Unique Spots for Spring Break Family Staycations

Finally, the snow is starting to melt. It’s almost as if spring is right around the corner and you know what that means—spring break! If you’re searching for some spring break destinations, but don’t have nearly enough frequent flier miles or piggy banks, perhaps the “staycation” is more up your alley. Here is a list of […]

3 Things To Fit In Before Fall In Grand Rapids

As we near the end of August, kids around the Mitten unite in disappointment about the inevitable return to school, college, and cold weather (*burrr*).  For the sixth year, Grand Rapids prepares to kick off the autumn season with the annual ArtPrize competition from September 24th to October 12th but until then, it’s time to finish summer […]

The Newly Renovated Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium

The Awesome Mitten- The Newly Renovated Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium

The Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium is located inside the Grand Rapids Public Museum, situated downtown along the banks of the lovely Grand River. The planetarium guide, Kenny, has just informed me that “the best seats are towards the back,” and so I make my way down the asymmetrical aisle (designed for easy access to planetarium […]