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
The Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation invites graduating high school students to apply for an educational scholarship in connection with Michigan’s largest youth-centric event, Metro Detroit Youth Day (MDYD). Students can submit an application and essay prior to the April 27 deadline. Students graduating from a public, parochial, private, or charter school who have been accepted into a… Read More Apply for a Metro Detroit Youth Day Scholarship by April 27th!
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
I’ve always been a big reader, but I haven’t kept up with my reading in over a year. It really makes me sad because I love reading books. I’m making it a point this spring to read more books, even if it’s just one book a month. Do you like to read your books on… Read More 5 Books We’re Reading Right Now
Today is a very special day. It is Michala’s 16th birthday! SIXTEEN! I can’t believe my sweet girl is sixteen-years-old now. Seriously, slow down time. Elijah turns 18 next month and Zephaniah is almost crawling. Being a parent is such a joy and makes you a little sad at the same time because it’s hard… Read More Sweet 16
By Allison Kugel Dr. Drew Pinsky’s long-running call-in show Loveline, with Adam Carolla, aired on MTV for 32 years and pioneered a pop culture adaptation of relationship and safe sex education. The show, featuring an assortment of celebrity guest hosts, served as a lifeline to multiple generations. Dr. Drew’s Teen Mom franchise, also an… Read More Dr. Drew Pinsky Talks Mental Health and Gun Violence in America
How was your weekend? I didn’t post yesterday because we were busy running errands and getting paperwork together in regards to Travis’ recent unemployment. It’s been a busy time for us with this recent job loss. There are moments when everything is good and then there are moments when we feel stressed and a bit… Read More A Stroll Down Library Street
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?
How was your weekend? I’ll be honest with you. I had a hard weekend. Travis lost his job on Thursday and we have just been feeling so down about it. It was a complete shock to Travis. He had no warning whatsoever that he would be cut from his job. I think what makes it… Read More Tough Times Don’t Last
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!)
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)
You know what I wish? I wish that time could slow down for just a little bit so my sweet baby boy doesn’t grow up so fast! Zephaniah will be SIX-MONTHS-OLD next week! Where did the time go? I was talking to my mom about this the other day and I told her I feel… Read More Turn Your Baby’s Photographs into Canvas Wall Art
“I know of one duty and that is to love.” — Albert Camus Have you put up any Valentine decorations in your house or office? We’re definitely feeling the love over here. For the first time, I decided to decorate our home for Valentine’s Day. The kids and I are loving it and it has… Read More All the Feels for Valentine’s Day: Cards, Decor, and Gift Ideas
If you were to come to my house to visit, you would probably see Zhen (5) dancing around the house in her favorite dress or princess costume. Every day she must wear a dress or a skirt. No pants! Because pants look weird. Only dresses and skirts because that’s what princesses wear. “How do I… Read More Because I’m Five
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. This post is sponsored by Huggies. All opinions are mine alone. #HuggiesHelps #Hugs4Huggies #DiaperNeed #CollectiveBias It’s so hard to believe that Zephaniah is five-months-old now. My how fast time flies! The other day I was looking at his newborn photos and I… Read More Zephaniah’s NICU Experience
What’s one #momhack you would recommend to a friend? For me, it’s got to be babywearing! Seriously, friends. I don’t know what life would be like if I didn’t have the option to wear my baby. I wouldn’t be able to get half of my errands done without it. True story! Zephaniah (now 5 months)… Read More Babywearing is Saving My Life Right Now!
Do you have a favorite type of blanket for your baby? I’ve been putting Zephaniah (now 4.5 months old) in a wearable blanket when he sleeps at night. I love wearable blankets because they keep him warm and I don’t have to worry about Zephaniah pulling his blanket up over his face. In fact, I… Read More Keep Baby Warm This Winter with Wearable Blankets
Happy New Year! Are you ready for a new beginning? I know I am excited about the New Year! A new year means new possibilities and a chance to start new. I have made a few New Year’s Resolutions for 2018 and I am already getting started on my goals. I even got a jump… Read More A New Year Means New Possibilities
The countdown to Christmas is on! Can you believe this weekend is Christmas Weekend? I don’t know how it snuck up on me, but Christmas is finally here. I had actually forgotten this was Christmas weekend because I have been so busy with the kids and Travis started a new job a couple of weeks… Read More Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!
This will be my baby’s first Christmas! It wasn’t until Thanksgiving hit that I realized this Christmas will be Zephaniah’s FIRST Christmas! The holiday season has now become even more special because my sweet baby is celebrating his first Christmas. I’m going to take a ton of photographs of Zephaniah and I plan on buying… Read More Gift Guide for Baby’s First Christmas