• Dinosaur Safari – Ella Sharp Museum
    Written by Wonder and Wander – Contributor: Alyssa Grant I first heard that dinosaurs were on their way to the Ella Sharp Museum back in July at the Learning Fair. It might be an understatement to say that my four-year-old and I were excited (big dino lovers in this household). At one point, we even showed up a week early (the exhibit is officially open now, so no one else has to worry about that
  • Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum
    We are in the humdrum days of the long, gray winter when kiddos are feeling cooped up and parents are searching for indoor places to visit. Enter: Matthaei Botanical Gardens – the perfect inside destination to visit this winter! Located in Ann Arbor, Matthaei Botanical Gardens offers the perfect setting for wandering, and should the weather cooperate, the perfect outside grounds, too! Keep reading to learn some helpful information to plan your visit to this
  • The Public Library: So Much More Than Books
    Written by Wonder and Wander – Jackson Contributor: Angela Hadley  Recently, while aimlessly scrolling through Facebook, I came across a post that read: “A library is more than a place to check out book – it’s one of the few public places people can go without the expectation of spending money.” Now I have always loved the public library. Thinking of it as a place that offers respite for those seeking entertainment for themselves or
  • Free Coloring Page from Simpkins Studios
    The December days are flying by, and soon the kiddos will be home for winter break! If your kids are anything like mine, they need something to keep them occupied as they adjust to a new schedule, and we have the perfect thing for you – A freebie coloring page from Simpkins Studios! Click below to download your free copy of the coloring page. After your kiddos color it (and hey, no shame in printing
  • Lengthening Your Table During the Season of Giving
    By: Angela Hadley  The holidays are upon us. Just like every year, I find myself caught off guard by how quickly the seasons change. We go from our little ones running around in shorts and a tee shirt to bundled up like Ralphie in A Christmas Story.  It’s so easy with the quick changing of the tide to find yourself scrambling to ensure a beautiful season for your little one. It is, after all, what
  • Holiday Giving – Wonder and Wander’s Secret Santa Society
    Ready to join me in spreading some joy and holiday giving to our community this holiday season? Last year, we came together for a community donation drive for Birthbrite. It has been heavy on my heart that I haven’t organized an effort for the Wonder and Wander community yet. The past month of my life has been a whirlwind, but I still really wanted to do some good here this holiday season. But just what could that be? Local
  • Gifts for Children
    Welcome to Wonder and Wander – Jackson’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guides! We worked with small business from Jackson County to bring you the absolute best gift ideas for the people in your life. Today, we are sharing our guide that features Gifts for Children. Our amazing list of gifts for children contains a little bit of everything – stocking stuffers, experience gifts, delicious treats, and tried and true favorites. In addition, our positively perfect list
  • Gifts for Dad (Or the Dude in Your Life)
    Welcome to Wonder and Wander – Jackson’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guides! We worked with small business from Jackson County to bring you the absolute best gift ideas for the people in your life. Today, we are sharing our guide that features Gifts for Dad (or the dude in your life). These gifts are sure to show dad that you know what he likes, and to thank him for all of the Dad jokes he shares
  • Gifts for Mom (Or the Lady in Your Life)
    Welcome to Wonder and Wander – Jackson’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guides! We worked with small business from Jackson County to bring you the absolute best gift ideas for the people in your life. Today, we are sharing our guide that features Gifts for Mom (or the lady in your life). These gifts are sure to show mom that you appreciate all of the hard work that she puts in to your family. In addition, our
  • Academy of the Arts – Small Business Gift Guide
    Welcome to Wonder and Wander – Jackson’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guides! We worked with small business from Jackson County to bring you the absolute best gift ideas for the people in your life. Today, we are sharing a business feature highlighting one of our favorite small businesses:Academy of the Arts! Meet: Academy of the Arts The Academy of the Arts was established in 1996 and is currently owned by a mother-and-daughter duo – Elizabeth Shaffer

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