Visiting Disney World Without the Kids (This Time)

My kids don’t know that I recently visited Walt Disney World without them – and that I plan on doing it again. Does that make me the meanest mom...

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...

Family Fun at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Need something family-friendly to do? You almost can’t do any better than a festival. Last night my family had an early Father’s Day dinner downtown, then wandered over to...

To Boldly Go Somewhere You Don’t Really Care to Go

Parenting is all about compromise. Like when my daughter wants to wear a summer dress when it’s 20 degrees outside. Or my son wants to eat nothing but crackers...

Discovering Dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History

Dinosaur Discovery Day at the Museum of Natural History at University of Michigan. Want to discover some dinosaurs? We recently checked out Dinosaur Discovery Day — a free event at...

Mom-Daughter Trip to LEGOLAND

My, what big Lego teeth you have! My daughter is still talking about the trip we took to LEGOLAND Florida last year. My four-year-old daughter and I were invited to attended the grand...

Secret Family Travel

My husband and I are currently keeping a secret from our children. Well, truth be told, we keep lots of secrets from them — most of which they will...

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...

Epic Playdate Weekend

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Children’s Book is, Frankly, No Good

As a parent, it’s important to me that my kids love to read. As a person with an English degree and a job in editing, it’s important to me...

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Castaway Cay, Disney’s Island in the Bahamas

If you’ve been on a Bahamian Disney cruise, you’ve probably been to Castaway Cay. This little piece of paradise in the Bahamas is Disney’s...

Williams-Sonoma Baking Stone

My baking stone is quickly turning into a Rorschach test, with blips and blobs that resemble all sorts of things. When I bought it, it was a...

Pittsburgh Style Pulled Pork Sandwich

Primanti Bros. sandwich Many people return from their travels with souvenirs; I bring back recipes. This one’s from a long-term stay outside of Pittsburgh, where...