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.
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...

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...