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The First Hijab-Wearing Barbie Will Be Released in 2018!

The First Hijab-Wearing Barbie Will Be Released in 2018!

Barbie is getting a hijab! And I think that’s wonderful news. When I read the story about Ibtihaj Muhammad, American Olympian fencer, being honored with a Barbie doll in her likeness, I immediately knew I had to share the story on the blog. I think it’s […]

“You Can Always Get Back Up Off the Ground and Press Ahead”

“You Can Always Get Back Up Off the Ground and Press Ahead”

Feature Image: The Bravest Guy book cover; other photographs courtesy of Nancy and Bill Feld; and courtesy of Harry Wedewer. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here.   On the heels of Veterans Day, I’d like to share an interview I […]

Top 10 Veterans Day Gifts to Honor Your Special Veteran

Top 10 Veterans Day Gifts to Honor Your Special Veteran

Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here.   Veterans Day is coming up very soon– Saturday, November 11th to be exact– and if you’re a military family like mine, it is a very special occasion. Travis served in the Army for […]

Happy birthday, Zhen!

Happy birthday, Zhen!

Today is Zhen’s 5th birthday! As moms always say when it’s their child’s birthday, “I can’t believe my baby is 5! Where did the time go?” But it’s true. It really does seem like time has gone by too fast. My little baby girl is […]

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Hosts 1st Annual BOO-Fest

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Hosts 1st Annual BOO-Fest

Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. You can read the disclosure policy here.   What are your Plans for Halloween? If you’re looking for a fun Halloween event to go to in Detroit, you should bring your family to Goodwill’s Halloween fun fest! I was […]

Last Minute Kids’ Halloween Costumes from Target

Last Minute Kids’ Halloween Costumes from Target

Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links.See the disclosure policy here.     The countdown is on: Halloween is in a week! Are your kids excited? Zhen (4) is really antsy for Halloween for two reasons: (1) She loves dressing up and is excited to get treats, and […]

BoxLunch Grand Opening in Taylor, Michigan

BoxLunch Grand Opening in Taylor, Michigan

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. Read the disclosure policy here. Sunday Funday at BoxLunch On Sunday, we went to Taylor, Michigan to attend the grand opening of BoxLunch. I received an invite to check out the store, which by the way is the […]

How Was Your Weekend?

How Was Your Weekend?

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10 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

10 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

**Today’s post features a few affiliate links to help you find costume pieces to complete your look. Purchasing a product via my affiliate link is no extra charge to you. See my disclosure policy for more information.**     Halloween is in less than two […]

Why Brown Bag Your Kids’ Lunch When You Can Green Bag It?

Why Brown Bag Your Kids’ Lunch When You Can Green Bag It?

Hi, friends! Today’s post is sponsored by Wise Apple. My family and I partnered with Wise Apple to try their lunch delivery service and share our thoughts with you. Sponsored posts help keep Good Life Detroit running, and it’s no extra cost to you. You […]

#TBT to the Time We Went to 2017 Youth Day #DDF2017

#TBT to the Time We Went to 2017 Youth Day #DDF2017

Happy Thursday! How has your week been going? It’s been a busy week for me. A lot of running around with the kids, errands to take care of, work piling up on my desk, and not much sleeping going on because, you know, #newbornlife. But nevertheless, […]

Sunday Family Fun Day at the Detroit Public Library

Sunday Family Fun Day at the Detroit Public Library

Happy Monday, Friends! How was your weekend? We had a chill weekend with relaxing on Saturday and then a family outing at the Detroit Public Library (DPL) on Sunday. Going to the library is one of our favorite things to do as a family, and we […]

10 Things That Made Me Smile This Week

10 Things That Made Me Smile This Week

This week has been hard. Why do women have to go through so many changes emotionally, mentally, and physically when they’re pregnant and during the postpartum stage? I’m seven weeks postpartum and I have been dealing with a mild case of depression. On one hand, […]

New MiSci Exhibition ‘1001 Inventions’ Opens This Saturday

New MiSci Exhibition ‘1001 Inventions’ Opens This Saturday

A new, exciting exhibition is coming to the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) later this week. 1001 Inventions: Untold Stories from a Golden Age of Innovation opens this Saturday, October 7, 2017. Later this week I will get to view the exhibition, and I will share […]

Celebrate Design and Creativity with Detroit Design Festival’s Community Events

Celebrate Design and Creativity with Detroit Design Festival’s Community Events

Hey, friends! If you didn’t already know, this is the last week of the Detroit Design Festival (DDF). Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) kicked off their 7th annual citywide celebration of design and creativity on Friday, September 8, 2017. This week, DC3 will host several […]

Get Your Tickets to DC3’s Youth Day Before They Run Out!

Get Your Tickets to DC3’s Youth Day Before They Run Out!

The Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) will host the 2017 Youth Day at the Michigan Science Center on Saturday, September 30th. I plan on taking my own children to the Youth Day festivites and we’re looking forward to the event. It’s going to be a […]

Meet My Baby Zephaniah

Meet My Baby Zephaniah

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Plum Health Direct Primary Care Focuses on Patient-Centered Care in Detroit and Beyond

Plum Health Direct Primary Care Focuses on Patient-Centered Care in Detroit and Beyond

Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here.   Let’s talk about healthcare! I know healthcare and health insurance can be a touchy topic these days, especially with the spike in insurance premiums. Trust me, my husband and I are feeling the […]

4th of July Family Craft: Light Painting with Sparklers

4th of July Family Craft: Light Painting with Sparklers

Happy 4th of July! If you love celebrating the 4th of July with sparklers, then I have a fun 4th of July family craft for you: light painting! Today’s tutorial features affiliate links of the products my family and I used for light painting using […]

When Your Sister Agrees to Do Street Photography With You

When Your Sister Agrees to Do Street Photography With You

I was really excited for my mom, sister, and nephew to visit us over Thanksgiving holiday. It was my sister (Lisa) and nephew’s first time visiting Detroit and our new home, sot it was a pretty big occasion for us. But another reason why I […]



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