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Courtney Delay


A Socially Distanced Family Day in East Lansing

Springtime in East Lansing, especially around Michigan State University’s campus, is a magical time for the whole family. The vast majority of students have gone home for the summer, and the campus is vibrant...

What Is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

I love the idea of a farmer’s market. Getting up early, grabbing a coffee from a fancy café, strolling hand in hand with my husband while our 2-year-old toddles around learning about all the...

Tips for Supporting New Moms

When a baby is born, so is a mama. Yet throughout pregnancy, the majority of the planning and preparation is for the newborn. We have a baby shower. There is a nursery to plan....

YouTube Workouts for the Whole Family

February is a tough month for moms. The weather is still cold and dreary, and the snow is starting to lose its magic. Sledding isn’t quite as thrilling as it once was, and it’s...

Why You Should Start a Book Club

A book club saved my sanity in 2020. Whether we were meeting outside at Sanctuary Spirits to discuss Untamed by Glennon Doyle or meeting via Zoom to go over Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia,...

Keeping the Holiday Magic Alive

If 2020 had a motto, it would be, “Things will look different this year.” Social distancing, masks, and business closures have forced us to modify celebrations. Despite our best hopes, the upcoming holidays will...

Buying and Selling a Home With Kids

Entering the real estate market is a monumental undertaking. Buying and selling with kids can feel insurmountable. Last Thanksgiving, my husband and I made the decision to put our first home up for sale....

Introducing Courtney DeLay…an East Lansing Mom

Hi! My name is Courtney DeLay and I live in East Lansing with my husband, Adam, and our two-year-old daughter, Sophia. I am thrilled to join the Lansing Mom team! Me (Before Motherhood) A lifelong Michigander,...