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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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10 Fall Sweater Trends I’m Loving Right Now

Happy Fall! The fall season has officially begun and you know what that means: it’s boot and sweater season. Do you have any sweater trends your loving right now? I’ve been perusing various fashion sites like Who What Wear, Nordstrom, and Target to stay in the know with all of the fall trends. From a… Read More 10 Fall Sweater Trends I’m Loving Right Now

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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! 🙂… Read More 10 #MomHacks for Saving Money During the Back-to-School Season

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6 Striped Tees to Add to Your Summer Wardrobe

Stripes have been one of my go-to fashion styles this spring (almost summer) season. Just a simple, plain ol’ stripe t-shirt. I love wearing a striped shirt tucked in a pair of my high-waist, skinny jeans or a vintage skirt. I even mix match it with a skirt that has a different pattern. Add a… Read More 6 Striped Tees to Add to Your Summer Wardrobe

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Five Things Worth Sharing (5.24.2018)

1. My Interview on The D Brief  A couple of weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to be on The D Brief. It’s a new Detroit-based podcast hosted by Seth Resler, Becky Scarcello, and Jag. Together they interview Detroiters who are involved in the arts and entertainment industry in the city. They’ve featured interviews… Read More Five Things Worth Sharing (5.24.2018)

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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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Thankful for a Beautiful Mother’s Day Weekend

Happy Monday, friends! Hope you had a good weekend and a blessed Mother’s Day celebration. Did you do anything special for Mother’s Day? Travis actually planned our Mother’s Day festivities and it was a very nice surprise. I’m usually the one who does all of the planning for our family events so it was nice… Read More Thankful for a Beautiful Mother’s Day Weekend

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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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A Casual Weekend Style for a Day Out in the City

What are your weekend plans? I’m hoping the weather will be nice enough for us to go to Eastern Market and take the kids to the park. My little ones are so excited for springtime weather because they want to stay outdoors all day. I’m ready for the warmer weather so I can start wearing… Read More A Casual Weekend Style for a Day Out in the City

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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… Read More The Cold, Icy Weekend Was Perfect for a Trip to the Bookstore

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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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Black Panther Makes Big Statements Across the Board

By Jolie O’Rourke     Your new favorite superhero movie just got bigger! Black Panther was recently titled No. 1 highest-grossing superhero film ever. In the U.S. over the weekend, sales bumped the total domestic box-office ticket sales to $630.9 million, surpassing The Avengers with $623.4 million back in 2012. Black Panther is also currently… Read More Black Panther Makes Big Statements Across the Board

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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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Loaded Sweet Potato with Shredded Barbecue Chicken

Going through a season of unemployment has its perks, believe it or not. For one, Travis and I get to spend more time together. Another plus side is he now splits homeschooling duties with me. It has been a joy to watch him work with the kids and teach them their lessons. He’s even discovered… Read More Loaded Sweet Potato with Shredded Barbecue Chicken

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Ava DuVernay Announces Sade Has Created an Original Song for A Wrinkle in Time

The Soundtrack for A Wrinkle in Time Set to Release on March 9th! Are you excited for the new movie A Wrinkle in Time?! My kids and I are reading the novel right now and we can’t wait to go see the movie when it comes out. Last week, I was looking through my Twitter… Read More Ava DuVernay Announces Sade Has Created an Original Song for A Wrinkle in Time

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Tilapia Fish Tacos with Sweet Potato Fries (and Homemade Lime Sauce!)

Hope your week is going well so far, friends! Today I am sharing my family’s fish taco recipe. If you’re celebrating Lent then this recipe will be perfect for your Meatless Fridays! Travis and I first started making fish tacos around February 2016. We were observing Lent at the time and I wanted to find… Read More Tilapia Fish Tacos with Sweet Potato Fries (and Homemade Lime Sauce!)

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9 Questions with Country Music Singer Jason Hawk Harris

Hey, guys! Today on the blog, I’m sharing an interview with Los Angeles-based country music singer Jason Hawk Harris. If you’re a big fan of country or folksy music, then I think you will really love Jason’s sound. In our interview, Jason shares which country music legends inspire his music, how he incorporates classic literature… Read More 9 Questions with Country Music Singer Jason Hawk Harris

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Take a Trip Around the World with the Palate Passport Cookbook! Plus Neha Khullar’s Tandoori Chicken Recipe

As a self-proclaimed foodie, I have always wanted to travel around the world and try different cuisines. Could you imagine dining in France or Italy? What an amazing experience it would be! Neha Khullar, the founder of Food Moodz, LLC and Global Foodie Citizens, embarked on such a journey to travel the world and experience… Read More Take a Trip Around the World with the Palate Passport Cookbook! Plus Neha Khullar’s Tandoori Chicken Recipe