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Julie McKeeman

Julie is first and foremost a mom of two amazing kiddos, Elliott and Bennett. She is married to her beautiful wife, Betsy, and is an elementary school librarian.

Hairspray Returns to Detroit

You can’t stop the beat from returning to Detroit! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award®-winning musical comedy phenomenon, comes to the Fisher Theatre, January 18-30, 2022. Tickets start at $39 and will go on sale on Friday, November 19, 2021 online at Ticketmaster.com and in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office. HAIRSPRAY is the story of 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s… 

Santa Maria Children’s Discovery Museum

  While vacationing along the Central Coast of California, we had the opportunity to check you the Santa Maria Children’s Discovery Museum and I am so glad we did! We arrived shortly after it opened at 10am on a Tuesday morning.  We were one of a small handful of families at the center.  The volunteer coordinator who greeted us at… 

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 away from the classroom to not disrupt other students, take… 

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 kid and adult versions), lazy river, and a regular pool… 

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 it’s a hard surface, WIPE If it’s a washable fabric,…