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15 Halloween Safety Tips You Need to Know Before You Take Your Kids Trick or Treating

Can you believe Halloween is NEXT WEEK?! The month of October has gone by so quickly. My kids are excited for Halloween and they can’t wait to go out trick or treating. We’re still searching for the perfect costume for the kids. Meanwhile, Travis and I are creating our own DIY couples’ Halloween costumes this… Read More 15 Halloween Safety Tips You Need to Know Before You Take Your Kids Trick or Treating

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Our Tour of the Da Vinci Machines and Robotics Exhibition at the Cranbrook Institute of Science

Looking for an educational and fun science exhibit for the kids? Cranbrook Institute of Science has a pretty cool Da Vinci Machines and Robotics exhibit that you and your kids may like. Cranbrook Institute of Science invited Good Life Detroit to tour their newest Da Vinci exhibition. The innovative Da Vinci Machines & Robotics not… Read More Our Tour of the Da Vinci Machines and Robotics Exhibition at the Cranbrook Institute of Science

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The Michigan Science Center’s Our Galaxy Far, Far Away Planetarium is a Must-See for the Kids

Hi, friends! Have you been to the Michigan Science Center’s new planetarium show? Travis and I checked out the new show and we really loved it. The name of the show is Our Place in a Galaxy Far, Far Away and it runs about 45-minutes. It’s a live show with a presenter who will guide… Read More The Michigan Science Center’s Our Galaxy Far, Far Away Planetarium is a Must-See for the Kids

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10 #MomHacks for Saving Money During the Back-to-School Season

It’s hard to believe summer is almost coming to an end. Before you know it, the kids will be back in school and you’ll be sippin’ on your pumpkin spice latte in the parent drop-off line. Or if you homeschool like I do, you’ll be sippin’ on your pumpkin spice latte at homeschool group! ūüôā… Read More 10 #MomHacks for Saving Money During the Back-to-School Season

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6 Fun, Family-Friendly Events to Check Out This Weekend (August 3 – 5, 2018)

Are you ready for the weekend? Travis’ birthday was on Monday and our wedding anniversary is tomorrow so we’re celebrating both special occasions¬†this weekend! We always celebrate our anniversary with the kids and then on a different day we have a date night to celebrate just the two of us. If you’re celebrating something special… Read More 6 Fun, Family-Friendly Events to Check Out This Weekend (August 3 – 5, 2018)

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Michigan Science Center and the Ford Motor Company Fund Offer FREE Admission for Family STEAM Day

Celebrate “Family Steam Day” this Friday with the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) and the Ford Motor Company Fund! Admission will be free for the whole family! What is Family Steam Day? STEAM stands for science, technology, art, and math. On Friday, July 13, 2018, MiSci, with the support from Ford Motor Company Fund, is making… Read More Michigan Science Center and the Ford Motor Company Fund Offer FREE Admission for Family STEAM Day

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8 Tips to Keep Your Kids Cool This Summer (Nurse Recommended!)

Happy Summer! Are you excited it’s officially the summer season? The kids and I are looking forward to spending more time outdoors. One of our¬†favorite summer activities is to¬†attend city festivals in the¬†Detroit and metro area. Every weekend there is something fun¬†to do with the family. It will keep us busy for sure! Aside from… Read More 8 Tips to Keep Your Kids Cool This Summer (Nurse Recommended!)

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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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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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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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15 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Family

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

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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‚Äôs 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