In honor of International Women’s Day, I am sharing some of my recent conversation with Livonia’s first female Mayor, Maureen Miller Brosnan. International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the progress that is being made, and the trails...
A staycation in Detroit starts with packing a bag and getting excited that you get to see your city in a new light. There's a lot of fun to be had when you become a tourist in a city...
Welcoming a puppy into your family is SO exciting! A new family member, a best friend, a snuggly fur ball...and a new full-time job. Puppies are work! Imagine becoming a parent and being instantly thrown into toddlerhood. Only this toddler...
Take a moment to reflect on the messages that you have about anger. How are you supposed to feel anger? What are you supposed to be angry about? We often grow up thinking that anger is not an appropriate...
March 2nd is Read Across America Day! This holiday, started by the National Education Association, is intended to encourage children to get excited about reading, no matter what the book is about.  We all know how important reading to our...
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Dear ex-Karen…

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Dear ex-Karen, I am so happy that you have decided to change your views and ways. YAY! But unfortunately, I will not be able to hold your hand through this process. Though progress is great, I can feel happy for your journey but...
If you're looking for something to do this weekend, head for a restaurant with outdoor dining. Yes, it's winter in Michigan and that phrase is mind-boggling to say the least. But there are so many benefits to getting out...
Have you ever been a tourist in your own city? Detroit has so much to offer and if you haven’t taken advantage of all the fun activities going on downtown, you’re truly missing out. I had the opportunity to...
As parents, we tend to simplify things for our kids and try to shelter them from the hard, often uncomfortable, conversations. We downplay differences because we think by not pointing them out and discussing them, kids might not notice...
I am not now, nor have I ever been, a cold-weather person. I like to joke (but also not joking) that as an African American woman, I am from a tropical people! Snow and I don't mix! But I...
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In + Around Detroit

Staycation in Detroit: Become a Tourist in Your Own City

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A staycation in Detroit starts with packing a bag and getting excited that you get to see your city in a new light. There's...