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Raising Kids Up North

Most of us would agree that Northern Michigan is a fabulous place to raise kids. And I think we'd also agree that raising kids anywhere comes with great joys and great challenges. This is a corner of the world to talk about it all!

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Discussion Forum

Winter is coming - what do I do with my kids?

Started by Theresa Baehr. Last reply by Theresa Baehr Jul 28, 2010. 4 Replies

Getting Kids Outside

Started by Deb Fellows. Last reply by Kris Riley May 25, 2010. 6 Replies

Halloween Up North?

Started by Scot. Last reply by Scot Nov 2, 2008. 2 Replies

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Comment by Deb Fellows on July 30, 2010 at 9:07pm
Still some wonderful movies for kids in the next couple mornings. Here's what Angeline Duran Piotrowski said about taking her kids to "Kirikou And The Sorceress."
Comment by Deb Fellows on July 7, 2010 at 3:37pm
Here's the link to the Tips and Tricks for a Happy and Safe Swimming Season.
Comment by Deb Fellows on July 7, 2010 at 3:26pm
This weeks Kids Up North is perfect for the warming waters of Northern Michigan. Tips and Tricks for a Happy and Safe Swimming Season. Cory Werner, director of Aquatics at Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, shares ideas about how to keep your family safe in the water this summer.
Comment by Randy Arnott on June 8, 2010 at 11:54pm
My son is just turning three this fall. We love to go for walks in the woods right out our back door. About a half a mile through the woods is a lake we'll be fishing soon, although exploring the woods on the way is he best part of going out. He gets very interested in the bugs that live under fallen trees, and the tent caterpillars crawling up the others. Rabbits and squirrels don't hold much fascination, they are too fast to do anything with anyway. I grew up outside of Detroit where there are a few trees on the street, that's as close to wildlife as I got until I was twelve or so. Life up here is so much more...real life. And our garden is doing great!
Comment by Deb Fellows on June 8, 2010 at 3:21pm
We're starting a Kids Up North weekly E-newsletter, so moms and adults can now get these weekly ideas on how to share Northern Michigan with kids delivered right to their inbox! Hope it will make getting up and out that much easier. Here's the link:
Comment by Deb Fellows on June 3, 2010 at 3:12pm
Here's this weeks Kids Up North! Paddle the Crystal River in Glen Arbor, surrounded by the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Great outing! Easy river, very shallow with just enough adventure to keep older kids engaged, especially "shooting the tubes." Lunch or dinner at Art's or Boone's. A milk shake at Laker Shakes. Maybe a quick trip up and down the Dune Climb. You've got a fabulous day! Here's the link:
Comment by Deb Fellows on May 25, 2010 at 11:51am
This week's Kids Up North! Rent-A-Chicken in Traverse City Makes Urban Farming Child's Play. Fresh eggs for your family right in your backyard all summer long!
Comment by Deb Fellows on May 18, 2010 at 11:58am
There's a new Kids Up North for the week: Fun Facts to Share on Your Way to Historic Mackinac Island and Colo...

The deadly lacrosse game, the amazing open stomach wound that revealed an amazing medical discovery, how tall did you have to be to be a British solider and much more! Plus there are links to articles on many of the fun facts that you can read together before you head to Mackinac Island and the colonial Michilimackinac. Have fun!
Comment by maria on April 24, 2009 at 10:53pm
We are moving to TC this summer/fall. Would love any help and advice you can give regarding schools, where to live etc. We have a 2-1/2 year old girl and a 7 month old boy.
Thank you,
Comment by Wanda Repke on March 2, 2009 at 7:14pm
Glad to be a part of this group. I am a mom of a 14 year old freshman at Elk Rapids High School. My son is simply wonderful! Navigating the teen years is going well so far.....but it's always good to try and be one step ahead (if that is really possible). Soon I'll be looking for advice on college applications and finanical aid.

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