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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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Why I’m Happy To Take On The Holidays

This season, are you spreading holiday cheer and singing loudly for all to hear? Or are you more Green with annoyance at how overly joyful and triumphant all the mall music can be? Maybe, you fall somewhere in the middle on the spectrum. But me? I LOVE the holiday season! Not only am I crazy […]

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Seven Unique Gifts for New Moms

Shortly after my second son was born, family and friends reached out to me asking what we could use since we already had ample baby boy clothes. While it’s a somewhat uncomfortable question to answer (what childbearing-age adult actually *asks* for particular things outside of a registry), it’s appreciated by gift givers. Buying for a […]

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Introducing Christina Wincek: A Birmingham Mom

Introducing Christina! :: Down With Detroit :: As a transplant to the Detroit suburbs, I fought the housewife life tooth and nail. I wasn’t ready to call it quits in the cool department when we arrived from Los Angeles 4 years ago, so I thank my lucky stars for the rebirth of Detroit. While I […]

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Rockin’ the Suburbs (But Dreaming of Detroit)

If someone had given my 22-year-old self a snapshot of my life as it is now, becoming a suburban stay-at-home mom at 27, I would have felt something like disbelief. My first real introduction to Detroit was when I was a recent college graduate, planning to begin my Master’s degree in social work. As part of […]

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Baby’s First College Football Game

Fall is for cider mills, Halloween, pumpkin spice lattes, and most importantly: football. My husband and I fall somewhere between “dedicated” and “obsessed” on a scale of college football fandom. I grew up watching Michigan play every fall Saturday and witnessing my family cry tears of joy when they won the Rose Bowl (and therefore, the national […]

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