This was a heavy week for our community in Oxford. As mothers, we can’t even begin to imagine what the families, teachers, students, and everyone involved are going through. There are no words that could convey how heartbroken we...
The month of May is National Foster Care Month. In the state of Michigan, at any given time, there are 13,000 children in the foster care system; at any given time, there are around 250 children that do not...
DISCLAIMER: The following post outlines the writer’s personal experience with 504 plans. It is not intended to act as legal advice. As always, please consult your doctor and/or child's educators with any questions about 504 plans.   Sending your child to...
When I walked out of the door this morning, it took everything I had not to turn back. I knew that another glance into those brown eyes would change the course of my day in an instant. It would...
We have all heard that c-sections are the easy way out. I, and every other c-section mama out there, will tell you that this is not the case. I will tell you, after having an emergency c-section and a...
I asked my son, "Did you just burp in your baby sister's face?" My son replied with a giggle. My daughter cooed. This is how their relationship as siblings started, and it's only grown in love ever since. Today...
My daughter is your child’s Muslim friend. She comes to school every day in a brightly-hued hijab (headscarf) with a contrasting headband. She has been counting down the days at home for something very special to her. If she...
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Often our children are aware of death and dying even when they don’t entirely understand it. Following death and dying, we are all too often presented with grief and its infinite wake. There is no denying the same is...
If we have learned anything over the past year, it's that we as humans have a lot of unlearning and a lot of educating—of ourselves and of our children—to do. It's time to dedicate ourselves to understanding the past...
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Where to Watch Fireworks in + Around Detroit

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If you want to catch a fireworks show this summer, but aren't sure where to watch, this post is for you! We've rounded up...