Happy Holidays, friends! If you’re looking for a Santa Claus mall visit in Metro Detroit, then search no further. I’ve got all of the details you need for booking your reservation with Santa George at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets and Twelve Oaks Mall. Today’s post is sponsored by Great Lakes Crossing Outlets and Twelve Oaks… Read More Book Your Reservation Now for Holiday Pictures with Santa George!
Happy Thanksgiving! What are your holiday plans? We are going to cook a nice meal for the kids and enjoy our time together at home. I wish I could see my parents for this holiday season, but right now that’s not a good idea because of the pandemic. I do, however, plan on connecting with… Read More Happy Thanksgiving!
Comerica Bank announced a $100,000 donation to longtime community partner Capuchin Soup Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that has served Detroit for more than 90 years with a mission to support and feed those most in need within the Detroit community. Comerica will support Capuchin Soup Kitchen and its programs for 2020/2021 in the following areas: 2020… Read More Comerica Bank Donates $100,000 to Detroit’s Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Looking for ways to stay motivated during COVID? Today on the blog, I’m sharing five ways I’m coping with the pandemic. I hope my tips can help you find encouragement during this challenging time! How are you doing? It’s been a challenging year, to say the least, but I’ve been hanging in there and doing… Read More How I’m Staying Motivated During the Pandemic
Looking for easy DIY Halloween costumes for kids? I created these five homemade costumes for my kids to save money and time. Check out what we came up with and if there’s a fun costume idea you can use, too! Happy Halloween! How are you celebrating this weekend? We’re doing things a little differently this… Read More Five Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids
Have you gone apple picking yet? Here in Michigan, visiting an apple orchard and pumpkin patch are very popular fall traditions. A couple of weeks ago, we took our little ones to Westview Orchards and Winery in Washington, Michigan to go apple picking. It was our first time visiting an apple orchard so we were… Read More Is It Really Fall If You Don’t Go Apple Picking?
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
Over the years, I have learned you can find children’s books in unexpected places to build your homeschool book collection. Many of these places offer free books, too! After seven years of homeschooling, I no longer spend a lot of money on books. I think I spend less than $20 a year on books. When… Read More Homeschool Tip: Collect Books from Unexpected Places
Two weekends ago, Travis and I took the kids to the Dequindre Cut Greenway in Eastern Market for a family walk and to get pizza at Supino’s Pizzeria. It had been over six months since we ate at the pizzeria so it was nice to get food from one of our favorite Detroit pizza restaurants!… Read More Finding Joy and Normalcy During Uncertain Times
Life lately in the newborn stage has consisted of… letting the kids play video games a little longer than usual, venturing to the park when we’re not too tired, binge-watching movies and TV shows, watching a bunch of Instagram Stories and YouTube videos just to stay awake in the middle of the night so I… Read More Life Lately with a Newborn
Celebrating the 4th of July at home? Today, I’m sharing ten 4th of July activities your family and friends will enjoy! One of my favorite 4th of July holiday memories is from when we lived in Tennessee in 2014. Travis was in the Army at the time and we just had three children instead of… Read More 10 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July at Home
We’ve been getting ready for Father’s Day (June 21st) and the kids decided they wanted to make their own Father’s Day craft for Travis. I came up with a creative idea for them to make a DIY Father’s Day card with felt pictures and cheesy expressions. Travis is known for telling his corny dad jokes… Read More Kids’ Father’s Day Cards Perfect for the King of Dad Jokes
Zechariah is five! Where did the time go? Sharing a sweet birthday letter I wrote to my son for his special day. Happy 5th birthday, Zechariah! I can’t believe you’re the BIG five now. I know you are super excited about turning five-years-old. You’ve been talking about it for weeks and now your special day… Read More Happy 5th Birthday, Zechariah!
How are your children different from each other? With my kids, they have many differences that I find fascinating. For instance, Elijah loves heavy metal music, but Michala’s into KPOP. I find this intriguing because both music genres are vastly different! Zhen and Zephaniah are huggers, but Zechariah not so much. “You can have only… Read More How to Love Siblings Equally
In honor of Memorial Day, I made two patriotic wreaths to hang in our home. Both wreaths are also good to be used for Fourth of July wreaths! Every Memorial Day and Fourth of July holiday I like to decorate our home and garden with a patriotic theme. This year, I thought I’d try making… Read More Two Patriotic Wreaths for a Festive Door
Here’s a cheap and easy Dollar Tree craft idea my daughter and I created together: a DIY summer wreath for the front door. Keep reading to learn how we made our fruity summer wreath! Dollar Tree (DT) is one of my favorite stores to shop for craft supplies. I love that the prices are inexpensive… Read More DIY Dollar Tree Craft Idea: Fruity Summer Wreath
My kids and I created a few DIY Mother’s Day craft ideas and I wanted to share them with you in case you are looking for quick and easy kids’ craft ideas. The crafts we created together are perfect kids’ gift ideas to give to Mom, Grandma, Auntie, or any woman you’d like to honor!… Read More DIY Mother’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids
You may not know this about me, but I am a homeschool mom. I’ve been homeschooling my children for seven years now– from middle school to high school and now elementary school! It’s been quite a journey these last seven years and I have learned so much about home education. So I thought I’d share… Read More 7 Homeschool Tips to Help You Ease Your Way into Homeschooling Your Kids
Here’s a fun kids craft idea to do with your little ones on a rainy day: make a paper plate umbrella! Travis and I worked on this easy, DIY craft with the kids last week and they had a lot of fun creating it. You’ll notice in the pictures that the boys wanted to wear… Read More Spring Craft for Kids: Paper Plate Umbrella
Easter egg hunt. That’s what has been on my mind for the last few weeks because my 7-year-old has been reminding me almost every day not to forget about the Easter egg hunt! So it was no surprise that last Sunday I practically jumped out of bed to try and get my kids’ Easter baskets… Read More Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for When You’re Stuck at Home