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Southfield Public Library

Southfield Public Library Visitor’s Guide and Photos

What I love about the Detroit Metro area is we have a plethora of amazing free spaces to take our children. When places are easily accessible and surrounded by other fun things to do, I call that a WIN-WIN! The Southfield Public Library is one of those such places.  Located at 26300 Evergreen Road in Southfield, it is literally 2… 

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… 

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…