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!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!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.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.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.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.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.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.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 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.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 believesBorn 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.