Category Archives: June

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

With the crazy hot temperatures this week, it seems like a good time to pull together a list of some creeks, rivers, and lakes that can be visited year round. Note: None of these locations have lifeguards. Use your own judgement and properly supervise your kids. Argo Park The Argo Cascades offer kayaking and tubing as the Huron River bypasses […]

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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 earlier this week. The 2017 season ends on Labor Day, but they should be back for 2018. We had a great time at Jump Island Brighton. My daughter […]

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Rolling Hills Water Park – Wednesday Activity Review

Rolling Hills Water Park - Waterfall

This review of Rolling Hills Water Park is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. It took us until late July for us to make our first trip of the season to Rolling Hills Water Park. We usually visit earlier in the summer, but we like to go first thing in the morning. With my daughter having swim meets on Saturday […]

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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. Earlier this summer, friends invited my daughter and I to join them tubing. They provided great guidance for our first […]

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Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs

Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs & Recommendations

Summer Reading Programs with rewards for kids have been going on for as long as I can remember. Fortunately there are some great Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs. I’m also sharing links to the Summer Reading Recommendations that we did last summer. Over the years my daughter has participated in a number of different summer reading programs. When she was younger and […]

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Wonder Women Review & Parental Guidance

Wonder Woman - Leaving a trench

After a jam packed weekend, we decided to go see Wonder Woman tonight. Emagine offers free popcorn on Tuesdays, so it seemed like a good day. With school in it’s final weeks, my daughter was fine to stay out late. Wonder Woman Thoughts Wonder Woman was first introduced in the DC Extended Universe in 2016’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. […]

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