What happened to the Halloween of yesterday? Gone are the good old days when there was no such thing as Halloween City. When you look at any given Halloween parade, store-bought costumes are the new norm. Sure, they are...
Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. It’s a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death. This includes miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, and death of a newborn. I have carried 11 precious babies in my body, some longer...
I still remember it...my first Down Syndrome Awareness Month. I was so full of hope, excitement, joy, and pride. I couldn't wait to post all the facts about Down syndrome, dispel myths, and shout the worth of all these superheroes in...
Nothing says fall and Halloween quite like pumpkins. Whether you're carving with the kids, decorating your front porch, or looking to cook something delicious with them, pumpkins are an absolute must this season. We know you're planning out your...
The November 3rd general election is only weeks away. As you’ve heard, we are in unprecedented times. So, this year it’s important to be informed and prepared. Detroit Mom has got you covered with everything you need to know...
October brings out the ghosts, goblins, and skeletons in preparation for spooky season. There are more than plenty of scary movies to get you in the mood, but how about a spooky read to get you ready for this...
Halloween has always been my favorite time of year and has always been one of my favorite holidays. While 2020 has brought more than its fair share of challenges, we do not have to sacrifice all of the fun...
I journal, but not like your childhood "Dear Diary" journal. I don’t pour my heart out about my deepest secrets or my newest celebrity crush. It's not a recap of my entire day or about a fight with a...
Author's note: I finalized this piece of writing on March 1, 2020. Two weeks later, our world erupted. My job as a lunch lady came to an abrupt halt, and now I have no idea what my duties will...
By Betsy Pollard Rau, Guest Contributor Nearly 30 years ago, I remember listening in shock when Magic Johnson announced he was retiring from basketball after testing positive for HIV. The AIDs scare was the first time in my life I...
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Staycation in Detroit: Become a Tourist in Your Own City

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A staycation in Detroit starts with packing a bag and getting excited that you get to see your city in a new light. There's...