Thrift Store Shopping

You’ve got babies? They’ve got clothes. Living in a college town has all sorts of benefits. A revolving-door population means quick turnaround on a number of things — including used goods. And with two young-ish kids, we frequently have a quick turnaround on things as well, especially clothes. A pair of pants or sweater that fits one…

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Weekend Getaway to Inn at Bay Harbor, Michigan

Sometimes a hotel is more than just a place to rest your head for the night. Instead, it’s a destination in itself, a place you find yourself not wanting to leave. The Inn at Bay Harbor in northern lower Michigan was exactly that. My husband and I spent a weekend together at the resort, just outside of…

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In Training

These running shoes and I are going to be very well acquainted this year. It’s official (sort of) — I am training to run a marathon. Well, a half marathon. Thirteen-point-one miles. I haven’t actually put in the paperwork yet, but I’ve mentally committed myself to running the Detroit Free Press Marathon. I’ve found a training…

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Family Visit to the Michigan Science Center

I’m all about mixing and combining and multi-tasking; what mom isn’t? The Michigan Science Center knows this — and knows that providing an interactive approach to science helps kids young and not-so-young to engage and participate. I recently had the opportunity to visit the Michigan Science Center, located on John R. Street in Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center,…

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Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Topiary Tour

In Orlando, Fla., the flowers bloom every April and May at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. As part of a TravelingMom blogger retreat, I had the opportunity to wander the festival and was amazed by the topiaries that were both out in the open and tucked away into corners for visitors to find. Here are some…

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Yacht Club Disney World Resort

I’ve never been to a New England-style yacht club — but I imagine it to be much like Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Located on the shore of Crescent Lake and within walking distance to Epcot, the resort has an upscale nautical theme throughout — from the lobby styled with dark wood and leather furniture to rooms with…

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Roast Chicken? It’s in the Bag.

It’s funny how when the entire family gets sick, your standards suddenly plummet. Showers and baths are way too labor intensive to manage, and cooking? Forget it. But as soon as I start feeling better, I get this overwhelming need to cook for my family again. But instead of our usual semi-vegetarian, mostly organic, clean…

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Easy Flour Tortilla Recipe

Easy homemade flour tortillas for a quick weeknight dinner. Full-time job, two kids, half marathon training…. I’m as busy as the next lady. So I often don’t know what’s for dinner on any given night –  but need to figure out something quick. When this happens, I often make tortillas and let the kids decide what…

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Visiting Michigan Railroad History in Tecumseh

Look! A train! Kids love trains. It’s no secret that mine do — whether it’s a Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine, catching a train ride at an amusement park, or admiring a painted sign (above), they’ve never met a train they didn’t want to ride. So when I saw that the Southern Michigan Railroad Society was having a…

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