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!

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...

10 Ways to Become BFFs With Your Tween While School’s Out

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Everybody says, “you’re their parent, not their friend.” Of course this is true most of the time– but if my tweenie-bopper and I are going to be stuck at home together for three to four weeks,...

3 Kitchen Hobbies to Pass the Time

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There comes a point at the end of a Michigan winter when most of us are either bored, stir-crazy, or just plain depressed. Instead, try approaching it with a fresh attitude and show the...

Simple Super Bowl Party Snacks for the Kids to Make

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Fess up: is your Super Bowl party about the game, the commercials, or the food? It probably depends on who you ask, but we are all about the food in our house. You just...

Foodie Gift Ideas for Kids Teeny to Teen and Beyond

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Raising a little foodie or loving an adult foodie may find you reaching outside the toy and sock options as you holiday shop this year. As someone who loves to cook, and one who...

How to Build a Charcuterie Board the Entire Family Will Love

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Charcuterie is on the menu of just about any hip restaurant or winery. It’s trendy yet timeless. Who doesn’t love to graze from a tray of delicious meat treats? With the holidays upon us,...

Keeping the Joy in the Kitchen While Raising a Picky Eater

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Raising a picky eater can lead to frustration and grumpiness for kids and moms alike during the dinner hour. Keeping the joy in the kitchen can seem impossible, especially when you’re acting as short-order...

Introducing Jessica Lukenbill…a New Hudson Mom

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Hi there! I’m Jessica, your resident foodie whose happy place is in the kitchen. “Crazy creative” is a badge I wear proudly. I rely on any number of outlets to keep me sane from...