Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa! I hope you are having a blessed and peaceful holiday so far. Do you have anything special planned for the next few days? We’re going to tune into The Wright’s Kwanzaa festivities over the next few days. Each day during Kwanzaa, The Wright will stream a special program at 7… Read More Happy Holidays!
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to test drive the new 2021 Chevy Suburban. Chevrolet also gifted me a holiday gift card so we were able to do some Christmas shopping and enjoy a family holiday event! I thought it would be a fun experience for the kids, too. We’re a one-vehicle family… Read More Test Driving the All-New 2021 Chevy Suburban
Habari Gani? Kwanzaa is just a few days away! Are you planning a special celebration with your family? We celebrate Kwanzaa and have a few things planned for the kids this year. We like to do DIY Kwanzaa crafts, read books about the special holiday, and support Black-owned businesses in Detroit. A couple of years… Read More Celebrate Kwanzaa (Virtually) at The Wright
Today’s post is sponsored by Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. As a spokesperson for Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, I’m excited to share with you our holiday gift shopping experience! All opinions are my own and you can read Good Life Detroit’s disclaimer policy here. If you’re looking for last-minute holiday gift ideas, then Great Lakes Crossing… Read More Find Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
I’ve been on the hunt for free Detroit holiday events for the family to enjoy. Last night, we took the kids to see the Big, Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester. We turned on holiday music and drove through the downtown area a few times so the kids could enjoy the sights and sounds. The… Read More Four Free Holiday Event Ideas in Metro Detroit
Today’s post is sponsored by Great Lakes Crossing Outlets and Twelve Oaks Mall. I am excited to share with you our visit with Santa George at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Keep reading for more details on how to make a reservation at the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, Michigan! I… Read More Our Christmas Photos with Santa George at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
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!
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