Author: Amanda Stein

Where Do You Hide the Holiday Presents?

The annual parental struggle will be upon us soon, for those who like to get a head start on the season, it is already here. Where to hide the holiday presents! It’s easy enough when our children are babies. They can’t look and don’t know to search for them. As...

Brookwood Fruit Farm: A Family Trip

Five generations of Bristols have worked and built the Brookwood Fruit Farm in Almont into one of the finest orchards in the region. While other orchards and cider mills have bounce houses or petting zoos, Brookwood’s focus remains on what has kept it going for nearly 200 years: family. The...

Lego Ninjago Movie

When offered the chance to see the premiere of the new Lego Ninjago movie in return for a review I leapt at it. My middle child is a huge Ninjago fan, her favorite is Nin, and I knew she was dying to see the movie. Despite the success of the...

Metro Detroit Suicide Prevention Resources

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Each year more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide leaving countless family members and friends behind to piece their lives back together. 90% of those who die by suicide have a diagnosable mental illness. Too often individuals avoid treatment due to stigma or lack...

Hurricane Harvey: Ways to Help Right Now

Ways Help Right Now The images on our televisions, Facebook news feeds, and other screens are upsetting and frightening. It’s a disaster unlike any we’ve seen  in many years. Most of us do not have the skills, boats, or resources, to go down and physically help with rescue efforts. But...

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

Recently I was invited to attend a private event at the Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern on Telegraph in Bingham Farms. It was a wonderful opportunity for a night out with my husband (thanks grandpa for the babysitting) and to try the food and drinks at place my husband and...

Fan Recommended Metro Detroit Dentists

For many, going to the dentist ranks as our least favorite activity. Taking our kids to the dentist, ranks even lower. Our wonderful fans got together and shared their picks for the best pediatric dentists in metro Detroit who make the task a great deal easier for both parent and child. Oakland County...

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: The First Epic Movie

My three children and I were given the opportunity to see the first ever CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS movie for free a little while ago and we jumped at the chance. They were super impressed by my name on printed out saving seats for the four of us. My middle child was...

Trolls – Review

Dreamworks’ Trolls movie is a musical, marvelous, magical family film with plenty to offer all ages. I had the opportunity to take my 10 year old son and he LOVED it. On our way out he said it was his new favorite movie. I appreciated the music, art, and message....

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