I normally get up at 5 a.m., so I can get a workout in...in my case, a seven-minute workout. Then, I do 10 minutes of meditation, followed by a shower. I am ready to go by 6 a.m. when...
You blink and the kids are back in school. Your house is still a mess, and you’ve yet to figure out how to make life feel less crazy. Don’t worry: you’re not alone. Back-to-school time brings lots of change...
After one my recent posts (I'm a Crunchy Mom Who Cares What My Kids Eat), I received a plethora of responses and messages requesting information and guidance around how a busy mom can actually provide healthful, clean foods to...

For the Love of Latchkey

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Life as a working mom has so many challenges, especially when school starts at 8:57 a.m., but you have to be across town and clocked into work by 8:15 a.m.. Cue the stress! That is when latchkey, before and...
I sit and write this on the eve of a new month. The pure chaos of the last couple of weeks (well, the last couple of months) has settled, and I am left to reflect. I feel completely drained...
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...
Once upon a time being a "crunchy" mom needed no defending. However, in recent years, it seems the tides have turned as moms make excuses and create reasons for not taking the extra step to use natural products and...
As I helped my son climb down a play structure, I saw her. From the back, she looked adorable: ankle socks, leggings, a baggy sweater, and a matching snow hat, complete with a pompon. However, when she began chasing...

Busy Is Not a Crutch

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Having finished up the holiday season not long ago, take a minute to think back on the conversations you had with people, especially those who you do not see on the regular. How often was the word "busy" used,...
Every day at around 4 p.m., my husband and I have the same conversation, usually via text message. We discuss two things: who is going to pick up the kids from after school care, and what we are going...
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Unique Experience Gifts In + Around Detroit

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As the holidays approach, we are all trying to think of unique gifts to give, particularly ones that spark joy and excitement. It can...