Katie Goncalves

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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

I Married a Man with an Outrageous Hobby

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Glamour. Fame. Monaco. Gorgeous girls holding umbrellas. Speed. Money. Champagne spraying on podium finishes. These are the things that come to mind when I tell people my husband races cars. Yes, he has a race car....

Stop Telling Your Kids to Be Careful

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I remember two things very vividly centered around the idea of getting hurt from when I was a kid: the time I broke my arm during roller skating lessons, and when I bruised my...

7 Best BBQ Joints in Metro Detroit

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Here in metro Detroit, pit masters are using their skills to create some of the most delicious BBQ in the country. There’s no need for debate on which style takes the cake because in...

Planning a Stress-Free Disney Vacation

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Earlier this year, my husband and I planned a trip to visit family for a long weekend. The caveat was my daughter and I would be traveling separately as he would be flying in...

If You Live in Michigan, Then Your Child Should Know How to Swim: Here...

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We’re Katie and Shannon. Two friends who share a lot in common, not the least of which is our passion for swimming. The sport is near and dear to our hearts, but we also...

Parenting a Perfectionist

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I recently ran into my former high school English teacher at the airport. We chatted in the moments before boarding, catching up on life, teaching, and family matters. He then asked, “What are two...

I Love When My Husband Travels for Work

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Recently my husband has been traveling a lot for his job, which is something we haven't really had to experience in our marriage. There have been little trips here and there but nothing as...

Celebrate Mardi Gras Like a New Orleanian

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Drop everything you're doing, and get excited because Mardi Gras is only one week away (Tuesday, March 5). While many Northerners are ordering packzis by the dozen, it is far more indulgent to go...

I’m Breaking Up with Political Correctness

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Effective immediately, I am formally resigning my title as the Queen of Political Correctness. It has come to my attention that through my years of life and experience, I have become tender-hearted to all...

Five Ways to Erase Mom Guilt

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To be a mom in today’s society, you have to be on board with feeling all kinds of mom guilt. Women quietly agree to wear this guilt like a badge of honor every day...