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Five Things Worth Sharing (5.24.2018)

1. My Interview on The D Brief  A couple of weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to be on The D Brief. It’s a new Detroit-based podcast hosted by Seth Resler, Becky Scarcello, and Jag. Together they interview Detroiters who are involved in the arts and entertainment industry in the city. They’ve featured interviews… Read More Five Things Worth Sharing (5.24.2018)

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Gwen Stefani: Just A Girl About to Take Over Las Vegas

By Allison Kugel     Gwen Stefani spent her childhood and adolescence in Anaheim, California, a suburban girl living just a stone’s throw from Disneyland. It was her older brother, Eric, who founded No Doubt, the hybrid ska/punk/rock band that would help Stefani make her way into the musical limelight with their 1995 breakout album,… Read More Gwen Stefani: Just A Girl About to Take Over Las Vegas

Family Life, Feature Story

Eastern Market’s Flower Day Has Inspired Me to Give Gardening a Try

In the past, gardening wasn’t something I normally did because I wasn’t really good at it. I even tried caring for succulents and somehow couldn’t keep the poor things alive. A couple of years ago, I bought a few succulents from Pot and Box and Telly’s Greenhouse. I had read that if you don’t have a… Read More Eastern Market’s Flower Day Has Inspired Me to Give Gardening a Try

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Craig T. Nelson Shares Set Secrets from Book Club and Incredibles 2

By Allison Kugel   From his early days on the comedy stage to playing lovable football fanatic, Hayden Fox, on the long-running television sitcom Coach and Zeek Braverman on the dramatic television series, Parenthood to countless legendary big screen roles, actor Craig T. Nelson’s career has been as versatile as it is prolific. Movie audiences… Read More Craig T. Nelson Shares Set Secrets from Book Club and Incredibles 2

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5 Tips to Help High School Students Prepare for College

When should teens start thinking about life after high school? Now! It’s never too early to have a conversation with your teen about preparing for a career and college. I started talking to Elijah and Michala about college and jobs once they started high school. It has been an ongoing conversation over the years. I… Read More 5 Tips to Help High School Students Prepare for College

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Thankful for a Beautiful Mother’s Day Weekend

Happy Monday, friends! Hope you had a good weekend and a blessed Mother’s Day celebration. Did you do anything special for Mother’s Day? Travis actually planned our Mother’s Day festivities and it was a very nice surprise. I’m usually the one who does all of the planning for our family events so it was nice… Read More Thankful for a Beautiful Mother’s Day Weekend

Culture, Feature Story

Detroit Lions’ Tight End Luke Willson Surprises Detroit Students at Microsoft Store’s STEM Workshop

Yesterday I visited the Microsoft Store at The Somerset Collection to attend a special program for the New Paradigm College Prep (NPCP) school. Select students from the Detroit-based school attended a special workshop called “Code a Talking Robot with Ohbot”. The workshop is part of Microsoft Store’s five new STEM summer camps. The summer camps equip… Read More Detroit Lions’ Tight End Luke Willson Surprises Detroit Students at Microsoft Store’s STEM Workshop

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Five Things Worth Sharing (5.9.2018)

If you haven’t seen Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”, then you need to watch it! I’m still processing Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” music video. I have watched the video at least five times now, and I am still so amazed at its brilliance. My take on the video is the central theme of the… Read More Five Things Worth Sharing (5.9.2018)

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Degrassi, Canada’s Longest-Running Drama Series, Connects Parents and Teens to Relevant Issues

When I think of all of the television shows I grew up watching, Degrassi is one TV show that definitely sticks out in my mind. Degrassi Junior High (1987-1989) and Degrassi High (1989-1992) left a lasting impression me, so much so, that I shared my love for the Canadian teen shows with my own daughter… Read More Degrassi, Canada’s Longest-Running Drama Series, Connects Parents and Teens to Relevant Issues

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A Casual Weekend Style for a Day Out in the City

What are your weekend plans? I’m hoping the weather will be nice enough for us to go to Eastern Market and take the kids to the park. My little ones are so excited for springtime weather because they want to stay outdoors all day. I’m ready for the warmer weather so I can start wearing… Read More A Casual Weekend Style for a Day Out in the City

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5 Cool Things to Kick Off Your Weekend

1. All Things Detroit & Food Truck Rally (Mother’s Day Celebration) Still looking for a special Mother’s Day gift for Mom or that special woman in your life? All Things Detroit will host their Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday, May 6th at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Travis and I attended last year’s event and… Read More 5 Cool Things to Kick Off Your Weekend

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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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Vivica A. Fox is Hotter Than Ever, and Disarmingly Real

By Allison Kugel   Kind, conscientious, courageous and refreshingly candid, Ms. Vivica A. Fox has proven that as Hollywood careers go, second acts are often the sweetest. The multi-hyphenate actress-director- beauty entrepreneur-author is embracing life and not looking back, except to pull from her well of wisdom for her new memoir, Every Day I’m Hustling.… Read More Vivica A. Fox is Hotter Than Ever, and Disarmingly Real