A morning routine: do you have one? Mornings can be tough. Mornings are not my friends. But with two working parents and two toddlers, we have learned how to make mornings work for us. There have been times where one...
I know what you may be thinking, I’m not ready to start shopping for back to school supplies! But with four kids, I start shopping for the next school year as early as February. Around that time, I find...
When I am not being a mom, I am doing the teacher thing with a classroom full of super duper 5-year-olds. Some days I am flying high with my superhero cape and other days I am wondering how I...
I can tell from the number of turtles I've seen on the roads that summer has finally arrived in Michigan. While the emergence of turtles from their watery lairs is not yet acknowledged as an official sign of summer, it's...
Traveling abroad with kids is amazing. It’s a chance to open them up to worlds they’ve never seen before. Europe is one place that offers a rich history that goes back thousands of years. While it’s great to travel in...
Bye bye, carry-on only trips! Bring on the backpacks, the strollers, the car seats and yes, even the toddler safety leashes!  Prior to kids, I was a two-week abroad, carry-on only type traveler. I was proud. This was a mastered...
Last summer, we had an emergency at my parent’s home. The electrical box overloaded, showering the room where one of my disabled sisters was sitting with sparks, starting several small fires. Smoke alarms and crackling electricity punctuated the sudden...
On a wet and rainy Saturday, my family of four checked out this local gem right in Flint in Mid Michigan, Longway Planetarium. From our trip there we have a few quick tips and takeaways to make your trip a success!
Being first-time parents, my husband and I assumed this was a phase and we went about our lives. We doubled up his sheets, tried every diaper brand and size known to man, and sadly ended up giving him a daily early morning bath.