Tagged: 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...

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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