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Family Events for the Week of December 9th, 2019

Katie Rork - December 9, 2019

Katie Rork - December 9, 2019

Katie Rork - December 9, 2019

Find family events this week near you! MineCraft Night at Robot Garage, S'mores with Santa, Pictures with the Grinch and more.

Find family events this week near you! MineCraft Night at Robot Garage, S'mores with Santa, Pictures with the Grinch and more.

Find family events this week near you! MineCraft Night at Robot Garage, S'mores with Santa, Pictures with the Grinch and more.

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo 2019

Amber Louchart - December 9, 2019

Amber Louchart - December 9, 2019

Amber Louchart - December 9, 2019

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo features five million LED lights illuminating trees, buildings, and sculptures throughout the front half of the Detroit Zoo.

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo features five million LED lights illuminating trees, buildings, and sculptures throughout the front half of the Detroit Zoo.

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo features five million LED lights illuminating trees, buildings, and sculptures throughout the front half of the Detroit Zoo.

A Winter Fantasy Concert Presented by the Michigan Opera Theatre Children's Chorus

Amber Louchart - December 7, 2019

Amber Louchart - December 7, 2019

Amber Louchart - December 7, 2019

The Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus (MOTCC) will present its annual “A Winter Fantasy Concert and Fundraiser”, December 15 on the mainstage of the Detroit Opera House.   This year, Michigan Opera Theatre is holding a raffle to benefit MOTCC.  Tickets are $20 and the drawing will take place at the...

The Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus (MOTCC) will present its annual “A Winter Fantasy Concert and Fundraiser”, December 15 on the mainstage of the Detroit Opera House.   This year, Michigan Opera Theatre is holding a raffle to benefit MOTCC.  Tickets are $20 and the drawing will take place at the...

The Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus (MOTCC) will present its annual “A Winter Fantasy Concert and Fundraiser”, December 15 on the mainstage of the Detroit Opera House.   This year, Michigan Opera Theatre is holding a raffle to benefit MOTCC.  Tickets are $20 and the drawing will take place at the...

Elf Jr. the Musical is Coming to the Warren Civic Theatre

Amber Louchart - December 6, 2019

Amber Louchart - December 6, 2019

Amber Louchart - December 6, 2019

The Warren Civic Theatre will present four performances of Elf Jr. the Musical starting on tonight and running through December 8th

The Warren Civic Theatre will present four performances of Elf Jr. the Musical starting on tonight and running through December 8th

The Warren Civic Theatre will present four performances of Elf Jr. the Musical starting on tonight and running through December 8th

Experience Gift Giving Ideas for #MetroDetroit Families 2020 #NoBoxXmas

Amber Louchart - December 6, 2019

Amber Louchart - December 6, 2019

Amber Louchart - December 6, 2019

If your family is anything like mine, the last thing we need at Christmas is more stuff.  We have too many clothes, too many toys, too much everything. Christmas becomes an overwhelming overload of more stuff.  Buying gifts becomes stressful.  Will they like it?  Will they use it?  The day...

If your family is anything like mine, the last thing we need at Christmas is more stuff.  We have too many clothes, too many toys, too much everything. Christmas becomes an overwhelming overload of more stuff.  Buying gifts becomes stressful.  Will they like it?  Will they use it?  The day...

If your family is anything like mine, the last thing we need at Christmas is more stuff.  We have too many clothes, too many toys, too much everything. Christmas becomes an overwhelming overload of more stuff.  Buying gifts becomes stressful.  Will they like it?  Will they use it?  The day...

2019 Big Bright Light Show – Downtown Rochester

Amber Louchart - December 6, 2019

Amber Louchart - December 6, 2019

Amber Louchart - December 6, 2019

Over 1.5 million lights on display during the 2019 Big Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester. Main Street beginning South Bridge and to University Drive.

Over 1.5 million lights on display during the 2019 Big Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester. Main Street beginning South Bridge and to University Drive.

Over 1.5 million lights on display during the 2019 Big Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester. Main Street beginning South Bridge and to University Drive.

Wayne County Lightfest – Westland 2019

Carissa Orr - December 5, 2019

Carissa Orr - December 5, 2019

Carissa Orr - December 5, 2019

The Wayne County Lightfest in Westland offers a 25-30 minute ride through Merriman Hollow Park.  The cost is $5 cash per car for the five miles ride.

The Wayne County Lightfest in Westland offers a 25-30 minute ride through Merriman Hollow Park.  The cost is $5 cash per car for the five miles ride.

The Wayne County Lightfest in Westland offers a 25-30 minute ride through Merriman Hollow Park.  The cost is $5 cash per car for the five miles ride.

Family Events for the Week of December 2nd, 2019

Katie Rork - December 3, 2019

Katie Rork - December 3, 2019

Katie Rork - December 3, 2019

We have some fun ideas for your fall fun this week.  Our top picks for Metro Detroit family events.  Looking for some great places to visit this November?  Check out our indoor play place suggestions in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties. Gearing up for Christmas?  Check out places to meet...

We have some fun ideas for your fall fun this week.  Our top picks for Metro Detroit family events.  Looking for some great places to visit this November?  Check out our indoor play place suggestions in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties. Gearing up for Christmas?  Check out places to meet...

We have some fun ideas for your fall fun this week.  Our top picks for Metro Detroit family events.  Looking for some great places to visit this November?  Check out our indoor play place suggestions in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties. Gearing up for Christmas?  Check out places to meet...

My Personal Preface to a Plant-Based Lifestyle Change

Anthony Beven - December 2, 2019

Anthony Beven - December 2, 2019

Anthony Beven - December 2, 2019

For those looking to improve their overall health and wellness, going on a plant-based diet is an option many have heard about but few know how to implement effective change for sustainable health benefits.

For those looking to improve their overall health and wellness, going on a plant-based diet is an option many have heard about but few know how to implement effective change for sustainable health benefits.

For those looking to improve their overall health and wellness, going on a plant-based diet is an option many have heard about but few know how to implement effective change for sustainable health benefits.

Funrageous in Livonia- New Indoor Play Space

Amber Louchart - December 1, 2019

Amber Louchart - December 1, 2019

Amber Louchart - December 1, 2019

A brand new indoor play space, Funrageous in Livonia is loaded with bounce houses, dramatic play, and an arts & crafts area.

A brand new indoor play space, Funrageous in Livonia is loaded with bounce houses, dramatic play, and an arts & crafts area.

A brand new indoor play space, Funrageous in Livonia is loaded with bounce houses, dramatic play, and an arts & crafts area.

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Funrageous in Livonia- New Indoor Play Space

Amber Louchart - December 1, 2019

Amber Louchart - December 1, 2019

Amber Louchart - December 1, 2019

A brand new indoor play space, Funrageous in Livonia is loaded with bounce houses, dramatic play, and an arts & crafts area.

Beat the Winter Blues – our indoor family fun guide for Oakland County

Amber Louchart - November 19, 2019

Amber Louchart - November 19, 2019

Amber Louchart - November 19, 2019

The weather is getting cold, but you need to get out of the house. Don’t let winter get you down. Check out all these great indoor places to play in Oakland County. We have plenty of ideas of places for kids to burn off energy, run around and have fun....

Kidcadia Play Cafe in Dearborn

Amber Louchart - November 8, 2019

Amber Louchart - November 8, 2019

Amber Louchart - November 8, 2019

Indoor play structure,light gallery, magnetic block station, sensory board station, and Lite-Brite wall await you at the whimsical Kidcadia in Dearborn.

Bowlero Lanes & Lounge -Inclusive Bowling in Royal Oak

Amber Louchart - November 3, 2019

Amber Louchart - November 3, 2019

Amber Louchart - November 3, 2019

Bowlero Lanes & lounge is a newly remodeled retro bowling alley on Coolidge in Royal Oak, Michigan.  Open bowling, leagues, live entertainment & more.

Urban Air Adventure Park in Sterling Heights

Amber Louchart - October 3, 2019

Amber Louchart - October 3, 2019

Amber Louchart - October 3, 2019

Urban Air Adventure Park in Sterling Heights is a 55,000-square-foot indoor entertainment center with trampolines, virtual reality, dodge ball, warrior course, rock walls, ropes course, party rooms, cafe and more.

SMASH: A Nuclear Adventure at Impression 5

Amber Louchart - September 30, 2019

Amber Louchart - September 30, 2019

Amber Louchart - September 30, 2019

SMASH: A Nuclear Adventure at Impression 5 in Lansing introduces guests to the wonders of nuclear science through hands-on activities.

Gametime in Auburn Hills – Michigan’s Largest Gaming Center

Tasneem Bhuiyan - September 23, 2019

Tasneem Bhuiyan - September 23, 2019

Tasneem Bhuiyan - September 23, 2019

Gametime in Auburn Hills is Michigan's largest gaming center. Gamers can experience 10,000 square feet of PC, console, VR and Esports gaming.

Cranbrook House & Gardens

Ayesha Malik - September 6, 2019

Ayesha Malik - September 6, 2019

Ayesha Malik - September 6, 2019

Visit the 1908 English Tudor and 40 acres of lush, fragrant and breathtaking gardens at Cranbrook House & Gardens in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

TreeRunner Adventure Park at Oakland University

Danielle Andresen - September 3, 2019

Danielle Andresen - September 3, 2019

Danielle Andresen - September 3, 2019

The TreeRunner Adventure Park at Oakland University features more than 60 trails of various skill levels including high ropes, obstacles, zip lines & more.

Scout Park in Hazel Park Renovated

Amber Louchart - August 30, 2019

Amber Louchart - August 30, 2019

Amber Louchart - August 30, 2019

The newly renovated Scout Park features several climbing structures, zip line, merry go round, enclosed toddler area, baseball diamond, and more.

Red, White and Blue Playground in Levagood Park

Carissa Orr - August 29, 2019

Carissa Orr - August 29, 2019

Carissa Orr - August 29, 2019

The Red, White, and Blue Playground at Levagood Park features two play structures.  The larger structure has three slides, a rock wall, steps and also several climbing elements. 

River Woods Park in Auburn Hills

Tasneem Bhuiyan - August 28, 2019

Tasneem Bhuiyan - August 28, 2019

Tasneem Bhuiyan - August 28, 2019

River Woods Park hosts scenic walking trails along the Clinton River, a playscape, modern pavilion (w/ restrooms), picnic areas, & basketball.

Port Huron KOA – the Perfect Michigan Staycation

Amber Louchart - August 27, 2019

Amber Louchart - August 27, 2019

Amber Louchart - August 27, 2019

Port Huron KOA resort is located at 5111 Lapeer Road in Kimball, Michigan, right off of I-94.  Our drive time was about 1 hour to this location, making it a perfect location for a Michigan staycation. Last week GoRVing and Port Huron KOA invited my family and me to enjoy a couple...

The Deluxe Cabins at KOA in Port Huron

Amber Louchart - August 21, 2019

Amber Louchart - August 21, 2019

Amber Louchart - August 21, 2019

Last week GoRVing and Port Huron KOA invited my family and me to enjoy a couple of days of family time and fun at the campgrounds free of charge so that we could share our experience with you.  We stayed in one of the beautiful Deluxe Cabins at the KOA...

Meet a Mermaid at SEA LIFE Michigan

Tasneem Bhuiyan - August 20, 2019

Tasneem Bhuiyan - August 20, 2019

Tasneem Bhuiyan - August 20, 2019

Meet a Mermaid at SEA LIFE Michigan! Witness one of the most spectacular exhibits for the first time ever at the Sea Life Aquarium in Michigan… Meet a Mermaid!  Metro Detroit Mommy received free admission to a media preview event so we could share this information with you. From August...

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Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner with Santa in Oakland County 2019

Amber Louchart - November 2, 2019

Amber Louchart - November 2, 2019

Amber Louchart - November 2, 2019

Teaming up with a bunch of great ladies once again to bring you Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks with Santa from all across Southeast Michigan.  Looking to sit down with Santa and have a meal?  We have you covered with these great Santa events in Oakland County. Enjoy dinner...

Oakland County Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Felicia Maiya - November 1, 2019

Felicia Maiya - November 1, 2019

Felicia Maiya - November 1, 2019

Teaming up once again with four great Michigan bloggers to bring you Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Christmas parades from all around Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan. Here are the Oakland County Tree Lighting Ceremonies.   Mrs Weber’s Neighborhood  Livingston County Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Christmas Parades Mom Among Chaos Macomb County Tree...

I Only Buy 4 Gifts for Christmas

Julie McKeeman - December 7, 2018

Julie McKeeman - December 7, 2018

Julie McKeeman - December 7, 2018

One of the best decisions I have made as a mom is to limit the amount of gifts I purchase for my children.  When my daughter was a baby, my wife and I decided to look up some holiday traditions to start for her first Christmas in 2011. We asked...

Christmas Light Displays in Metro Detroit 2018

Amber Louchart - December 4, 2018

Amber Louchart - December 4, 2018

Amber Louchart - December 4, 2018

Looking to enjoy the holidays checking out Chrismas Light Displays in Metro Detroit?  We have a few of our favorites listed below. Wayne County Lightfest  Merriman Hollow Park, Westland 7651 Merriman Road, Westland The Wayne County Lightfest is open nightly from November 15 – December 31 from 7:00 PM –...

Tips for Dealing With Those “Not So Merry” Christmas Feelings

Tara Michener - November 16, 2016

Tara Michener - November 16, 2016

Tara Michener - November 16, 2016

The speakers at the shopping mall remind you that this is the most wonderful time of the year. The retail ads echo the fact that in order to make your child happy and joyful it is necessary to purchase things that you may not be able to afford. You are...

Halloween Hangover: Six things to do with leftover candy

Korie Wilkins - November 4, 2016

Korie Wilkins - November 4, 2016

Korie Wilkins - November 4, 2016

Trick-or-Treat is over and if your kid is like my kid, you now have a massive pile of candy in your house. And if your kid is also like my kid, they will lose interest in said pile in a day or two. After the Halloween sugar hangover, you might...

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