A hidden gem, the E.L. Johnson Nature Center in Bloomfield Hills is picturesque with its four-acre, inland pond and more than two miles of walking trails where an assortment of animals can be found.
Jackie is a stay at home mom to two adventure loving boys; a wife to a husband who is very tolerant of her reading addiction; and the owner of Literary Escapism where she has actively promoted books since 2006. Since introducing her boys to the world of superheroes and Doctor Who, she has realized that she is a bigger geek than she knew. She loves exploring and finding new adventures to take her boys on, and it turns out they love checking out the unknown as well.
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 joy that are always available, if one can get to… Read More »Madison Heights’ First #LittleFreeLibrary
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 game you’ve seen on TV. For one, they play by… Read More »Historic Baseball at Greenfield Village
Even if you didn’t grow up in the 60s and 70s, everyone has heard of Motown and the musical success they had. Hell, Motown jump-started Michael Jackson’s career and I know people have heard of him. I’m an 80s child, so I’ve heard of The Temptations, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and many other Motown artists; but something I didn’t know… Read More »Hitsville USA and the Motown Museum
Today I would like to introduce everyone to the Troy Historical Village, located in Troy, Michigan at the corner of Wattles Road and Livernois Road. I don’t know how many times I’ve driven by that corner and I’ve never noticed this gem of a museum. This village contains 10 buildings that give a glimpse into this region’s past. The first… Read More »The Troy Historical Village
Now that my oldest is out of that “any park, any time, all the time” stage, I’ve been finding that I need to put a little more effort into my summer plans. He’s no longer happy with let’s go discover a new park; instead he wants to know what we’re going to do. Now he wants a plan, a reason,… Read More »10 Historic Sites You May Not Know About in Metro Detroit
If you think it is odd that I would suggest comic books as the perfect books for beginner readers, don’t. In my experience, they can get a child to read more and can actually get them excited to read. There are some really great ones out there that are fabulous for young minds. Comics have one major attractive element that… Read More »Comic Books – Perfect For Beginner Readers
Back in the day, I remember going on a tour of Pizza Hut’s kitchen. We learned all about how pizza was made, its history, and we ended it by making our own personal pizzas. Now that I have kids of my own, I’ve been wanting to do the same with them, but I haven’t found a Pizza Hut who offers… Read More »Detroit Style Pizza Company