Author: Julie McKeeman

Give the Gift of Swimming

Experience gifts are all the rage right now. I know in my house we definitely do not need any more toys or “stuff” to add to the clutter. So when friends or family ask what to give my children, I always suggest experiences, memberships, or lessons. There are so many...

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...

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...

Sleep Makeover with AllerEase

AllerEase provided me with (1) AllerEase Maximum mattress protector, (2) AllerEase Maximum pillow protectors, (1) pillow and (1) comforter in exchange for this promotional post. When my daughter was first diagnosed with allergies, we did a complete room makeover for her.  The rules from our allergist were easy to follow: If...

Kids Night at Plato’s Coney Island in Warren

It’s been a crazy few weeks here at The McKeeman house. I’ve had kids sick with strep throat and terrible allergies, busy times at work, and I had to take my mom to the hospital on Mother’s Day. Needless to say, after I picked her up from the hospital and...

Tunnel of Lights-Warren

If your family is like ours, going to see festive holiday lights is one of the best parts of the season. Many of us already know about the Wayne County Lightfest, Holidays at Greenfield Village, and downtown Rochester’s Big Bright Light Show, but one of THE best holiday light displays...

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