Hi, I’m Rana! My battery runs on the magically energizing effects of coffee and Disney pixie dust. When I’m not mothering my two princesses (and loving husband) I can be found in either my kitchen cooking away something yummy, or at my computer, writing about our family adventures around Metro Detroit and our Family Travels (especially Disney related). I’m honored to be part of the diverse and intelligent group of women that is the Detroit Moms community!
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How to Stay Organized with Digital Planning

What’s one of your New Year’s resolutions? For me, every year I plan to get more organized. One of the best ways I find to organize my mom life is by using a digital...

Detroit Mom’s Travel Series: Walt Disney World

Bibbidy Bobbidy Boo! This vacation planning guide to the most magical place on Earth, I write for you! I’m a Disney travel expert—the one you’d text to help plan your trip, find out which rides...
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Where to Find Thanksgiving Pies In + Around Detroit

There’s no other dessert synonymous with the Thanksgiving holiday than pie. It’s quintessential. I don’t know about you, but I wait for that after-dinner-pie just as much as I wait for that during-dinner-turkey. I...
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Tips for a Successful Road Trip Vacation

Travel season is finally upon us—and more importantly, finally feels normal again! I don’t know about you, but the travel bug has hit me hard. I’ve been dreaming up all sorts of destinations for...

Star Wars Day: 9 Activities Guaranteed to Keep the Force Strong in Your Family

May the 4th be with you all--it’s Star Wars Day! Though, you don’t have to be a Star Wars fan to celebrate . . . it’s just another excuse to have some themed fun...

Dear 2022, Put My Mind at Ease

Dear 2022, It’s already been a rough one. But…we’re hopefully, slowly, on the mend. A few months back I began to break. Even though I’m also the glue. I was slowly cracking, and it was starting to...
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I Still Read Aloud to My Older Kids

There’s magic in that evening hour before bed. It’s one of my favorite daily moments. Yes, we have our meltdowns some nights. We spend 15 minutes begging the kids to brush their teeth and...
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How Quarantine Increased Our Family Adventures

Every morning I receive memory notifications from my photo and social media apps. Some days they’re of family adventures like past birthday parties when my girls were babies, or carnival rides with my sweet...

Detroit Mom Welcomes Rana, a Dearborn Heights Mom

Hi, Detroit Mommas, I’m Rana! I began writing as a child, influenced by the novel Harriet the Spy. I vividly remember going into our hall closet where my mom organized our school supplies. Picking out...