Tagged: Julie McKeeman

I Only Buy 4 Gifts for Christmas

One of the best decisions I have made as a mom is to limit the amount of gifts I purchase for my children.  When my daughter was a baby, my wife and I decided to look up some holiday traditions to start for her first Christmas in 2011. We asked...

Recess is Important-No Matter the Weather!

When you ask an elementary aged student what their favorite subject in school is, inevitably the majority will say “recess” or “lunch.”  Occasionally you may hear “gym” or another special class. I know at the school where I teach (Library and Technology), there has been a shift to valuing recess...

The Hip Hop Nutcracker @ The Masonic Temple

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a holiday mash-up for the whole family and is currently celebrating its 5th anniversary. The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. Performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s...

McDonald’s Holiday Pies are Back…But Where?

Social media was all a buzz this week when McDonald’s announced the return of their elusive Holiday Pie. According to the McDonald’s website, the pies are “Creamy smooth, vanilla custard nestled in a flaky, buttery crust glazed with sugar and topped with rainbow sprinkles.” I’m not one to yuck anyone...

Paper Bag Snowflake Tutorial

These giant snowflake is so easy to make and would be a great project to do with kids. Materials 8 patterned or colored bags (I used a pack from the Dollar Tree) Some sort of glue or adhesive.  Double sided tape, staples, or glue would all work. Step one.  Glue...

Troy Public Library

  The Troy Public Library is located in the city complex, near the Troy Family Aquatic Center. The Children’s Department is one of the largest I have visited in the area with many special and unique areas. We walked around to explore a little bit and admired the big colorful...

Great Wolf Lodge – Sandusky, OH

A little over 2 hours away from Metro Detroit, Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky, OH makes for a nice getaway. The hotel features something for everyone in the family.  The waterpark is the main attraction, with slides of varying difficulty, splash zones, zero entry pool for babies, hot tubs (both...

Dangerous Levels of Weed-Killer Found in Breakfast Foods

The Environmental Working Group (EWG),  a non-profit and non-partisan environmental advocacy organization,  found popular oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars come with a hefty dose of glyphosate, according to independent laboratory tests commissioned by EWG. Glyphosate, the weed-killing poison in Monsato’s Roundup, has been linked to cancer by California state scientists and...

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