Baby · Breastfeeding · Community · Detroit · Metro Detroit · Michigan · Parenting · Pregnancy

Why We Should Celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week

The month of August is National Breastfeeding Month. Each year women across the United States and the world celebrate and share their journey breastfeeding their babies. Breastfeeding advocacy groups, lactation consultants, peer coaches and other breastfeeding supporters plan many events to raise awareness and support to educate women and the public about the importance of breastfeeding… Continue reading Why We Should Celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week

Detroit · Education · Family · family life · Field Trips · Home Education · Homeschool · Metro Detroit · Michigan · Parenting

Exploring Your Local Community and Events Enriches Your Child’s Education

Did you know when you explore your local community and attend local events, you are enriching your child’s education? I homeschool my children (4 years now), and we go on a lot of field trips. We love to explore our local community and attend events in Metro Detroit. It is one of my favorite activities… Continue reading Exploring Your Local Community and Events Enriches Your Child’s Education

art · Community · Detroit · Field Trips · Home Education · Homeschool · Michigan · Summer 2016

Detroit’s African World Festival Celebrates Culture and Heritage

A few weeks ago, my daughter Michala (14) had expressed an interest in learning more about our African American culture. Since we homeschool, I had suggested that we add African American studies to our Fall school curriculum. Fast forward to August 17th, I’m on Facebook searching through upcoming events in the Detroit area for us… Continue reading Detroit’s African World Festival Celebrates Culture and Heritage

Bargain Shopping · Education · Home Education · Homeschool

Target One Spot Preschool Haul

It’s almost time for our Fall semester of homeschool! We have been doing part-time summer schooling since the beginning of June. September 6th will be our first day of full-time school for the Fall, and my school schedule is about to get even more busy. This Fall I will be teaching preschool to my 3-year-old… Continue reading Target One Spot Preschool Haul

Bargain Shopping · City Murals · family life · Fashion · Lifestyle Photography · Macomb County · Metro Detroit · Michala · Michigan · Parenting · Summer 2016 · Teen Fashion · teens · thrifty fashion · Thrifty Finds · Utica Michigan

5 Reasons Why Teens Should Love Thrift Store Fashion

My teenage daughter LOVES fashion! She loves to create different styles to express herself and find styles that look good on her. The majority of teenagers also love fashion and love to express themselves through their fashion style. I remember when I was a teenager, fashion was important to me because I loved to keep up… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Teens Should Love Thrift Store Fashion

art · City Art · City Life · City Murals · Community · Detroit · Eastern Market · Michigan · Photography · Summer 2016

Mural Chaser: Exploring and Photographing Detroit’s Mural Art

I remember when I visited Oakland, California in 2008 for a job interview. I was interviewing for an English teaching position in one of the inner city schools. On the day of my interview, I took a cab to the downtown area to one of the local schools, and I remember seeing murals throughout the… Continue reading Mural Chaser: Exploring and Photographing Detroit’s Mural Art

Baby · Family · Parenting · Summer 2016 · Toddlers · Zechariah

14 Months

My baby boy is 14 months old now. I think I say this on every new milestone, but I can’t believe how fast the time as gone by. It seems like it was just yesterday he was little, plump newborn. Now he’s a toddler, walking and talking and getting into everything. I am loving the… Continue reading 14 Months

Family · Food · Love · Macomb County · Marriage · Michigan · nature · nature photography · Rochester · Shelby Township · Sterling Heights · Stony Creek Park · Summer 2016

Weekend Dates at Stony Creek Metro Park & Yates Cider Mill

Lately, Travis and I have been focusing on dating more. Our big move to Michigan put us far away from our family and friends, so our date nights had to be on hold for a while. But now we are blessed with two good babysitters and we are able to start dating again. Since being… Continue reading Weekend Dates at Stony Creek Metro Park & Yates Cider Mill

City Life · Community · Corktown · Detroit · Dodge Park · Eastern Market · Food · Macomb County · Metro Detroit · Michigan · Sterling Heights · Summer 2016

My Top 5 Farmers Market Wish List for Southeast Michigan

I love the farmers market! It’s one of my favorite places to go in the summertime and early Fall. Some of our favorite foods to buy from the market are: chicken eggs, broccoli, banana peppers, tomatoes, farm milk, homemade baked goods, salsa, and unique home decor. In honor of National Farmers Market Week, today I… Continue reading My Top 5 Farmers Market Wish List for Southeast Michigan

City Life · Community · Detroit · Eastern Market · Food · Michigan · Summer 2016

A Day Out at Eastern Market’s Tuesday Market

Yesterday the kids and I went to the Tuesday Market at Eastern Market in Detroit. I have always wanted to go to the Tuesday Market; I heard the atmosphere is a little more chill since more people are at work on a weekday. I thought it would be a good day out for the kids.… Continue reading A Day Out at Eastern Market’s Tuesday Market

art · Arts and Crafts · Belle Isle Conservancy · City Art · City Life · Detroit · Festivals · Michigan · Summer 2016

Family-Friendly Fun at Belle Isle’s First Art Fair

On Sunday, August 7, Travis and I took our little ones to the Belle Isle Art Fair at the beautiful Belle Isle Park in Detroit. The fair was Belle Isle’s first art fair and I absolutely loved it! I was immediately drawn to the art booths because there was such a great diversity in unique… Continue reading Family-Friendly Fun at Belle Isle’s First Art Fair

art · City Art · City Life · City Murals · Community · Detroit · Festivals · Street Photography

Detroit’s Osborn Neighborhood Unveils New Mural

I love mural art. If I could have the walls in our home painted with murals, I probably would. That’s how much I love murals. But we’re renting and I don’t think the owners would like that too much. My husband calls me a “mural chaser” because whenever we are out and about I most… Continue reading Detroit’s Osborn Neighborhood Unveils New Mural

Faith · Family · Monday Motivation · Parenting · teens · Toddlers

Busy Mom Life Prayer Routine

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 Hi, friends! Today I would like to share how I reserve time for prayer when my days get busy. I hope by sharing my prayer life routine it will encourage you to also take time for yourself to connect with God on a daily basis.   I’ve… Continue reading Busy Mom Life Prayer Routine

Family · Food · Recipes · Summer 2016

Pan Seared Garlic Asparagus Recipe

I can’t believe it’s the end of July already! Wow, this summer flew by fast, didn’t it? My friends back home in Tennessee are getting their kids ready to start the new school year. I was amazed when I read a tweet from a Tennessee news station announcing Tennessee’s “tax-free holiday” is this weekend. Whoa!… Continue reading Pan Seared Garlic Asparagus Recipe

Ann Arbor · art · Arts and Crafts · City Life · Community · Festivals · Lifestyle Photography · Michigan · Photography · Street Photography · Summer 2016

Street Photography at Ann Arbor Art Fair

Over the weekend, my husband and I attended the Ann Arbor Art Fair. It is the largest art fair I have ever seen. The fair was spread out on several blocks in the downtown area and near the beautiful University of Michigan campus. I loved how the fair had so much open space. The openness… Continue reading Street Photography at Ann Arbor Art Fair