Partnering with Olympia Entertainment

With Love From Detroit has opened up so many unexpected collaborations and opportunities. Some fit my vision for the site, like working with Detroit Wallpaper Company and some I have to turn down as they want me to attend events or do write ups on things that have nothing to do with the city proper. Not ...

My four year old boy

Last night we celebrated Jack's fourth birthday. How do you make that little man's four year old dreams come true? A surprise trip to the Lego store after a delicious, cheese only, pizza dinner. I asked Jack if he wanted to be blind folded as we made our way to his top secret, birthday surprise. He ...

Detroit Half Marathon

People! I ran a half marathon! My goal was to run the entire time, no walking allowed. Oh, and to finish. Ha. I did it. I had hoped to run an 11 min mile and I ended at an average pace of 10:59 per mile. I'll take it! I entered the race with Ryan and my dad. ...

My Bucket list at 22…

Cleaning my office has it's perks. Perk 1: I get to hang the art that's been collecting dust, laying on the floor for months. Perk 2: I can finally see the butcher block surface of my desk which only inspires me to sit there and work. and the very best and most awesome perk of them all, Perk 3: ...

Diet and Exercise…

Ryan and I are gluttonous. Well, we were gluttonous. We liked  to eat a "sweet treat" after almost every meal and enjoyed wine or beer just about every night after the kids went to sleep. We ate until we were stuffed and ordered takeout far too often. "Treat yo' self" (the food edition) had become our ...

Birds and the Bees at Three

Jack has been asking me to rock him to sleep at night. He knows it is my kryptonite. He can ask for water. "NO." He can ask for just one more book. "NO. But if he asks me to rock him like a little biddy baby in my arms, I cannot resist. I rock him ...

Detroit Fireworks

The family is recovering today after a late night at the Detroit Ford Fireworks. It was a blast! In fact, I'm pretty sure that Jack OD'd on fun. We were invited to attend The Parade Company Party on top of the Miller Parking Garage and from the moment we walked in we were amazed. Our ...

Mt. Elliot Splash Park

Well done Detroit Riverfront. The new Mt. Elliot Splash Park is well worth the wait. Frankie and I took the kids down there this afternoon. We were all able to let loose for two fabulous and exhausting hours. Jack and Nella splashed and climbed all over the pirate themed water feature while ...

Today I stop nursing…

Today I stop nursing. So, basically, today is a great day to leave me alone. Alone with Hudson so I can rock him, nurse him, take him in and say goodbye to these beautiful moments we have been able to share for nine short months. Sure, I could continue but I think every mom knows when ...