Region.”  When you think of a public library, STEM probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But at the Bay County Library System, […]

A Father’s Advice: Are You Listening?

A Father’s Advice: Are You Listening? “If you can: start giving bad habits up and start being yourself. Now is the time to do it, because if you start, it will only take a bit of time to give you a lot of time. I’ve taken a lot of your advice, try to take some […]

Librarian Secrets: Unique Collections at Bay County Library System

Unique Collections at Bay County Library System Did you know that libraries are so much more than books? Today I’m thrilled to tell you about some hot new collections that we carry at Bay County Library System (BCLS). Even though these special collections may only be on the shelf at a designated branch, we are […]

Pregnancy, Birth… And Dads? Dads’ Crucial Role in the Childbearing Year

Photographs are courtesy of Kendra Renee Photography   Pregnancy, Birth… And Dads? Dads’ Crucial Role in the Childbearing Year Ah, pregnancy and birth. What a beautiful time in our lives as we become mothers. We get showered with gifts, no longer have to find excuses just to get pampered, and get to wonder what our […]

Librarian Secrets: Seasonal Early Literacy Activities

Winter is a great time to practice your child’s early literacy skills! According to the Every Child Ready to Read® initiative, there are 5 activities parents and caregivers can explore with their children to develop their early literacy skills: reading, writing, singing, playing, and talking.   Here are some ideas for special ways to celebrate winter […]

Why Dad Matters: Part 2 — Research Piece

“STAR WARS! STAR WARS! STAR WARS!” My boys chanted these words until I relented. I grabbed the FireStick remote, flipped to Disney+ and clicked on Episode II: Attack of the Clones. SPOILER ALERT: As I watched Anakin sink further into a darker character, I already knew that he would transition into the infamous Darth Vader. […]

10 Affordable STEM Adventures for Families this Holiday Season

Take your family on a STEM adventure right here in the Great Lakes Bay Region! One of the great things I love about STEM activities is that they are so much fun and my kids are learning as they play. As a parent, I get to experience it and play right along beside them. Our […]

Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum Welcomes Winter

FREE Holiday Event Winter is the most wonderful time of the year at your Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum located in Saginaw, MI. We are busy planning events, hosting field trips, and as always, making play fun and educational for our visitors every day. One of our favorite events we host every year is our New Year’s […]