Jessica Lukenbill

Here at Detroit Mom, I am surrounded by an awesome community of women who have helped me find a place where I feel I truly belong. I’m a proud foodie who keeps crazy busy with cooking and canning, gardening, decorating, craft projects, and more. My husband of 19 years is Jason, and we have Gwenna, 11, and Larson, 7, as well as a silver Lab named Indy. We have lived in New Hudson for almost four years now. Mid Michigan is home for me, but after my husband graduated college, we spent 16 years moving around his home state of Indiana. Just prior to moving back to Michigan, we lived in Southern California for three years, exploring and extreme-adventuring with our kids to every beautiful outdoor location we could find. We are the family that spends more weekends away than at home, and our kids are master-level road-trippers. Most of our summers are spent at the lake, where I'm convinced it's not a proper summer without a dip in the water every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Reach out and say hi sometime!

Detroit Mom-Approved Local Giving Guide

As we approach the end of 2022, we recognize the resilience our communities have shown as well as the hardships they've faced. We continue to face challenges many of us have never seen before....
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20 of the Best Donut Shops In + Around Detroit

November 5th is National Donut Day! A whole day dedicated to the delicious, yummy, tasty treat that's great for breakfast and perfect for any time of the day. If you are looking for something...

Where to Find Pumpkins In + Around Detroit

*last updated 10/02/2022 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...
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Road Trip! 3 Areas Under 90 Minutes to Check Out This Weekend

If you're staying close to home this weekend, but want something new to fill a day, there are some great day trip choices right here in southern lower Michigan. I've plotted out a few...
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Memorial Day Weekend Cookout Recipes to Feed a Crowd

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, the weather forecast in Michigan looks decent, and the probability of heading to or hosting a holiday cookout is pretty high. I wanted to share a few delicious...

6 Tips for Living Through a Home Remodel

Every time I see that TikTok with the "This is the way I live..." song, I think I should make one that shows our remodel life. Because the reality of it is, this IS...
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Amazon Shopping Guide: Easter Basket Gift Ideas from A to Z

If you're still in need of items to fill the Easter basket this year, we are here to help with our non-candy Amazon shopping guide — just add to cart and buy now for...
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Please Pass the Family Bonding: Making Meal Times Special

Teacher impersonations, dad jokes, and laughter. Lots of laughter. My family, seated around the dining room table, eating a minimum of two (maybe three) different meals—sometimes nachos on paper plates, sometimes homemade pasta on...

Celebrating Black History Month In + Around Detroit

There's no doubt Detroit has a rich Black history and culture. With so many virtual events and special in-person activities happening, Black History Month is an amazing opportunity to continue educating ourselves about the...

Creative DIY Winter Play Ideas to Boost Your 1000 Hours Outside

Winter has barely begun and a lot of us are already looking at real estate in places where snow does not exist. Trust me, I get it. We were so excited when we moved...