DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

Five Tips to Help You Shop Small Businesses in Detroit This Holiday Season

Happy Holidays! Shopping small is a great way to find unique holiday gifts for family and friends. I’m sharing five helpful tips on how to shop at Detroit small businesses during the pandemic. Today’s blog post is sponsored by the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC). Click here to learn more about DEGC’s work in Detroit!… Read More Five Tips to Help You Shop Small Businesses in Detroit This Holiday Season

DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

COMMUNITY GIVEAWAY: 500 Thanksgiving Turkey Meal Kits to Families in Need from BREEZE Provisioning Center

Hi, Michigan friends! Here’s some good community news from Hazel Park’s BREEZE Provisioning Center that I thought might be helpful for families in need this Thanksgiving holiday. The metro Detroit-based dispensary is collaborating with the Hazel Park School System, the City of Hazel Park, the Hazel Park Fire Department, and the Hazel Park Police Department… Read More COMMUNITY GIVEAWAY: 500 Thanksgiving Turkey Meal Kits to Families in Need from BREEZE Provisioning Center

FAMILY, FEATURE STORY

Homeschool Tip: Enjoy Exploring the Outdoors During the Fall Season

In the fall season, you can homeschool outside to break up the monotony of being indoors and doing regular homeschool lessons. Activities such as exploring beautiful gardens, walking the trails at the park, and visiting an apple orchard can be a fun day of learning. I don’t know why, but this week has been a… Read More Homeschool Tip: Enjoy Exploring the Outdoors During the Fall Season

CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

Big Sean’s ‘Detroit 2’ Album Has Been on Heavy Rotation at My House (and for a Very Good Reason)

Every night when he comes home from work, I can hear Elijah’s music playing loudly on his portable speaker. He attaches it to the handlebars of his bike so he can listen to his music while he rides to and from work. This is also how I know he’s made it home safely because I… Read More Big Sean’s ‘Detroit 2’ Album Has Been on Heavy Rotation at My House (and for a Very Good Reason)

FEATURE STORY, MOTHERHOOD

Black Breastfeeding Week and My One Month Breastfeeding Update

Black Breastfeeding Week 2020 (#BBW20) and National Breastfeeding Month is now coming to an end. For #BBW20, I wanted to join in the conversation to share my personal breastfeeding stories to encourage other moms who are either currently breastfeeding or who are planning to breastfeed soon.  Before I share our breastfeeding update, I want you… Read More Black Breastfeeding Week and My One Month Breastfeeding Update

FEATURE STORY, MOTHERHOOD

First Latch

The first latch after birth was a momentous moment for me because it was the first time one of my babies latched right away. Instinctively, I knew what to do. I didn’t feel confused or nervous about breastfeeding my baby. Not this time as I had with my past birth experiences. That first latch was… Read More First Latch