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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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Apply for a Metro Detroit Youth Day Scholarship by April 27th!

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!

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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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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”