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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… Read More »Fostering Mindfulness in the Classroom

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 all year long.  Listed on the website After Ellen as… Read More »Ferndale Pride 2019

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… Read More »Great Wolf Lodge – Sandusky, OH

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 the World Health Organization.  It was found in all but… Read More »Dangerous Levels of Weed-Killer Found in Breakfast Foods