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 December, friends! If you’re looking for a way to give back this holiday season, the Detroit Goodfellows organization is still in need of financial support to help bring Christmas to children in the Detroit and metro area. Each year during the holiday season, the 106-year-old charity helps Detroit families and children who are in… Read More Four Ways You Can Help the Detroit Goodfellows Give Holiday Packages to Families and Children
The weekend before Thanksgiving, I celebrated my 40th birthday. Yes, the BIG 4-0! I think I’ve finally gotten over my shock of hitting my 40s. Haha! Days leading up to my “big day” I couldn’t help but feel a little down about turning 40. I don’t know– it just felt surreal to me. Time has… Read More 40 Things I’ve Learned Since Turing 40
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!
One of the many things I love about Detroit is its mural art. You can find so many beautiful murals throughout the city that share a story about a memorable person, a neighborhood’s rich culture, or raising awareness on an important issue. Yesterday, Detroit artist Elton Monroy Duran unveiled his new mural in Southwest Detroit.… Read More New Elton Monroy Duran Mural Honors Southwest Detroit’s Community and Rich History
Happy Holidays! Shopping small is a great way to find unique holiday gifts for family and friends. I’m sharing five helpful tips on how to shop at Detroit small businesses during the pandemic. Today’s blog post is sponsored by the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC). Click here to learn more about DEGC’s work in Detroit!… Read More Five Tips to Help You Shop Small Businesses in Detroit This Holiday Season
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
Hi, Michigan friends! Here’s some good community news from Hazel Park’s BREEZE Provisioning Center that I thought might be helpful for families in need this Thanksgiving holiday. The metro Detroit-based dispensary is collaborating with the Hazel Park School System, the City of Hazel Park, the Hazel Park Fire Department, and the Hazel Park Police Department… Read More COMMUNITY GIVEAWAY: 500 Thanksgiving Turkey Meal Kits to Families in Need from BREEZE Provisioning Center
Last week, we went to Southwest Detroit to view Día de Los Muertos Ofrendas at local businesses. For the past three years now, we have reserved time at the end of October for our homeschool studies to learn about Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The kids showed a great interest in learning… Read More Exploring Día de Los Muertos Ofrendas in Southwest Detroit
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
Every night when he comes home from work, I can hear Elijah’s music playing loudly on his portable speaker. He attaches it to the handlebars of his bike so he can listen to his music while he rides to and from work. This is also how I know he’s made it home safely because I… Read More Big Sean’s ‘Detroit 2’ Album Has Been on Heavy Rotation at My House (and for a Very Good Reason)
I didn’t have time to watch the DNC and RNC in real-time when both conferences were televised. I was busy catching up on sleep, among other mom life things. However, I have been taking some time to watch the different speeches from the conventions on YouTube. It was while watching Senator Kamala Harris’ speech that… Read More Voting for Our Future
The day after Independence Day, Travis and I went for a walk in Downtown Detroit. I was eight months pregnant at the time and I wanted to take some pictures in the city. It was our first time (since March) being downtown since the pandemic hit. City walks are one of my favorite things to… Read More Downtown Detroit Social Justice Signs
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
Black Breastfeeding Week 2020 (#BBW20) and National Breastfeeding Month is now coming to an end. For #BBW20, I wanted to join in the conversation to share my personal breastfeeding stories to encourage other moms who are either currently breastfeeding or who are planning to breastfeed soon. Before I share our breastfeeding update, I want you… Read More Black Breastfeeding Week and My One Month Breastfeeding Update