Katie Goncalves

Katie is a Novi mom to a spunky little girl and married to her college sweetheart. She is a full-time stay at home mom, a part-time swim coach, and the Community Engagement Coordinator for Detroit Mom. Katie is a wine and cheese fanatic, a small-scale shopaholic, and a reading enthusiast. Follow Katie's motherhood journey on Instagram @momjeansreinvented

Shop Local at These 5 Bookstores In + Around Detroit

We're all aware of the importance of shopping local this holiday season. Now more than ever, it's critical to the survival of our favorite local businesses that we show our support, and bookstores are...

Detroit Mom’s Top 10 Books of 2020

If there's one good thing to come out of 2020, it's the incredible books published this year. I spent a good chunk of my quarantine devouring books and have a lot of thoughts about...

The Best Holiday Lights In + Around Detroit – Free & Ticketed Events

It's time to bundle up the kids and set out in search of the Detroit area's best holiday lights! There's something magical about seeing everything all lit up for the upcoming holiday season. With...

Where to Visit Santa Safely In + Around Detroit This Holiday Season

It seems that even a global pandemic can't stop Santa from seeing all his favorite kids and putting gifts under the tree this year! Many of our favorite metro Detroit places from years past...

Detroit Mom’s Guide to Christmas Tree Farms In + Around Detroit

Picture it: it's lightly snowing; you're strolling with your family through rows of evergreens in search of the perfect tree at one of the area's best little Christmas tree farms. You laugh together as...

Free Thanksgiving Meals For Those In Need

Everyone deserves to have a hot meal on Thanksgiving. Detroit Mom is committed to spreading awareness of resources available to those who may not be able to afford a meal this Thanksgiving. If you...

Where to Volunteer This Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving is most likely going to feel different than those in the past. You might be staying home rather than bolting through the airport. Your table may have a few less people sitting...

Detroit Mom’s 2020 Guide to Tree Lightings In + Around Detroit

It's time to light up Metro Detroit and officially kick off the holiday season! We proudly present to you the 2020 guide for tree lightings in + around Detroit. This year, many cities are...

Our Favorite Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving To-Go In + Around Detroit

We all know Thanksgiving 2020 is going to look a lot different than it has in previous years. Families are staying home and figuring out smaller-scale plans. You'll spend time with your smelly uncle...

Not Your Typical Thanksgiving Books for Kids

We all have our favorite Thanksgiving books to read to our kids each year. Most of them involve a turkey, some pie, and a cartoon character trying to figure out the true meaning of...