Hi Detroit Mommas!!! I'm Annette Rioux, co-founder of Detroit Moms Blog. I'm a work-at-home momma raising my family in Novi. I am passionate about creating a healthy + happy life for the ones I love most in this world, my husband Joel and our 2 boys JB + JJ. I am working on getting my small creative business off the ground {annette's creation's}, I homeschool our 2 boys {age 5 + age 3}, and help run this wonderful blog {DMB}! I was given this opportunity to stay home with my family when I was laid off from my Interior Design career mid-January 20-13. I was a stressed, unhappy mom wanting more freedom in my life at the time. We made many sacrifices to do this, we work everyday to keep me home raising our family. I love design, DIY, creating a healthy lifestyle, entertaining, reading, learning, coffee and just being a MOM. I'm learning how acceptance, letting go, and choosing happiness can lead me to where I need to be.

Confessions of A Homeschool Mom: Social Skills 101

I homeschool. This post is not meant for only homeschool families, it's meant for every parent and child out there. This is definately a choice that felt right for our family and I wouldn't change...

125 Things To Do In+Around Detroit This Summer

Summer is almost here!  Are you ready?!  I do love the seasons we have in Michigan but I really wish the summer would last longer than all of them combined.  The summer always seems to fly by...

A Family’s Guide to Visiting Detroit

Welcome to the D!  So you’ve booked a family trip to Detroit, the city known for cars, music, culture and sports, but have no idea where to begin your planning? Look no further! Welcome to...

The Struggles of Motherhood

I struggle. I struggle often. More often than I'd like. Do you struggle too? I really feel that we all struggle in one way or another.  It's a part of learning. And I know I have...

Join Us :: City Moms Blog Network 2nd Annual #CMBNFavThings2015 Twitter Party!

Awesome Brands. Loads of Giveaways. Lots of chit-chat. Do we have your attention yet?! You’re invited to join City Moms Blog Network and our 35+ Sister Sites for our 2nd Annual Favorite Things Twitter party where we’ll chat about some amazing...

Spring Break Staycation :: 80 Things To Do In + Around Detroit

Ah, vacation!  For many of us a traditional vacation doesn't always pan out EVERY Spring, Summer and Winter Break. Once the costs of restaurants, hotels, transportation, and all other travel expenses are evaluated it just...

Easter Egg Hunt Guide :: In + Around Detroit

Woooo-hoooo!  It's finally starting to feel like spring in Detroit.  The birds are singing and the sun is shining, just waiting for the warm spring breeze to arrive and the pops of green to...

A Valentines Date Night at Home {with or without kids?!}

This year we are going to enjoy a romantic date-night before Valentines and spend a fun evening together as a family on Valentine's Day.  We love our babies and wouldn't have a day dedicated to...

Featured Giveaway :: Enchanted Photography

  <<Giveaway Announcement :: Enchanted Photography Remember our Mompreneur Marla?!  If you missed her feature you can check it out here!  She is truly an artist at heart and loves sharing the moments she captures with her lens,...

Featured Giveaway :: Sassy Bambino

<<Giveaway Announcement :: Heal A Boo-Boo Hospital Shirts Remember our Mompreneur Amanda?!  If you missed her feature you can check it out here!  Her journey to making these adorable hospital shirts came when her now 3 YO was only...