Librarian Secrets: Unique Collections at Bay County Library System

Anne Clark is the Children’s Coordinator for the Bay County Library System and the mom of two young children. Librarian Secrets: 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 […]

Our Special Needs Journey

This is the story of a Great Lakes Bay family’s journey navigating parenting a child in our community with special needs. To protect the privacy of this family, we have changed their child’s name and some minor details. Our Special Needs Journey Like any mother, when my oldest child, Alison, was a baby I worried […]

The Great Lakes Bay Mom Prom on Saturday, February 23, 2019

Family & Children’s Services – We inspire hope and well-being for people of all ages by providing counseling, education and support services. Our vision is for everyone to feel welcome to come as they are and leave as they would like to be.   The Great Lakes Bay Mom Prom How do 300 women have […]


January has family and kid-friendly events occurring throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region.  Check out all the amazing library programs, kid’s theater, the circus, Kids Day at the mall, nature programs and the list goes on.  Click on the date listed below and don’t forget to check the KIDS DAILY CALENDAR for a full listing […]

A Holiday Gift: 12+ Days of STEM in the Great Lakes Bay

12+ Days of STEM in the Great Lakes Bay Our holiday gift to the parents of the Great Lakes Bay is 12+ days of STEM Christmas!  The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance – STEM Pipeline and Great Lakes Bay Moms want to share the joy of discovering STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by promoting […]

Food Allergies: One Out of Thirteen

Rhonda is a mother and business owner. This last fall, she advocated for food allergy awareness in the Great Lakes Bay by hosting the Midland FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) Walk. She and her husband own Collector’s Corner Inc., where they sell friendly-food items for individuals with allergens.   One Out of Thirteen Anaphylaxis, […]

2018 December’s KIDS HAPPENINGS

Great Lakes Bay’s DECEMBER’S Family-Friendly Holiday Events Celebrate the holiday with a family-friendly event right here in the Great Lakes Bay.  Simply click on the date below and pick your event: 1st  2nd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 27th 28th 29th 30th […]

PostPartum Depression – Here Is My Story!

Dani lives in Bay City with her husband, daughter, and crazy collection of pets. She found her dream job working as a Children’s Librarian, where she feels she has a wonderful opportunity to make a positive impact on the community, and is continually inspired by awesome parents. Postpartum Depression Postpartum depression is real! If you […]


2018 NOVEMBER KIDS HAPPENINGS The holiday season is upon us and November is filled with parades, movies, and town lighting festivals to get families in the mood. FAMILY THEATER PRODUCTIONS FAMILY EVENTS HOLIDAY EVENTS SANTA HOUSE RSVP for DECEMBER EVENTS CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS KIDS DAILY CALENDAR FAMILY THEATER PRODUCTIONS Date Event Friday, November 9, 7 […]

Ask the Parents: Activities & Organizations for Child with Communication Disorder

Activities & Organizations for Child with Communication Disorder (Similar to Autism) Great Lakes Bay has many organizations that offer programs for children who have been diagnosed with autism.  However, children that do not receive this diagnosis status but need special assistance, are left in the dark with parents paying out of pocket.  This Ask the Parent […]