Art & Entertainment, Family Life, Feature Story

Dr. Drew Pinsky Talks Mental Health and Gun Violence in America

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

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Turn Your Baby’s Photographs into Canvas Wall Art

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

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All the Feels for Valentine’s Day: Cards, Decor, and Gift Ideas

“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

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Keep Baby Warm This Winter with Wearable Blankets

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

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Gift Guide for Baby’s First 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

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5 Ways to Save on Stocking Stuffers (As Seen on ABC 7 WXYZ Detroit!)

Do you have your stocking stuffers yet? This morning I was on ABC 7 WXYZ Detroit sharing ways you can save money on stocking stuffers! (You can watch the video of the segment down below.) It was such an exciting opportunity and I was very happy to do the TV segment. The “Stocking Stuffer Ideas”… Read More 5 Ways to Save on Stocking Stuffers (As Seen on ABC 7 WXYZ Detroit!)

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18 Inspiring Children’s Books About Strong Girls & Women

During Michala’s first year of homeschool, she wanted to study Women’s History as part of her social studies requirement. I thought it was a wonderful idea because it was a great way to (1) keep her engaged in learning history and (2) learn more inspiring stories about women that are not found in the standard… Read More 18 Inspiring Children’s Books About Strong Girls & Women

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“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.     On the heels of Veterans Day, I’d like to share an interview I did with author and retired U.S. Navy Commander Harry Wedewer. The Maryland-based writer wrote a book about his father Don Wedewer,… Read More “You Can Always Get Back Up Off the Ground and Press Ahead”

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Top 10 Veterans Day Gifts to Honor Your Special Veteran

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 8.5 years and I couldn’t be more proud of him. He’s been out for 2 years now and we miss it, believe it… Read More Top 10 Veterans Day Gifts to Honor Your Special Veteran

Family Life, September 2017 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 exciting community events that you don’t want to miss!  This… Read More Celebrate Design and Creativity with Detroit Design Festival’s Community Events