Shannon Phillips

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Shannon is a full time wife and mom of two, a part-time attorney, and a chauffeur for her two busy kiddos (that don’t tip her very well!). She was born and raised in Bloomfield Hills, and decided to settle down there with her husband, Eric, after graduating from the University of Michigan and then Wayne State University Law School. A few of Shannon’s favorite things are her Doodles (dogs not drawings), making her way through the incredible Detroit bar & restaurant scene, traveling, tailgating, and Michigan summers.

A Detroit Mom Guide to Special Education Mediation Services – Why YOU Need Them

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Hail! to the Victors for Four Decades: A Football Family Tradition

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Encouragement For Those Who Need It Most: Early Intervention Leader Provides Advice to Parents

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Ivywood Classical Academy Fosters Your Child’s Love of Learning Through Classical Education

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Getting Ready for Kindergarten

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How to Choose a Preschool For Your Child

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The Dog Days of Summer: Places to Take Your Pup In + Around Detroit

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Summer in the City: 20+ FREE Kid-Friendly Activities in Detroit

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