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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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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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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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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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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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Dealing with Age Gaps and Bridging the Great Divide

I have two daughters. Two lovely angels sent directly from above. They are great girls. They get along well, most of the time. But lately, I find myself struggling when it comes time to have some fun together. See – my daughters are 5 years apart. When Lucy was 7 and Sally was 2, activities […]

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#Dadlife

Can I tell you all a little secret? Sometimes, when I’m watching my husband get really super duper frustrated with something kid-related (like, say, puddles of milk and/or pee on the floor, stepping on a Lego razor blade in the middle of the night or having his toe turn black and blue because our one-year-old […]

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Summer 2017 Free Family Concerts

So many local metro Detroit communities offer free concert series in the summer.  These concerts are great family events and a wonderful way to enjoy our beautiful summer weather while meeting a new neighbor or running into an old friend!  The following concert series take place in local parks so you can bring your own snacks and [...]
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