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My Kid Won’t Be Friends With Everyone, and That’s OK.

It’s Just the Begining… Every stage of parenting has its difficulties. Just when I think the worst is over, something new gets thrown my way. When it comes to my daughter Clara, everything is new for us. She is my oldest and every step of her journey I’m experiencing for the first time as a […]

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Turning Cruel Kids into Cool Kids: Tips for Raising Inclusive Families

 “What’s wrong with her eyes?” the girl asked, pointing at Chloe, my 1-year-old. We were at a friend’s child’s birthday party when another guest, a girl who may have been five or six years old, approached us with her question. I fixed a smile on my face and gave her my rehearsed response. “Chloe’s got […]

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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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A Detroit Mom’s Guide to the Detroit Zoo

Trips to the Detroit Zoo have been on a regular rotation in our house this summer. I love taking the girls every couple of weeks to visit the animals and see what’s new. Since we’re zoo members {we became zoo members shortly after my first daughter was born}, we can go as often as we’d like […]

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Me Versus the Smug: How to Stay Sane Around Patronizing People

I got schooled the other day on how to be a perfect parent. No, the advice didn’t come from a world-renowned child psychologist. Maybe I would have actually listened to it then? Nope, this particular event was from a fellow parent. It was certainly one of those enlightening moments. It brought complete clarity to how […]

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Hold the Hooch: Eight “Dry” Mom Dates in Detroit

Did you know that it’s possible to build relationships with your #momsquad sans spirits? Modern mom culture is wine-obsessed. I see it in my newsfeed every day- memes, t-shirts, and socks glorifying drinking as a means to survive motherhood. Oftentimes moms lean on the grapes for some liquid courage to make friends and sustain friendships. How […]

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Detroit Art: Your Next Passion Project Inspired

Passion projects seem to be all the craze. I understand why, too. They connect you to something you love and effortlessly ignite a fire in your belly. As moms, we all wear a thousand hats that keep us quite busy, and honestly, the thought of a new project may sound overwhelming. Actually, it may sound […]

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