RanaMakki

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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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Tips for a Successful Road Trip Vacation

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...