Easy Weeknight Chicken Fajitas

Top fajitas with sour cream, guacamole or fresh cilantro. Chicken fajitas can be a surprisingly easy weeknight meal — and I don’t mean by trekking out to your local Mexican restaurant. In about 20 minutes, you can be filling tortillas (a little longer if you make your own tortillas) with sizzling hot chicken and peppers and…

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Spending the Day at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor

Nichols Arboretum and the Huron River in Ann Arbor. Summertime means spending time outdoors; without a huge backyard for the kids to run around, my husband and I often take the kids to local parks or the botanical gardens. We recently spent a warm Saturday afternoon cooling off at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, where I was able…

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Business Travel When a Kid Is Sick

Zzzzzzz. It never fails — you’re getting ready to leave on a trip (be it business or fun) and suddenly the throat gets scratchy. Maybe there’s a cough or two, or sneeze. But it’s not you who’s getting sick — it’s your child. What’s a parent to do when a kid get sick — and…

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An Evening at the Southside Works Pittsburgh

When was the last time you spent an evening with just one kid? I’ve spent time with my daughter, having tea with Hello Kitty and even traveling to LEGOLAND Florida, but time with my son has been sparse. We recently had a chance to change that, by way of a media tour of Pittshburgh. The tour included an evening…

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Exploring Pittsburgh’s Children’s Museum

Do children and museums mix? They do when it’s the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, a three-story building on Pittsburgh‘s North Side. The building connects historic buildings in the city: the Allegheny Post Office Building and the Buhl Building, and is adjacent to Buhl Community Park (I’ll tell you more about that in a bit — first, the…

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Where to Eat 3 Meals in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne is often called the City of Restaurants for its wide variety of eating establishments, and my family and I made an effort to check out as many as we could during a recent weekend trip. It’s also a highly walkable city, with many restaurants and attractions within a few blocks of each other….

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Quick & Easy Black Bean Soup Recipe

Loaded with fiber and protein, this black bean soup is easy enough to make on a weeknight when time is limited. It makes about 6 servings so there’s enough left over for lunch (or dinner) the next day. Quick & Easy Black Bean Soup Recipe 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, diced…

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4 Free & Fabulous Fitness Apps

There’s something about signing up for another half marathon that makes you evaluate your own current health and fitness level — and immediately want to make changes. I’m again signed up to run the Detroit Half Marathon in October, and have set a goal to not only lose a few pounds but to also incorporate cross training…

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Low-Carb Spaghetti (Squash) and Meatballs Recipe

We’re always trying to find ways to get more vegetables into our diets (and trick encourage the kids into eating more veggies). To that end, we’ve turned spaghetti night into spaghetti squash night: all the taste and feel of spaghetti, but without the carbs or extra calories. Plus, it’s easy enough to make on a weeknight. I…

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