James Brown’s iconic hit song “This Is A Man’s World” has absolutely nothing to do with my day-to-day life. Most mornings start off the same way. I get little G-man out of his crib and cradle him towards my chest....
The Power of Stories My husband and I dream of a more minimalist life, free from the burden of clutter. With three children and a dog, the reality is a happy chaos of scattered shoes, trains, half-clothed baby dolls, and...
 It really doesn’t matter if you are mom working inside or outside the home. Let’s face it – either way you are working and trying your best to make time to fit it all in. For our kids, our...
Who was the first person you told you were pregnant? Did they react with excitement and tears? Or did they instantly offer you their “expert” advice, unsolicited?  Friends and family can be our greatest resource when preparing to meet our...

Age is Just a Number…

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Having my first child at 38 ½ never bothered me. Well, maybe that’s not entirely true. I wished I had been able to have a child sooner but… best laid plans and all, there I was at 38 ½.   After...
What a fun excuse to add a hat to your collection! Today is National Make a Hat Day, and with autumn right around the corner, I’m thinking a cute, lightweight beanie sounds perfect. Sadly though, that’s not the type...

Feeling at Home

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I remember sitting at our dining room table with my husband reading through the packet of paperwork and answering questions that only adoptive parents have to answer. Questions about birth parent medical history, mental health, drug use, smoking history,...
When my daughter was eight months old, I googled things like “Baby food recipes,” “Local baby classes,” and “Sensory activities to do with babies.” However, 2.5 years later with my eight-month-old son, I often find myself typing in “What...
Be proud of who you are and where you come from as long as you remain welcoming to others and respect everyone's differences. Sounds like a "golden" rule at one point everyone hears learning about self and building respect for others. Race, culture, and economic...
Beauty comes in all sizes. Real women have curves. Don’t weight your self-esteem. Wide Pride. Fat and Sassy. I have heard them all. I am an overweight mom. There, I said it. Anyone who can see me can know this but...
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Where to Find Hot Cocoa Bombs In + Around Detroit

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*updated 1/26/23 Hot cocoa bombs are all the rage. Local bakers, chocolatiers, and cafes are taking drinking hot cocoa to another level. They turn your...