DMB Welcomes Debbie, a Macomb Mom

Hello fellow mamas! I’m Debbie, Assistant Director of Operations for Detroit Moms Blog. I am so excited to be here and be part of this amazing community of women! 

I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to you. 

::Down with Detroit:: 

I’ve lived the majority of my life in the mitten with the exception of a few short, yet formidable, years in the early 90’s when my dad’s job took us to Egypt. Once back stateside my folks settled in Novi where I finished highschool. Then it was off to Michigan State University complete my undergrad in advertising (Go Spartans!)

Downtown Detroit holds a special place in my heart because that’s actually where my husband, Michael, and I got engaged — at the top of the city (Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center) overlooking the Friday night fireworks display at Comerica Park. 

July 2012 | The Dearborn Inn

Michael and I live in Macomb where we’re raising our two little girls. We love all the nearby parks and family-friendly activities that Macomb has to offer. These days you can usually find us at the Detroit Zoo (the Polk Penguin Conservation Center is my favorite) or a local splash pad. One thing on my summer bucket list is to take the family to Belle Isle – can you believe I’ve never been?!

Date nights are a little more rare these days. When we are able to spend a little 1:1 time together we’re usually trying out new (to us) restaurants. Though, I actually think I prefer the day-dates to an evening out!!  

Parents Weekend 2017 | Traverse City

::My Life::

I have recently transitioned to being a SAHM after nearly 15 years of working in the Detroit Ad industry. Quitting my job was a really difficult decision for me. I struggled with the mom guilt when I was working yet worried what might happen to my career if I took a hiatus. Like every other mom out there I worry about making the right decisions for our family. I’m constantly weighing the pros and cons to every situation, almost to a fault. That aside, I am so thankful to have this opportunity to stay home with my girls because you know what they say, the days are long but the years are short. 

These days I get by on a lot of coffee, dry shampoo and my newfound “mom” wardrobe. I’m still learning to balance the chaos of everyday life. I could deliver client projects on time and on budget, but I can’t seem to coral my children to the car in order to get them to school on time. *shrug*

::Babies + Beyond::

I grew up an only child (but through marriage have inherited 7 siblings) so watching my girls, ages 4 and 2,  love on each other and form this incredible sisterly bond is a new experience for me that is really something special. 

Motherhood has changed me for sure. I’ve always been a type-A planner, thriving on schedules and to do lists. Needless to say, one of my biggest challenges as a mom has been learning to go with the flow and that I cannot control everything. These little people have their own agenda and I’ve had to pivot more times than a basketball player. But each day I get a little better and learn to embrace the chaos. 

Both of my girls were born at 40 weeks and 2 days

I love meeting fellow moms so feel free to connect with me, or follow along on Instagram @twoplusmeandyou



DMB Welcomes Debbie, a Macomb Mom

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Debbie Abdelnour
Debbie lives in Macomb with her husband, Michael, and their two little girls. She has a mild obsession with coffee, Target and loves any and all things to do with organizing. Over the past year Debbie transitioned from working suburban mom to SAHM and is now transitioning back to being a work at home mom. With all this transitioning she understands the struggles women go through when faced with having to choose between family and a career. You can keep up with Debbie as she shares all her mom-life experiences and navigates the balance between work in and out of the home by following her on Instagram: @twoplusmeandyou


  1. Debbie, I am impressed that you and Michael decided to be a SAHM. Teaching the girls the knowledge and family background to carry through their generation is something I regret doing with my Family. Being able to relate with pictures and movies of Family members past. Something they can treasure.
    Congrats again on your decision. I hope the best for you, Michael and the girls..


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