15 Ideas for Back-to-School

  School is back in session for many kids or will be after Labor Day, so it’s time to get into a back-to-school ritual. A structured schedule for children is a must. Children accomplish more in an environment that is structured and consistent. Below is my list of 15 ideas for going back-to-school: Be sure your child is getting 8-12

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Patriot Day

In the United States, Patriot Day observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of the 2,977 killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks (Wikipedia). Patriot Day is not a federal holiday, which means that schools and businesses are open. Even so, memorial services are held around the United States in remembrance

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Northville Park Place Grand Opening

Northville Park Place is the new shopping and dining area located on the southwest corner of Seven Mile and Haggerty Roads in Northville, MI. It is composed of a variety of tenants including MOD Pizza, Orangetheory Fitness, SVS Vision, Granite City Food & Brewery, The Rusty Bucket, Sherwin Williams, BurgerFi, Chipotle, Jimmy John’s, Tom & Chee, Red Olive, Sports Clips and

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10 Lessons I Learned by Leaving my Career Job

Leaving teaching was not an easy decision, but it was a necessary for my health and well-being. You may remember from my previous posts, that I suffered from stress-related depression and anxiety. I was suffering mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. When you aren’t taking care of yourself, it’s difficult to take care of others. After being away from the field

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Functional Friendship

  What is a friend and what does it mean to have functional friendships? Today at church our sermon was on Functional Friendship…but what is a functional friendship? Friends…we have them on Facebook, we see them occasionally, we hang out with them, we chat or text, and we share our thoughts and feelings with them. Sometimes these friends are just

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Pictured Rocks

There are so many beautiful places to visit in Michigan. Last week, my husband and I were able to visit one of the most amazing places…Pictured Rocks in Munising, which is in the Upper Peninsula. There are many ways to see Pictured Rocks. We choose to view them from the water by boat. I truly believe this is the best

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Guatemala 2015

In less than 2 months, I will be in Guatemala with 22 others from my church. As part of a total village transformation, Connection Church adopted a village called El Cruce. Over the years, volunteers have assisted this village by building a church, school, and a well for water. Also, many people from my church support children from this village with monthly

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Life…How to Lighten Your Load

Life…How to Lighten Your Load…Tonight I sit here pondering life. I’m almost beyond words when it comes to suicide. I just found out from Facebook that a brother to one of my friend’s committed suicide and Bobby Brown’s and Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, died after her attempted suicide attempt. How do people take their own life? Is there something

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My Anniversary Surprise!

This past weekend my husband surprised me with an Anniversary Trip!!! This is the second year in a row he’s completely surprised me. To read about last year’s trip, see my previous post entitled, Surprise Trip. Unlike last year, this year we ventured outside of Michigan. Our first stop was at a park called Aullwood Garden Metropark in Englewood, Ohio.

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