Category Archives: August

Jump Island Brighton – Wednesday Activity Review

Jump Island Brighton

Jump Island is an inflatable water park. Climbers, slides, bouncers, and more all floating in a lake at Brighton State Recreation Area. My daughter and I visited Jump Island Brighton with friends both in 2017 and 2018. The 2019 season begins on Friday, May 24 and ends on Labor Day (Monday, September 2). We had a great time at Jump […]

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Summer Fun – Get Moving | Ask an Ann Arbor Expert

Woolley Park Playground Profile - Challenge Park Spinners

Are you looking to Get Moving this summer? Ypsilanti Mom Keri and her daughters have written the book Screen-Free Summer Endless Ideas to Get Kids off the Device and into the Summer. In today’s Ask an Ann Arbor Expert post, she brings us 13 Ideas to Get the Family Moving in excerpts from her book. I’ve added some local suggestions […]

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Argo Cascades: Wednesday Activity Review

Argo Cascades - Wednesday Activity Review - Two Drops

For years I have heard of the Argo Cascades for tubing or kayaking but I have to admit I didn’t even know where along the Huron River they were. Tubing the Argo Cascades was on our Summer 2017 Bucket List. In June 2017, friends invited my daughter and I to join them tubing. They provided great guidance for our first […]

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Toledo Zoo Aerial Adventure Course – Wednesday Activity Review

Toledo Zoo Aerial Adventure Course - On the Sky Bridge with our guide Lexi

Today’s Wednesday Activity Review is the Toledo Zoo Aerial Adventure Course. The Aerial Adventure Course was added for the summer of 2016. The Toledo Zoo hosted our visit to facilitate this review. All opinions are ours. The Expedition Africa! Aerial Adventure Course is located over the Africa! exhibit. You’ll get a birds eye view of the exhibit from the course. […]

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The Homework Debate – Our Experiences and My Thoughts

Homework Debate - Working on Homework

We’re halfway through the second week of school, and I’m starting to see two debates – homework and recess. I’ll have the recess debate for another day.  With my daughter starting 5th grade, we have had all sorts of homework situations. Personally, I see both sides of the homework debate. When my daughter was in 2nd grade, I was thrilled when her teacher said […]

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Greenfield Village – Wednesday Activity Review

Greenfield Village Kids At Work Playground

Disclosure: The Henry Ford Museum has provided my family with a pass for Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. All opinions are my own. Greenfield Village is a great option for a Wednesday Activity Review. The last few weeks of summer are a great time to visit. Firstly, the weather has definitely cooled down from the crazy temperatures this summer. […]

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Kennywood – Travel Thursday

Kennywood Entrance Arch

This profile of Kennywood is part of our Travel Thursday series. Kennywood is an old-fashioned amusement park just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. We have heard about Kennywood for years and seen signs as driving east to visit family on the eastern side of the state. This year, we decided to fit in a trip to Kennywood while we visited family. Kennywood Kennywood features several roller coasters, thrill rides, […]

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