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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 Communications Manager for Meridian Township and serves as the Executive Producer of HOMTV, Meridian Township’s award-winning Government Access Channel. Brandie lives in Holt with her husband, 3-year-old daughter and two golden retrievers, the “Golden Boys”. Her hobbies include spending time with her family & friends, travelling, cooking, dancing and going to the theater.
Airplane Wing in Sky

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...

Try the Taco Trio with these Recipes

Whether it’s “Taco Tuesday” or Cinco De Mayo, tacos are a staple in our household. At least once a week, we include a taco dish on our dinner menu. My husband and I like...
Child Running in the Snow

Top 5 Outdoor Winter Activities in the Lansing Area

Grab your winter gear to head outside! It was just National Play Outside Day and winter won't be here much longer so it's the perfect time to get in some chilly fun! Take a break from...

Experiencing a Family Show at the Abrams Planetarium

I don't know about you, but I find astronomy fascinating. It was one of my favorite elective classes while attending Michigan State University. I really enjoy being in the planetarium. So when my 4-year-old...

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...

Uncle John’s Cider Mill Make it A Family Tradition

It just doesn't feel like fall to me without a trip to Uncle John's Cider Mill. Growing up in Ithaca, Uncle John's was THE local cider mill to visit. My childhood visits have continued...

An Adventure at the Harris Nature Center

Our adventures typically happen as a whole family, but every now and then we take a day to ourselves. Just us girls. My 4-year-old and I spent our last “girls day” at the Harris...

Everything You Need to Know for Successful Blueberry Picking

While visiting my parents back home, we decided to spend our Saturday morning going blueberry picking. This was a first for most of us, and something we have talked about doing for quite some...

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...

Tips for Raising a Puppy with A Toddler

It is no shock to anyone who has ever met me that I am an animal lover. Growing up, I have always had a pet in my life. And as I got older that...