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.


Are you following @samanthamansoor on Instagram? Samantha is a local travel and lifestyle blogger and mom to two kiddos.


Meet Samantha

Hello! My name is Samantha Mansoor. I am a mom of two: Ave (3 years old) and Eli (22 months). I am married to my husband, Brandon. We recently moved from California and now live in Bloomfield Hills. I love to travel the world and share my journey on my blog page. I also am a holistic mama that shares healthy and clean options for food and products.


Favorite Ways To Spend Family Time:

  • Traveling 
  • Movie nights
  • Outdoor play


Favorite Places To Go:


Favorite Bedtime Stories


Favorite Family-Friendly Restaurants:



Best Park/Playground: Booth Park (Birmingham)

My favorite local park is Booth Park in Birmingham. Our family really enjoys going there because of the location and toddler section. It has a train theme along with a platform mountain and sandbox station. After spending time at the park we enjoy a walk through the beautiful trail. There’s also a spacious field which is perfect for having a picnic!


Best Family-Friendly Annual Event: Bowers School Farm Fall Fest (Bloomfield Hills)

We love seeing all the animals and adorable craft station setups for the children. 


Your Mom Must-Have: Doona Stroller

It’s a car seat that also operates as a stroller. This has been an absolute game-changer especially when traveling and being on the go.


Best Winter Destination or Event: Winter Markt (Birmingham)

We are excited to attend the Winter Blast in Royal Oak this year! I think the location choice was perfect. They always have tons of activity options.


“Pat Yourself on the Back” Accomplishment: Travel!

Traveling to 7 countries and 8 states with my children. I have a huge passion for travel and it brings me so much joy that I am able to share it with my kids and make memories with them that I will cherish forever.


Our #MomLife Series is Presented by Hungry Howie’s – the Official Pizza of Moms!



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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.


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