Hi, I'm Dana! I'm a relatively fresh Michigan transplant and a mom-to-be via domestic infant adoption. Since moving to Detroit, my husband and I have fallen head over heels in love with the city and enjoy outdoor adventures of all kinds with our two rescue pups. I look forward to sharing our adoption journey and navigating city life with kiddos.

How to Get Started with Adoption

So, you’re interested in adoption? That’s great! There are tons of kiddos in our city and our world who need safe and loving homes. The world of adoption can be really scary and tricky...

10 Day Dates in Detroit for You + Your Gal Pals

I recently heard a cute quote about female friendships from Gina Barecca: “It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends are your diamonds.” Wherever we are in our parenting...

Detroit Mom Welcomes Dana, a Detroit Mom-to-Be

Writing this feels admittedly a little funny--and not for the reasons you might expect. No, I’m not shy or not used to sharing my “elevator pitch.” I’m a little nervous to be writing this...

Where to Find Pumpkins In + Around Detroit

*last updated 09/20/2023 Nothing says fall and Halloween quite like pumpkins. Whether you're carving with the kids, decorating your front porch, or looking to cook something delicious with them, pumpkins are an absolute must this...