To my future teenage children, As I write to you now my beautiful children, you are each so very young. You are full of innocence and wide-eyed wonder at the world around you – each new day an opportunity for...
“You don’t hit girls.” Words that have been spoken since the beginning of time. We say it on playdates, at grandma's house, and on the playground. We instill it in our toddlers and we as moms uncomfortably cringe when it...
This month, in the spirit of giving, I am allocating my usual writing spot to a special guest writer: my 15-month-old son, Grayson! While his verbal skills so far have been limited to “Mama”, “Dada”, “Yesh” (he went to the...
I never gave much thought to breastfeeding before I became pregnant. I knew it was something I would like to try, yet I also acknowledged that it was such a strange and foreign concept to me. I basically pushed...
I am sure you have heard by now all the stereotypical things regarding how different it is raising a boy than raising a girl, but do you really know what to expect? I was a nanny for both boys and...
Working full-time outside the house, we have been very fortunate to have family around to help with child care. However, because of that, my children have not had a ton of regular exposure socially to other children. We decided...
Screen time. One of the many "hot topics" in parenthood these days. And I know by reading the title, half of you are probably rolling your eyes muttering "oh brother" while the other half are cheering saying "preach it sister!"...
It’s 6:00ish a.m. when I hear the call. “Ma-maaa! Ma-ma. My mama. Maaa-maaa!” If it’s a workday, chances are I am already ready. My alarm wakes me at 5:30 a.m., giving me just enough time to get myself presentable before my...
I’m all for heading over to a friend’s house, where our kids can fight over toys and we can sip our wine in a controlled setting, but group play dates in public places are exhausting. Allow me to paint...
According to Oxford Dictionaries Online, senioritis is “the supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.” As a former high school teacher and now a private tutor, I’ve...
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In + Around Detroit

Where to Visit Santa Safely In + Around Detroit This Holiday...

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It seems that even a global pandemic can't stop Santa from seeing all his favorite kids and putting gifts under the tree this year!...