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School at Home – The Bangor Township Virtual School (BTVS)

The Bangor Township Virtual School (BTVS) The Bangor Township Virtual School (BTVS) is a 100% free K-12 online school located in Bay City, Michigan. We are proud to serve Bay, Arenac, Saginaw, Midland, Tuscola and Gladwin counties providing the flexibility and freedom for students and families to choose their educational paths to success. We service […]

Home School!?!?

Amy is a mother and an educator.  She and her husband have been homeschooling their children for seven years. Home School!?!? It’s true, and I’ll be completely honest. Eight years ago, I thought that home schoolers were crazy, unnatural, and bizarre. Why subject themselves to the never ceasing concern of those wondering, “What do you […]

“MY BROTHER”: Local Mother & Daughter Teach Kids About Epilepsy

Lisa is a wife and teacher, currently a stay at home Mom of three children. She loves to bake, sew, and Tap and Jazz dance (this is her 37th year dancing) and helping children with a wide range of abilities find new ways of learning while having fun enjoying life.   MY BROTHER: Local Mother […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ask the Parents – Where are the SUPPORT GROUPS and EVENTS for Working Parents?

  Where are the SUPPORT GROUPS and EVENTS for Working Parents? Parents who  work all day are frustrated!  Many are unable to find the support groups and events in the evening hours for themselves and their children.  When this question was asked on the Great Lakes Bay Moms Facebook page a number of followers shared […]

Ask the Parents – First Day of Kindergarten Jitters

  First Day of Kindergarten Jitters It is exciting, scary, and causes anxiety at all levels – it is the first day of school!  No matter what grade your child is entering these feelings are most likely present in your child, yourself or both of you.  Shopping for new clothes and school supplies and attending […]

Celebrate with FAMILY on Memorial Day Weekend

Photo courtesy of the Chambers family. *Thank you for your service Nick! Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who died while serving our country.  Great Lakes Bay Moms is here with ideas to help you teach your children about this important day. This includes a peek into the GLBM’s blog […]

The Lesson Planning Mommy – Hippity, Hoppity, Easter’s On Its Way

There are so many Easter books and adorable crafts for parents to do with your little bunnies!  These neat activities will surely get your kiddos egg-cited about Easter! Monday What We’re Reading: The Easter Story   The Jelly Bean Prayer I can remember getting this sweet poem in my Easter basket as a young […]

Family Activity: Kool-Eggs

I found this AWESOME idea on Pinterest and i’m so Egg-cited to try it! Thanks,! We’re dyeing Easter eggs with Kool-Aid…. I mean, why not? It smells fruity and will make some amazingly vivid Easter eggs! Are you ready to make some Kool-Eggs?!? You can usually pick up five Kool-Aid packets for $1.00, so […]