Author Archive | Kelsie Rodriguez

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12 Detroit Neighborhoods to Watch

My fondest first memories of Detroit involve driving through its historic neighborhoods and choosing which houses might one day be mine. (This was before I had accepted the harsh reality that the Charles T. Fisher mansion would never be called “home.”) At that time, sprawling estates could be purchased for a fraction of what they’re […]

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Don’t Pity My C-Section

I love hearing birth stories. When did you know you were in labor? How did it progress? Did you have a c-section? What was it like when you first laid eyes on your baby? Our stories aren’t always rosy. “I barely felt contractions, pushed once, then my perfectly healthy baby slipped out and immediately breastfed” is […]

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12 Ways to Enjoy Belle Isle This Spring

You know that go-to spot that you look forward to showing off when you have out-of-town visitors? For me, that place is Belle Isle, no contest. Did you know it was designed by the same landscape architect as Central Park in New York City? And that it’s the largest city island park in the country […]

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Why This Mom Thinks Amazon Should Choose Detroit

If you’ve been following the news, you’ve heard about Amazon’s recent call for proposals as they decide where to build their second headquarters. (If not, a quick google search of “Amazon HQ2” will catch you up to speed.) A Willy Wonka-like frenzy has ensued as cities across the country are scrambling to demonstrate why they’re […]

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