Author Archives: Kate Cardinali

mother of 3, owner of IMD

Little Hands are Helping Hands

I remember attending a play date once, at the house of a two-year-old boy, and being absolutely amazed when I witnessed him discard his used disposable plate.  The little boy’s mother told me that Jack, too, would soon learn to do little tasks like this, and she was right.  Even at a young age, your […]

Keeping a Sleep Schedule

Although not all parents do so, I believe that keeping children on a routine sleep schedule helps build structure that babies and toddlers need.  Because our oldest is now three years old, we are a bit more lax with him, but the twins follow the same schedule every night. Tips for following a schedule: As […]

DYI: Candle Making for Emergencies

Burrr!! It sure has been a cold start to our 2013-2014 winter. The snowfall has been heavier than normal for our area, and many of the schools in the Great Lakes Bay Region have had multiple snow/ice days. WNEM reports that our area has had approx. 13 inches above the average snowfall. Our lovely Michigan weather […]

COLORFUL CHARACTERS…AND TASTY TIDBITS

by Jen Wainwright Who is behind making our region a mecca for family-friendly events and places? Read “Colorful Characters… and Tasty Tidbits” — our local version of “People” magazine. Get to know The Faces and Places of our Great Lakes Bay region!   Colorful Character: Jim & Kim Riney, owners of Once Upon A Child […]

A New Twist on Halloween Classics: “Pumpkin Carving” and “Fun and Games”

Written by Traci Jaime Pumpkin “Carving”- I don’t know about you but pumpkin carving always seems to be more work than fun. This year, we decided to try something different and it turned out great! My daughter loved being part of the process and the pumpkin looked amazing when it was finished. Items used: A […]

Natural Cleaning Ideas – Part 4

Owner of Innovative Media & Design, and designer of Great (Lakes Bay) Moms, there is no denying that creative juices flow through her body.  Kate is our resident idea maker, and eternal optimist.  Having three kids of her own, 2-year-old Jack, and 1-year-old twins, Olivia & Adriana, Kate knows all about the joys (and challenges) […]

Natural Cleaning Ideas – Part 3

Owner of Innovative Media & Design, and designer of Great (Lakes Bay) Moms, there is no denying that creative juices flow through her body.  Kate is our resident idea maker, and eternal optimist.  Having three kids of her own, 2-year-old Jack, and 1-year-old twins, Olivia & Adriana, Kate knows all about the joys (and challenges) […]

Natural Cleaning Ideas – Part 2

 Owner of Innovative Media & Design, and designer of Great (Lakes Bay) Moms, there is no denying that creative juices flow through her body.  Kate is our resident idea maker, and eternal optimist.  Having three kids of her own, 2-year-old Jack, and 1-year-old twins, Olivia & Adriana, Kate knows all about the joys (and challenges) […]