Wendi’s Word: From the zone

How is everyone doing out there in lockdown land? For us, it hasn’t been too bad. With a 15-month-old and 4-year-old who stay at home most of the time, it’s not a change for them. The change will be adventures out of the house. There will be more of an impact as the weeks go […]

Wendi’s Word: Spring for books

The boys and I celebrated the extra day in February by going to the library. Fifteen-month-old Oliver enjoyed running up and down the aisles in the children’s area. He is quite quick at the “chase” game he thought we were playing. I was just making sure he didn’t tug all the books off the shelves […]

Wendi’s Word: To theater or not to theater

For an insider peek, I usually have three ideas before I open the column template for my week. I have more while driving but three really stick. Late last week, I began with the first idea and now on Sunday I come back to a second idea because of an article I skimmed, discussing how […]

Wendi’s Word: Snow time for pics

Bundled up in winter jackets, snow pants, mittens, hats and shoes, the boys took advantage of the amount of snow which fell on Saturday. Four-year-old Jonathan was out first, helping to shovel snow before 13-month-old Oliver came out head to toe in winter gear. Oliver didn’t know what to make of the cold, wet, white […]

Wendi’s Word: Christmas memories

Three-year-old Jonathan’s eyes lit up as the colored bulbs lining the exterior of the house turned on. “Christmas,” he said excitedly. He probably won’t remember it decades from now, the happy memories created as he grows up. It’s what reminds me to keep the camera out and pen to document what I can so he […]

Wendi’s Word: Christmas is now

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care and only one on a mismatching stocking holder – a Barbie holder rescued from the garage sale boxes since I couldn’t find a fourth matching holder to put my stocking up. Yes, we put up the Christmas holiday decorations during the weekend, only 11 days before […]

Wendi’s Word: Stealing or taxation?

I completely trashed my first and second ideas for a column this week when I saw this headline while scrolling through Facebook: “Survey: 78 percent of parents admit they steal their kids’ Halloween candy.” A friend posted the story’s link from Detroit Channel 7-WXYZ. One, kudos to the parents who can admit they steal their […]

Wendi’s Word: Falling into fall

I love fall – there’s just something about the change of season. The vibrant orange, yellow and reds of the leaves. The power of cider and warm sugar donuts on a weekend afternoon while appreciating those last few days of sweatshirt and jeans weather. I am not a fan of the brisk, cold weather. Temperatures […]

Wendi’s Word: Blast from the past

I dug into the past last week. But first, let me take you back to what started it all. Before I had children, I decided I was going to make a scrapbook with pictures from my childhood. I gathered all the photos from the few albums I had, and the photos my mom had in […]

Wendi’s Word: Summer fun when you’re three

With a flash, here we are in August – school supplies have been for sale at stores for weeks, fall sports start on Monday, and students in Clarkston Community Schools go back in less than three weeks. Three-year-old Jonathan has made the most of his summer. He is at an age he can do more […]

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