Passionate About the Community
and the Moms Who Live Here

family goals RSS feed for this section

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. [...]
Continue Reading 0
I Won't Be Upgrading

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 […]

Continue Reading 5
Farmer's Market Guide

2017 Farmers Market Guide

 As a mom, you know you love feeding your family the best food you can.  Fresh, local, healthy, + REAL!!!  We LOVE supporting our Local Farmers Markets.  They have so much to offer, local harvest, they support our local farmers, CSA {community supported agriculture}, fresh food, local vendors, local artisans, local musicians, entertainment, free samples + demos!!!   [...]
Continue Reading 0
Preschool at Home

Preschool at Home: A DIY Guide

Preschool. A seemingly harmless word, but it can send even the most zen parent into a panic attack. I’ve been an early childhood educator for 10 years, teaching Pre-K through first grade, but I didn’t truly realize how stressful and consuming it is to make the “right” choices for your child’s education until I became […]

Continue Reading 0
Untitled design-24

When the Miracle Becomes a Miracle Worker

To the one who made me a mother, The one I made a mother said to me during a recent phone conversation, “You used to care what people think of you.” She was right; I did. And I also “used to” view everything negatively, talk poorly of others, and doubt my ability to accomplish goals. […]

Continue Reading 0
My Kids Tried 200 New Foods

My Kids Tried 200 New Foods in 90 Days: Yours Can Too

My kids, ages 3 and 5, had fallen into that horrible rut where the foods they would eat were limited to chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, ham sandwiches, carrots, apples and berry yogurt. And of course, goldfish. Those darn fish. I was so sick of stressing out over what they would eat, especially at holiday […]

Continue Reading 2