Jessica Lukenbill

Jessica Lukenbill
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As Managing Editor for 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 18 years is Jason, and we have Gwenna, 10, and Larson, 6, as well as a young silver Lab named Indy. We have lived in New Hudson for a few 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!

Pumpkin Patches In + Around Detroit

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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 season. We...

21 Reasons Why to Become a Lunch Lady

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Author's note: I finalized this piece of writing on March 1, 2020. Two weeks later, our world erupted. My job as a lunch lady came to an abrupt halt, and now I have no...

What to do With an Abundance of Garden Tomatoes

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It's the end of the summer of 2020 and many Americans are finding themselves with a thriving pandemic garden right about now. Although I had planned a garden this year anyway, it turned out...

Face Mask Roundup: Detroit-Made Options, Reviews, and Information

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Who would have ever predicted that the hottest back-to-school fashion accessory for 2020 would be a face mask? Certainly not me. As we face the inevitable need to stock up on masks, our team...

Road Trip! 3 Areas Under 90 Minutes to Check Out This Weekend

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We have reached that point in the summer when everyone is bored, it's sticky hot, and we are anxious to get out of the house. Time for a road trip! Of course, there's that whole...

Road Trip! 3 Areas Under 90 Minutes to Take Dad This Weekend

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Dad deserves a break this weekend, and we figured out just how to provide it! We've plotted out a few fun directions to take and places to stop while still maintaining social distance and...

French Fry Board: 6 Easy Dips to Go With Your Newest Obsession

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On Wednesday, I saw an article with an incredibly beautiful photo telling me that fries boards are the new cheese boards. Read it, loved it, shared it. As much as I love my cheese...

Here’s What I’m Serving up for Cinco de Mayo This Year

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Cinco de Mayo is much more of an American day of revelry than it is in Mexico. One year, long before we had children, my husband and I traveled to Mexico specifically for the holiday, thinking...

Creative Ways to Maintain Virtual Connections with Grandparents

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For years, my husband and I have had this running joke about homeschooling...he says something cute like, "maybe it's time to homeschool," and I laugh hysterically and then we both just laugh and laugh....

A Dose of Detroit: Local Subscription and Mail-Order Boxes

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Other than one grocery pickup, my car hasn't moved in over three weeks. Our family definitely recognizes that we are lucky to be able to stay home and work from home, and we are...