Hi, friends! How was your weekend? I had a great weekend with the family and it was very busy, too! We went to a fall festival at a local church in Utica, Michigan, Dally in the Alley in Detroit, and a (new-to-us) cider mill in Rochester, Michigan. Today I’m going to share with you our… Read More Dally in the Alley Family Style
LONG FESTIVALS ARE MY FAVORITE for so many reasons: …if you can’t make it to the entire festival, then you pick a day that you’re able to go and still get to experience some of it …if you are able to make it to the entire festival, you get a very enriching experience (it almost… Read More So long summer. Hello, Autumn days!
Do you have an anniversary tradition you like to keep with your spouse or partner? Travis and I celebrated our wedding anniversary August 3, and I completely forgot to share this memory with you guys a few weeks ago. Every year, Travis and I like to celebrate our marriage with a special date for just… Read More A Sweet Wedding Anniversary Tradition
Just popping in here to say hi. Did you go to any festivals Labor Day weekend? We had planned on going to the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival and the Detroit Jazz Festival, but we were only able to make it out to Hamtramck. I’m so bummed we missed the Jazz Fest. I’ve never been and… Read More What did you do Labor Day weekend?
It’s Black Breastfeeding Week and I wanted to share my thoughts on my breastfeeding journey and offer a few tips on breastfeeding toddlers. As a mom of five children, I have many different experiences with feeding my babies, from exclusively pumping to even formula feeding. But it wasn’t until I had my fifth baby that… Read More Celebrating Two Years of Breastfeeding My Toddler (Happy Black Breastfeeding Week!)
The coolest little art park in Eastern Market recently opened. Have you been? I accidentally discovered it a few weeks ago when I was leaving the Michigan Renaissance Festival Kickoff Party. Later that evening, Travis and I took the kids to Bert’s Warehouse for our family anniversary dinner. We stopped by Eastern Market Art Park… Read More The Coolest Little Art Park
Click here to jump to the list of 10 Nature Walk Activities for Kids! How was your weekend? We ended up staying home for most of the weekend. I had planned on attending a couple of events in Detroit, but I wasn’t feeling very well. I am transitioning off of my anxiety/depression medications, and over… Read More Mosquitoes and Wild Purple Flowers (An Evening Nature Walk)
When Elijah was a little boy, I used to take him to the riverwalk to ride his toy car along the walking path. This was when we were living in Clarksville, Tennessee. In my hometown, there’s a riverwalk that has a pedestrian bridge that connects to the downtown area, but it’s nothing like Downtown Detroit.… Read More Just Realized I Have an Adult Kid Now
What’s a mom of five like me doing hanging out at a marijuana festival you ask? No, I’m not having a midlife crisis. Haha. I guess you could say I’m on a roll (no pun intended) with learning more about cannabis. I find cannabis health benefits fascinating; CBD and THC have helped me with my… Read More What’s a Mom Like Me Doing at a Cannabis Festival?
**Screaming from the rooftop** I had a girls’ night out last Friday! It’s a big deal, folks! I am the mother of five children. It’s a no-brainer that my life stays busy. Not to mention, I homeschool my kids and I work from home. So I spend a lot of time at my house– with… Read More “Wow, it’s really been years since I had a Girls Night Out!”
The Michigan Renaissance Kickoff Party was the highlight of my Sunday (8/4/19) and I am excited about the 2019 Michigan Renaissance Festival (Mich Ren Fest) season! The first time we attended a Mich Ren Fest event was our first year in Michigan. It was a magical experience and we instantly fell in love with the… Read More A Magical Time at the Michigan Renaissance Festival Kickoff Party
Yesterday, Travis and I took the kids to Eastern Market Art Park to hang out for a little bit. I had noticed the new art park while I was at the Michigan Renaissance Festival Kickoff Party. My kids love art and city parks so I thought they’d love to see the new park. We brought… Read More Our Children Deserve Better
Last Friday, I visited the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (The Wright) to view a new art exhibit called The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles. It’s a fascinating exhibit which highlights the traditional Aboriginal Australian ceremony from centuries ago and how the Aborigines honored their loved ones who passed away.… Read More The Wright’s New Aboriginal Australian Art Exhibition Encourages Us to Connect to Our Roots
Last week, I attended the NAACP’s Presidential Candidate’s Forum and I was very excited to be there. I was excited to see some of the candidates I’ve been following on social media and I was also looking forward to meeting candidates who were new to me. I’ll be real with you– I’m still trying to… Read More 4 Things to Keep in Mind When Discussing Politics
My first experience at the NAACP Annual National Convention has been amazing so far! As soon as I received news Detroit was the hosting city for the annual convention, I knew I had to go. I am enjoying making connections and learning more about important issues. So far, the overall experience has been very enriching… Read More NAACP Convention Highlights (Plus, Meeting Shaun King and April Ryan!)
How has your summer been so far? Have you been on a vacation yet or to any exciting festivals this summer? We have been busy enjoying our summer as a family in Detroit and the metro area. There are so many family-friendly things to do in Detroit in the summer. It’s hard to pick just one… Read More A Few of Our Favorite Summer Things to Do in Detroit
On Sunday, Travis and I attended Jazzin’ at the Vanity in the Jefferson-Chambers neighborhood in Detroit. The music event was a free two-day jazz and blues festival that featured live performances from many talented music artists, delicious food from local vendors, a small marketplace, live art, and a kids’ zone for the little ones. Jazzin’… Read More A Sunday Visit to Jazzin’ at the Vanity
Hi, friends! The last two days I have been enjoying my time at the Detroit Podcast Festival 2019! This is the second year of the podcast festival and also my first time attending. So far, Travis and I have attended the Kick-Off Mixer at Marble Bar and Shannon Cason’s Homemade Stories Podcast at MusicTown Detroit.… Read More Event Recap: Two Events at the Detroit Podcast Festival 2019
About two weeks ago, I was invited to a tea party called High Tea. Now, this wasn’t just any tea party. I guess you could call it a tea party with a twist (kind of like Painting with a Twist), only this tea party was all about marijuana! Did your eyes just widen at my… Read More High Tea: Cannabis Tea Party Teaches Women the Health Benefits of Medical Cannabis
Detroit families love their Sesame Street! Over the weekend, Sesame Street visited families at Lafayette Park in Detroit for the Sesame Street Road Trip Tour. The city was the fourth stop on the tour and it was held in celebration of Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary. Because of the large response for tickets, parents were encouraged… Read More Detroit Families Celebrate 50 Years of Sesame Street at Sold-Out Road Trip Tour