Introducing Michelle… A Lansing Mom

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Hello hello! My name is Michelle and I am a Lansing Mom! Born and raised on the west side of Lansing. I am an Enneagram 2 (I love personality quizzes), Michigan State Football, Disney, coffee, and confetti are my love languages. I am a new mom to the momma to my sweet and fierce Lucy who is 1.5 years old. As we continue to navigate a pandemic, I’m figuring out how to do life as a wife, mama, and woman. 

Marriage

Michelle & Jared Wedding Photo

Jared and I have been married for four years, together for eight. We love going on adventures and creating experiences together. One of the things we continue to do is learn together and I love that. As every couple SHOULD tell you, it’s not all cute snuggles and hand-holding. As you grow as an individual, so should your marriage. Together we work to create a space where we are safe to share how we feel. I’m so grateful we have done so in a way that allows for changes in an ever-evolving world.

*Fun fact – this photo is a replica of a photo my parents took in front of this fountain on Michigan State’s campus in 1987.

Growing Up

Michelle's Immediate Family

I grew up with two very loving parents and a sister who just gets me and am incredibly grateful. My sister is my rock and I would be remiss to not mention her, in that she is the reason I am who I am. Another big part of who I am is my mom is Christian and my dad is Jewish. They encourage us to always have an open mind and know what it means to be privileged in the way we are.

As young kids, my friends always thought it was cool that my dad is Jewish; it meant we received presents for both Hanukkah and Christmas! As a teenager and into my adult years, it pushes me to keep learning and to better understand the world we live in. I don’t like to hide from those with who I disagree and hope that we can continue to learn to walk with each other instead of standing on issues. I strive to create a world where we listen with an intent of understanding, not replying.

Grace & Patience as a New Mom

Michelle, Jared & Lucy

Becoming a new mom literally weeks before a pandemic shut down the country has been challenging to say the least. It reminds me that I am not in control and the vision I have for my life and now my daughter’s life may take some detours. My responsibility to Lucy, my family and most importantly myself is to ensure that I handle these detours and all areas of our lives with as much grace and patience as I possibly can.

I hope you find peace within the words I say and that you remember we are stronger together. Feel free to follow me on Instagram or let’s meet up for coffee! I’d love to hear your story because you matter and you are important as first and foremost – an individual.

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