[note] Thanks to the many generous local businesses that have contributed to this Mother’s Day Package! [/note]

by Jill Piwko



Celebrating the Active Moms!

We want to celebrate the mothers in our community with a special Mother’s Day Package for the Active Mom! One of the things that I’ve learned as a mom is that there is never a dull moment! Our family has been active and tried out things that I would never had tried had I not had a child.

Here’s your chance to get out there and get active!  Good luck and have a Happy Mother’s Day!

Our Active Mom Prize Package Includes:

Art Bayou-Paint Your Art Out Studio Time (valued at $40)


Art Bayou is a paint your own pottery studio. We have hundreds of bisque to choose from so you can make your “one of a kind” piece. They make great gifts for: the person who has everything, grandparents who can’t get enough of their precious little ones or yourself…you deserve it!

Donated by:

Art Bayou 


True Vine Equestrian Center-One-Hour Riding Lesson (valued at $35)


True Vine Equestrian Center is located in Lawton and its purpose is to provide therapeutic horseback riding for people with special needs, youth at risk and able-bodied students.  Their goal is to combine equine companionship and professionally designed riding programs for physical, personal and spiritual growth. True Vine also hosts group events and Birthday parties and offers volunteer opportunities.

Donated by:

True Vine Equestrian Center


Rollerworld-Six Free 2-Hour Skating Session Passes (valued at $42)


Rollerworld is a family owned business for over 36 years. Our mission is to
provide a safe, fun, clean and wholesome atmosphere for families and
children ages 2-16 to rollerblade or roller skate. As a bonus, we are
offering the benefits of a healthy lifetime sport.

Donated by:



Just Move Fitness-Gift Certificate Toward Classes (valued at $25)

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We aim to provide a fun, energetic and supportive community with a dedicated team of fitness instructors to help you meet your wellness goals.We are a welcoming community comprised of individuals of all ages, abilities and fitness levels striving to achieve healthier lifestyles through energizing and fun fitness programs. Our goal is to inspire participants to become their personal best physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Donated by:

Just Move Fitness and More


Kalamazoo Nature Center-Four Guest Passes (Valued at $28)

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There is always something new to do at the Kalamazoo Nature Center with featured programs every month for kids and adults. There is a family program every Sunday at 2 pm and special events are held throughout the year. Check out the KNC calendar for a full listing of programs and events.

Donated by:

Kalamazoo Nature Center


and who doesn’t need any additional babysitter every now and then? 

Superstar Sitters-One Free Event Session (valued at $40)


Superstar Sitters hosts monthly networking events bringing together a group of parents and babysitters. Our events allow for parents to meet up to a dozen quality sitters in just over an hour long event. It’s like speed dating but to find a babysitter! Parents are given the opportunity to conduct 4-5 minute interviews with each babysitter in attendance.

Donated by:

Superstar Sitters



Enter Our Mother’s Day Package For The Active Mom!

We’re excited to give you a chance to win this Mother’s Day Package.

To enter, leave a comment below and tell us how you keep your mom-life active. Note: your comments may also be used in a future post about mothers.

*This giveaway will close on May 21 at midnight and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to KZOOkids.com and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to jill@KZOOkids.com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: A Mother’s Day Package For The Active Mom! in the subject line. KZOO Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.

By | 2014-05-13T06:22:07+00:00 May 7th, 2014|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Win!|46 Comments

About the Author:

Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.


  1. Kathryn kloha May 7, 2014 at 8:06 am

    I stay active by planning family activity that get us moving as a family…riding bikes or going for a walk together.

  2. Katie R May 7, 2014 at 8:14 am

    My kids and I stay active by going to the zoo, nature center, museums and much more. We love trying new activities and staying busy. Happy kids means happy mom!

  3. Stephanie Means May 7, 2014 at 8:14 am

    awesome giveaway! That’s going to make one lucky mommy’s day!

  4. Amy Ohrstrom May 7, 2014 at 8:15 am

    With a two-year old, I try to include him in our activities or let him have daddy-son time while I get in my yoga.

  5. Kelly D May 7, 2014 at 8:50 am

    We are always looking for new things to do; even as an infant, my daughter is happier when we are out and about keeping busy! I love learning more about my community and she loves being around other kids, so we try out new places and go yo new events all the time.

  6. Julie Strunk May 7, 2014 at 8:50 am

    A Mother’s Day Package For The Active Mom! Wow this is so awesome!! I would love to win this. I have 6 adult children and married now, with 10 Grandchildren! very blessed.My focus is all of them, making Memories, being active with them, and unconditional Love. I have been married for 40yrs. now. FAMILY and spending time together is all that is important to me!!:) Thank you for the chance to win this Mother’s Day Package:)

  7. Keri Skiba May 7, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I try to keep as active as possible. My son and I go for 2 walks a day, and I do yoga or Pilates each day during his naptime.

  8. Tami M May 7, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I keep active with my daughters girl scout troop as a co leader. I like to camp, walk, and spend time with my husband and four kids.

  9. Genevieve Wrobleski May 7, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I am a mom of a 8 and 5 year old and a wife of a busy contractor. I work fulll time as a school secretary. It is so important to find time as a family to play. All of us enjoy the outdoors. We spend time walking in the woods, flying kites (my personal favorite), and riding our bikes. Anything thing that we can do as a family is always my favorite activity!!

  10. Jennifer Johncock May 7, 2014 at 9:33 am

    My three kids (3,5, & 7) definitely keep me active with play dates, crafts, trips to the park, and volunteering in their classrooms. I love finding out about new activities with the kzoo kids calendar!

  11. Carisa Farrer May 7, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Our family stays active by taking evening walks together, playing baseball, soccer and lacrosse in the yard and also signing up for events that th Kalamazoo Recs and Parks offer. We also love the Nature Center, museums, parks and spending our days in downtown Kalamazoo, especially in the summer walking the mall.

  12. Nena McComas May 7, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I walk every day at home around my neighborhood or the celery flats and I work out on my wii fit board!!!

  13. Jenna McDonald May 7, 2014 at 9:54 am

    My mom is the most active person I know!! She would LOVE this!:)

  14. Colleen root May 7, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Thanks to the sponsors! Trying to keep up with two active kids can be hard especially on a tight budget. Hoping for a bike to take the kids riding. Till then we walk to the park.

  15. Jean Henderson May 7, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Being active is a daily commitment in our home. I love spending time with our son outdoors. In addition to our daily chores, we include at least one physical activity and take it outside whenever possible. It might be running, playing catch, bouncing on the trampoline or a bike ride. Having two little dogs who love to walk is a big help too. It’s hard to say no when the beg for a walk and it’s a great time to have a nice long talk with my son.

    If I want our son to grow up physically fit, I know that setting the example is important.

  16. Sarah Avink May 7, 2014 at 10:34 am

    My kids keep me active with all of their activities, but in addition, I do strength and interval training 3-4x per week and play on soccer and volleyball teams. Love this prize package!

  17. Janelle Weesner May 7, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I stay active with my children by working and playing in the yard, going fishing and camping, taking the dog for walks on nature trails, and just having fun.

  18. Audrea Hoelle May 7, 2014 at 10:47 am

    The boys and I go for daily walks or bike rides and play outside. On the weekends we go to museums, zoos, and parks. To get some me time I also go to the gym three times a week.

  19. Nicki Poer May 7, 2014 at 11:22 am

    We stay active as a family by getting out and exploring our community!

  20. Amanda W. May 7, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I stay active by being a part of Boy Scouts as a leader, youth sports as a coach, a PTO board member, member of the Kalamazoo Nature Center, Binder Park Zoo, & volunteering for community groups as a family. All of this is after work of course! We try to go for nightly bike rides or walks. We live near the River Valley Trail, so take advantage of this as often as possible. Family time is all the time!!

  21. Jeri Leigh Levering May 7, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I try to keep my mom life active by taking the kids with me wherever I go and doing a lot of walking with them. I also take Mommy and Me swim and music classes with my 2 children under two!

  22. laura echtinaw May 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    We get moving by going for walks or bike rides through the neighborhood.

  23. Kimberly VanDam May 7, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    We stay active by going out and exploring our community and our neighboring communities!

  24. Grace Gheen May 7, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    We stay active in our family with family walks, taking care of the yard on the weekends, beach trips, and trips to our local YMCA. Chores indoors keep us active as well. Since we are fairly new to Kzoo, we have been trying to find all the parks around town. We love being part of this wonderful city!

  25. Elizabeth May 7, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I stay active by chasing my 2 year old, teaching her new skills, and taking her on adventures to parks, zoos, and gardens. I can’t wait for nature hikes in the woods this summer!

  26. Laura Richardson May 7, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    First most, I stay active by chasing around a three year old and newly crawling 9 month old. However, my “me time” everyday is when I am able to go for a run outside. I often end up including the kids by popping them in the jogging stroller, and we also try do family bike rides. We are hoping our kids will learn to stay active by watching the example we set for them. Thanks for offering such a great Mother’s Day giveaway!

  27. Amanda Young May 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I stay active by working out daily and chasing my 18 month old around, we love the park and I love that I can keep up with him! He sees his parents being active and fit and he tries to copy, it is the cutest most heart melting act ever seeing him “working out”

  28. Nicole May 7, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    With two kids under 2, it’s hard not to be active! At the moment, I’m training with my daughter for the Girls on the Run 5K.

  29. Amanda S. May 7, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    I stay active by wearing my 3 and a half month old and taking lots of walks! Finally spring is here! Great giveaway!!!

  30. Jessica patterson May 7, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    We stay active by going on walks, going to the zoo, gymnastics, and other random things 🙂

  31. jennifer biron May 7, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    we enjoy going to the park, do arts and crafts, gardening, shopping, playing sports, zoo, bowling on the wii are all things we enjoy as a family

  32. Melanie May 7, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    We are doing our best to instill healthy habits in our almost 2 year old daughter. She truly loves being outside and having activities to do outside the home. We go for bike rides, go to the parks, swimming, and we also do gymnastics. This is a wonderful giveaway!

  33. Katie Kay May 8, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    We take walks down the tree-lined dirt road across from our house.

  34. Heather Newell May 9, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    As a new mom I am always looking for new ways to keep my 7 month old active. We enjoy story time at the library and family time at the gym along with camping. This would be a wonderful prize for a first time mom.

  35. Jamie May 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I keep my family active using lots of resources to find affordable or free entertainment. We love the library! Many other venues offer story times and crafts!

  36. Amanda Stiglitz May 13, 2014 at 8:53 am

    We stay active by taking lots of walks and playing in the yard every evening.

  37. Katherine S. May 13, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I keep my children and myself active though community resources. We love the parks, library, and community wide festivals.

  38. Mandy May 13, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I took up running a couple years ago and I am encouraging my boys to stay active by running, walking, biking and playing sports. We are always looking for fun things to get us out of the house!

  39. Anna May 13, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Walking and biking on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail with my three year old son and baby girl in the Tula Carrier. My husband and I bike downtown on the trail in the summer to Arcadia park or just to walk the Kalamazoo mall.

  40. Nancy H May 15, 2014 at 10:53 am

    We stay active by playing outside, visiting parks, gardening, and taking walks.

  41. Beth Bell May 17, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    I stay active bike riding, jogging. Going on hikes in the woods with my family.

  42. Tiffany Corey May 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I keep active with my three children (ages 13,2 and 1 ) by taking them to various activities in the Kalamazoo Area. Some of our favorites are Kindermusik, soccer at Kingdom,Kids Gym, local 5k runs, and playing outside at local parks.
    Love this package!

  43. Anne Stewart May 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I love to get out with the jogger!

  44. Sarah May 21, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    We stay active by going for walks…trips to the parks. 🙂

  45. Elizabeth Bell May 21, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Jogging with my son!!

  46. Brandi Strunk May 21, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    My three young kids and I take a lot of walks with the double stroller and my husband and I like to take the kids for rides in bike trailers!

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