Your DIY preschool just wouldn’t be complete without some fun sensory play. Sensory play is a fancy way of describing any activity where a child is free to discover and play with materials such as water, sand, clay, paint,...
Do you ever take a second to laugh about all of the things you said you'd never do as a parent but you totally do?   Technology at dinner...yup I do that now.   Tantrums in public...you should see us trying...
As I prepare to leave the house on a 90+ degree day with a kid wearing a long-sleeved track suit, winter gloves, villain mask and dress shoes, I wonder: Will I be judged for my child’s appearance? The short...
Traveling with littles can be stressful for a lot of reasons, but keeping them occupied can help minimize some of the chaos. I’m all for electronic entertainment for the sanity of everyone involved, but batteries only last so long,...
I regularly see the hours of 2 am, 3 am and 4 am with my best buddy who likes to scream all night, laugh in my ear, cry over nothing and makes me carry him to bed. Back when...
If you’re the parent of a graduating senior, this is probably a bittersweet time for you, and you may be wondering how this person you’ve raised, who is now officially an adult, is going to make it “out there”...
You are your child’s first and most important teacher, and your most important assignment to prepare them for school is read, read and read some more! As I mentioned in my first DIY Preschool post, if you do nothing...
There’s no beating around the bush, there’s no fancy terms or lingo used in my family. We just call his a Penis and hers Vagina. It’s that simple. Don’t worry, there have been some very interesting conversations about the...
There have been several articles and viral social media posts making the rounds lately promoting the idea that kids shouldn’t be forced to share. While I am all for teaching our children autonomy and boundaries (and I will be...
Preschool. A seemingly harmless word, but it can send even the most zen parent into a panic attack. I’ve been an early childhood educator for 10 years, teaching Pre-K through first grade, but I didn’t truly realize how stressful...
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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,...