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Join us on our latest #familyadventure at Kiddo Korner!

This little guy had a little help celebrating his 6th birthday! Detroit Tigers @visitdetroit Visit Detroit Pure Michigan #detroittigers #Detroit #goTigers #Birthdayboy #birthdayfun #michigan
David loved trying the new virtual reality game at Legoland Discovery Center Michigan! @LDCMichigan Legoland Discovery Center Visit Detroit @visitdetroit @PureMichigan Pure Michigan #michigan #legomaniac #lego #legoland #6thbirthday #birthdayfun
In the Master Builder class @ldcmichigan we put together pieces for a #LegoMovie2 mosaic! #Visitdetroit @visitdetroit @puremichigan #michigan #lego #masterbuilder
The popnology exhibit at @istscience is really cool. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in sci-fi, space exploration and/or technology. It'll be on display until April 28th. #popnology #sci -fi #Toledo #visittoledo @visit_toledo @visitohiostate #midwest #Ohio
He's always got something creative cooking. This is a good thing and a bad thing. It's hard to reel him in when he has an idea for a project. Especially one that involves GLITTER. Oh, glitter. You make things so shiny and bright. And you also stick around the house for at least 4 months after you’ve been used. Who would even allow glitter in their home? #rookiemistake #parenting #glitter #crafting #kidsprojects #messtime #willmyhouseeverbeclean #cleanhouse #messyhouse #artfulhouse
You can't watch that. That movie uses bad language (like idiot). If you don't want to take care of your toys, I'm giving them to a little boy who will. These are things I say in my house ALL. THE. TIME. Sometimes I feel like I'm going crazy trying to keep my kids from learning bad habits. Sometimes my family looks at me like I'm crazy when I say "only shows on PBS Kids but not that one because they talk about fighting". Don't get me wrong, my kids still fight, argue, irritate each other, snatch toys, and yes, "sass their mama." I just don't want to make this child-rearing thing any more difficult than it already is. That’s why I’ve fallen in LOVE with this book, How To Raise Grateful Kids in an Entitled World. Kristen Welch makes some of the same rules and the same arguments about her family as I do mine. I don’t feel so crazy about it. Her voice has helped to bolster my resolve to do what I know in my heart is what my kids need (even though it's NOT easy). So next time I declare that cabbage feeds the world and so we will eat it (never mind that I can’t get enough of it) I will take heart that I’m not the only one met with groans over dinner choices. When I hide the remotes so no one can turn on the TV, I’ll remember that my families’ time (and brains and hearts) are worth more than glazed over eyes and silly shows. Check it out and see what this book means to you: https://amzn.to/2TUyhSb (affiliate link) #parentingishard #raisingkidsGodsway #nomoreentitlement #youshouldearnit #momproblems #hardstuff #parenting #love #healthykids #readinglist
Dissecting a squid at Sea Life Aquarium! I’m so glad the boys were able to do this #homeschooling activity. Check out the website to find out about other programs. #partnership http://ow.ly/BpnZ30nKbsR @SEALIFEMichigan @visitdetroit @SEALIFEAquarium @PureMichigan #Detroit #MI
Soon the snow will give way to muddy puddles...is there anything more carefree and joyous in childhood? #springtimesoon #muddypuddles #childhoodiscalling #getyourraincoat #Ohioliving #whoneedsTV
My absolute favorite book to read in February is The Secret Garden. In February I like to dream of spring and start planning what I might (attempt to) grow. This story reminds me of the childlike curiosity that takes over anyone stepping into the early spring cold in search of the first signs of spring. This year is a special treat because the boys are listening to it in audio book form with me. I wasn’t sure how they’d do with an 8-hour audio book, but the magic has overtaken them too. We listen to a little bit before nap time and bedtime. We also sneak it in during car rides, if Mariel isn’t crying. Consider reading this old favorite again or experience it for the first time: https://amzn.to/2SWPZay (affiliate link) #winter #february #spring #gardening #thesecretgarden #childrenslit #childrensliterature #goodreads #readinglist #mustread #goodatanyage
I spent some time during my teens and early adulthood not exactly enjoying winter….to put it nicely. I grumbled about cold toes, wet socks, slipping on the ice and so on. Then one day I realized I was all grown up. I was making decisions about what to eat, when to go to bed, how to dress, what to do with my life...oh yeah, and WHERE to live. My husband and I talked circles about where to live. We researched weather, cost of living, need for teachers, teachers pay vs. cost of living, crime, you name it. We talked Arizona, South Carolina, Georgia, Puerto Rico, Cambodia, Italy. We traveled, “tried on” different places but never moved. Finally, I realized this is WHERE I want to be. #Ohio has ice storms, bursts of 3-6 inches of snow, fall foliage, hot summers, a Great Lake, golden wheat fields, grandparents, cousins, and friends. So now there’s a lot less grumbling about weather and a lot more appreciation for icicles hanging from trees, warm houses, steaming mugs of hot cocoa, and playing in the snow. I’ve decided to #LoveWhereILive and I do. #lovewhereyoulive #ohio #winter #snow #storm #childhood #family #friends #NOTstuckinOhio #visitOhio #OH
Magical. Sea Life Aquarium Michigan #partnership https://www.visitsealife.com/michigan/ #visitdetroit #auburnhills #visitdetroit #michigan #sealife #childhood #aquarium #familyfun
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