This post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club. You can read our disclosure policy here. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! Have you heard the news? BJ’s Wholesale Club is coming to the metro Detroit area this Fall! The Massachusetts-based warehouse club is opening two new stores– one in Madison… Read More 10 Reasons Why You Should Get a BJ’s Wholesale Club Membership
How has your summer been so far? Have you been on a vacation yet or to any exciting festivals this summer? We don’t have a vacation planned for this summer, but we do plan to explore new (to us) places in Detroit and (hopefully) up north. Travis has been busy with full-time summer classes at… Read More Family, Ice Cream, Kites, Music, and Taco Trucks (A Few Summer Photos)
The 3rd Annual Detroit Kite Festival (DKF) is this weekend and my kids are SO excited to attend! Zhen, my 6-year-old daughter, has been asking me just about every day this week if today’s the day for the festival. She has a mermaid kite from last year that she plans to fly at the DKF… Read More The 3rd Annual Detroit Kite Festival is This Weekend!
Today’s post is sponsored by DFCU Financial. You can read our disclosure policy here. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! Lately, I’ve been sharing updates with you about my experience using DFCU Financial’s DFCUPerks app and other great benefits of the DFCUPerks checking account membership. My DFCUPerks membership started in… Read More How I Used My DFCUPerks App to Save Money on Roadside Assistance
If you’re a mom-to-be and currently planning your labor and birth, then you may find this information interesting. Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital recently created an interactive walking path for expectant mothers who are in the early stages of labor. Madonna Ladouceur, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Harris Birthing Center at Huron Valley-Sinai Hosptial, believes the new walking… Read More Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital Creates New, Interactive Walking Path for Expectant Mothers
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
Can you believe Sesame Street is celebrating 50 years? When I was a kid, Sesame Street was a television show that I greatly cherished. Now that I am a mother of five children, I love it even more because my own children are growing up with it, too! As part of Sesame Street’s 50th-anniversary celebration,… Read More Sesame Street’s Elmo Visited Detroit Yesterday, Proclaimed June 20th as “Sesame Street Day”
Today’s post is sponsored by DFCU Financial. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! You can read our disclosure policy here. So you have your DFCU Perks app and you’re enjoying all of the mobile app deals and special benefits, right? But did you know there’s another “perk” to your DFCU… Read More 10 Tips for Using Your DFCUPerks for Online Shopping
Last week, the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) announced its new president and CEO. Christian Greer is a seasoned STEM professional with nearly 30 years of experience across numerous museums and science centers. He has served in leadership positions at Adler Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Chicago Architecture Foundation, and Shedd Aquarium, where he… Read More Michigan Science Center Hires Christian Greer as President, CEO
Today’s post is sponsored by DFCU Financial. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! You can read our disclosure policy here. Father’s Day is right around the corner and that means it’s time to put your thinking cap on and find the perfect gift for your loved one. Shopping for men… Read More 15 Father’s Day Gift Ideas Using Your DFCUPerks App
Today’s post is sponsored by DFCU Financial. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! You can read our disclosure policy here. I remember when Travis was in the Army, we used to use coupons for most of our shopping. From grocery coupons to restaurant coupons, we loved finding good deals to… Read More Introducing DFCUPerks at DFCU Financial
SOURCE: Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation After severe floods in Detroit, Michigan, on April 30, 2019, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation (also known as Tzu Chi USA), a volunteer humanitarian organization, will provide property owners and renters with emergency financial aid for completely destroyed or majorly damaged properties. We will be making these funds available, via… Read More Tzu Chi USA Offers Disaster Aid After Heavy Floods in Detroit
Hi, friends! Mother’s Day is in just a few days and I am discovering so many wonderful ways to spend the special day. From taking mom on to see her favorite live show to buying her special gift, there are so many wonderful things you can to do to celebrate mom or your special motherly-figure… Read More 10 Fun Mother’s Day Activity Ideas
Children’s Hospital of Michigan has been recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 epilepsy center for 2019 and 2020, providing the highest-level medical and surgical diagnosis and treatment for pediatric patients with complex epilepsy. “I am so proud of highly specialized pediatric care our physicians, nurses and care teams… Read More Children’s Hospital of Michigan Receives Top Epilepsy Center Ranking
Happy Easter, friends! I hope you had a blessed Easter holiday. We spent our Easter weekend doing a little shopping and enjoying time together as a family. I’m so proud of myself because this Easter I had the kids’ baskets ready ahead of time. I didn’t wait until the last minute to buy Easter goodies… Read More How was your Easter Holiday?
I don’t know who’s more excited about the Sesame Street Road Trip Tour— me or my kids. I grew up watching Sesame Street so the inner kid in me thinks this road trip event is just really cool. Now that I’m a mom, I have passed on my love for the show to my children.… Read More Sesame Street is Bringing Their Road Trip Tour to Detroit!
My teen daughter Michala (17) is a creative. She enjoys coloring, sketching, and writing. She has journals filled with short stories she has written, many of which she’s too shy to let me read (LOL). Creating art through her drawings and writings has become more than a hobby to her. It is an outlet for… Read More Love Notes
Have you ever read the labels of fruit juice or pop bottles? The amount of sugar these drinks contain are astounding. Sure they taste pretty good, but the truth is the high amount of sugar is not good for our teeth. According to the Michigan Dental Association, the high-fructose corn syrup found in sugary drinks… Read More 6 Dentist-Approved Tips to Keep Your Teeth Cavity-free
A few weeks ago, my three-year-old son Zechariah did the sweetest thing for me: he said “I love you” without any prompting. I was working on something in my bedroom and Zechariah came bouncing in the room. He walked up to me and said, “Hi, Mommy.” “Hey, Zechariah!” I exclaimed happy to see him. He… Read More When Did Your Child First Say ‘I Love you’?
I was a young, single mom when I had you– early twenties and a full-time college student. At one point, I was working two jobs to support our small family of three. Elijah was just one month shy of turning 2 when you were born. I remember how excited he was to be a big… Read More A Letter to My Daughter on Her 17th Birthday