Meet Your Detroit Moms Blog Team
Allyson lives in Livonia. She is a single mom, to a very energetic and sweet eight-year-old boy. He loves all things Minecraft, swimming, and karate. Having previously taught middle school social studies, Allyson is currently an elementary teacher in Detroit. When not at her sons sporting events, she enjoys reading and working out. As a family, they enjoy traveling up north, utilizing their memberships at the Henry Ford and Zoo, and Detroit Tigers baseball!Alysha is happily married to her handsome hockey-loving hubby and is a proud stay-at-home mom to 2 mini-hockey enthusiasts.They live in Brighton and love being a part of the community at their church, 2|42 Community Church. Alysha loves to keep it real on the hilarious absurdity of #momlife and especially #boymomlife. For fun she likes to take naps, because her sons take after their dad and dislike sleeping, especially at night.Follow Alysha on Facebook or Instagram to see how she survives motherhood with a fondness for dark chocolate and black coffee.Amanda lives in Berkley with her boyfriend, Mike, and their son, Michael. She loves living on this side of town after living in Ann Arbor for 10 years (Go Blue!). She is a long time preschool teacher turned SAHM and finds ways to continue to work with kiddos while being home with her own LO. She is passionate about early childhood education and feels so lucky to be able to bring that into mommyhood. You can often find her neck deep in crafts, taking a barre class, out & about whenever the weather allows for it, watching some kind of sporting event and/or enjoying an adult beverage of any variety.Amy lives in Macomb with her husband & two boys. She grew up with only sisters, so she is constantly learning how to navigate being a boy mom. She’s a partner at a litigation law firm; Balancing work & home life is one of her biggest challenges. She is a strong believer in communities & all they have to offer. You can often find her at the library, participating in their programs or reading books with her boys. In the warmer months, they are always finding new parks. Amy is proud of her east-side roots but also loves exploring the City of Detroit with her boys. For fun, she loves to read, shop, and try new restaurants.Annelyse resides in Troy with her husband, Jon, and their amazingly creative children Julian, Desmond and Magdalena. She is an English & Spanish teacher by trade but has spent the last 7 years as a SAHM with several very part time gigs, including: teaching improv & drama, selling planner stickers & organizing materials on Etsy and ghost writing. She loves yoga, theatre and reading. Annelyse and her husband perform improv and are in two troupes together. Read her ramblings and adventures on her blog AnnelyseMiller.com and her comedic reviews at DetroitLaughsLouder.com.Betty hails from Downriver. She’s married to David and they have two beautiful girls – Lucy,14, & Sally, 9. She is a Corporate Trainer for Ally Financial. She has a passion for helping people become the best version of themselves and loves serving others as the Guest Services Leader at Southpoint Community Christian Church. She loves working in Detroit and enjoys the dose of city life each day. She enjoys working out, lifting heavy, hanging with friends, learning more about leadership & psychology and she is also a podcast and audible addict. Read about Betty’s random thoughts in her blog www.ifyouaskbetty.com.Bridget lives in Royal Oak and has two kids, Bodie and Maddie. Maddie is the coolest and kindest big sister, with craft skills for days. Bodie is all boy, and easy going. Their family is complete with her super supportive husband, Jason. Her family moved to Michigan in 2016 from Colorado. Being away from all family and mama friends, Bridget’s transition was slow, but the crew is adapting and loving life in The Mitten. She’s a working mom turned SAHM and in her free time she loves to drink champagne, find new places to dine, and be in the sunshine.Candice was born on the other side of the Ambassador Bridge, but grew up in the metro Detroit area. She currently resides in the lovely city of Plymouth and is the blessed mama of a beautiful and intelligent little angel named Thea; She fills her soul with a love that she didn’t know existed! Candice is a lover of life, people and food. She have champagne taste on a Faygo budget and is an expert at failed Pinterest attempts and kitchen dance parties. She enjoy running (slowly) and yoga, and has a knack for finding a silver lining on the darkest of days. Candice believes that a compliment and a smile can make a world of difference. Share the love!Chel, a married mother of two, moved to Southfield from Southwest Florida in 2016 and has thoroughly enjoyed immersing herself in all things Detroit. She loves pizza, wine and all forms of art. She has a special place in her heart for Santa Fe, New Mexico; a passion for social justice and civic engagement; and often laughs at her own jokes. As a practicing optimist, Chel searches for the silver lining in whatever life throws her way. She hopes to inspire and support other women on their journeys through various life transitions. Read about her experiences & find coaching support over at chelbellguild.com.Chrissie lives in Plymouth with her partner Rob and their blended family of four girls, Brynn, Maya, Caroline, and Eve who range from infant to middle-schooler. She is a full-time working mama at an automotive manufacturer. When she’s not working, commuting, or spending time with the family, Chrissie trains for marathons. Follow along with Chrissie as she shares her experience and the trials and tribulations of balancing her careers inside and outside the house.Christina is a New York native who lives in Birmingham (by way of LA) with her husband & toddler girls who everyone mistakes for twins. A lover of all things food & craft beer, she can be found trolling restaurants & festivals throughout Metro Detroit with her kids and a whole lotta One Spot activities in tow. She is a barre addict, in it for the mind, body and soul strengthening, but mostly to counterbalance the aforementioned food and beer. When not momming, she enjoys overbuying kids clothes, ladies nights, traveling, and telling it like it is.Danielle lives in West Bloomfield with her husband, Chris, and daughter, Analise. A former high school English teacher, Danielle now spends most of her days with her daughter at the library (or other toddler-friendly locations) and her evenings at local coffee shops either tutoring or writing. Her favorite word is Sonder (it’s totally worth looking up!) and works daily to not only achieve it but lend a helping hand whenever possible. As a metro Detroit native, Danielle loves relaxing on boats during the summer months, meeting family and friends at cider mills in the fall, and eating Greek salads and pita at Coney Islands whenever possible.Danielle lives in Farmington with her husband, two girls, and two cats. Although she traded her first grade teaching job to be a stay-at-home-mom, she can never quite turn off her teacher side. When Danielle isn’t busy chasing around her two girls, she loves sewing, doing DIY projects, and cooking yummy food. You can follow Danielle as she writes about motherhood on her blog, and catch snapshots of her daily life on Instagram.Dave lives in Farmington Hills with his wife Lindsey where he recently switched gears from a successful sales career to being a full time employee for their young son Grayson. Dave brings a non-traditional “stay-at-home dad” perspective to the team, which he mixes with his own unique sense of humor and satire (sometimes successfully). He brings humor and a sense of levity whenever things get stressful or just too serious. His love for useless trivia in sci-fi or anything geek culture is only surpassed by his devotion to his family and young son. Follow along with Dave’s Diaper Diaries as he stumbles through this amazing time.Diana grew up in Sterling Heights and is currently a west-sider, living in Westland. She’s married to Mike and they have an adorable, spirited, sweet 3 y/o, Vincent. Diana’s a part-time SAHM; Juggling life, work, mommyhood and being a wife makes life super hectic! She enjoys girly conversations over hot meals at restaurants with her friends, and loves all things family. A mildly-obsessed coffee lover, Diana isn’t afraid to be honest about life and lay it out all on the table. She’s a sucker for any new make-up, skin care product or new beauty treatment.Erica lives in Oak Park. She's married to Matt and they have an inquisitive & charismatic son, Padraig. Erica has worked in the fiber arts industry for years and is currently a knitting instructor at her local yarn shop. She has a thirst for knowledge and a passion for exploring new places. By 30 she had traveled to all seven continents; She still has that spontaneous, adventurous spirit and so does her little guy. Her family loves to do anything at the drop of a hat & enjoys exploring the local areas. You'll find them in + around Detroit museums, unique restaurants, festivals and sporting events.Erin Piper is a metro Detroit native and has lived in Wayne County her whole life. She’s been married to her college sweetheart since 2008 and they are raising their son and daughter in Livonia. She has two part time gigs – running an online marketing business and managing a cafe/playscape at her church. She loves m&ms, Gilmore Girls, and the rare moments when her kids are both sleeping at the same time.Jamie is a Dearborn girl born & raised, but recently moved to New Baltimore. She and her husband Mark have two perfect kiddos: Benny, and Ellie. Jamie works full-time from home designing virtual classrooms & curriculum for a technology company, and Mark is a SAHD. After Benny was born, Jamie became an advocate for the Down syndrome community. She is a National Down Syndrome Society Ambassador for the State of Michigan, and is the President of her 501(c)3 non-profit, The Down Syndrome Diary. You can find Jamie’s voice on The Mighty, an online site supporting the special needs community.JeeYoung is a work at home mom to three little boys! She is married to David and resides in Macomb Twp. They love to try out new local eateries & traveling with their energetic crew whenever possible. JeeYoung loves people and has a big heart to serve others. She likes to remember to enjoy the little things in life and find the joy in the mundane. On the daily, she enjoys sleeping, cooking, reading, writing, shopping, eating, drinking hot coffee. All of life’s essential things that take a little bit more effort these days while mothering her boys. Oh yea, and she’s a firm believer that Targeting is a way of life. You can see her writing at www.simplyevery.com.Jen currently resides in Northville with her husband, Pat, and son, Jamerson. She loves being a mom & is on a constant quest to find balance between parenthood & running her own portraiture business, Jen Prouty Photography. When not volunteering at her son’s school, you will find Jen teaching classes at Northville’s Art House or connecting with other moms in her community. In her downtime, Jen loves family time and is always up for new adventures. She is inspired by positive & uplifting prose and loves good coffee, honest conversation, and laughter with friends old and new.Jennifer was born and raised in Detroit. Married to her husband Adam for 18 years, they began their journey together in Westland then moved to Redford, but she’s now a Livonia Mom. Jennifer’s a BoyMom to three: Jackson, Alex, and James. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from University of Michigan-Dearborn and had a brief career in Marketing, but left that all behind 13 years ago to become a SAHM. Jennifer treasures her family and friends, but also enjoys running, reading, writing, and of course, good coffee and wine.Jesi lives in Romeo. She is married to Matt and is an official ‘Boy Mom’ to their son and puppy. Jesi is a recruiter by trade, and also is a pageant director in a local pageant. She is gluten free, and loves finding new places to eat and shop in Metro Detroit. Jesi is a a true country girl and enjoys riding her four-wheeler through the mud. She is a ‘wear your heart on your sleeve’ type of girl, and is passionate about helping others and engaging in her community.Jessica is a born and raised Michigander who never wants to leave. She currently lives in West Bloomfield and tries to get up north as often as possible. She loves spending time near water no matter the season. Jessica met her husband at CMU and now they have 2 energetic and outgoing kids. She loves taking pictures, travel, and is a stay at home mom who is rarely actually at home. Helping busy families reduce the amount of toxins in their food while not making meal prep any harder is her passion and you can also follow her at OrganicMealMechanic.com.Kelly lives in Birmingham with a lively toddler son, her husband and an even more energetic mini schnauzer! She runs her own mental health counseling practice (Kelly Houseman Counseling) where she specializes in women's issues and all things pregnancy through parenting. When she is not helping her patients she can be found working out, traveling, or chasing 90's boy bands around the country to attend their concerts.Kelly is a working mom of a drool-y, energetic and bright 2 year old, Finley and step-mom to a sharp, funny 6 year old, Lailah. She and her fiancé, Mike, are raising their family in Marysville. She loves the security of small-town life with the convenience of being close to the city. Kelly and her family enjoy spending time at the beach in the summer, spontaneous adventures in + around Detroit, and cheering on the MSU Spartans! Follow along as she shares her experiences, challenges and triumphs as a momma.Kelsie lives in Ferndale. She’s married to Gabe, and together they have a bright and determined toddler, Theodore. After staying home with Theo for 18 months, Kelsie has recently returned to work as a part-time social worker supporting mothers and their young children. Kelsie’s hobbies include playing piano, reading, going to new restaurants around Detroit, and traveling – mostly with Theo in tow. (He was on 16 flights by 16 months!) On fall Saturdays, you can find her tailgating or obsessively watching Michigan football from her couch. A small-town girl at heart, Kelsie loves Detroit and has a running list of places to try in the D.Kristine lives in Bloomfield Hills & is the mama of two spirited, creative, & energetic children. She maintains a private practice as a psychologist specializing in eating disorders and works hard to reduce stigma associated with mental health. Kristine doesn’t believe parenting is possible without a village of love & support, and feels eternally grateful for the village she relies on (more than she would like to admit). Kristine believes in breathing deeply, sweating once a day, lattes, and Anthropologie. She also believes strongly in connection and collaboration, leading her to this blogging adventure.Lacey is a Shelby Twp. mom. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, Aldo, and has two funny & active little boys, Aldo & Marco. Lacey is in house counsel for Dunham’s Sports, and formerly a civil litigator. She has a unique & often brutally honest perspective on parenthood, and the challenges and triumphs associated with it. Her passion is her family & the being the best version of herself that she can be. Her hobbies include running, biking, skiing, concerts, and trying great new restaurants. She is also very into giving back to her community.Lindsay resides in Birmingham with her husband of five years, Eddie, and their son, Nicholas. As the leading lady of a very busy household, she wears many hats; although, admittedly, she’s much more of a shoe girl. When she isn’t wrangling their 19 month old or clicking away on her keyboard, Lindsay loves Instagramming, strolling through Homegoods, sharing a cheeseboard and a bottle of red wine with her husband, and dreaming of bedtime.Lindsay is a wife and SAHM from South Lyon. Together with her tech-loving husband, Ryan, they have a beautiful baby boy, William, and an exuberant French Bulldog, Rosie. Lindsay earned her Bachelor's degree in English & Spanish from Albion College. A girly-girl & fashionista with a penchant for all things pink, pretty & preppy, Lindsay also has a keen enthusiasm for writing, editing, and social media. She adores fresh-cut florals, sleep, shopping, red wine, sweaty yoga sessions, and dry wit. As a new mom, Lindsay brings a fresh perspective on parenting to the team at Detroit Moms Blog.Lindsey is a Detroit transplant by way of Nashville, New York City & Denver. She resides in Huntington Woods with her husband, daughter and rescue cats. A long time vegan & vegetarian, Lindsey enjoys cooking & baking for her family. In her spare time she also loves reading, crafting & yoga. Lindsey has an MA in Educational Psychology, her BA is in Musical Theater and still secretly dreams of starring on Broadway. She is fortunate to stay home with her daughter most days but loves teaching at Honey in Ferndale and supporting schools & families through early childhood consulting. Find out more at www.learnwithlindsey.com.Megan lives in Livonia with her husband, Aaron, toddler daughter and infant twin boys. Megan works full-time in automotive digital marketing, but constantly feels the pull of entrepreneurship, or rather mompreneurship. When she’s not balancing her working mom schedule with her ever impossible home organization standards, you can find her dreaming up more designs for her apparel & babywearing company! Megan has a passion for all things birth, attachment parenting, and supporting mom-bosses, whether they work in or out of the home. She loves chocolate milkshakes and believesMeghan was born and raised in Dearborn, did a 4-year stint in East Lansing, and now resides in Canton with her husband, Matt, and two children, Maddie and Jack. She is an Immigration Paralegal for a large law firm in downtown Detroit. She has always had a passion for writing and been a very open person; combining those traits have inspired her to contribute to this awesome network of Detroit moms. She loves being a working mom & strives everyday to maintain balance between work life & mom life.Meredith lives in Royal Oak with her husband, Matt, two boys, Charlie & Henry, and baby girl, Whitney. She grew up in Birmingham & after a 10-year stint in Chicago, moved back to the area to raise her family. She is a SAHM and spends her days trying to find calm in her beautifully chaotic life. She loves working out, cooking, attempting DIY projects and sneaking away with her husband on the occasional date night. She has a passion for writing & connecting with other women through her blog, www.confessionsofamodernmama.com.Nikki is a newly turned SAHM leaving the corporate world behind, but still has a side hustle working from home doing social media for local businesses. She's a lover of Jesus, has been married for 5 years and lives the #boymom life with three boys, 3-years-old and under. She hails from the Downriver area spending a lot of time in her community serving at her church, Southpoint Community Christian, squeezing in a workout after her tiny humans go to bed or working on her never ending list of "books to read". Her go to for "me time" usually involves wine, chocolate and a quiet corner just for her introvert self.Rachel lives in Livonia with her husband Jay & four sons - Teray, Dontez, Cruz & Mateo; It's basically a reality TV show called “Toddlers & Teenagers,” minus the cameras & paycheck. She is the owner & operator at Sun Stand Still Doula Services providing birth support, placenta encapsulation & apothecary needs for pregnancy, birth & postpartum. Spending time with her family fills her bucket; They are happiest when they have backyard sprinkler time, family basketball games and walks through the neighborhood. Rachel believes that it’s her duty to stand up for social justice, human rights & to shine the light of Jesus.Robin is a native Detroiter, wife and momma bear to three – 2 daughters and 1 son. Robin launched Motor City Woman, a broadcasting and recording studio in 2015 which operates Motor City Woman Radio – an internet radio station showcasing issues women care about featuring an all-female lineup of show hosts. She believes everyone has a talent and works hard to celebrate fellow women. She enjoys living room dance parties with her family and listening to podcasts. Be sure to read about Robin’s life as a mompreneur and adventures in the Motor City!Sara and her husband, Rick, live in Livonia with their daughter, Olivia, and two spoiled dogs. She is a full time working mama who is always trying to find the “work-life” balance. Sara is a recovering perfectionist & struggles with the decision between a peaceful bath and cleaning up dishes. She has a passion for supportive & honest relationships. You can find her on her yoga mat breathing, crying, laughing, and just being. She loves spending time with her husband and supportive group of friends. You can often find her checking out new restaurants and sampling the wine.Born and raised in Ohio, Sarah now lives in Bloomfield Hills with her husband Michael and their three children. Although she’ll always be an Ohio girl at heart, she’s adopted Michigan as her home, and fell in love with Detroit from the start. Sarah and Michael are both attorneys, which makes keeping up with their 4-year old son and 1-year old twin daughters a challenge, but never boring! In her free time, Sarah loves to cook, read, knit and craft. She is addicted to online shopping & Netflix, and she firmly believes that there’s a good one-liner out there for just about any situation. If she can come up with it, she’ll gladly put it on a tee shirt.Sherene is a witty, soft-spoken, sarcastic, hard working mama. An Oakland University graduate, Sherene & her family reside in Sterling Heights. She & her husband have two wild & imaginative little girls, Shayla and Charlotte. She feels like a modern day Wonder Woman; by day she works for the government in HR, by evening she is tending to her little prodigies. Her days consist of working, cooking, cleaning, and loving, but she is always fueled by sloppy kisses and coffee. She is a deep thinker who loves to write in the very scarce time she has. Creating memes is very therapeutic for her and you can find all of them on Instagram. She blogs about wiping butts and all things motherhood on her personal blog, Mama’s Doody.Stacie lives in Warren and is married to Bill. They have two beautiful, lively, independent daughters, Brianna & Brooklyn. Stacie earned a BFA in Photography from Northern Michigan University before attending Radiographer school. She works full time as an X-ray Technologist at one of the busiest trauma hospitals in Detroit. When she isn’t working, the family is most likely making memories together. They can usually be found at the Detroit Zoo, Belle Isle Aquarium, The Outdoor Adventure Center, or at the kitchen table making crafts. With a moment to herself, Stacie enjoys photography, hiking and reading.