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.

Livonia: Detroit Moms’ Favorite Metro Area Cities

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

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

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 

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

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...

Let’s Talk About Sex: Tales From a High School Health Teacher

I have spent the last 12 years of my teaching career talking about something that most people avoid talking about with kids. Sex. Just mentioning the word incites giggles and nervous shuffling of papers...

5 (Realistic) Tips for New Mamas

Listen up, expecting mamas. I’m about to drop some knowledge on ya! When you are pregnant, everyone tells you a bunch of (mostly unsolicited) advice. We all know "sleep when the baby sleeps" and,...

No More Toys: Some Alternative Gift-Giving Ideas This Holiday Season

My kids have the worst birthdays (October and November) when it comes to gift giving. By the time the holidays roll around, our house is so packed with toys from their late fall birthdays...

Homework: The Struggle is Real

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,...

Introducing Stacy Brooks…a Livonia Mom

Hello! My name is Stacy Brooks, a metro Detroit wife, teacher, licensed counselor, and, most importantly, mom. I live in Livonia with my husband and two daughters. One of the things we love about...