Author: Jackie LE

Madison Heights’ First #LittleFreeLibrary

I love books. I was that kid in school that got in trouble because I was too busy reading instead of doing my school work. Whenever I give a gift, I always include a book – especially when my boys go to a birthday party. Books are the one simple...

Exploring Cranbrook’s Halloween Science

When it comes to anything science related, my boys are all about checking it out – whether it’s a new gadget, a new exhibit, or even if it’s the latest How It’s Made video. They love discovering the way things move and work. When the chance came to check out Cranbrook’s Institute of...

Troy Gymnastics’ Ninja Warrior Training

My boys are huge fans of American Ninja Warrior. I don’t know if it’s the jumping or the climbing or the insanity of it, but whatever it is, they love watching it. My oldest has been doing various forms of martial arts off and on for the past few years....

The Power of DonorsChoose.org For Local Schools

For many of us, the new school year is in full swing, but many teachers are still hard at work getting their rooms ready for their students. While enjoyed the last summer days with our kids, teachers were looking at their rooms and trying to find better ways to improve...

Coloring Books for the Geeky Literary Mind

Coloring books have become all the rage and I for one am really excited for this trend. I’ve seen a ton of Batman, Angry Birds, Paw Patrol, and other cartoon coloring books; and while I love coloring just as much as the next person, as a mom, these characters (as...

Recipe: Bacon Pancakes

My kids (and my husband) love the Cartoon Network show, Adventure Time, and when they came across Jake’s fabulous Making Bacon Pancakes song they insisted we had to make our own bacon pancakes. Considering they also love bacon, I couldn’t resist and they were a hit. Strangely, they weren’t as...

Recipe: Ham and Cheese Brunch

Brunch play dates are one of my favorites to attend. The kids are guaranteed to love it (someone always brings donuts) and it’s still early enough that crankiness hasn’t set in yet. Yet it can also be hard when trying to figure out what to bring. Donuts are always easy,...

Historic Baseball at Greenfield Village

If you’re tired of watching the same old baseball game, may I suggest watching a game that’s a bit older? Check out Historic Base Ball: Base Ball 1867 Style at Greenfield Village. Every weekend between now and August 20th, Greenfield Village has their own baseball games and it’s unlike any...

Kidz Shows at Campus Martius

I have to admit, there’s a lot more going on in downtown Detroit than I thought there was – the vast majority of it is geared towards family play time too. My husband started working near Campus Martius Park a couple months ago and his employer is really pushing the whole “come play...

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