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Stacy is a Livonia mom of 2 little girls, 2 1/2 and 10 months. She has been married to her husband Joe for 5 years. They are also parents to two rescue dogs. Along with being a wife and mom, Stacy is also a certified teacher and licensed counselor working in the field of public education for the past 12 years. While she aspires to be the "Perfect Mom", she is self-proclaimed "Hot Mess Mom". When she has some free time, Stacy enjoys boating, traveling, shopping, wine, anything on Bravo, and cooking.

Mama, Take that Girls Trip!

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I just got back from a weekend away with my girlfriends. No husbands, no kids, and no real responsibilities for a full 48 hours. And it freed my soul. I just had to take...

Valetine’s Day Eats and Treats by Age

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In our house, Valentine’s Day has moved from a romantic night out on the town to a family affair. With two little girls, they are all about the holiday and starting new traditions for...

When Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

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The start of a new year is stressful. Back to the reality of work and school after a long holiday break, the decluttering after the holidays, and of course, upholding that New Years resolution—it's...

Detroit Moms’ Favorite Thanksgiving Hacks

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. No gifts, no crazy expectations. Just food, family and fun. I have been hosting Thanksgiving in my home for several years and I have really got the meal prep down...

Singled Out: Parenting Siblings as an Only Child

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Being an only child has always made me unique. Most of my friends growing up had brothers and sisters and I didn’t, but I always enjoyed being an “only.” My parents were really good...

Livonia: Detroit Moms’ Favorite Metro Area Cities

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I always call Livonia the biggest little town in the world. With around 100,000 people, it still manages to have a small town feel. Whether a quick run to the grocery store or a...

How to Host the Ultimate Michigan Fish Fry

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My husband and I love entertaining, but typically he stays out of my way and lets me navigate the kitchen on my own...unless we are doing a fish fry. He is an avid fisherman and...

Schooled: Being a White Educator in Black America

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I have spent the past 13 years of my life working in public education for three very different school districts. Each experience has taught me some valuable lessons. I learned the most as a teacher...

What I Really Want for Mother’s Day: Pandemic Edition 

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There won't be any Mother's Day gifts brought home from preschool this year. No necklaces made from noodles or Fruit Loops. No pictures still sticky from undried glue and full of glitter. My husband...

Using Reality TV to Escape My Reality

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I have a group of friends I get together with once or twice a week. They are typically wearing the latest fashions. I am rocking sweatpants, a messy bun, and a shirt that probably...