Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real on Discovery Family Channel

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From the origins of time, our world has been fascinated with dragons—ferocious, snake-like beasts with fiery tongues and powerful wings. This mythical monster appears all over the world, from Harry Potter novels and the Chinese New Year, to collegiate mascots and role-play board games. But what if these dragons were more than just legend? Watch dragons come to life in Discovery Family Channel’s … [Read more...]

The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall, Review & Giveaway

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Sooner or later, every child will ask, Where do babies come from? Answering this question has never been this easy or entertaining! Join a curious little boy who asks everyone from his babysitter to the mailman, getting all sorts of funny answers along the way, before his parents gently set him straight. New from award-winning author and illustrator Sophie Blackall comes a beautiful picture … [Read more...]

Walking With Dinosaurs @ The Palace of Auburn Hills Ticket Giveaway #Detroit

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Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular production, Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, comes to The Palace of Auburn Hills for an eight-show engagement from August 6-10, 2014. Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. The show has scenes of the … [Read more...]

Bookstock Used Book and Media Sale #BookstockMI

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Bookstock’s back at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place, offering incredible deals on used books and media. Bargains abound at Bookstock, metro Detroit’s biggest and best used book and media sale where all proceeds benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit. As much as I love movies, I also enjoy reading. It's something I share with my entire family. Sometimes, there is just … [Read more...]

The cost of college tuition

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In the 1940s only 25% of adults had college degrees. Today it has become all but essential to get a four year degree if you want a fair attempt and finding a good job, but not even a degree guarantees you a career. We’ve all heard that college graduates are entering a meager job market, but now they are also graduating with large amounts of student loan debt to pay for as well. Not only has the … [Read more...]

Help! My Teen is Driving!

If you thought teaching your teen to drive was stressful, wait until you have to set him free and let him actually drive. Without you there. On the wide-open roads. With all of the other crazy drivers. Yeah, it’s enough to cause any parent to have a full-on anxiety attack. So what can you do to help ease the worry and make the experience a positive one for both of you? Take a Deep … [Read more...]

Marvel’s THOR: The Dark World New Movie Clip & Ultimate Mentor Adventure #ThorDarkWorldEvent

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Check out this new movie clip from Marvel’s THOR: The Dark World! Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, … [Read more...]

Learning is Fun @ PowerMyLearning.Org #Review

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PowerMyLearning.org is a free non-profit website for kids K- 12th. The site provides educational online games that incorporate all the things kids enjoy with learning - such as trains, animals and even fashion. I recently opened a parent account on PowerMyLearning to review with my fourteen year old daughter, and six year old granddaughter. Both are very tech savvy, and spend a good amount of … [Read more...]

My Motor Oil Matters Experience

A while back I shared some tips and information from a new consumer education and industry watchdog program called MOM - Motor Oil Matters. My post included the below suggested checklist. I recently took a copy of the above check list to my local oil change garage. The maniac that was working could not have been more friendly. He answered all of my questions, and for the first time showed … [Read more...]

Wont Back Down Movie Review

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I had the pleasure of attending an advanced screening of Won't Back Down. Haven't heard of it? I'm not surprised. I've only seen the trailer once or twice, and the movie opens September 28, 2012. The Story Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis play two determined mothers, one a teacher, who will stop at nothing to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and … [Read more...]

Celebs Heading to Sesame Street

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Check out the new promo pics below of this season's celebs visiting Sesame Street. I think Jack Black's pic is my favorite. … [Read more...]

What To Expect The Second Year Book Giveaway

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This giveaway is now closed. Heidi Murkoff’s What to Expect has delivered again. Announcing the arrival of a brand-new member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year. The essential sequel to What to Expect the First Year, with 9.7 million copies in print, What to Expect the Second Year picks up the action at baby’s first birthday, and takes parents through what can only … [Read more...]

Free Museum Day

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September 25, 2010 is Free Museum Day! … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday, Cranbrook Institute of Science

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Our visit to Facebook! - … [Read more...]