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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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#FinalThoughts: Do Something For You This Weekend

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

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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’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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New Job? New Hairstyle!

How was your weekend? We didn’t do anything too exciting. The weather is still cold so we’re not able to take the baby and toddlers outside like we’d like. It’s a bummer, too, because it’s April and yet it feels like December! We even had a few snow showers last week. Thank goodness it didn’t… Read More New Job? New Hairstyle!

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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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Sweet 16

Today is a very special day. It is Michala’s 16th birthday! SIXTEEN! I can’t believe my sweet girl is sixteen-years-old now. Seriously, slow down time. Elijah turns 18 next month and Zephaniah is almost crawling. Being a parent is such a joy and makes you a little sad at the same time because it’s hard… Read More Sweet 16

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Do Your Kids Like to Play Dress Up?

Dress-up is one of Zhen and Zechariah’s favorite games to play at home. We have two storage boxes full of dress-up clothes for the toddlers. Zhen has at least two Frozen costumes and Zechariah has a kid-size policeman uniform and a ninja costume. The toddlers are also really into superheroes like Batman and PJ Masks.… Read More Do Your Kids Like to Play Dress Up?

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An Entire Day for Just the Kids and I (with NO Social Media!)

Friday is the busiest day of the week for us. Our Fridays are always busy because we have homeschool group at a church in our area. Right now, Elijah and Zhen are taking a class at our homeschool group. While they’re at class, Zechariah and Zephaniah play in the playroom at the church. Michala hangs… Read More An Entire Day for Just the Kids and I (with NO Social Media!)

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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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8 Tips to Get Your Kids Excited About Brushing Their Teeth

Do you have a toothbrushing routine for your kids? I’ve been working really hard on teaching my toddlers about the importance of brushing their teeth every day. Of course, Elijah and Michala know how to brush their teeth because they are much older than my little ones. Sometimes Zhen and Zechariah are excited about brushing… Read More 8 Tips to Get Your Kids Excited About Brushing Their Teeth

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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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Here’s How You Can Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Your Family

 Do you have plans for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a special day to honor and recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy. Every year on the holiday, I like to plan a family activity or take my children to an event in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr.… Read More Here’s How You Can Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Your Family

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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