stacybrooks

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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.
the sandwich generation: daughter with child and grandmother on couch looking at tablet

Stuck in the Middle: The Sandwich Generation

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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...

Homework: The Struggle is Real

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As we settle into our back-to-school routine, the habits that have fallen by the wayside during the summer are back in full force for the month of October. Chauffeuring kids to after school activities,...

When Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

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The start of a new school year is stressful. Back to reality after a long summer, trying to get back to a routine, sports starting up again—it's a pretty busy time. If your to-do...
changes to education

It’s Not All Bad: Positive Changes to Education in a Post-Pandemic World

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Back-to-school shopping looks a little different this year than in the past. Along with pencils, notebooks and folders, parents are buying masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes in preparation for their kids to return...
toys, mess

5 Toys Parents Hate But Kids Love

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I’m not a monster. I’m just a mom. A mom who is sick and tired of cleaning and picking up toys every day. Some toys just make me cringe more than others. Maybe it’s...
traveling with friends

Group Getaways: Tips for Traveling with Friends

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Traveling with friends...it can go one of two ways. Complete and utter disaster or a total success. We’ve been traveling with our besties for the past few summers and we really have it down...

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...

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...