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Love Notes

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

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15 Halloween Safety Tips You Need to Know Before You Take Your Kids Trick or Treating

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

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Our Tour of the Da Vinci Machines and Robotics Exhibition at the Cranbrook Institute of Science

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

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The Michigan Science Center’s Our Galaxy Far, Far Away Planetarium is a Must-See for the Kids

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

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10 #MomHacks for Saving Money During the Back-to-School Season

It’s hard to believe summer is almost coming to an end. Before you know it, the kids will be back in school and you’ll be sippin’ on your pumpkin spice latte in the parent drop-off line. Or if you homeschool like I do, you’ll be sippin’ on your pumpkin spice latte at homeschool group! 🙂… Read More 10 #MomHacks for Saving Money During the Back-to-School Season

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6 Fun, Family-Friendly Events to Check Out This Weekend (August 3 – 5, 2018)

Are you ready for the weekend? Travis’ birthday was on Monday and our wedding anniversary is tomorrow so we’re celebrating both special occasions this weekend! We always celebrate our anniversary with the kids and then on a different day we have a date night to celebrate just the two of us. If you’re celebrating something special… Read More 6 Fun, Family-Friendly Events to Check Out This Weekend (August 3 – 5, 2018)

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Michigan Science Center and the Ford Motor Company Fund Offer FREE Admission for Family STEAM Day

Celebrate “Family Steam Day” this Friday with the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) and the Ford Motor Company Fund! Admission will be free for the whole family! What is Family Steam Day? STEAM stands for science, technology, art, and math. On Friday, July 13, 2018, MiSci, with the support from Ford Motor Company Fund, is making… Read More Michigan Science Center and the Ford Motor Company Fund Offer FREE Admission for Family STEAM Day

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8 Tips to Keep Your Kids Cool This Summer (Nurse Recommended!)

Happy Summer! Are you excited it’s officially the summer season? The kids and I are looking forward to spending more time outdoors. One of our favorite summer activities is to attend city festivals in the Detroit and metro area. Every weekend there is something fun to do with the family. It will keep us busy for sure! Aside from… Read More 8 Tips to Keep Your Kids Cool This Summer (Nurse Recommended!)

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5 Tips to Help High School Students Prepare for College

When should teens start thinking about life after high school? Now! It’s never too early to have a conversation with your teen about preparing for a career and college. I started talking to Elijah and Michala about college and jobs once they started high school. It has been an ongoing conversation over the years. I… Read More 5 Tips to Help High School Students Prepare for College

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Degrassi, Canada’s Longest-Running Drama Series, Connects Parents and Teens to Relevant Issues

When I think of all of the television shows I grew up watching, Degrassi is one TV show that definitely sticks out in my mind. Degrassi Junior High (1987-1989) and Degrassi High (1989-1992) left a lasting impression me, so much so, that I shared my love for the Canadian teen shows with my own daughter… Read More Degrassi, Canada’s Longest-Running Drama Series, Connects Parents and Teens to Relevant Issues

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The Cold, Icy Weekend Was Perfect for a Trip to the Bookstore

How was your weekend?  Our weekend plans were canceled because of the cold, icy weather. I had wanted to go to Eastern Market on Saturday to do some of our grocery shopping there and hang out for lunch, but it was too cold and rainy for the baby and the toddlers. We had an ice storm on… Read More The Cold, Icy Weekend Was Perfect for a Trip to the Bookstore