Happy Mother’s Day….or is it?

Happy Mother’s Day….or is it? by Camille Nitschky, The Grief Lady I was standing at the post office the other day, innocently browsing the Hallmark cards. I saw the cutest Mother’s Day Card and had to buy it. It had Snoopy on it and my mom loved Peanuts. My mom Helen, died in September 1998, […]

2021 FARMERS MARKET in the Great Lakes Bay Region

The Great Lakes Bay region has numerous FARMERS MARKET spread across the three counties, including Bay, Midland, and Saginaw County. If you are interested in listing a Farmers Market please contact me. BAY COUNTY ISABELLA COUNTY MIDLAND COUNTY SAGINAW COUNTY   BAY COUNTY City Market Name Hours  Bay City CITY MARKET 401 Center Avenue Ste […]

Midland Center Seeks Young Scientists and Engineers to Participate in Inaugural STEM Festival

Accepting Submissions for Science and Engineering Experiments through April 23 ‘When I grow up, I want to be a…’ are the famous words of the young people around the world. They go to school, discover what they are passionate about, what they succeed in, and then dream of the career that best fits their interests. […]

Game Changer Therapy Services – Custom Therapy Programs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Where do we go from here? So what now? What does this mean for our family? What help should we get for our child? These are far too common questions from parents who just found out that their son or daughter has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). While my career choice has been […]

Be Your Own Valentine

Be Your Own Valentine by Camille Nitschky, The Grief Lady Here we are again, another holiday, and this one in particular, is about love and companionship and celebrating having “a Valentine”. So, what happens if your “Valentine” dies and this day actually rubs salt in the wound? What if it marks your first kiss, your […]

Doodles From The Heart

Doodles From the Heart The idea for Lunchbox Doodles came about on the first morning my daughter started second grade in 2012. After a fun-filled summer vacation consisting of an abundance of family time, realizing that our days were going to be spent apart had me feeling the ‘back to school’ blues. So, on that […]

10 STEAM-cation Ideas in the Great Lakes Bay Region

10 STEAM-cation Ideas in the Great Lakes Bay Region Fill your family’s holiday season with rich experiences that will engage and delight every age! The Great Lakes Bay Region offers places to discover, play, and get messy together. These 10 STEAM-cation ideas encourage families to explore the beauty of our region, to expand their knowledge […]

Grief Doesn’t Take a Holiday

Grief Doesn’t Take a Holiday It’s that time of year where everyone’s anticipating holiday cheer and festivities and if you’ve recently had someone close to you die or maybe it’s been years since they’ve been gone, it can still sometimes be hard to even imagine feeling joyful. With Facebook perfection and everyone looking at you […]

Santa’s Shopping Locally for STEM Holiday Gifts

The Great Lakes Bay Region is a unique place to live and shop. This year let’s support both our children’s STEM interest and our local STEM-rich businesses by shopping locally. These businesses offer unique gifts, including membership, STEM kits, and gift cards. Use a membership year-round to play and learn at our region’s museums, nature […]

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is Supporting Girls Through the Pandemic

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is Supporting Girls Through the Pandemic With so many parts of our lives on hold, disrupted, or even cancelled, kids need stability, connection, and fun now more than ever. Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan staff members have dug into the research to discover how the pandemic has impacted girls. Girls […]