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Amy L

Amy is an elementary school teacher and mother to two young girls. She enjoys spending time with family and being active within the community. In her free time, she likes to sew, read, and take her dog for long walks.

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What’s Open & Closed on New Year’s Day & New Year’s Eve in Kalamazoo

If you’re looking for some family fun this New Year’s season, check out our list of open and closed attractions around Kalamazoo!   Open on New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2017) Kalamazoo Valley Museum Barnes & Noble (open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Air Zoo Airway Lanes (open 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.) Bookbug   RELATED: New Year’s Eve Fun Around Kalamazoo – 2017  
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Christmas Break-Day-by-Day Planner – 2017

  Christmas Break is a wonderful time for families to have fun together! This list of events is sure to keep your kids busy and having fun all break long. Take some time to visit different places in Kalamazoo and learn through experiences this Christmas break. By now you know that our KZOOkids.com event calendar is loaded with great activities in and around Kalamazoo. If you’re
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December Free or Cheap Family Fun

We might not have snow yet, but there are plenty of fun, winter-themed activities for your family this December happening around Kalamazoo. Our list of fun, FREE or cheap activities features over a dozen events to help keep your family active this winter!    Polar Express Pajama Storytime, Barnes and Noble, Portage Friday, December 1, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Kids will love attending this
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November Free or Cheap Family Fun Around Kalamazoo

We’ve hopefully got a little more time before the snow starts to fly. If you’re looking for a fun, late-fall free family activity around Kalamazoo, look no further! Read on for fantastic activities that will keep your wallet and your family happy for the month of November!   FREE OR INEXPENSIVE EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER   Home Depot Workshop Saturday, November 4th From 9:00 a.m.
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Visiting Fort Wayne With Kids: Ideas For Your Next Visit

*We want to thank Visit Fort Wayne for hosting our family in order to accommodate photos and ideas for this review. ~Jill   Just a short drive across eastbound I-94 and another down southbound I-69 will land you in the second largest city in Indiana – Fort Wayne.  If your family is looking for a fun road trip just an hour and 45 minutes
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October Free or Cheap Family Fun Around Kalamazoo

There’s plenty of family fun to be had in October without breaking the bank. We have a great list of fun things you’ll want to do in October around Kalamazoo. So, break out your calendar now and pencil in these events into your family’s “Fun Calendar”. Want more fall fun? Our 2017 Ultimate Fall Bucket List has a huge list of fall-related ideas and events to attend
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2017 Guide to Area Corn Mazes in SW Michigan – Get Lost in the Fun!

Looking for a corn maze to get lost in this year? See our 2017 Corn Maze Guide for the great corn mazes in Kalamazoo and surrounding areas.   It’s that time again; time to put the swimsuits and flip flops away in exchange for old sneakers, a sweater and maybe a flashlight (or two!). As the cooler weather chases away the heat and humidity,
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Five Spots to Buy Halloween Costumes Around Kalamazoo

The nights are getting cooler and the leaves are turning colors in Southwest Michigan. This can only mean one thing – Halloween is on the way! If your little ghoul or goblin is looking for a costume this year, we’ve got the hook up in Kalamazoo! Check out the top spots to find a Halloween costume around town. Five Halloween Costume Stores in Kalamazoo
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Head Out to One of These Fall Festivals With Your Family

    The scent of cool air, crisp leaves and pumpkin spice…fall is here and so are fun family festivals! There are many Southwest Michigan fall festivals to keep you and your family busy all season long. These are some of the top Kalamazoo area festivals that your family will enjoy.    Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival, Paw Paw September 8-10, 2017 The
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5 Tips For A Successful First Day of School

The first day of school is approaching quickly! Teachers have started putting together classrooms, dusting off shelves and getting set up for your little ones to join them back in the classroom. If you’re sending young scholars off for the first (or fifth!) time, KZOOkids has you covered for making the first day back a great one! 1. Get the sleep routine under control
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