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10 #MomHacks for Saving Money During the Back-to-School Season

It’s hard to believe summer is almost coming to an end. Before you know it, the kids will be back in school and you’ll be sippin’ on your pumpkin spice latte in the parent drop-off line. Or if you homeschool like I do, you’ll be sippin’ on your pumpkin spice latte at homeschool group! ūüôā… Read More 10 #MomHacks for Saving Money During the Back-to-School Season

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Target’s One-Day Sale: Top Home Decor Picks

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

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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

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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

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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!)

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6 Striped Tees to Add to Your Summer Wardrobe

Stripes have been one of my go-to fashion styles this spring (almost summer) season. Just a simple, plain ol’ stripe t-shirt. I love wearing a striped shirt tucked in a pair of my high-waist, skinny jeans or a vintage skirt. I even mix match it with a skirt that has a different pattern. Add a… Read More 6 Striped Tees to Add to Your Summer Wardrobe

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Five Things Worth Sharing (5.24.2018)

1. My Interview on The D Brief¬† A couple of weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to be on The D Brief. It’s a new Detroit-based podcast hosted by Seth Resler, Becky Scarcello, and Jag. Together they interview Detroiters who are involved in the arts and entertainment industry in the city. They’ve featured interviews… Read More Five Things Worth Sharing (5.24.2018)

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5 Tips to Help High School Students Prepare for College

When should teens start thinking about life after high school? Now! It’s never too early to have a conversation with your teen about preparing for a career and college. I started talking to Elijah and Michala about college and jobs once they started high school. It has been an ongoing conversation over the years. I… Read More 5 Tips to Help High School Students Prepare for College

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Thankful for a Beautiful Mother’s Day Weekend

Happy Monday, friends! Hope you had a good weekend and a blessed Mother’s Day celebration. Did you do anything special for Mother’s Day? Travis actually planned our Mother’s Day festivities and it was a very nice surprise. I’m usually the one who does all of the planning for our family events so it was nice… Read More Thankful for a Beautiful Mother’s Day Weekend

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Five Things Worth Sharing (5.9.2018)

If you haven’t seen Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”, then you need to watch it! I’m still processing Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” music video. I have watched the video at least five times now, and I am still so amazed at its brilliance. My take on the video is the central theme of the… Read More Five Things Worth Sharing (5.9.2018)

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Degrassi, Canada’s Longest-Running Drama Series, Connects Parents and Teens to Relevant Issues

When I think of all of the television shows I grew up watching, Degrassi is one TV show that definitely sticks out in my mind. Degrassi Junior High (1987-1989) and Degrassi High (1989-1992) left a lasting impression me, so much so, that I shared my love for the Canadian teen shows with my own daughter… Read More Degrassi, Canada’s Longest-Running Drama Series, Connects Parents and Teens to Relevant Issues

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A Casual Weekend Style for a Day Out in the City

What are your weekend plans? I’m hoping the weather will be nice enough for us to go to Eastern Market and take the kids to the park. My little ones are so excited for springtime weather because they want to stay outdoors all day. I’m ready for the warmer weather so I can start wearing… Read More A Casual Weekend Style for a Day Out in the City

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5 Cool Things to Kick Off Your Weekend

1. All Things Detroit & Food Truck Rally (Mother’s Day Celebration) Still looking for a special Mother’s Day gift for Mom or that special woman in your life? All Things Detroit will host their Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday, May 6th at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Travis and I attended last year’s event and… Read More 5 Cool Things to Kick Off Your Weekend

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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