Welcome to my BLOG! Made by a Michigan Mommy for Michigan Mommies!

I am a mom yes but my name other than MOM is Michelle. I have two boys. An 8 year old and 7 month old. My family and I recently relocated to Michigan from Cleveland Ohio and I can’t help but feel that this is where my heart has always been. Cleveland Ohio however will always be my home. Its where I grew up, its where I met my husband, and where I had my beautiful boys. I truly believe that every community is special but making the most of it is up to you. There are so many resources out there and I am EXCITED to be one for YOU! I am absolutely ecstatic to share my experiences with you all in addition to helping you find and make your own.
This summer we have visited The Rainforest Café, Oakland County Parks Events, Downtown Detroit Riverwalk, Wet & Wild Wednesdays at Van Hoosen Farm, Stage Nature Center, The Detroit Zoo, Booth Park, Troy Library, Thomas G Spencer Park, Cinema on the Street in Clawson, Michigan Kickboxing, MJR Grand Cinema, Troy Aquatic Center, Troy Lanes, and Oakland BMX Track just to name a few. I will be reviewing and blogging our experiences. Southeast Michigan is a great community and I am thrilled to be a part of it. Please be a part of my community and follow me on this journey.




Oak Park Winterfest

Oak Park Winterfest featured free fun for the whole family. Festivities took place at the community center. Outside activities included ice carving demos, reindeer (with feed available), horse carriage rides, and fire pits with smore kits.

Inside there was ice skating, make your own pin, hot chocolate, cookie decorating, face painting, snow globe stations, and chili available.

Oak Park produced an enjoyable event for families. We will be back next year and you should too!


Valentines Day Bath

Once my oldest was past the bath stage it was a bit bittersweet for this mama. It’s such a special time with your little ones and on holidays I like to do theme baths. Ending your day of celebration with a celebration all while getting clean!

This Valentines Day I ordered Valentine rubber ducks from amazon and picked up red/pink paint soap from the dollar tree. It was the perfect ending to our day.


Valentines Day Breakfast

Valentines Day is a big deal at my house. I grew up waking up with anticipation to see what my mommy valentine had left for me and I knew I wanted to do the same for my kids.

Every year I grab items here and there and over time have come to have a huge Valentines box. Items I’ve picked up at the Dollar Tree, Target, even thrift stores. I have heart shaped plates, bowels, foam hearts, love light up sign, and red containers to fill with treats.

No matter how old my oldest gets his eyes light up with excitement and as my youngest is a toddler he’s sensory satisfied. Not sure quite what’s going on but it’s different and he likes it.

Everyday should be celebrated but special occasions or dare I call Valentines Day a holiday gives us an excuse to do just a little more which is so hard to do when everyday life can sometimes challenge us just doing the bare minimums.

From my family to yours,

Happy Valentines Day


Civic Center Park Sledding Hill

Civic Center Park located in Madison Heights may be fun in the summer but it’s a blast in the winter.

I love finding free fun things to do especially when the kids can enjoy NATURE. Civic Center Park has one of the best sledding hills in the local area. It’s HUGE.

When Elsa says “let it snow” Civic Center is the hill to go. Did I mention it’s HUGE? The walk up is a bit challenging and it may make you question every cheeseburger, french fry, and coke you have had this winter season but the ride down is exhilarating.

Be sure to keep an extra eye on personal items, including the children. It can be a bit overwhelming but worth the adventure.

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Mad Hatter Bistro


Any Alice in Wonderland fans out there? I truly believe Disney World/Disney Land is Heaven on earth. It feels as if you step into a magical portal in an alternate universe anytime you are on Disney property and if Heaven had a price I’m sure it would be comparable to those of Disney Parks and Resorts.

For those of us who can’t always afford Heaven and live in Michigan I highly suggest visiting Birmingham’s ‘Mad Hatter Bistro.’ That portal I was speaking of exists on Old Woodward Avenue. Don’t be late for a very important date and make sure you make reservations! As they are highly recommended.


A small space with HUGE character. Every detail down to the doorknobs are magical.


There is dining available on the first level and downstairs or shall we say the rabbit hole. Tea parties, brunch/dinner with the family, or drinks at the bar make this a one stop shop for people of all ages.


Alice coloring sheets available for the kids.


The Alice themed menu produces fresh drinks, and entrees. The portions aren’t necessarily generous but the quality exceeded such. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for from the menu to the atmosphere. Still, cheaper than Disney World itself.



I couldn’t help but to feel happy and that wasn’t just from the freshly squeezed mimosa I was sipping on either. The Bistro’s food and decor captivates every customer to walk through the doors. As they say in ‘Alice In Wonderland’ “it would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” Mad Hatter Bistro makes sense. Make your dreams a reality and see where they’ll take you at The Mad Hatter Bistro in Birmingham Michigan.


Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party, came to Fox Theatre and as always didn’t disappoint. Woodward Avenue was transformed into the street we all know and love!

Oscar, Cookie Monster, Abby, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Grover, and of course ELMO were all live on stage. This interactive show was full of magical musical numbers with all of our favorites. From sing alongs to dance alongs to characters coming into the audience there was never a dull moment.

We joined the residents of Sesame Street as they set on a conquest of planning the perfect party. Beach themed, trash themed, superhero themed, and FIESTA themed. Holy guacamole and cookies of course.

The production put on by the Sesame Street crew was a must see for any Sesame Street fan. Shows come and go but Sesame Street has been a favorite for decades and will continue to be for decades to come. Sunny days are always sweeping the clouds away on SESAME STREET.