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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! We’re asking local Metro Detroit families to share their favorites, to help you find yours.
Are you following @bundledmi on Instagram? Local moms Courtney and Chelsea are the duo behind Bundled, a fun gift-giving shop that features local Michigan goods while providing job opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Next time you’re looking for an easy & unique, locally made gift, be sure to support a good cause by shopping at this amazing female-owned, mom-ran business!
Meet Courtney + Chelsea
Hi, we’re Courtney Taylor, mom to Emme (6) + Owen (2), and Chelsea Gheesling, mom to Desmond (4) + Miles (2).
We founded Bundled in 2015 with the goal of providing unique and thoughtful gift options for individuals and corporations. It was important for us to grow our mission of purchasing from Michigan small businesses and employing individuals with disabilities. We are women-founded, owned, and run. We wrote a children’s book that was published in March 2020 that employed 13 artists with disabilities. Everything we do is because of our children- we feel it is essential to teach them the importance of acceptance, working hard, and having a good work-life balance.
Favorite Ways To Spend Family Time:
- Up north, any season
- On the lake
Favorite Places To Go:
Favorite Bedtime Stories:
- Happiness is… (has to be, we wrote it) by Courtney Taylor & Chelsea Gheesling
- Say Something by Peter H. Reynolds
- Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
Favorite Local Family-friendly Restaurants:
Best Park/Playground: Scarlet’s Playground (Commerce)
We are so excited to have an inclusive playground in our community.
Best Family-Friendly Annual Event: All Things 4th of July
Fireworks by the lake are a favorite for both of our families.
Your Mom Must-Have: Backpack + Snacks!
A good backpack stocked full of snacks and a planner!
Best Spring Destination or Event: Traveling Up North
We love traveling up north in the spring and just being outside- Michigan is so beautiful.
“Pat Yourself on the Back” Accomplishment: Our Children’s Book!
Writing a children’s book about diversity & acceptance that was illustrated by 13 artists with disabilities.
Photo credit: @bundledmi
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.