As a first-time mom, it's mind-boggling how a little one can go from being perfectly content in her crib... To completely hating it and screaming every time she goes into it, making mom and dad scramble to figure out what's wrong. So, after a week of sleeping in our bed (which was … Continue Reading..
FACT: Michigan is ranked as the 10th most obese state in the country. One third of American children are obese. Adult obesity rates increased in 16 states in the past year and did not decline in any state, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011 One thing that my … Continue Reading..
"An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the … Continue Reading..
Before Little K was born, I researched up the wazoo on iTunes for cool new music that was soothing for little ears, just banking that she'd be like me and love music. Well, that paid off for sure because music still to this day is the one thing that calms her down when she's upset. I have tons of … Continue Reading..
It has been almost one year exactly since I quit my full-time job at a PR firm to stay home with the little one. While on maternity leave, staying home didn't even cross my mind once. I looked forward to the return to work and to what I thought would be normalcy. Just a few weeks into our … Continue Reading..
Ugh. As much as I hate to admit it, sometimes I enjoying watching a little trashy TV. After all, when I turn on the TV (which seems rare these days), it's because I either want to catch up on the news or turn my brain completely off. Here are some of my favorite guilty pleasure reality shows that … Continue Reading..
The princess craze is something that has taken America by storm. While I'm all for Disney and imagination and fantasy, I also struggle as a mom who wants my daughter to be a realist, too. After having a very hard time trying to find toddler bedding for my little gal that isn't princess-related (or … Continue Reading..
Little K and I had the privilege of walking through the newest revamped exhibit of Driving America at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn the other day...and boy was it fun! Those of my readers who are local may remember the exhibit as the section in the museum with a sloping sidewalk of sorts … Continue Reading..
There's no other way to say it...Little K is going to be a big sister around August 3rd of this year. We found out at at Thanksgiving - how appropriate - as we felt VERY thankful for the good news. We're excited to continue to grow our family and give K the gift of a sibling...and I'm excited to … Continue Reading..
Little K has a new obsession: Her reflection. While I think she fully understands she's looking at herself at this point, there's just something fun about being a goofball in front of the mirror I suppose. Here are just a sampling of the poses I've caught her making, in her PJs nonetheless: I … Continue Reading..
I'll warn you: This may not be a recipe that sounds overly appealing right off the bat. But boy is it good, easy, and tastes great the next day. I know everyone isn't a fan of tuna, but personally I love it -- if it's used with a good mix of other ingredients. And what's not to love? It's healthy … Continue Reading..
Guest post and super cool tips by Mariana Ashley Coffee Filters—they're needed to help brew that cup of Joe you enjoy each morning. But did you know that there are all kinds of neat things you can do with coffee filters other than, well, make coffee? And at as low as a buck a pack, they can be a … Continue Reading..