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I Want to do Allthethings, I Just Don’t Have Allthetime!

Lately, I’ve really felt the weight of allthethings bearing down on me. Like I don’t have time to catch my breath before one activity starts and the next begins. That it’s impossible to complete one single task before being interrupted by someone or something. Honestly, my life seems to be in a constant state of chaos, […]

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It’s Testing Time! Tips for Getting Through M-STEP Season

The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) begins in April for students throughout the state and continues into May. Schools will begin testing shortly after students return from spring break.   Although standardized tests have become more controversial over the years, they can be an important measure of how our students are performing and […]

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2017 Guide to Detroit Summer Camps

  Disclosure: This is a compilation of our featured summer camp sponsors. For an even longer list of camps in + around the Detroit area, please see the upcoming ‘The 2017 Summer Camps In + Around Detroit’.   After being stuck inside all winter, we're here to tell you that Spring is around the corner! [...]
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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Reading Month Quick Tip: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Reading is an imperative skill for children to master, and it seems like kids are learning to read earlier than ever, mostly because parents (like you moms!), teachers and community leaders are invested in the well-being of little ones everywhere. While not all children are provided equal resources such as technology-based learning, free after-school programs or […]

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Raising A Spoiled Only Child

I Won’t Apologize for Raising a Spoiled Only Child

My only child is spoiled. It’s true. Do I feel badly about it? Not a chance. To tell you how we got here, I have to tell you how we started. We never planned to make an only child. Truth be told, I’m shocked we only have one. I always thought that I would have […]

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I Let My Son Dress Himself

As a pregnant woman, I loved browsing kids’ departments for clothes. I had a vision of a cute kid wearing a well-coordinated outfit. The first year of his life, my son practically lived in pajamas, and then I had about another year to dress him the way I liked before he developed some very strong […]

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