Author Archive | Amy W.

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The Truth About Ramadan: You Might Be Surprised

Islam is completely foreign to me. I have a decent understanding of a variety of Christian religions, but my only knowledge of any Islamic holiday is a news clip, announcing the first or last day of the holiday and showing prayers. As Ramadan approaches, I realize that I need to learn more, and do better, […]

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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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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 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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