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An Open Letter To My Running Shoes

Dear ASICS GEL-Nimbus, I know they’re sick of our PDA. They’re tired of the social media posts. I’m sure they’re over my sweaty face and hearing how far we went. I know to some extent even those that are rooting for us are done hearing about it. No one can ever really comprehend how much […]

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PeachQueensGuide

A Peach Queen’s Guide to the Romeo Peach Festival

I have a confession: I am a true blue peach loving, parade attending, Romeo resident. The Peach Festival has long been an important part of my family. My great grandparents chaperoned the Romeo Peach Queen in the 1940s, and both my grandfather and father drove fire trucks in the parades as members of the Romeo […]

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SUMMER READING GUIDE

Summer Reading Guide In + Around Detroit: Prevent the Summer Slide

I'm an admitted book nerd and enthusiastic supporter of all things library and reading. I am the first to suggest using the library as a resource and I always make kids read at my house - even other peoples' kids. There's a reason they say reading is fundamental.    The summer slide is no joke. [...]
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Ultimate Guide to Free Summer Fun: Library Resources

The library may be one of the oldest mom summer hacks that are out there. That’s because your Mama knew a free book borrowed for two weeks would keep you occupied for many, many hours. Make sure your kids get to know the smell of a paper book and the joy of searching the shelves […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Free Summer Fun: Outdoor Fun

I scream, you scream, we all scream for screen-free outdoor fun! Get your kids out to explore the great outdoors with these free activities sure to have them asking to take their next adventure soon. Walk, Jog, Bike, Rollerblade, Scooter, or whatever your way through Detroit’s unique Dequindre Cut! Go challenge yourself to a game […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Free Summer Fun: Other Free Fun Activities

Here are some more fun things to do that have our favorite price tag: FREE! Ann Arbor Summer Festival!  Running June – July 4th there are movies, and concerts, and kid zones, and more!! Few things are more “Ann Arbor” than their beloved fairy doors. Do your homework first, then bop around town to find […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Free Summer Fun: Water Fun

Nothing says summer better than dipping your toys in the water. Splash your way to a cool, free, summer experience at one of these local water holes. Check out free splash pads at: Heritage Park in Farmington Hills (also be sure to visit their nature center while you are there!), McClumpha in Plymouth, and so […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Free Summer Fun: Kids Classes and Events

School may be out but that doesn’t mean that a free class on something fun won’t entertain the kiddos! Keep their learning skills alive with one of these opportunities. Both Home Depot and Lowe’s offer hands-on building classes for kids. Punt, Pass and Kick offer kids 8+ the chance to hone their football skills in […]

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