Category: FAMILY

Awaken Your Imagination

This article was originally  published on Instructions Sold Separately. When we think of the concept of imagination we travel back in time to our own childhood. We think of playing pretend, exploring nature’s bounty, creating contraptions and wondering what lies beyond the stars. As a child you are roaming the world trying to enjoy it, understand ...

XO Detroit

​A​ few weeks ago the Downtown Detroit Markets opened for the summer season in Capitol Park, Cadillac Square and 1441 Woodward Collective. These markets are filled with a uniquely curated and high-quality collection of local retailers and will include a variety of event programming throughout the summer that you won’t want to miss including the ...

​VANGUARD ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS CHANNEL ENERGY AT 2018 CONCERT OF COLORS

Music, spoken word, film, theater + community forum reflect the voices of generations Don Was All-Star Revue rocks again; new folk stage debuts Dearborn, Mich. (May 30, 2018) – Firebrands, fomenters, change agents and creative provocateurs – veteran and newcomer – dominate the lineup for the 26th Concert of Colors presented by the Arab American ...

To Nurse and Not to Nurse

This article was originally published on Instructions Sold Separately. In today’s society breastfeeding is more encouraged for mothers and babies than other means of nourishment. However, with our fast-paced lives and being career women, sometimes breastfeeding is not the best option. There are moms that are working full-time who are incapable of taking time to ...

Why are Arab American Students Among the Highest GPA Achievers?

Arabs and Arab Americans care the most about their children’s education. Furthermore, education for Arab parents is a very important matter and it takes them a lot of time, money, and effort to help their kids to receive the highest GPA and get the best grades and highest achievers among all students. Source: Why are ...

Classroom at Home

This article was originally published on Instructions Sold Separately . It’s a long day when you must not only keep your child occupied but also learning while juggling everything else that you need to do. The way your child learns, how you structure their day and how you interact with him/her depends greatly on their temperament. ...

Acculturation

A well-known model of acculturation comes from John Berry, a psychologist and theorist, famous for the four-fold model of acculturation strategies. He theorizes that immigrants and immigrant communities generally follow one of four strategies in adapting to their new community. They either assimilate, separate, integrate, or marginalize. Briefly, assimilation is when the immigrant or the ...

A Woman’s Right to Move

When I was in eighth grade my teacher had us write down our goals for high school. My number one goal was to get accepted to the University of Michigan. I was unsure why I wanted to attend the institution so bad. Nobody in my immediate family had attended and I actually knew very little ...

Multicultural Match

So, one day you meet this guy on Match.com.  He’s quiet.  He’s interesting.  He’s worldly and open minded.  Oh, and did I mention he’s gorgeous?  How is it possible this beautiful guy isn’t already snatched up?  And how is it possible that he’s smitten with you?  This is what I thought 13 years ago when ...