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12 Ways to Enjoy Belle Isle This Spring

You know that go-to spot that you look forward to showing off when you have out-of-town visitors? For me, that place is Belle Isle, no contest. Did you know it was designed by the same landscape architect as Central Park in New York City? And that it’s the largest city island park in the country […]

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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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New Year, New You {Still True?}

This year when everyone started asking what my new year’s resolution would be, I felt it was too personal. I have never felt this way before. I’ve always been one to share my resolutions about weight loss, diet plans, scheduling, me-time, etc. But this year, I kept quiet. I didn’t realize why until a little […]

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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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