I grew up in the tropics, where the weather never got below 65 degrees, ever. Fast forward to now, and I am raising my family in cold, snowy Michigan. I’ve been in the state for about 13 years now,...
If you’ve been up late shopping or cooking or wrapping presents in years past, you already know that taking care of yourself during the holidays is something that often slides to the side. It comes naturally in a season...
For anyone struggling with infertility, the holidays can be an especially difficult time of year. They are a continual reminder of the missing pieces, the things you don't get to experience with the baby you so desperately long for....
We are living in a time of high stress which can wreak havoc on all things: mental, emotional, physical, social, and emotional health. Resilience is the ability to recover from difficulties and hardships. Though it is tough, it is...
I love everything about Thanksgiving: football, family, the start of the holiday season, and especially the food. Five years ago, I became gluten and dairy free. When Thanksgiving rolled around the first year I wasn't having gluten or dairy,...
I don’t feel deserving of my child’s scribbled sentiment that reads “Best Mom in the World.” Because even though I am their mother, I know that I have struggled with being a good one. It's a struggle that I...
I’m writing this while I recover from my third breast cancer related surgery in 13 months. I am 44 years old and I’m now an amputee. This is being written during a month that shows us lots of pink ribbons...
2,165 days. That's how long it took for me to get a procedure to remove endometriosis from my body. That's five years and eleven months. I'm very lucky though, because in the United States (according to Yale Medicine), it takes...
I always thought being a mom meant putting myself last on the priority list. I thought I needed to do all of the things, go to bed late, get up early, and be super tired all the time.  I...
To you, the photo below may look like an ordinary mother/daughter picture, but to me it represents the day my mother told me she had breast cancer. I will never forget this day and the earth-shattering news—all I could...

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Lansing Mom’s Favorite Parks in + Around Lansing

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There are tons of amazing parks in and around Lansing just waiting for you to explore. Whether you pack a picnic, want to take...