Author Archives: Julie Luce

The Best Caramel Apple Recipe

We found this blog by {kidlist} activities for little kids, and just couldn’t resist sharing this helpful fall advice!  Find the original posting of the article below, here. My family has tried so many caramel apple recipes over the years, with many failures. Sometimes the caramel coating would turn rock hard and be impossible to […]

Raising a Child Athlete

Written by a guest blogger When Dan and Renee Bolster went furniture shopping, they expected to purchase a brand new La-Z-Boy – instead, they came home with a cover boy.  After entering the furniture store, it was apparent that they had stumbled upon a book signing, advertising Rocks Across the Pond, a first person account […]

Expect the Unexpected

Written by: guest blogger, Courtney It seems the clichéd adage, “expect the unexpected,” has pretty much summed up the journey I’ve been on for the past few years.  Although there was a time when I thought I had my life perfectly planned out, it didn’t take long to figure out just how wrong I had […]

A Clean Diaper = A Happy Baby

Written by guest writer, Amy Trogan When was the last time you had already made it out of the house, before realizing you had forgotten to stock up the diaper bag?  Chances are, it was more recent than you’d like to admit.  Don’t worry, it happens to all moms, and the same thoughts usually run […]

Great Things Come in Very Small Packages

Written by: guest blogger Marcy Chambers I have been blessed with two beautiful, healthy children, with another one on the way. Unfortunately though, my little blessings did not start out as healthy.  My daughter was born prematurely, when I was only 30 weeks pregnant.  Because I’m generally a pretty healthy person, the doctors had no […]

Look Before You Lock Campaign

Written by Linda Smith, of The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Making safety a part of your daily routine can be the difference between life and death for a child in your care. Fifteen children have already died in 2012 due to heat strokes after being left unattended in vehicles.  One of the most […]

Left Foot, Right Foot

From picking up their toys, to eating all of their veggies, entering preschool years can be tough on a toddler.  No longer the coddled baby, these growing kids are slowly entering a world of responsibility.  It’s time to cut them some slack! With all of their other toddler worries, the last thing they want is […]

Lil’ Muffins & A Bun in the Oven Consignment Shop

Are you a busy mom with growing children? Or an expectant mother who needs clothing for work? Come check out Lil’ Muffins & A Bun in the OvenConsignment Shop. We are located at 1707 3rd Street in Bay City (just west of Johnson Street). Store hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10 am – 5 […]

Children Do the Craziest Things

Written by guest blogger, Claire Clark There are moments in our lives when our children take our breath away.  They do something so unexpected that we are often left speechless.  Sometimes it’s a sweet moment that nearly brings tears to our eyes.  Other times it’s so hilariously funny that it causes a smile to break […]

Top Five Travel Destinations Near Home

Oftentimes people say they want to wait to have children, because they want to travel the world.  I know, because I’m one of those people.  And yes, while traveling the world with a child in tow may present issues beyond that of jet leg, and culture shock, traveling all together does not get thrown out […]