Family Life

Michigan Science Center and the Ford Motor Company Fund Offer FREE Admission for Family STEAM Day

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

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I Promise to Take My Camera Wherever I Go

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

Culture

Detroit Business Leader Edward Deeb Honored with Belle Isle Street, and We Can’t Wait to Attend Our First Metro Detroit Youth Day!

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!

Culture

Less Than Two Weeks Away to Enter Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest

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

Feature Story, Health

Horticultural Therapy Offers Healing and Rehabilitation Benefits for Patients

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

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The Legacy of Maya Angelou Carries on with African American Expressions and Caged Bird Legacy LLC’s Curated Line of Products

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

Culture

“A Hundred Years of Detroit: Then & Now” – The New Yorker’s Short Video Tour of the Motor City

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

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Teen Fashion: Michala’s Top 5 Sweatshirt Picks for Summer

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

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8 Tips to Keep Your Kids Cool This Summer (Nurse Recommended!)

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!)

Art & Entertainment

Michigan Science Center After Dark Series Presents Summer Solstice Party Just for the “Big Kids”

Summer has been keeping me very busy with taking my kids to all of the fun city activities and festivals. Sometimes it seems like the kids get to have all of the fun more than the grownups, right? Take the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) for example. It’s filled with so many educational and fun activities for the kids. We visited the… Read More Michigan Science Center After Dark Series Presents Summer Solstice Party Just for the “Big Kids”

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Allee Willis, Jermaine Dupri, and Kool & The Gang More Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Last night, some of music’s legendary singers and songwriters were honored at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame 49th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. The annual event took place in New York City at the Marquis Hotel. The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) President/CEO Linda Moran and co-chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff celebrated and… Read More Allee Willis, Jermaine Dupri, and Kool & The Gang More Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Hour Detroit’s Hosting the Hottest Party of the Summer: Best of Detroit 2018

One of the most anticipated events of the summer is right around the corner. The Best of Detroit 2018 party is set for Friday, June 29th and I am excited to attend my first one! Have you bought your tickets yet? If you’re new to Detroit like me, then you’re in for a real treat.… Read More Hour Detroit’s Hosting the Hottest Party of the Summer: Best of Detroit 2018

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Honoring the Greats at the Negro Leagues Legacy Luncheon

On Friday, June 8th, I attended the Negro Leagues Legacy Luncheon at Comerica Park. The special luncheon was sponsored by Comerica Bank and the invitees included former Negro Leagues players, former Detroit Tiger Torii Hunter, and select community leaders from Metro Detroit. It was a lovely luncheon and I was happy to have been included… Read More Honoring the Greats at the Negro Leagues Legacy Luncheon

Feature Story, Food

Grilled Radish with Lemon-Herb Ricotta by Coriander Kitchen & Farm

Happy Friday, friends! For the month of June, I am featuring sidedish recipes that are perfect for summertime grilling or an al fresco dinner or luncheon. Today, I’m excited to feature a summer recipe from my friends at Coriander Kitchen and Farm! Coriander was a top finalist in the 2016 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest. Chef-Farmer… Read More Grilled Radish with Lemon-Herb Ricotta by Coriander Kitchen & Farm