It’s Children’s Book Week (April 30 – May 6) this week and we’re excited to take part in the festivities! The kids and I are BIG readers and we love visiting our local library and the Detroit Public Library. For us, celebrating Children’s Book Week is just another great reason to share our love for books… Read More One World, Many Stories: Celebrating Children’s Book Week 2018
I can’t believe it, you guys. I now have an 18-year-old! Elijah turned 18 last week, and I have mixed emotions about it. On one hand, I feel very happy for him because he is my son. Of course, it makes me happy to celebrate his birthday. Yet, on the other hand, I can’t help… Read More An 18th Birthday Celebration in New Baltimore and Downtown Detroit
Happy (belated) Earth Day, friends! Did you do anything special in honor of Earth Day? It was a beautiful day here in Metro Detroit so we took the kids to Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township, MI to play and have a picnic. All five of the kiddos were so excited to get out… Read More 10 Reasons to Get an Annual Pass to a Metropark
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
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
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
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
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!)
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
Did you go to a Thanksgiving parade? I took Elijah and his friend Paul to the parade in Downtown Detroit on Thursday and we had a really good time. It was both of the boys’ first time attending the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade, more formally known as the America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van. Here… Read More Photographs from the 2017 Detroit Thanksgiving Parade
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”