Fall season is here and ripe for fun family activities! From pumpkin picking and apple orchards, to Fall Festivals and…
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! Hungry Howie’s appreciates Moms and joins LittleGuide Detroit in spotlighting a local Mom each week in the #MomLife series. To take one thing off her plate and give her more time for fun, Hungry Howie’s is giving each week’s featured Mom a free pizza dinner for her and her family to enjoy. Thank you Hungry Howie’s for being the Official Pizza of Moms.
Hi, I’m Lindsey Richards and I’m the owner of Wild Child Playschool! My kids are Dana (almost 4) and Devon (almost 2). I spent 5 years as a public school teacher, and quickly became disheartened at the lack of developmentally appropriate learning taking place with young children, and the increase in pressure and anxiety. I took some business classes and spent several years diving into research and formulating a vision for what would be the most nourishing and compassionate environment for children – the most beneficial to them and, by extension, their families and society as a whole.
Favorite Ways To Spend Family Time:
- Bike rides
- Art projects
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Favorite Bedtime Stories:
Favorite Family-Friendly Restaurants:
Best Park/Playground: Palmer Park (Detroit)
There are so many things to do, depending on your day and mood. The new playground is excellent and has something for all ages. You can hike or bike through the woods, check out the ducks in the pond, play in the splash pad during the summer, look for butterflies in the butterfly garden. So much to choose from!
Best Family-Friendly Annual Event: Ford House Little Goblins’ Night (Grosse Pointe)
I love Little Goblins’ Night Out at the Ford House! There’s trick-or-treating, hay rides, donuts & cider, and it’s just an awesome setting.
Your Mom Must-Have: Snacks
Snacks. Snacks. Snacks. Snacks.
Best Summer Destination or Event: Detroit Jazz Fest
Detroit Jazz Fest is great – an awesome variety of musicians and settings, really chill people and chill vibes. Just roam around, find some food and drinks, find some music to jam to, and lay out a blanket.
“Pat Yourself on the Back” Accomplishment: Volunteer Teaching Abroad
I spent a year as a volunteer teacher in Namibia. I really can’t overstate how life-changing it was, and how much that experience taught me – and continues to teach me!
Our #MomLife Series is Presented by Hungry Howie’s – the Official Pizza of Moms!
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.