Amanda is a mom of 2 who are often described as "full of character". She lives in GPW with her partner, Mike, and doodle, Coney. When she's not teaching preschool and hanging with her fam, you can find her reading books, listening to podcasts, or binge watching a new TV show. She is a local park aficionado and is always on the lookout for fun things to do around Metro Detroit with her crew. And forever, Go Blue!

The BEST Spots for Brunch In + Around Detroit

Call me cliché, but I love a good brunch! Whether I'm meeting with girlfriends, going out with my family, or a having a day-date, there is no shortage of delicious spots to try for...

Restaurants With the Best Patios In + Around Detroit

If anyone can appreciate good weather, it's Michiganders. After a long winter and a wet spring, we're all looking forward to spending time outdoors again. Thankfully, we are blessed with tons of outdoor dining...
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End of the School Year Group Gift Ideas

The end of the school year is upon us. While it can be an overwhelming time of year with class parties, school events, and a mile long to-do list, we want to show our...

The Best Spots for Self-Care In + Around Detroit

Self-care is a popular topic of conversation these days. Between all the tasks on our endless to-do lists, there doesn't always seem to be time to take care of ourselves. How we go about...

Making a Case for Audiobooks

March is National Reading Month. Along with that comes a campaign from schools to motivate and excite children into reading every day. The benefits and fun aren’t limited to children though, it applies to...
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The Best Places to Shop for Books In + Around Detroit

Wandering the aisles of a bookstore has always been a favorite pastime of mine. More than just selling books, local independent bookstores provide a place for community and connection. Thankfully, we have so many...

Unique Indoor Birthday Party Spots In + Around Detroit

Every parent wants their child to have a fun and memorable birthday celebration, whatever that might look like for their family. If you're like me, your kids' birthdays happen in cold months, and a...
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5 Family Movie Night Essentials

Family movie night is a big deal at our house. Dubbed “Famjam Movie Night,” we like to sit down together and make a special occasion of a cozy night-in. What branched from one of...
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Dos and Don’ts for a Successful School Drop-Off

Starting school is such an exciting milestone! It's normal to be both excited and nervous, especially if it's your child's first time at school. School drop-off can feel tricky to navigate and bring up...

So You Want to Talk About Neurodiversity

April is Autism Acceptance Month, so you may have seen posts or campaigns highlighting what it means to be Autistic or neurodivergent. I’d like to start by saying I am not an expert on...