Target’s One-Day Sale is here! I’m a BIG Target shopper so I am really excited about this one. We shop at Target so much that my kids actually love taking a family trip to the store just to hang out! LOL! Target’s One-Day Sale. Amazing deals here today, gone Wednesday! Sale ends July 17th. I’ve… Read More Target’s One-Day Sale: Top Home Decor Picks
Art is a big deal at our house. Not only do we learn about art for our homeschool, but we also like to visit art festivals and art galleries in the city. In Detroit, there are many art festivals going on in the summer. It’s a perfect way for the kids to see art up… Read More 5 Fun Ways to Hang Kid Art
How was your weekend? We had a relaxing weekend despite the heat. Saturday we stayed home to relax and work on a few projects. Travis had math homework so he spent Saturday and Sunday working on that. He’s in his second summer term right now and it’s been more challenging than the first summer term.… Read More Happy Monday!
An unintentional theme to our week has been “Exploring Belle Isle”. We have taken a trip to the island park four times this week so far. On Friday, Michala and Zephaniah joined me for a special Metro Detroit Youth Day ceremony. Saturday and Sunday, Travis and I took the kids to Belle Isle for a… Read More Fun in the Sun at Belle Isle Park and Belle Isle Nature Center
By Allison Kugel Rob Reiner may have entered show business as an industry legacy, following in the footsteps of his famous father, legendary comedic writer and performer, Carl Reiner. But he quickly paved his own path with an artistic and social point of view all his own. After paying his dues with bit… Read More Rob Reiner Reveals the Passion of Shock and Awe
Celebrate “Family Steam Day” this Friday with the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) and the Ford Motor Company Fund! Admission will be free for the whole family! What is Family Steam Day? STEAM stands for science, technology, art, and math. On Friday, July 13, 2018, MiSci, with the support from Ford Motor Company Fund, is making… Read More Michigan Science Center and the Ford Motor Company Fund Offer FREE Admission for Family STEAM Day
I realized something the other day: I haven’t really used my camera to take pictures of the kids and our family outings. I’ve been using my smartphone and posting our adventures on my Instagram Stories. As much as I love using the Insta-Stories feature, the images and short videos I capture cannot be printed out… Read More I Promise to Take My Camera Wherever I Go
Everybody is looking for that perfect way to earn a little extra money in our current gig economy. But what are the top ways people are earning extra money in order to not only get by but actually thrive? Here are six ways to start your own side hustle to pocket some extra cash to… Read More Top 6 Side Hustles for the Gig Economy This Summer
Metro Detroit Youth Day (MDYD) is one day away and the kids and I are excited to attend the big annual event! This year will mark thirty-six years for Michigan’s largest youth day event. Can you believe it?! It will be our first time attending MDYD (because we’re kinda new here, remember?). I was trying… Read More Detroit Business Leader Edward Deeb Honored with Belle Isle Street, and We Can’t Wait to Attend Our First Metro Detroit Youth Day!
By Allison Kugel Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton Rothschild’s aunt; Kyle Richards has emerged as a Hollywood force as Executive Producer of the new hit television series, American Woman, loosely based on the colorful life of her late mother, Kathleen Richards. Kyle Richards, along with her sisters, Kathy… Read More Kyle Richards’ Hollywood Upbringing and Producing American Woman
Happy Friday, friends! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful day and you have something fun planned for the weekend. If you plan on doing any shopping, we’ve found some really great Independence Day sales that you may be like. The Fourth of July may be over, but the sales are still going strong! Check out… Read More 5 Hot (After) 4th of July Sales!
Calling all entrepreneurs, dreamers, and innovators! The 2018 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest presented by Bedrock is returning for an eighth year with a $50,000 prize, courtesy of Comerica Bank. Entrepreneurs with a retail concept looking to open a brick and mortar location in Detroit, Highland Park, or Hamtramck can now submit their business plans. “The Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest is… Read More Less Than Two Weeks Away to Enter Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest
My gardening journey began this past May after attending Eastern Market’s Flower Day. I had always wanted to plant a flower garden at our home, but I just never got around to it. This year, though, I was determined to make it happen. Travis and I dived right in and literally got our hands dirty… Read More Horticultural Therapy Offers Healing and Rehabilitation Benefits for Patients
Happy 4th of July, friends! Hope you are enjoying the sunshine and making memories with your loved ones. Here’s a cute story to brighten your day. This one comes from Texas in Southwest Houston and it is sure to make you smile. New parents Linda and Thomas Agi welcomed quadruplets on June 1, 2018. Mr. and… Read More Four Little Blessings for the Fourth of July
My introduction to the great work of Dr. Maya Angelou was when I was a teenager. I had checked out her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings from my school library because I wanted to know more about Maya Angelou. I had been reading a few works by African American writers such as Ernest… Read More The Legacy of Maya Angelou Carries on with African American Expressions and Caged Bird Legacy LLC’s Curated Line of Products
The New Yorker shared a pretty cool video about Detroit history called “A Hundred Years of Detroit: Then and Now”. Since I’ve only been living in Michigan for three years, I found the video to be very informative. I have no clue what Detroit looked like past 2015! Every time I am in the downtown… Read More “A Hundred Years of Detroit: Then & Now” – The New Yorker’s Short Video Tour of the Motor City
By Allison Kugel Hailed as one of the most prolific stand-up comedians of the past three decades, D.L. Hughley has never been afraid to dig into ethnic stereotypes, economic disparity, relationships, politics… nothing’s off limits. His words are explicit and paint an accurate portrait of societal contradictions and pain in fast forward. From… Read More D.L. Hughley Shoots Straight on Police, Mark Fuhrman and Racial Profiling
Sweatshirts in summer? Yes, it’s a thing and here’s why your teen probably thinks it’s cool: Mixing styles is fun! Just ask Michala. She loves mixing patterns and styles that normally wouldn’t go together. She finds her fashion inspiration from her favorite KPOP singers like V from BTS and Taeyeon from SNSD. Both KPOP stars… Read More Teen Fashion: Michala’s Top 5 Sweatshirt Picks for Summer
Ouch! Baby biting while breastfeeding is no fun. Trust me – I know. Zephaniah biting me was one of my biggest fears about breastfeeding. I had never breastfed any of my other children when their teeth were coming in so I didn’t really know what the experience would be like. Nevertheless, I was determined to… Read More The First Time My Baby Bit Me While Breastfeeding
Happy Summer! Are you excited it’s officially the summer season? The kids and I are looking forward to spending more time outdoors. One of our favorite summer activities is to attend city festivals in the Detroit and metro area. Every weekend there is something fun to do with the family. It will keep us busy for sure! Aside from… Read More 8 Tips to Keep Your Kids Cool This Summer (Nurse Recommended!)