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The Truth About Domestic Violence: A Victim’s Perspective

The National Coalition of Domestic Violence (NCADV) defines domestic violence as “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated...

Michigan’s Top 5 Fall Foliage Scenic Drives

Fall has officially arrived and Michigan has the perfect scenery for it. Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to cross day trips off the calendar. It's still the best way to...

Dry January Gone Wrong: A Look at Alcohol and Sobriety

In order for you to appreciate where I am, we must first go back to where I started. Growing up in a small town in Northern Michigan, drinking was a right of passage. We started...

A Detroit Mom Guide to Build Up Michigan – Why YOU and Your Preschooler...

Have you heard of Build Up Michigan but aren't sure what services it offers or how it can help your child? We're here to break things down and help you understand how Build Up...

Parenting a Child With ADHD: Embracing Our Wins

“Mama, I’m not broken anymore, I CAN be happy!” These were the words our four-year-old spoke after years of suffering in his own body. As a parent, I’ve never experienced greater heartache than not being...
dentist, dentist's, dentistry

The Solution to Your Pain Could Start at the Dentist’s Office

The solution to your pain — from chronic headaches to sleepless nights — could be found at the dentist's office. For most women nowadays, we wake up every day and try to be there for...

5 Fun Water Experiences to Keep You Cool In + Around Detroit

The city of Detroit has some well-kept secrets, and we think these unique water experiences are among them. Have you ever explored the city's canals at sun up or moonrise? When you saw that...
mom guilt, mental health,

Overcoming Mom Guilt Using the “RAIN” Technique

The thing about guilt, and this could be mom guilt or any other type of guilt, is that it’s not a real emotion. Guilt is an interpretation. What does that mean exactly? Typically guilt...
anger, mental health

Mental Health Check-In: What to do With Anger 

Take a moment to reflect on the messages that you have about anger. How are you supposed to feel anger? What are you supposed to be angry about? We often grow up thinking that...
sexual assault

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Where is that important chapter in my What to Expect When You’re Expecting book? The one that tells me what to expect in my pregnancy and postpartum journey as a victim of sexual assault? When the...