Author Archive | Amy W.

SPD-DOG

Leprechauns Can Turn You Green: Tips for Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day With Your Family

March 17, 1991 is the one holiday I will never forget. I woke up to find my father tied up in a leprechaun trap, with head to toe green skin. Not like Kermit or Wicked Witch green, but a dark, spinach green. And it wouldn’t wash off. We tried soap, rubbing alcohol, abrasive cleaners; nothing […]

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SAN MARINO-4

Lunch Lessons: Quick Tips to Make Packing {a little} Less Awful

Lunch. It’s the bane of mom-existence. If you’re anything like me, you dread making lunches for your child(ren). Not only is it difficult finding foods to send (I’d classify mine as semi-picky eaters), but it’s also a challenge to find foods that they can eat during their short lunch period. My soon-to-be first grader has […]

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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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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 […]

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