Hi I'm Danielle Andresen and I enjoy expressing myself through writing. I am passionate about learning and love exploring the world through travel. I work for Troy School District as an English Language Development Specialist and my favorite part about my job is having the opportunity to connect with many different cultures. I learn so much from my students and their families. Traveling and exploring new places always ignites my desire to write. I don't leave the house without a notebook for journaling and a few fancy pens for expressing my creativity. I look forward to sharing a little piece of me with you through writing.
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Marriage Lessons: Through Thick and Thin, in Sickness and in Health

  My husband and I had a system. It worked well for us. He took the kids to daycare in the morning and I picked them up after work. I packed lunches and he filled...
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The Importance of the Family Emergency Plan

Disclaimer: This post is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. All opinions are those of the writer. Seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may...

Detroit Mom Welcomes Danielle, a Rochester Hills Mom

Hello, I’m Danielle Andresen, a Scorpio rising sun sign and Leo moon. From an astrological perspective this makes me very driven and determined. This also aligns well with my Enneagram number which is number...

You Taught Me to Minimalize: Things I Never Understood

I definitely still have a lot to learn in the world of parenting but I do know a few things.  My first child was by far not easy.  He had tummy issues. I don't...

Ways to Spread Love and Joy this Holiday Season

The holidays are approaching fast! It is a time when traditions are carried on as family and friends gather to celebrate the love the holidays bring. We decorate our homes, make our grandmother's sugar...

Join Our DMB Neighborhood Mom Groups

Hey there Mama, I have some exciting news!  DMB has created Neighborhood Mom Groups!  This is a great way for us ALL to connect with our neighborhood moms. I don't know about you, but I am always...

Keeping Birthdays Simple… Just Cake

 When I think back to my birthdays as a child, I remember a handful of birthday parties. For the most part it consisted of a friend or two. I loved my birthday.  I still do! It's...

Finding “Me”

I'm not quite sure how it happened. It definitely wasn't planned. I swore I wouldn't become that mom! I use to get tired of seeing other people's children all over Facebook. Didn't they have...

Mama, You ARE Amazing!

I have to confess, I was the Mama watching and I was impressed at how much you rock at being a mother! It was one of those early morning runs to Target before our little...

Capturing those Kodak Moments and Photography Tips for you Mama!

Can you imagine going back to using Kodak Film and only having a roll of 24 pictures to take!?! I remember taking my film in and ordering doubles so I could give some away....