Category Archives: November

Disney•Pixar’s Coco Trailer

Disney•Pixar's Coco

I’ve loved Disney•Pixar movies since Toy Story was first released years ago. We look forward to each new release. The team behind Toy Story 3 is back with Coco, a new movie in November 2017.  About Disney•Pixar’s Coco Disney•Pixar’s Coco will be released on November 22, 2017. Disney•Pixar provided the following synopsis: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of […]

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AAHOM’s My Turn Program Returns for a Second Year

My Turn Community - Quiet Room Setup at AAHOM

Last year the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum introduced the My Turn program. My Turn is a program designed for families with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Once a month, it gives these families a chance to visit local venues such as museums, performances, and nature. During My Turn events, the venues are less crowded and quiet rooms are available with sensory friendly […]

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UM Museum of Natural History Closure Plans

UM Natural History Museum - Ruthven Building & Beginning of Construction

Yesterday afternoon the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History announced their plans for closing in the Ruthven building and re-opening in the Biological Sciences Building. We love visiting the museum. We will definitely miss it while it is closed during the transition. UM Museum of Natural History Closing Events The UM Museum of Natural History will officially close in the Ruthven building on […]

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Moana Family Movie Night – Connecting with Our Traditions

Moana Movie Night - Watching the movie

Tonight we had a Family Movie Night courtesy of Disney. They provided us with a digital copy of Moana, a Google Chromecast, and other movie treats. Family Movie Night Tradition A big thread running through the movie Moana is connection with her family and ancestors. A Family Movie Night with Moana is a great way to connect with our family […]

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Indoor Swimming Pool Guide

Ann Arbor Indoor Pool Guide

My daughter loves swimming! When she was younger, I found that swimming periodically would help her maintain her swimming skills. Fortunately there are a number of Ann Arbor Indoor Pool options so kids can swim year round.  Swimming Pools The Ann Arbor Indoor Pools below are open to the general public with a daily admission fee. Pools that require a membership are not included in this […]

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Winter Break Camp Guide

Ann Arbor Holiday Break Camp Guide

This year’s winter break is a bit different than past years. Ann Arbor Public Schools is in session through Thursday, December 22. Before Christmas, students are only off on December 23. Instead of returning to school shortly after New Years, AAPS does not return until Monday, January 9. With a late return & both UM and EMU returning on January 4, many family’s may […]

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Greenfield Village Holiday Nights 2016 Review

Greenfield Village Holiday Nights - Entrance Signs

Disclosure: Greenfield Village provided my family with tickets to Holiday Nights to facilitate a review. My family loves visiting Greenfield Village and visiting the historic homes and shops. By far our favorite time to attend is for their annual Holiday Nights celebration. At Holiday Nights most of the historical homes are open and decorated as they would have been to celebrate Christmas or New Years at […]

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Moana Movie Review

Disney's Moana

Disclosure: My daughter and I attended a free advance screening of Moana to facilitate this review. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new film Moana hits theaters today, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new feature film “Moana” is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui, sails out on a daring mission to prove herself […]

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Cold is Cool! Free Skiing*!

Cold is Cool - Free Skiing for 4th and 5th Graders

Again this year, Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) is offering free skiing via a “Cold is Cool” Passport to all 4th and 5th graders in Michigan.  Free Skiing Offer Kids will be allowed up to 3 lift tickets or trail passes at each of 30 participating ski areas with their Cold is Cool passport. Mount Brighton is the nearest participating location to Ann […]

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