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Can We Please Stop Criticizing Today’s Kids For Everything??

Finally. The warm weather is here and we can head outside. It’s what we’ve been waiting for all winter long. There’s no time like the present to visit the beach, the pool, or the park. Family time at its dreamiest in Pure Michigan. As you shake out your blanket for the kiddos and start digging […]

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13 Reasons We Need to Talk About 13 Reasons Why

The highly rated Netflix show 13 Reasons Why came storming onto the media scene in 2017 and has left us talking ever since. It’s apparent that the content shared in this highly controversial show is striking a cord with viewers. After all, just weeks after the debut of the second season, the network announced the […]

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The Fear Of A Mother’s Heart

I wish there was a way to break down how much time a mother spends worrying about EVERYTHING. Everywhere we turn and everything we do leaves us with an unsettled feeling about something, making it impossible to turn off that inner voice. It’s always there. It reminds, reasons, guides, coaches, and gets us through all […]

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Let’s Vow To Raise Our Sons Right – #TIMESUP

“You don’t hit girls.” Words that have been spoken since the beginning of time. We say it on playdates, at grandma’s house, and on the playground. We instill it in our toddlers and we as moms uncomfortably cringe when it happens. Simply put, boys are typically bigger, stronger, and seen as more threatening in situations […]

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The College Application Process

The College Application Process: A Student Timeline

According to Oxford Dictionaries Online, senioritis is “the supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.” As a former high school teacher and now a private tutor, I’ve repeatedly witnessed the outcome of this “condition,” and for most of these “stricken” students, their biggest […]

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What My Graduating Senior Has Taught Me About Parental Control

If you’re the parent of a graduating senior, this is probably a bittersweet time for you, and you may be wondering how this person you’ve raised, who is now officially an adult, is going to make it “out there” when he or she is still a child in so many ways. I mean, what are […]

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Am I Qualified Teenager

Am I Really Qualified To Have A Teenager?

Life with my three darling boys (insert sarcasm) has been on cruise control for some miles now. Once we moved beyond the baby and little kid stage, there was a reprieve of sorts. Although sometimes extremely chaotic, days were mostly predictable: eat, school & family, eat, friends & video games, eat, homework, eat, activities & […]

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Tips to Getting ThroughM-Step Season

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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Guide to Vacation Bible School In + Around Detroit

Are you looking for a fun & inexpensive camp for your little ones this summer? Vacation Bible School is a great option! Each summer, churches all around Metro-Detroit offer VBS programs through their children’s ministries. Not a church-goer? Not a problem. VBS programs are open to the public, regardless of religious denomination. If you do […]

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