The Huron-Clinton Metroparks has everything you need for summer fun. For $40 a year you gain family access to dozens…
Looking for inspiration + ideas for things to do with kids in Metro Detroit? Tried and true suggestions that real moms actually do? Here they are! Every week LittleGuide Detroit spotlights a local Mom in our #MomLife series.
Are you following @arielmillisa on Instagram? Ariel is a registered nurse. For the last 3 years, she has stayed home to raise her 3 littles. She started blogging last year as an outlet and birthed the title, ‘The Homeitarian’. You can find her blog posts over on her website, arielmillisa.com. “I hope to reach and relate to thousands of women like me in the years to come.” –Ariel
My name is Ariel. I’m a 28-year-old, stay at home mom and hobbyist. My husband Tom is a police sergeant. We have three kids, Noah(8), Graceson(3), and Raegan(1).
Favorite Places To Go:
- Bike paths (Dequindre Cut, Kensington Metro Park, Port Huron’s Bridge to Bay Trail)
- Toadvine Books (Berkley)
- Cold Truth (Detroit)
Favorite Bedtime Stories
- I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James
- When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Best Family-Friendly Annual Event: Traverse City Cherry Festival
“The National Cherry Festival has over 150 events and activities and 85% are free for all! Kids can enjoy pit-spitting, pie-eating contests, turtle races and more without paying a penny.”
Your Mom Must-Have: The Andar “The Denner Wallet”
It’s a compact wallet you can wear on your wrist and attach your keys to and other things to. It’s the easiest for grabbing and going. My favorite perk is that it keeps your hands free, and it can easily fit into any size bag. It’s a small, family run business with exceptional customer service and values.
Best Summer Destination or Event: South Haven
South Haven makes for a wonderful staycation at the beach.
“Pat Yourself on the Back” Accomplishment:
My “pat yourself on the back” accomplishment is overcoming the negative emotions that surfaced during this pandemic, while being a stay-at-home mom. I created outlets for myself and found ways of coping. I also sought extra help when things were weighing me down. I think all different types of people have struggled in these last two years no matter the life you lead, and we should all be proud for making it this far.
About Ashley Hubbbard-Porter
Ashley Porter is a Chicago native who now calls Birmingham home. Ashley and her husband Mike and son Jake love attending local festivals, exploring Detroit’s diverse food scene, and venturing outside of Metro Detroit to enjoy the natural beauty of Michigan. With a background in Early Childhood Education, Ashley loves connecting with and supporting families in her community, which is why she is so excited to be a part of LittleGuide Detroit.