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
Exciting news! Today the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) announced its first summer design camp for middle school youth. Middle school students will have the amazing opportunity to interact with the work of KAWS, one of the most influential artists of his generation, at the KAWS EFFECTS: Summer Design Camp! The summer camp will… Read More KAWS EFFECTS: Summer Design Camp for Youth
It was perfect timing of the opening of Cranbrook Institute of Science’s Doom of the Dinosaurs because it just so happened my little ones had been learning about dinosaurs for a few months. We started our 2018-19 homeschooling year in the Fall and dinosaurs have been an on-going topic in our home for my three… Read More A Night with the Dinosaurs
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are upon us, my friends, and that means more people will be traveling to visit their loved ones. AAA estimates more than 1.7 million Michigan residents will travel 50 or more miles from home this Thanksgiving holiday. It’s a 5% increase over last year’s travel… Read More Waiting Until the Last Minute to Book Your Thanksgiving Flight May Save You Money
Today’s post is a paid sponsorship with Priority Health. For more information about Good Life Detroit’s sponsored posts, please read our disclosure policy. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! It’s that time of year again. Open Enrollment Period for health insurance is here and will be open until Saturday, December… Read More Priority Health is Offering a FREE ‘Health Insurance 101’ Guide to Help Make Understanding Health Insurance Easier
Hi, friends! Hope you had a fun and safe Halloween yesterday. Travis and I took our kids out trick or treating and then afterward we watched Hocus Pocus while eating some yummy pizza from Randazzo. Trick or treating has been one of our favorite family Halloween traditions. The kids look forward to it every year,… Read More Hutzel Women’s Hospital Dresses Up Newborn Babies in the NICU in the Cutest Halloween Costumes
Happy Friday! Halloween is right around the corner and there are many festivities planned for the weekend in and around the city of Detroit. One such happening is taking place at Beacon Park in Downtown Detroit. On Saturday, October 27th from 1 to 5 p.m., Beacon Park will host a Halloween Family Fun Day! The… Read More Beacon Park’s FREE Halloween Family Fun Day
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
Today’s blog post is sponsored by Rove Pest Control in Detroit, Michigan. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! With kids, safety is definitely a priority, but is it possible to keep your kids safe while getting rid of bugs? In this post, we cover some simple tips on getting rid of… Read More Rove Pest Control: Keeping Kids Safe and Getting Rid of Bugs
On Saturday, September 22nd, Convoy of Hope will be at Bishop Park in Detroit to serve the community and those who are in need. The faith-based organization will offer $1 million in goods and services to the community. This will also include groceries, veteran services, haircuts, family portraits, job services, a kids zone, hot meals,… Read More Convoy of Hope Detroit Will Host a Community Event This Saturday
Looking for an educational and fun science exhibit for the kids? Cranbrook Institute of Science has a pretty cool Da Vinci Machines and Robotics exhibit that you and your kids may like. Cranbrook Institute of Science invited Good Life Detroit to tour their newest Da Vinci exhibition. The innovative Da Vinci Machines & Robotics not… Read More Our Tour of the Da Vinci Machines and Robotics Exhibition at the Cranbrook Institute of Science
Hi, friends! Have you been to the Michigan Science Center’s new planetarium show? Travis and I checked out the new show and we really loved it. The name of the show is Our Place in a Galaxy Far, Far Away and it runs about 45-minutes. It’s a live show with a presenter who will guide… Read More The Michigan Science Center’s Our Galaxy Far, Far Away Planetarium is a Must-See for the Kids