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DMB Welcomes Artina, a Detroit Mom

Hey all, hey! I’m Artina.  My Life I was raised in Detroit and am a proud product of Detroit Public Schools. After graduating from Renaissance High School, I attended Michigan State University (Go Green!) and graduated with a degree in Social Science. Upon graduating from State, I moved back to Detroit and worked as a […]

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Introducing Kelsey Hogan, A Royal Oak Mom

•My Life• Greetings, I’m Kelsey Hogan, a Royal Oak mama and one of Detroit Mom Blog’s newest contributors. Basically a native (shh… I was born in Cali), I grew up in Commerce Township and was off to Ann Arbor for college. You’re my boy, Blue! Post-grad, I ventured to Chicago to live the quintessential 20-something […]

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2018 Detroit Moms Blog Contributor Open-Call

Do you have LOVE for all things Detroit? Do you have a PASSION for relating to and inspiring others? Are you looking to make FRIENDS that understand what motherhood is like on a daily basis? Well what are you waiting for?! We want YOU to be a DMB Contributor! With a growing readership and a […]

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Finding Magic this Holiday Season

  When I was a little girl, I reveled in the enchantment of the holiday season. I remember the taste of buttery sugar cookies with sweet cream frosting, and the rustic aroma of cinnamon, spruce, and pine fresh from the tree in the hall. I remember how my cheeks, when pecked by the cold winter […]

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Raising Princesses to be Superheroes, Too

My daughter recently turned 4. With this age brings along a whole new level of play. When she isn’t playing hair salon, she’s playing barbies, baby dolls, or princesses. Our playroom is engulfed in everything “girl”. Yesterday I watched her set up all of her barbies to watch her put on a ballet performance. She […]

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Paralyzed by Perfection: Learning to “Let it Go”

Extreme perfectionism can do two things to a person: it can either propel them forward into success, or it can paralyze them. I have been a Perfectionist for over 29 years. As a child, I made my bed every day starting at age 3. My pink bedroom was meticulously organized right down to Barbie’s fancy […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Me: Why I’ve Never Felt Mom-Shamed

I am shocked when a friend or peer tells me she’s been mom-shamed by her own kind. How the comments struck right to her heart. How she felt defeated by her decisions. I’ve been the third party in the conversation when they put up their proverbial dukes and defend themselves against a no-longer-present enemy. “And […]

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