Kelsie Rodriguez

Kelsie Rodriguez
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I’m a stay-a-home mom to a 3-year-old boy, Theodore, and his baby brother, James, and a wife to my husband of 5 years, Gabe. I grew up in a small town in Michigan, and though I sometimes miss the country, I love living in Metro Detroit! I enjoy reading, playing piano, traveling, trying new restaurants, craft beer, and Michigan sports (Go Blue!). I graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology and Sociology from U of M in 2009, and received my Master of Social Work degree from Boston University in 2013. Though I'm not currently working, I've found that my degrees turned out to be great training for parenthood!

An Animal Lover’s Guide to Metro Detroit

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We have at least one animal aficionado in our house with his little brother showing a burgeoning interest. Over the past few years, we have taken advantage of the great animal-themed places to visit...

The Ultimate Greenfield Village Bucket List

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Of the many family-friendly metro Detroit places we love visiting, Greenfield Village ranks near the top of our list. It's part old-timey amusement park, part century-old living museum, though neither of those descriptions does...

9 Metro Detroit Bookshops to Visit

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I am a library fan, a Kindle fan, and a fan of borrowing books from friends as well as listening to an occasional audiobook. But I am, first and foremost, a book store fan. There...

Babies and Blooms: Why Springtime Due Dates Are the Best

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Spring is a symbolic time to give birth: flowers are blooming, the sun is finally shining after another dreadful Michigan winter, and new life is everywhere. My firstborn was a summer baby, and other than...

8 Travel Tips for Flying with Young Kids

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Thirty-eight. That’s the number of flights my 3-year-old son has traveled. My nine-month-old son’s number is currently 12. We love to travel, and after dozens of flights with one to two littles in tow, I’ve gained...

The “Magnolia Movement” is Killing Our Joy

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A friend and I were recently discussing the popularity of renovation, DIY, and home decor. She and I both feel pressure to have the perfect house. "It's the Magnolia Movement!" she said, and I'm...

Embracing My Preschooler’s Obsession

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The obsession started at the zoo. During the warmer months, we visit the zoo every few weeks. At around two years old, my son started pointing at the zoo signs whenever we drove past. "I...

8 Detroit-Centric Sources to Follow {In Addition to DMB}

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Detroit is changing. You know it. I know it. The New York Times knows it. Even our parents are starting to notice. With so much happening in The D, it can be hard to stay...

Pack It up, Pack It in: Preschool Lunch Ideas

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My 3-year-old and I went Back To School shopping together in August for the first time. He chose a matching set of zoo animal paraphernalia: an oversized backpack, a water bottle, and of course, a lunchbox.  Cute,...

Lady In Waiting: Staying Sane Past Your Due Date

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21 days. That’s the amount of time I’ve spent in post-due date limbo. 15 days the first pregnancy, a relatively short six days the second. The first time around, my due date had already...