This wasn’t the plan. This wasn’t the way that way that we were supposed to become parents. We did everything the “right way." We had a long courtship, engagement, and lovely wedding surrounded by our family and friends. We spent...
Chinese Medicine has a lot to offer those who are looking to conceive. Acupuncture increases blood flow to the reproductive system, regulates hormones, and calms the nervous system. Of course I recommend seeing an acupuncturist to assess your specific...
Fun fact: I actually started blogging way back when I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and Endometriosis. I find blogging to be two fold: it's therapeutic for me to speak my truth, to put my thoughts and...
I spent the day before Christmas Eve in stirrups, in a cold sterile room of doctors and nurses, doing my third round of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) at my infertility clinic while praying for a Christmas miracle. It was then...
At our 20 week ultrasound, we discovered our twins were both boys. My husband and I thought we had a pretty good idea of what our future was going to look like: sports, roughhousing, bumps, bruises, scrapes, lots of...
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...
Social media has somehow been able to successfully turn motherhood into a nightmare. Yes, I said it. A day doesn't go by when I'm scrolling Facebook or Instagram, and I see a meme about how much wine moms need...
•My Life• Greetings, I’m Kelsey Hogan, a Royal Oak mama and one of Detroit Mom Blog's newest contributors. Basically a native (shh… I was born in Cali), I grew up in Commerce Township and was off to Ann Arbor for...
After years of struggling with infertility, November 2014 brought the best news of our lives: we were almost two months pregnant! A lot of screams were followed by back-to-back doctors appointments to confirm, and more screams from two excited...
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Tips for Kayaking In Metro Detroit

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There’s no shortage of water trails and kayak rentals in Metro Detroit. So how do you decide which is best for you? Every summer...