Hey, Detroit Tiger Fans! An exciting celebration is scheduled for early September in honor of the Tiger’s 1968 World Champions 50th Anniversary. The event is in partnership with the Detroit Tigers and Comerica Bank. Here are the special events you can look forward to in September: Friday, September 7 – Detroit Tigers vs. St.… Read More Save the Date: Detroit Tigers 1968 World Champions 50th Anniversary Weekend
Spring arrives in Michigan when it’s ready – but the professionals at Western Market make it official when they reopen the Floral and Garden Center on Saturday, May 5. The Ferndale-based, independently-owned market expands its focus from fresh fruits and vegetables, craft beer and natural wine, and its noted butcher, deli, and prepared foods to… Read More 8 Flower and Garden Trends for Spring 2018
By Allison Kugel Her beauty is luminescent, her conviction fierce. It’s a potent combination and why actress Logan Browning’s portrayal of student activist Sam White in the Netflix hit series Dear White People has struck a chord with audiences. The series, based off the 2014 movie of the same name, also created by… Read More Logan Browning Gets Candid About the Series ‘Dear White People’
Did you know the Detroit Public Library has a jazz music series? I was really excited to find out about the jazz series because I am a BIG jazz lover! My mother introduced me to jazz when I was a little girl. I don’t remember the names of all of the artists she listened to,… Read More Discover Detroit Jazz Music at Java & Jazz
I just had to share this because when I read the Instagram post, it truly touched my heart. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced the birth of his baby girl on Instagram today, and the post he wrote is just so beautiful. Did you see it? If not, here it is: Skin to skin. Our… Read More The Rock’s Announcement of His Daughter’s Birth is Everything!
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
When it comes to African American music legends, I think many people will agree with me when I say Luther Vandross is one of the greats. Luther’s music is timeless, and he will forever be one of my favorite singers. Thanks to my parents’ great love for R&B and Soul music, Luther Vandross was introduced to me… Read More Ruben Studdard Pays Tribute to Luther Vandross with His Latest Album ‘Ruben Sings Luther’
by Ben Smith For a lot of people, spicing breakfast up can often be a struggle. Between trying to find the time to make something that isn’t eye-wateringly dull but also healthy, it can be hard to find a balance that stirs up much excitement for the day’s first (and arguably most important)… Read More Cauliflower Breakfast Bowl Makes a Great On-the-Go Meal
Happy Friday, friends! I am SO happy the weekend is finally here because this week has been a very busy week for me. Travis started work at a temp job so we had to readjust to his working outside of the home again. It was nice having him home for four weeks and getting extra… Read More #FinalThoughts: Do Something For You This Weekend
Do you have any plans to celebrate Earth Day with your family? Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day, and this year’s campaign is “End Plastic Pollution”. Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on Aprill 22nd, as it marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Former Senator of Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson founded… Read More 15 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Family
The thought of getting older used to stress me out. I remember when I got my first gray hair. I kind of freaked out about it. I wanted to pluck it from my head. How silly I was back then to get spooked by a gray hair. I was stressing myself out over nothing. Since… Read More The Beauty of Aging: 10 Actresses’ Quotes About Getting Older
I just got off of the phone with my dad. We were on the phone for an hour and a half discussing the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death (#MLK50). Now 80-years-old, my father has many memories from life during a very troubling time when a nation was racially divided. He shared with me… Read More #MLK50: Do You Remember April 4, 1968?
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
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
Did you march this weekend or watch any of the marches on TV? I watched some of the Washington, D.C. #MarchForOurLives on Twitter’s live feed. I was really proud of all of the young people who shared their stories and marched for a cause that is so important during this time in American history. It… Read More #MarchForOurLives and Talking Gun Violence with My Teens
How was your weekend? We had a really nice weekend. We mostly stayed home and relaxed. I finally tackled the huge heaping piles of laundry that needed to be washed. I woke up early on Sunday to get started on the laundry because there was so much to do. Laundry is never-ending, isn’t it? Right… Read More A Favorite Place to Go on the Weekend
I feel like “feeling down” is becoming a recurring theme for my life lately because…here I go again, but let me go ‘head and say it…of Travis’ recent job loss. I promise I don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but it has been hard, you guys. I go a few days feeling cheerful… Read More 7 Things I Like to Do When I’m Feeling Down
Last weekend, it was hard for me to find the motivation to get out of the house and do something fun. I wasn’t feeling at my best because I was still stressing about Travis’ recent job loss. Part of me wanted to go do something fun, while part of me wanted to stay home and… Read More #FinalThoughts: “When God Gives You That Yes”
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
I started making Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup last year when I was pregnant with Zephaniah. It is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! I don’t know why I waited so long to make my own chicken noodle soup.It’s pretty easy to make and it tastes way better than canned soup. Seriously, stop buying canned stop right now and start… Read More Got Leftover Chicken? Turn It Into a Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup!