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Travel: Visiting Boston’s Make Way For Ducklings Statues

Last weekend I visited Boston. One of my must-dos?   Visiting the Make Way For Ducklings statues!   One of my favorite children's stories was written by an author named Robert McCluskey. It's a book called, "Make Way for Ducklings."     The story chronicles duck parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mallard, and their adventures as they attempt to find a safe place to hatch and raise their ducklings. It takes place in and around Boston's Public Garden.   Written in 1941, and is popular with generations of families. Its illustrations, charcoal drawings, received … [Read More...]


Tips For Attending A Professional Golf Tournament!

Attending a live sporting event is always exciting. It's an opportunity to see the sport come to life, to have close encounters with some of its players, and meet other fans. Golf is a very traditional and conservative sport. And while it can be fun to watch, spectators are guests of the event. Before attending a professional golf tournament it's important to know the rules and come prepared to have fun! While each tournament has specific regulations, there are a few things you can do in advance.   CHECK THE WEATHER. You need to do your research before you hit the golf tournament! … [Read More...]


The Little Free Library: Bringing Reading To The Community

  Guess What I just did? I've established a Little Free Library!   Have you ever heard of the Little Free Library? Local residents create and maintain a free book library box, which is placed outside of their home. The box, which is larger than a bird house, smaller than a doll house, can be made or purchased. The owner can then add their library to a national registry for a small fee and add it to a registry on Google Maps. After the library is official, owners receive a sign that reads, "Little Free Library". The libraries build … [Read More...]


It’s Time To Stop And Smell The Flowers At The Tulip Time Festival: May 2-9, 2015

  One of the most incredible things about Michigan is its rich and diverse cultural heritage. Michigan residents have deep ties to their cultural ancestry and it's fun to celebrate other cultures, learning about them from second and third generation families. One of the best known celebrations of cultural heritage in Michigan takes place annually in Holland, Michigan at the largest Tulip Festival held outside of the Netherlands: the Tulip Time Festival.     Holland, Michigan is located in Michigan's lower peninsula, on the state's western coast. The city was … [Read More...]


The New “Super Heroes Assemble” App Is A Heroic Way To Get Your Tween To Walmart!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias       One of my family’s favorite things to do together is watch movies. As the only girl in a house full of men, I watch a lot of Super Hero movies. We’re big fans of MARVEL comics and the big screen films at our house, and each of us has a favorite movie in the Avenger’s franchise. I love Thor (because, honestly, who doesn’t love Thor?!), while my son is a huge fan of Iron Man, and idolizes Tony Stark (again, who wouldn’t … [Read More...]