Tina Sreniawski

Tina is a Downriver Mom! She has a hard working husband, Lou, and four energetic children under age 7. She is on a leave of absence from her teaching job and is soaking up her SAHM time. When she’s not changing diapers, homework helping, meal prepping, or folding laundry, she enjoys running, playing volleyball, and most of all, reading. Tina believes that Moms are superheroes, and that love can make anything possible.

4 Ways to Celebrate Polish American Heritage Month

Cześć! ("cheh-sh-ch.”) Hello! Among the many reasons to love this month, October is Polish American Heritage Month. I am a proud Polish-American woman, who married a Polish-American man and we filled our house with...

Dear Long-Lost Friends: I Miss You!

Dear Long-Lost Friends, I wanted to take a moment to apologize for being a terrible friend in the years since I’ve become a mom. I haven’t seen some of you in years. I haven’t heard...

Stop and Smell the Desitin

If you've been a mom for more than 10 minutes, you've probably heard (and reacted to) the well-intended phrase, "Enjoy it! You're going to miss this!" If you're like me, you smile at whoever...

Where to Find Downriver’s Little Free Libraries

Have you noticed Little Free Libraries are popping up all over the area? These adorable libraries, usually near public spaces, originated in Wisconsin in 2009 as a way to share books within communities. The...

Tips for a Smooth September

September is one of the toughest months of the year for our family. My kids spend the first part of the month trying to recover from a summer filled with bickering and snacks...oops, I...

The Peanut Butter Sandwich That Made Me Cry

This summer my kids and I stumbled across the show Kids Baking Championship. If you haven’t seen it, it is a baking competition where kids are the contestants and adults are the judges. We...

What Moms REALLY Want for Christmas

Sorry folks, but it’s not an InstaPot or a Roomba that’s on our lists this year. If you’ve clicked on this article, I have to assume that it’s because you’re not sure what to...

When the Struggle is Real

You know those days when you know the stars have aligned perfectly for you? The super productive days where you just seem to hit the ground running? The ones where you feel energized, centered,...

In Case of Emergency: Ways to Prep for an (Unlikely) ER Visit

Logan, my three year old, has some tricky health issues. Earlier this year, we had been managing his pneumonia symptoms at home for nearly two weeks. Out of nowhere though, he spiked a 103-degree...

A Realistic Mom’s Baby Book

My first child, Michael, has three baby books. Well, four if you include the pregnancy journal I filled out, complete with pictures that I printed out and glued to its pages. My two daughters...