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Thursday, September 21, 2023

How Moms Can Put Their Own Mask on First

If you've ever flown on a plane (or maybe even if you haven't), you'll know that, in the event of an emergency, you're told to put your own mask on before helping anyone else. This is because you're better prepared to help others if you help yourself first. And this is a lesson that all parents should take to heart, even outside of the context of an extremely rare aircraft failure. By taking care of yourself first, you can be a better mom. When you're happy and healthy, you're able to be there for your children more fully. There are several ways you can make sure you're putting your mask on first.

Make Time for Self-Care

Self-care isn't just about the basic things you do to care for yourself every day, although things like showering and brushing your hair can come into it too. It's all of the things that you do to care for your own needs, both physically and mentally. Your self-care might include taking a few minutes for yourself each morning or evening, or making sure you follow a healthy bedtime routine. There are different types of self-care, such as emotional, spiritual and physical self-care, which can all help you be healthier.

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Saturday, September 9, 2023

21 Dishes to Make with Acorn Squash

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Best Vitamins and Supplements for Summer + GIVEAWAY!

 I received a sample from Superior Source Vitamins for the sole purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

August is the month of Summer Sizzle and HOT deals! This month is all about encouraging you to take care of your bodies by eating right, exercising, and working to prevent disease.Taking vitamin supplements can play a role in optimum health. Superior Source Vitamins has over 70 vitamins and supplements to aid your quest for a healthy lifestyle.These micro-tablets dissolve fast with no pills to swallow, or water needed. Clean.Pure and Simple—with NO ingredients you can’t pronounce—just the way nature intended.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

4 Approaches to Ensure You're Spending Quality Time (Not Quantity Time) as a Family


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Ensuring we can get more out of life as a parent is about making the most of the time we have as a family. Many parents can make the mistake of thinking that the more time they spend with their family, the better, but it's actually about the quality of time you have, especially in this modern world. So what can we do to ensure that we are focusing on quality time rather than quantity time?

Friday, July 28, 2023

The Role of Pediatric Dentists in Promoting Healthy Oral Habits

Developing good dental health routines early is essential to your child’s oral and overall physical health. Pediatric dentists have specialized training that helps them better understand and care for young patients’ mouths.

They can also help kids break bad habits like thumb-sucking and teeth-grinding, leading to serious problems later in life. This is accomplished by creating a positive experience during their appointments.

Early Visits

When your child’s first tooth erupts, they should make an appointment with a pediatric dentist. This will allow them to get specialized treatment, direction, and education about oral health that they won’t receive at a general dentist’s office.

Pediatric dentists are specially trained to understand the anatomy of primary (“baby”) teeth, and they have plenty of experience working on them. They know how to treat problems like tooth decay and help kids overcome dental anxiety.

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists found that early visits for advice and having lay support during the first two years of life were associated with a reduced likelihood of unfavorable oral health behaviors, such as putting children to bed with bottles. Regular dental appointments and consistent brushing and flossing will keep excess bacteria under control and prevent diseases like gum disease and cavities. They will also ensure that your child gets enough fluoride, which can aid in developing strong and healthy teeth.

Monday, July 24, 2023



(JULY 24, 2023) – Broadway In Detroit announced today that single tickets for the upcoming engagement of MRS. DOUBTFIRE at the Fisher Theatre will go on sale Friday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. MRS. DOUBTFIRE will be at the Fisher Theatre November 14 – 26 as part of Broadway In Detroit’s 2023-24 Subscription Season. Tickets will be available online at or in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office starting at 12:00 p.m.
Everyone’s favorite Scottish nanny is headed to Detroit in an internationally acclaimed new hit musical critics call “wonderful, heart-warming, and laugh-out-loud funny” (Manchester Evening News) and “a feel-good, family-friendly comedy that delivers” (The Hollywood Reporter). Based on the beloved film and directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks.
MRS.DOUBTFIRE is the fourth show in Broadway In Detroit’s 2023-24 Subscription Season which also includes FUNNY GIRL, COMPANYDisney’s FrozenWicked, and To Kill a Mockingbird. Full Series Subscriptions, which start at $249 and include a ticket to all six shows, are still available at

MRS. DOUBTFIRE will star beloved Broadway leading man, Rob McClure, who drew critical raves, standing ovations, and a Tony Award nomination when he created Euphegenia Doubtfire (everybody’s favorite Scottish nanny). Joining him will be another Broadway favorite, renowned actress and his real-life wife, Maggie Lakis as Miranda Hillard.
Out-of-work actor Daniel Hillard will do anything for his kids. After losing custody in a messy divorce, he creates the kindly alter ego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new character takes on a life of its own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father. A hysterical and heartfelt story about holding onto your loved ones against all odds, MRS. DOUBTFIRE is the musical comedy we need right now – one that proves we’re better together.
MRS. DOUBTFIRE premiered at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in December 2019. Extended by popular demand, the Seattle engagement shattered the record for a new musical in the history of the 5th Avenue Theatre, selling more than $4.7M in tickets and playing to more than 75,000 people in just 42 performances.
When MRS. DOUBTFIRE first officially opened on Broadway on December 5, 2021, the Chicago Tribune said, “This lovable, big-hearted musical comedy delivers a good time for all ages. The best choice for families on Broadway” and The Telegraph proclaimed “Rip-roaringly funny. A heartfelt adaptation to make Robin Williams proud.”
Before closing on Broadway on May 29, 2022, MRS. DOUBTFIRE received six 2022 Outer Critics Circle Nominations including Outstanding New Broadway Musical, two Drama League Nominations as well as a Tony Nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
MRS. DOUBTFIRE opened in London’s West End in June 2023 following a successful engagement in Manchester, UK in Fall of 2022.
In addition to director Jerry Zaks, the new musical comedy features a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, the Tony Award nominated team behind Something Rotten! The creative team is rounded out by Choreographer Lorin Latarro; Music Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator Ethan Popp; Scenic Designer David Korins; Costume Designer Catherine Zuber; Lighting Designer, Philip S. Rosenberg; Sound Designer Brian Ronan; Hair & Wig Designer David Brian Brown; and Casting by The Telsey Office (Craig Burns, CSA).
MRS. DOUBTFIRE is produced by Kevin McCollum in association with Work Light Productions, the Executive Producer and General Manager for the tour.
The MRS. DOUBTFIRE Cast Recording is available on all streaming platforms.
MRS. DOUBTFIRE is thrilled to be joined by sponsor across North America. 
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Performance times for MRS. DOUBTFIRE appearing November 14 – 26 at the Fisher Theatre located 3011 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit MI are:
  • Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday matinees at 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday evening performances at 6:30 p.m.
  • No performance on Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving
  • Extra performance on Monday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Special Open Caption performance on Sunday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Individual tickets for MRS. DOUBTFIRE will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 18 and range in price from [$35 - $135] with a select number of premium tickets available. Tickets can be purchased online at, and in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office starting at noon.
Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Group Sales at 313-871-1132 or emailing 
Tickets for the Open Captioned performance be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0.
Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. Broadway In Detroit uses Ticketmaster as its sole, authorized ticketing agent. Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot verify tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.
For more information on Broadway in Detroit, subscriptions, group sales and more, please visit

Monday, June 26, 2023

Effective Strategies for Odor Removal in Homes

When unpleasant smells linger in homes, it is more than a nuisance. Some of them signal a severe problem like mold growth or dead animal decomposition that requires immediate attention from a professional.

Odors can also make properties unattractive to potential buyers, making selling them difficult or even impossible. Read on to learn effective strategies for odor removal in Ottawa homes.