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Kindness Rocks

Kindness Rocks: Spreading Love One Rock at a Time

Our painted rock obsession started with Kindness Rocks when we stumbled upon this rock in the notch of a Detroit Zoo fence.  We spend a lot of time with Eye Spy eyes peeled, looking for the unexpected and extraordinary. No surprise my little guy found this! I flipped it over to discover an inscription. I found […]

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One Sticky Kitchen Table

The moment I found out that we were expecting our firstborn, my mind was a flurry of plans. Cribs, swaddles, bottles, strollers and adorable teeny tiny onesies filled my brain. Now I’m realizing that pretty much all of family life centers around one piece of furniture. One sticky, dirty, cluttered piece of furniture: my kitchen […]

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Debunking College Savings Myths

We have partnered with MET to bring relevant and important information to DMB readers through this sponsored post.If your house is anything like mine, your children are starting to get excited about going back to school – new teachers, new supplies, new and old friends, and, in some cases, a new school. For your children, […]

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Getting Kids in the Kitchen

My kids are always asking to help in the kitchen. And I almost always say ‘no’ or distract them from doing something else. I know that they need to learn some basic cooking skills. I know they should be familiar with how a kitchen works. I know I need to help them to be comfortable […]

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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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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 […]

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