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.

Maybe Your Kid Shouldn’t Go To College

As a school counselor and a person with multiple degrees, sometimes it’s a hard sentiment for me to wrap my head around. But in this day in age, maybe your kid shouldn’t go to...

Mental Mess: Managing Your Clutter-Induced Anxiety

The state of my mental health is consistently linked to the status of my house. The clutter, the cleanliness, and the overall state of my home directly impacts my mood and my well-being.  I used...
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Independently-Owned Toy Stores In + Around Detroit

Since Toys "R" Us closed in 2018, you may have noticed that finding the perfect gift for the kid (or kid at heart) might be a little difficult. Sure, the big box stores like...

Survivalist Parenting

A few months ago we were at a party and I was telling a story about my kids and their lack of being on a strict schedule. I explained how the flexibility of that...
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5 Tips for Navigating the Middle School Transition

I have spent the past 15 years working with students in grades 6th through 12th. By far, the most challenging are those that are in middle school. Middle school is hard for parents, teachers,...
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Traveling Alone with Kids: Pack Your Patience

Call me crazy, call me brave, or call me a glutton for punishment. I have traveled alone with my two small children several times. While nothing can prepare you for airline travel this summer...
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Teacher Appreciation Week: What Teachers Really Want

It’s that time of year, where we as parents shower our teachers with gratitude and lots of apple-themed gifts. It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! This week honors the hard work your child’s teachers do for...
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5 Positives of a Planned C-Section

We have all heard that c-sections are the easy way out. I, and every other c-section mama out there, will tell you that this is not the case. I will tell you, after having...
stress-less December

5 Tips for a Stress-Less December

If you ask any mom, parent, adult, or human what the most stressful time of the year is, I guarantee they are going to say December. During this month, we run ourselves ragged trying...
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Stuck in the Middle: The Sandwich Generation

We have all heard of millennials, Gen X’ers, and baby boomers. But there is one generation that doesn’t get as much hype or enough praise: the Sandwich Generation. This generation is one that is...