Dayna Mott


You Don’t Need Permission

From a very early age, I saw two spectrums of what a mother looked like. I spent my childhood with my birth mom as well as with my stepmom. This led me to growing...

Widening Perspectives on Black-Owned Business Month this August

August is National Black-Owned Business Month. This is bigger than the acknowledgment of retail in our nation. The wealth discrepancies in Black earning potential is huge. According to the study, The Economic State of Black...
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Top Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling

DISCLAIMER: The following post outlines the writer’s personal experience with staying healthy while traveling. It is not intended to act as medical advice. As always, please consult your doctor with any questions about staying...

3 Reasons to Vacation Without Children

To vacation with or without the children? This is a question I pondered when I had my own children. I do believe my upbringing played a role in my decisions. Growing up, I had five...

The Most Important Back-to-School Shopping List

I can feel my chest getting tight. My anxiety is at an all-time high. This is supposed to be the most joyous time of year, but my mind won’t stop racing. I know I...
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Connect with the Wild at Michigan’s Zoos and Aquariums

Michigan has some of the most fun places to experience the wild. We have a number of zoos and aquariums that you can head out to this summer. Children can get up close and...
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3 Things I Love About Road Tripping in an Electric Vehicle

May 28 is National Road Trip Day and our family loves road trips! Do you prefer a road trip with the kids or simply flying? Check out the top three things I love about road...
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The Making of a Mom: A Healthy Motherhood Starts with One’s Self

We as humans, and especially as moms, have the ability to change and evolve. Traditionally, moms are the emotional support. Through our modeling, our sons learn how to treat a spouse and our daughters...

I Was Looking for Healing for my Son, But Found So Much More

"Mrs. Mott, we need you to go directly to emergency and in the morning we are going to schedule surgery." My heart and mind raced with so many questions. See, I was 20 weeks pregnant...

Essential Oils and Kids: What You Need to Know

Essential oils have been popping up more and more as a viable option to supporting health and wellness. Have you been curious, but don't know where to start? Oils can be a great option...