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...
Dear out-of-state siblings, The holiday season is quickly approaching. However, I can’t help but feel a small twinge of sadness. Can you feel it, too? Do you watch the snow fall or see a holiday display at your local grocery...
The breastfeeding subject is so complex and so emotional; every Mom has a completely different journey, and that makes it all the more amazing! Fact is, it provides all the same benefits whether it is done more publicly or...
As we settle into our back-to-school routine, the habits that have fallen by the wayside during the summer are back in full force for the month of October. Chauffeuring kids to after school activities, making dinner every night, and...
My Sweet Daughter, What a big girl you’ve become! I remember you trying to hold my fingers tightly when you took those uncertain first steps. Today, you insist on doing everything by yourself. Good for you! Mommy wants to tell...
My love of tennis growing up led to hours of practicing swings and perfecting shots. Whether it was a forehand or backhand swing, one of the keys to a good shot was where on the racket you hit the...
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Livonia: Detroit Moms’ Favorite Metro Area Cities

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I always call Livonia the biggest little town in the world. With around 100,000 people, it still manages to have a small town feel....