A pet can be a great addition to a home. It’s sort of like having another child on board there’s more feeding, bathing, and cleaning. Even with just children in the house, cleaning can be a challenge and things don’t get easier once a pet is added to the family. You may or may not be amazed by the mess… Read More »Ways to Keep Your House Clean with Pets
MDM Writer Katie and I attended a Momtography class for free in exchange for writing this review. All opinions (and photographs!) are our own. When I was in my teens I was obsessed with disposable cameras. I loved to photograph any and everything, wait for the camera to be developed, and sift through my photos to see how they’d turned… Read More »Momtography – a Photography Class with Moms in Mind
“When people start writing there is this idea that you have to get everything right first time, every sentence has to be perfect, every paragraph has to be perfect, every chapter has to be perfect, but what you’re doing is not any kind of public show, until you’re ready for it.” Irvine Welsh, Scottish Novelist Last week, Dankworth Publishing sent me a… Read More »Dauntless Journals to Match Your Personality
I received compensation and a free service in exchange for this post. My opinions are my own. I like going to the gym, but it isn’t always EASY to get up, get dressed and drive there. Some days, you want to just work out at home. I don’t always feel like I’m pushing myself when I work out in my… Read More »Fitness that Comes to YOU with GymGuyz Personal Training
I had the opportunity to ask Forensic Meteorologist Mark McGinnis some questions about severe weather and how to be prepared. He has some great tips, and while some may seem like common sense, they are all great reminders of how to be prepared for when severe weather hits: 1. Get a NOAA weather radio with a battery backup. 2. Get a… Read More »How to Prepare Now for Severe Weather – Emergency Preparedness for Metro Detroit Families
Keeping kids safe is no longer as easy as telling them to look both ways when they cross the road. The majority of children have cell phones starting around the age of ten, and accidents caused by distracted walking are increasing at an alarming rate. Videos that show people walking into trees or falling into fountains because they are focused… Read More »How To Teach Your Child To Put Their Phones Away When It Matters
There’s no disputing that lead is bad for the human body. Unfortunately this was not known when the original water delivery systems were put into place. The result was that lead pipes were everywhere. Lead leached from these pipes into the water supply and then caused a variety of health issues in unsuspecting consumers. Lead piping is now banned but… Read More »Filtered Water Systems: Which Models are Most Effective in Removing Lead?
Weighing Your Options Detroit has been on an economic roller-coaster which currently has a downward trend with no end in sight—though the degree of plummet seems to have mellowed out slightly. It’s possible Detroit has a big peak ahead in a few years, but it’s hard to see how. Right now property values have plummeted in Detroit, and so there… Read More »You’ve Decided To Leave Detroit, But Where To?
Nobody ever said planning a wedding was going to be easy. As you look at your best friend, you see just how stressed out, overworked, and tired she is because of all the planning needed to make her wedding absolutely amazing. As her friend, it’s your job to help alleviate some of this burden so that it doesn’t completely wear… Read More »3 Tips for Helping Your Best Friend Plan Her Wedding
Selecting a new doctor, or primary care physician isn’t as easy as it sounds. While you can ask around for recommendations much like you would for a barber or plumber, there are more factors involved that might limit your overall options. Insurance plans create limitations, the number of practices in the area might be limited, and the doctor needs to… Read More »How to Choose a Primary Care Physician