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Finding Back-to-School Deals and Trends with Your DFCUPerks App

Today’s post is sponsored by DFCU Financial. Please read our disclosure policy for more information. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! It’s hard to believe that August is here, isn’t it? These summer months are just going by so fast. Before you know it, all of the kids will be… Read More Finding Back-to-School Deals and Trends with Your DFCUPerks App

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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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We Didn’t Let the Heat Stop Us from Enjoying the 2018 Detroit Kite Festival

Last Sunday, Travis and I took the kids to the second annual 2018 Detroit Kite Festival at Belle Isle Park. It was a scorcher that day, let me tell you. As soon as we arrived at the event area, we were dripping with sweat. I made the terrible mistake of wearing makeup that day so… Read More We Didn’t Let the Heat Stop Us from Enjoying the 2018 Detroit Kite Festival

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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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Eastern Market’s Flower Day Has Inspired Me to Give Gardening a Try

In the past, gardening wasn’t something I normally did because I wasn’t really good at it. I even tried caring for succulents and somehow couldn’t keep the poor things alive. A couple of years ago, I bought a few succulents from Pot and Box and Telly’s Greenhouse. I had read that if you don’t have a… Read More Eastern Market’s Flower Day Has Inspired Me to Give Gardening a Try

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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