kellyhouseman

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Kelly lives in metro Detroit with two lively littles, her husband and an even more energetic mini schnauzer! She runs her own mental health counseling practice (Kelly Houseman Counseling) where she specializes in women's issues and all things pregnancy through parenting. When she is not helping her patients she can be found working out, traveling, blogging (Kelly's Reality) or chasing 90's boy bands around the country to attend their concerts.

Surviving a Move While Pregnant

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I am the kind of person who really likes to cram all of life’s major events into one year. Case in point: moving to a new house while pregnant last Thanksgiving. Let me set...

Isn’t He too Big to Pick Up?

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“Mommy hold you.” Hearing that request in a tiny, high-pitched voice turns this normally strong-willed mom into a wish-granting fairy every single time. For reference that request is currently coming out of a 2.5-year-old...

Did Kids Turn Me Into a Mean Girl?

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Last week I somehow managed to make it to a morning barre class despite having yet another sleepless night with my sick toddler. A very nice, very put together lady sitting next to me...

Extended Breastfeeding: Two Years After Never Even Wanting to Start

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I never gave much thought to breastfeeding before I became pregnant. I knew it was something I would like to try, yet I also acknowledged that it was such a strange and foreign concept...

Mommy Doesn’t Have the Time!

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Before I had my son I was the epitome of being on time. I scheduled our vacations by the hour and printed off itineraries to make sure they went according to plan. I had...

You’re Pushing Him too High! {Dealing with Unwanted Parenting Advice}

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It comes out of nowhere. One day when you finally feel like you’ve got this parenting thing down and discovered your own unique child-rearing groove you hear it. Almost always unasked for, it tends...

Self-Care Sunday: Loving Yourself as Much as Your Children

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Have you ever noticed how the self-esteem presentations and emphasis tend to end right around middle school? We are all about teaching our children to feel good about themselves but what happens when mom...

No He’s Still Not Sleeping Through the Night. Yes I Am Still Tired.

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I regularly see the hours of 2 am, 3 am and 4 am with my best buddy who likes to scream all night, laugh in my ear, cry over nothing and makes me carry...

How to be a Perfect Mom in 4 Easy Steps

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My obsession with chasing perfection happened long before my son was born. I would read all the fashion blogs and beauty magazines and look for inspiration to make my life prettier. Endless hours wasted...

Introducing Kelly Houseman: A Birmingham Mom

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Introducing Kelly! :: Down with Detroit :: The old saying you don’t know what you got ‘till its gone hits close to home for me. Growing up in the northern suburbs all my life, this Michigan...