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How to Love Our Kids When We Don’t Like Them

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We love our kids, of course, but how do we navigate those in-between moments when we don’t like them very much? You know the ones—the moments when they’re tantruming/misbehaving/not even close to listening/screaming/fill in...

Taking Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

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It’s December! We’ve made it to the end of 2020. For some it has probably felt like it has taken a few years to get here, and while the holiday season is typically stressful...

VOTE Today!

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Every time I see this mural, I feel empowered. Empowered because I live in a country that allows my voice to be heard. My one little voice. I used to believe that one vote...

Michigan’s Top 5 Fall Foliage Scenic Drives

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Fall has officially arrived and Michigan has the perfect scenery for it. Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to cross day trips off the calendar. It's still the best way to...

Are You Being Bullied By Your Child?

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October 21, 2020 is National Unity Day. Many people are wearing orange in support of anti-bullying efforts. Check out PACER for more information. We've all heard about, or maybe encountered, a bully in our lives....

COVID Shaming: The Truth About What Happens When Rumors Fly

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By Betsy Pollard Rau, Guest Contributor Nearly 30 years ago, I remember listening in shock when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from basketball after testing positive for HIV. The AIDs scare was the first...

How Losing 100 Pounds Changed My Life and Made Me a Better Mom

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I hated the way I looked in almost every single one of my wedding pictures. Looking at them does not bring happiness and joy, it brings disgust. I struggled with my weight for a large...

5 Fun Water Experiences to Keep You Cool in Detroit

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The city of Detroit has some well-kept secrets, and we think these unique water experiences are among them. Have you ever explored the city's canals at sun up or moonrise? When you saw that...

Juneteenth: Learn the History and Join Detroit’s Celebration

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Juneteenth. Ironically, as a Black woman, the history surrounding this amazing day was not told to me as a young girl…not even by my family. What was largely shared and celebrated was the 4th of...

How to be Antiracist, as Told by a Black Children’s Author from Flint

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Many white women are now asking how to be antiracist. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery has them realizing that “not being racist” and the phrase, “kindness begins in the...