Brandie Yates

Brandie grew up in the small town of Ithaca, MI. She moved to the Lansing area to attend Michigan State University. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism with a focus in Broadcast, Public Relations Specialization and Dance Specialization. She currently works as the Marketing Manager for the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA). Brandie lives in Mason with her husband, two daughters, and two golden retrievers. Her hobbies include spending time with her family & friends, traveling, cooking, dancing, and going to the theater.

How to Pick the Perfect Christmas Tree

“It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” After Thanksgiving, I am always eager to break out the Christmas decorations and get our home ready for the holidays. Although this has been our family...

An Inside Look at The Acting Company: Odyssey, Coming to the Wharton Center

In the world of performing arts, theater stands as a unique and powerful medium, offering audiences a myriad of experiences. If you're seeking a captivating escape from the rigors of daily life and a...

Easy Pumpkin Carving and Decorating with Toddlers

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. What's not to love? Sweatshirts, boots, warm comfort food, and the beginning of the holiday season. As the leaves begin to turn and I start...

Recipe Share: Fall Favorite Dinners

Fall is in the air, and I don't know about you, but I'm 100% ready for sweatshirts and my favorite cold-weather comfort foods. If I could, I would eat my fall favorite recipes like...

Top 10 Binge-Worthy TV Shows for Moms

Hey, Mom. Yeah, you. Are you overworked and underpaid? Do you wish you had just one day to yourself? A day where the chores and errands can wait. Where you can kick up your...

5 Fun Yard Games for Play Outside Day

In the warmer months, we're all striving to figure out ways to spend more time outside through outdoor cooking, activities to keep the kids entertained, or games that you can play on the lawn....

Family Biking: From Holt Trails to Petoskey Bike Paths

Summer time in Michigan is the perfect opportunity to plan an outdoor family vacation. As the warmer weather continues, we planned a mini family vacation. A weekend in the Petoskey area with our toddler...

First Timers Tips for Visiting Binder Park Zoo

Our family loves spending time at the zoo. Exploring the grounds, learning about the different animals, and getting some exercise while enjoying the outdoors. I think my love for the zoo stemmed from my...

Top 10 “Must Haves” for RV Camping with Kids

My daughter has been asking to go camping for the past year. Ever since she received her play tent and sleeping bag, it is all she could ever talk about. Last year our summer...
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Tips for Flying with Toddlers

We finally did it! A week vacation, out-of-state with our 4-year-old daughter. We traveled to Florida by plane for a Disney World Vacation. This was our daughter's first flight. My first flight wasn't until...