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Being a Gentleman Will Never Go Out of Style

Dear World, Let me preface this by saying that I’m not an expert on parenting, nor do I have all the answers. I just simply want the world to be a better place. In an effort to do so, I promise you today that I will do my very best to raise respectable young men.  […]

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#metoo … And Probably You Too

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve been on Facebook and you’ve seen the swarm of women updating their status with #metoo. Some are sharing personal stories, some are sharing empowering quotes, and some are keeping it short with just the hashtag. But it’s being shared nonetheless. It is outrageous that this even needs […]

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I Won’t be Upgrading My Life

“So, when do you think you’ll move?” It’s a question I’ve been asked multiple times since we began parenting. I’ve written before about having a small home, and I guess it’s not surprising that people assume that we’d eventually “outgrow” this starter home as our family grows and kids get older. After all, it seems […]

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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: Play Areas

Looking for a new place for your little ones to test their climbing and jumping and crawling skills? Maybe one where you can have a cup of coffee even? Check out one of these free locations this summer! Climb and slide at The Commons at 242 Community Church. They have an impressive cafe in the […]

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