Alysia George

I'm a Michigan mom of four, writing about family life, parenting, travel, book and product reviews, and more. Visit my blog, Michigal.

Does Lack of Health Insurance Compromise Emergency Medical Care?

It just so happens that I'm not one of the lucky ones; the ones with health insurance. The ones who can actually see a doctor when they're sick, and not have to worry themselves sick about money if they need surgery or hospitalization. This pretty much sucks, but I'm a healthy person. I rarely get sick. I don't need any prescription medications....more

you are without coverage too. I think we have a lot of company. But the state would insure me if ...more

Kindergarten: Now or Later?

My third child is midway through her second year of preschool. Since I'm the mother of two preschool grads, you'd think I'd know what I'm doing by now. But when I went to my four-year old daughter's parent-teacher conference last week, I was thrown for a loop....more

Do Certain Toys Define Your Childhood?

When looking back on your childhood, do your memories of playing with certain toys define that time of your life?...more

Why I Worship At The Feet of The Pillsbury Doughboy

I'm not much of a cook. But since we like to eat around here, and we don't like to spend a lot of money on carry-outs, I am in the unfortunate position of being the Uninspired Cook for my family of six.  Luckily there lies, in the refrigerated section of my grocery store, a product so delicious and versatile that when I use it I feel like I know what I'm doing in the kitchen....more

and...it's lovely. I'll be back :-)more