Amanda Grovogel

Amanda Grovogel
Amanda was born and raised in Green Bay and returned to the area after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where she obtained her degree in psychology and business. Shortly after moving back to Green Bay, Amanda attended Silver Lake College where she completed the master's program in management and organizational behavior. Amanda works full time and when she is not caring for her family or being a focused employee, she enjoys running, biking, skiing and hiking. Amanda lives in Green Bay with her husband and two children. She and her husband look forward to teaching their daughters how to ski and bike and hope their children enjoy being active outdoors. Amanda loves that the Green Bay area has a lot to offer in terms of trail systems (great for biking, running, hiking and skiing!) and Green Bay is conveniently located to some great ski hills all within a few hours drive.
Dino Stroll

Go, See, Explore: Dino Stroll

(GREEN BAY, WI): Do you or your child have a love for everything dinosaur? If the answer is yes then may I suggest you direct your attention to an exciting event coming to...

Family Nature Adventures in Wisconsin Parks

Ahhh, spring is approaching! For our family, this means not just warmer temperatures but the frequency of our family nature adventures in Wisconsin parks will increase. Our family has an affinity for exploring new...

Winter Series Three: Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

There aren’t many winter sports as old as cross country skiing and snowshoeing – and we’re talking OLD. Both tried and true traditions started thousands of years ago and what was once a basic...
Barkhausen Candlelight Walk

Go, See, Explore: Barkhausen Candlelight Walk

My family and I love Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve. The hiking trails are clean, well-marked, and beautiful. Barkhausen has a child sensory wooded area (located right off their parking lot), educational programs in the summer,...
Green Bay Sledding Hills

Winter Series Two: Sledding and Tubing

Part two of the Winter Series is focusing on Green Bay sledding and tubing hills with a few bonus hills throughout Wisconsin!  Sledding and tubing are as much of a classic winter pastime as...
Ice Skating

Winter Series One: Ice Skating

I love living in Wisconsin. I don’t even mind Wisconsin winters; however, I know my wintery love isn’t necessarily a shared opinion by all Wisconsinites. I think most of us can agree that Wisconsin...
unwind at the end of your day

Finding Different Ways to Unwind at the End of Your Day

It’s the end of a long day, the kids are in bed, and you sit on the couch, staring at your phone to unwind at the end of your day. Sound familiar? It’s what...

Family Nature Adventures: Hiking with Children

I have always enjoyed being in nature, whether I am skiing, running, biking, or hiking. Over the last few years, my adventures outdoors were not as frequent as they had been prior to having...
Freeze your credit

How to Freeze Your and Your Family’s Credit (and Why)

In our increasingly mobile and connected world, it seems to be frequent that we learn of new security breaches. Well-known companies (or even credit bureaus) are hacked and sensitive information of consumers is stolen...
parenting advice

Parenting Advice: The Nugget

Is there a  piece of parenting advice that you were given that was so powerful that you could use it as your guiding light? Did that piece of parenting advice later shape your own...