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The Cold, Icy Weekend Was Perfect for a Trip to the Bookstore

How was your weekend?  Our weekend plans were canceled because of the cold, icy weather. I had wanted to go to Eastern Market on Saturday to do some of our grocery shopping there and hang out for lunch, but it was too cold and rainy for the baby and the toddlers. We had an ice storm on… Read More The Cold, Icy Weekend Was Perfect for a Trip to the Bookstore

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#FinalThoughts: Do Something For You This Weekend

Happy Friday, friends! I am SO happy the weekend is finally here because this week has been a very busy week for me. Travis started work at a temp job so we had to readjust to his working outside of the home again. It was nice having him home for four weeks and getting extra… Read More #FinalThoughts: Do Something For You This Weekend

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15 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Family

Do you have any plans to celebrate Earth Day with your family? Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day, and this year’s campaign is “End Plastic Pollution”. Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on Aprill 22nd, as it marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Former Senator of Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson founded… Read More 15 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Family

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Black Panther Makes Big Statements Across the Board

By Jolie O’Rourke     Your new favorite superhero movie just got bigger! Black Panther was recently titled No. 1 highest-grossing superhero film ever. In the U.S. over the weekend, sales bumped the total domestic box-office ticket sales to $630.9 million, surpassing The Avengers with $623.4 million back in 2012. Black Panther is also currently… Read More Black Panther Makes Big Statements Across the Board

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An Easter TV Segment on WXYZ Detroit & Easter Family Photos

How was your holiday weekend? Did you do celebrate Easter or do anything fun with your family? We celebrate Holy Week and Easter, but unfortunately, we didn’t make it to church yesterday. We did have plans to attend Easter service. I even woke up early to prepare for it. I had the kids’ outfits ready… Read More An Easter TV Segment on WXYZ Detroit & Easter Family Photos

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#FinalThoughts: Out of the Mouth of Babes – Sometimes Kids Give the Best Life Advice

Have you seen the Trolls movie? Zhen loves Trolls the movie and the television show. She has a Trolls shirt, slippers, and toys. She even has a Trolls magazine with posters in it that she can put up on the wall (if I let her). One of her favorite Trolls‘ song is “Get Back Up… Read More #FinalThoughts: Out of the Mouth of Babes – Sometimes Kids Give the Best Life Advice

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Loaded Sweet Potato with Shredded Barbecue Chicken

Going through a season of unemployment has its perks, believe it or not. For one, Travis and I get to spend more time together. Another plus side is he now splits homeschooling duties with me. It has been a joy to watch him work with the kids and teach them their lessons. He’s even discovered… Read More Loaded Sweet Potato with Shredded Barbecue Chicken

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7 Things I Like to Do When I’m Feeling Down

I feel like “feeling down” is becoming a recurring theme for my life lately because…here I go again, but let me go ‘head and say it…of Travis’ recent job loss. I promise I don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but it has been hard, you guys. I go a few days feeling cheerful… Read More 7 Things I Like to Do When I’m Feeling Down

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Got Leftover Chicken? Turn It Into a Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup!

I started making Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup last year when I was pregnant with Zephaniah. It is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! I don’t know why I waited so long to make my own chicken noodle soup.It’s pretty easy to make and it tastes way better than canned soup. Seriously, stop buying canned stop right now and start… Read More Got Leftover Chicken? Turn It Into a Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup!

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Ava DuVernay Announces Sade Has Created an Original Song for A Wrinkle in Time

The Soundtrack for A Wrinkle in Time Set to Release on March 9th! Are you excited for the new movie A Wrinkle in Time?! My kids and I are reading the novel right now and we can’t wait to go see the movie when it comes out. Last week, I was looking through my Twitter… Read More Ava DuVernay Announces Sade Has Created an Original Song for A Wrinkle in Time

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Do Your Kids Like to Play Dress Up?

Dress-up is one of Zhen and Zechariah’s favorite games to play at home. We have two storage boxes full of dress-up clothes for the toddlers. Zhen has at least two Frozen costumes and Zechariah has a kid-size policeman uniform and a ninja costume. The toddlers are also really into superheroes like Batman and PJ Masks.… Read More Do Your Kids Like to Play Dress Up?

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Tilapia Fish Tacos with Sweet Potato Fries (and Homemade Lime Sauce!)

Hope your week is going well so far, friends! Today I am sharing my family’s fish taco recipe. If you’re celebrating Lent then this recipe will be perfect for your Meatless Fridays! Travis and I first started making fish tacos around February 2016. We were observing Lent at the time and I wanted to find… Read More Tilapia Fish Tacos with Sweet Potato Fries (and Homemade Lime Sauce!)

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An Entire Day for Just the Kids and I (with NO Social Media!)

Friday is the busiest day of the week for us. Our Fridays are always busy because we have homeschool group at a church in our area. Right now, Elijah and Zhen are taking a class at our homeschool group. While they’re at class, Zechariah and Zephaniah play in the playroom at the church. Michala hangs… Read More An Entire Day for Just the Kids and I (with NO Social Media!)

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9 Questions with Country Music Singer Jason Hawk Harris

Hey, guys! Today on the blog, I’m sharing an interview with Los Angeles-based country music singer Jason Hawk Harris. If you’re a big fan of country or folksy music, then I think you will really love Jason’s sound. In our interview, Jason shares which country music legends inspire his music, how he incorporates classic literature… Read More 9 Questions with Country Music Singer Jason Hawk Harris

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Celebrating Love with Family (and Our First Michigan Snow Storm)

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend? We had a snow storm on Friday so our homeschool group was canceled. The kids and I ended up taking a snow day from school and we watched some movies and relaxed. Well, the kids relaxed more than I did because I had some writing I had to finish… Read More Celebrating Love with Family (and Our First Michigan Snow Storm)