It's back to school time again and this year is noticeably different than any other we've experienced. You've spent countless hours debating which schooling format is best for your family and now comes the part we all dread: preparing...
The family is all gathered on the couch on a weekend evening in the summer. I glance over at my 17-year-old staring at the television and suddenly I realize that my little girl is little no more. Her bouncy...
So you’re thinking about homeschooling...congratulations! While this may seem like a huge and overwhelming decision, I am here to encourage you. You can do it! But, please understand, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The 2020-21 school year will look...
Homeschool has always been an idea that I casually tossed around. As the years went on and my oldest approached school age, I was pregnant...a lot. (Understatement of the year.) I've had five babies in six years. So, time got...
“I can’t wait to see my kid struggle!” said no parent ever. We’d all be naive to think that struggles weren’t going to be a part of our child’s life; they’re a part of everyone’s life. But, when it’s...
Rhythm, routine, schedule...whatever you call it, we all need some kind of structure to our day when home with kids. Using a block schedule at home with kids is a great way to outline a regular plan for each...
I have spent the last 12 years of my teaching career talking about something that most people avoid talking about with kids. Sex. Just mentioning the word incites giggles and nervous shuffling of papers in a classroom of high...
If you've been a mom for more than 10 minutes, you've probably heard (and reacted to) the well-intended phrase, "Enjoy it! You're going to miss this!" If you're like me, you smile at whoever is delivering this prophecy, then...

Forgiving Your Teen

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"I forgive you, but I will not forget." That's how the saying goes, right? Forgiveness. It's a tricky thing. It can be easier said than done sometimes. Especially when it comes to those you love most. Those you've always...
Did you know that Instagram was created in 2010? It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years, a whole decade since one of the most-used apps in our time was created. As the holidays mark the end of...
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Tips for Kayaking In Metro Detroit

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There’s no shortage of water trails and kayak rentals in Metro Detroit. So how do you decide which is best for you? Every summer...