Author: Julie McKeeman

Fostering Mindfulness in the Classroom

Beacon Elementary in Harper Woods, Michigan is refocusing students’ negative energy through a ‘focus room’ dedicated to helping students prone to outbursts. Staffed around the clock by two adults -“Mr. B” (Behavior Interventionist) and  “Miss C” (Focus Room Director) with specialized training, the focus room gives students a place to step...

Ferndale Pride 2019

This weekend, our favorite PRIDE festival is coming to town, and its right down the street in Funky Ferndale! Since 2011, Ferndale Pride has strived to put on an inclusive event that is free to the public,  supports local charities, and shows love to the businesses that support our community...

Safe Ticket Buying Tips for HAMILTON in Detroit

Broadway in Detroit will present a highly anticipated six-week engagement of HAMILTON at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, March 12 – April 21, 2019.   Tickets for this engagement of HAMILTON are still available through Ticketmaster, the sole, authorized ticketing agent for Broadway In Detroit.  However, there are numerous third-party sellers advertising tickets...

Two Monster Trucks Headed to Macomb Mall

Monster Jam’s GRAVE DIGGER returns to Macomb Mall along with a surprise second monster truck! That is right, TWO MONSTER TRUCKS INSIDE OF THE MALL! Both trucks will be on display all day on March 7 in the South Court near Diamond Gallery. Meet & Greets with the drivers are...

Open Auditions!  Fisher Theater Seeks Young Female Actress
Open Auditions! Fisher Theater Seeks Young Female Actress

WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical will be premiering at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, May 7-19, 2019 for a limited engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the engagement. WAITRESS tells the story of “Jenna”, an expert pie baker working at...

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...

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...

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