Charmaine is a Detroit native that now lives in Grosse Pointe but still loves all things from the "D". She's the mom of 3, wife of 1 while living her passion of helping entrepreneurial special needs moms of color create balance in their lives. She loves helping moms see the options in their life to create more time, energy, and joy. You can connect to Charmaine via her free Get Out of Overwhelm video ( or on social media at @charmedwithchar.

Navigating Transitions: A Mom’s Guide to Preparing Your Child For the Next Educational Step

Navigating transitions is one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the special needs journey. Being a mom of a special needs child can be challenging. This is especially true when it comes to the...
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Plant a Flower Day: 5 Simple Steps to Stress-Free Gardening

It’s almost spring and I’m so excited. I don’t know about you, but I’m itching to get back out into my yard and garden. I love winter, but gardening gives me a source of...

More Than A Mom: 3 Anchors to Help You Avoid Caregiver Burnout

It’s not easy being a caregiver and a parent at the same time. Trust me when I tell you they are NOT the same role, even if the person you’re caring for is your...
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3 Ways Setting New Year’s Goals is Stressing You Out

The new year is a time that is filled with hope and possibility. I mean, we have vision board parties, new goals, and this dream for a whole new life. There is something hopeful...
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3 Little-Known Ways to Manage Your Fall Schedule Without Buying a New Planner

Does keeping your back-to-school life organized make you wish for summer again? If you just had a way to organize and manage your fall schedule without it feeling like something else to do, it...
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How to Celebrate National Book Lovers Day!

Did you know that there is a National Book Lovers Day on August 9th of each year? As an avid book reader and self-proclaimed book junkie, I couldn’t believe there was a day dedicated...
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3 Uncommon Ways to Protect Your Mental Health as an Entrepreneur

Is your business on the verge of driving you crazy? I have been exactly where you are; I was ready to burn my business to the ground. Protect Your Mental Health: Values The reason why I...
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6 Vegan Restaurants You Must Visit In + Around Detroit

It's not easy being vegan in the D. It's become easier to find tasty vegan options in the grocery store. Finding a place to dine out at can still be tough. When my family went...
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3 Common Mistakes Keeping You Stuck In Overwhelm

Ever wonder why you feel like you're stuck in overwhelm? If your life is feeling like it's in a continuous overwhelm loop, you're going to want to read on. Saying Yes is Keeping You Stuck...

Detroit Mom Welcomes Charmaine, a Grosse Pointe Mom

What’s up world, I’m Charmaine Johnson-Fuller. I am so excited to be a new-ish contributor to Detroit Mom. Who Am I? I am an avid learner - I have yet to meet a bookstore that I...