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“Who Does He Look Like?”

“Who does he look like?” asks the cashier as she scans my groceries and my almost-two-year-old son waves at her from the shopping cart. “Who does he look like?” ask the other parents as our children chase each other around the park. “Who does he look like?” asks a friend I haven’t seen in a […]

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You Have to Change Diapers at Home, Too: Why We Travel

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” –Saint Augustine Our son has taken 18 flights in 21 months. Are we crazy? Maybe. (Are we lucky? Definitely. I can’t write any further without first acknowledging that.)  We’ve received a variety of looks when we tell people about the […]

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Save It For A Rainy Day: 75 Fun Indoor Activities

In my pre-mom life, there was something comforting about a rainy day at home. Brew a cup of tea, listen to calming music, curl up with a good book. Now, add children into the equation, and inclement weather can leave us feeling more like we’re under house arrest.  Save this post for a rainy day […]

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Rockin’ the Suburbs (But Dreaming of Detroit)

If someone had given my 22-year-old self a snapshot of my life as it is now, becoming a suburban stay-at-home mom at 27, I would have felt something like disbelief. My first real introduction to Detroit was when I was a recent college graduate, planning to begin my Master’s degree in social work. As part of […]

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Baby’s First College Football Game

Fall is for cider mills, Halloween, pumpkin spice lattes, and most importantly: football. My husband and I fall somewhere between “dedicated” and “obsessed” on a scale of college football fandom. I grew up watching Michigan play every fall Saturday and witnessing my family cry tears of joy when they won the Rose Bowl (and therefore, the national […]

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