Top 5 Back to School Stressors and How to Bust Them

For some, going back to school can be stressful.  Children sometimes worry about the workload, peer pressure, the schedule and they may have some social anxieties.  This typically holds true when they are the new kid in the neighborhood or are starting a new school.  Below are some helpful tips to help your child bust …

Sleeping Bear Dunes; A Fun Up North Family Destination

  Heading “up north” is the Michigan thing to do and if you and your family are from these parts than you’ve heard of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. You may remember Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore was mentioned in our recent post; 10 Kid Friendly Michigan Places to Visit this Summer. The Dunes are an up north …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  Don’t we all love a well made chocolate chip cookie? The answer is yes! Get your kitchen and your family ready because this is probably the best chocolate chip cookie you’ve ever made and have ever had! Ingredients:  1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 cup sugar 1 (12-ounce) …

August Michigan Festivals

  August is here and there’s a long list of festivals we think you should check out! Whether you are looking for a cultural experience or some real old-time carnival fun get your last-minute summer celebrations in with these August Michigan events! August Michigan Festivals July 31 – Aug 4: Midland Folk Music Festival – Midland …

Spending the Day at Eastern Market

  I absolutely love spending the day at Eastern Market downtown Detroit. The wide selection of organic fruits and vegetables from Michigan farmers is like nowhere else here in our Mitten state. Aside from the fresh produce, meats and wonderful homemade desserts, I also make it a point to visit every spring for flowers for …