Hey! I'm Lyndsey one of the co-owners of Mid-Michigan Moms. I was born and raised in Omaha, NE and in my life before becoming a work/homeschool/stay-at-home mom was a critical care nurse and nurse educator. After unforgettable adventures in California and Texas, our family moved to my husband’s home state of Michigan. My husband, three kids, and a naughty yellow lab are now loving our chaotic, rural living-life. I love traveling, balancing no less than 12 DIY projects at once, chocolate, cooking, daiquiris, and a sunny day in the 70s at the lake.
sensory kits

Easy AND Inexpensive Do-It-Yourself Playdough Sensory Kits

For months I have been drooling over the gorgeous, themed, playdough sensory kits taking over my social media feeds. You know, the ones with all-natural playdough, countless accessories and tools, and are available in...
michigan trails

Michigan Hikes, Trails, + Walking Paths

Who knew there were SO many {over 100!} locations to get your family out of the house and onto the trails!? We are delighted to share the many Michigan hikes, trails, and paths with you. Hiking offers...
pumpkin patches

Mid-Michigan Moms’ Guide to Pumpkin Patches

As the days become shorter and the air cooler, we are daydreaming of over-sized sweaters and boots; while our children are planning Halloween costumes and jack-o-lantern designs. An annual trip to the pumpkin patch is a family must and one that we look forward to all year. Below, we have compiled a list of everything fall and pumpkin patches in + around mid-Michigan.

Coffee Shops + Tea Houses Around Mid-Michigan

We know you can grab a cup o' joe at one of the many fabulous coffee chains across Mid-Michigan, but nothing beats a warm cup of coffee at a cozy local coffee shop or...
michigan murals

Murals In + Around Mid-Michigan

Non-profits across the country have been partnering with local artists to beautify and revitalize communities through art and design. We are delighted to see how much Mid-Michigan has gotten involved with this trend and...
apple orchards

Apple Orchards In + Around Mid-Michigan

We've rounded up a huge list of apple orchards and cider mills from every corner of Mid-Michigan. Bring on the fresh cider, apple picking, and warm donuts!

First Day of School Interview

The first day of school is around the corner. I find myself torn on whether I am proud of my children's accomplishments and growth or dreading my inevitable day of tears and sobbing. Knowing...
books for kids

90+ Awesome Graphic Novels + Chapter Books For Kids

A few of us on the Mid-Michigan Moms' team have a couple of book worms that seem to read through books daily, leaving us always on the lookout for the next great book. We've...

How to Make a Free Homeschool ID

First off, a homeschool id is not a requirement, is not something everyone makes for themselves, and does not make you any less 'official' as a home educator.  I choose to make myself a homeschool...