Category Archives: Family Fun

Hunger Hike Helps Food Bank

Walk, run, or bike with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 at the Hunger Hike! Create a team with your family, friends, and coworkers to raise awareness and funds to provide meals for individuals and families facing hunger. Kids Area –  Children 12 and under are invited to participate in…

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The Waterways Downtown Laporte Indiana

    I’ve always seen Pine Lake and sometimes Stone Lake driving in LaPorte delivering the PanoramaNow Magazines, but I’ve never really been on the lake until last weekend. It was such a nice experience and such clear water that I was amazed that in 35 years I had never heard nor seen anything about it…

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Local Puzzle Store Booming Cause of Covid-19

     What started out as a passion a few years ago, has turned into a phenomenon during the Covid-19 outbreak. “We Can’t keep puzzles on the shelf,” stated Joel Bender, owner of Mindbenders puzzles and games. “In fact, we have started a waiting list,” he continued.      Take a stroll or cruise along…

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Indiana Dunes State Park Brings Back Park Plays!

The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation announces the return of the popular Park Plays series. Park Plays features free family entertainment on the shores of Lake Michigan on summer Thursday evenings. The 2020 season features: July 23, 2020 – “Sandy Showtunes” presented by Supercharged Trio with the Reasoner Family Singers. Supercharged Trio is made…

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3 Things to Know About International Adoption

3 Things to Know About International Adoption

Adoption is an important and serious decision for prospective parents to make. As such, you can’t go into the process unprepared—especially if you plan on adopting internationally. The more you know about international adoption, the easier the entire experience will be. If you’re considering growing your family through international adoption, it’s important to research and…

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Hiking in Northwest Indiana

These past several months have been challenging. Many of us have taken refuge out of doors, or found hope and inspiration in the splendor of nature by admiring spring flowers and wildlife from our windows (or computers).   Our natural world unceasingly supports and inspires us when we need it most. Will you now help…

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Funflateables is Fun for Families

      Funflatables, has locations in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron. The FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, climate-controlled, all-occasion parties and FUN.      Visit one or ALL of their unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have. Featuring continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking…

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Fun Activities for Kids to Do at Home

Fun Activities for Kids to Do at Home

When kids are stuck at home for a long time, they can start to feel bored or spend too much time sitting in front of the computer or TV. You may want to find things for them to do that are more engaging and still enjoyable, but you might be at a loss for ideas.…

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4 Main Reasons Why Families Should Adopt a Dog

4 Main Reasons Why Families Should Adopt a Dog

If your family is looking for some extra fun and love, then a pet may be just the route to take. Now, this isn’t something you should take lightly or decide on a whim, but dogs are known to provide extra reasons to enjoy life. The rewards for adopting a pup far outweighs most concerns…

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Ways to Calm a Crying or Fussy Baby

Exhausted parents of newborns dread those moments when the baby seems inconsolable. Try some of these ways to calm a crying or fussy baby. Address the Obvious Sleep deprivation has many strange effects. Things that should seem obvious become mysterious to a weary mind. Try to run through a mental checklist of the obvious possible causes…

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