I recently told one of my entrepreneur friends, “If you started a business, WE started a business.” Obviously I don’t have the financial obligations and risk that she does, but, I’m putting energy into building this with her because...
Let’s be honest. Kids are hard. They are loving and imaginative, but they tend to make messes and need their mom’s attention at every waking hour. How on Earth do we get anything done? If you’re like me and often...
School looks different this year. Socializing with friends and enjoying classes carefree is something that has been different this year. Building community right where you live is important. Quarantine taught us that we could make do with what we...
My husband and I bought our first house in 2003. It was a complete gut job — top to bottom, inside and out. We saw an opportunity to purchase a modestly-priced lakefront home, and, with the help of a...
Are you a crafter or DIY-er? With the influx of YouTube tutorials and TikTok how-to videos, people are tapping into their creative sides with the greatest of ease. Since March is National Craft Month, now is the perfect time...
Before I even became a parent, I knew the importance of reading aloud to children. As a kindergarten teacher, I would hold story time every day after lunch to help my students decompress and relax from all of the...
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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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12 Ways to Enjoy Belle Isle This Spring

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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,...