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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! 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 am Tiera L. Turner, the author & creator of 2 children’s books, Affirmations from A to Z and Business Basics from A to Z. I’m also mom to MyKail (5) and Miguel (2.5). In my everyday life, I own and operate T Styles Graphics – a web & brand design company. My oldest son was diagnosed with Autism on his 3rd birthday and since then I have researched, learned, lived, and advocated for the cause. As a mother to two rambunctious boys, I hope that my experiences will encourage others on their parental journey.
Favorite Ways To Spend Family Time:
- Movie night
- Shopping trips
Favorite Places To Go:
- The Henry Ford Museum (Dearborn)
- Dinoland (Dearborn)
- Jungle Java (Canton, Clinton Twp, Farmington Hills)
Favorite Bedtime Stories
- Hi, my name is Austin and I have Autism by Selina Jackson
- Business Basics from A to Z: For Kids! by Tiera LaVin Turner
- Affirmations from A to Z by Tiera LaVin Turner
Best Park/Playground: Kidcadia Play Cafe (Dearborn)
The boys love to run and play all over! The space is big enough, but not overwhelming. I love their cleanliness & cafe! The staff are always nice and helpful.
Best Family-Friendly Annual Event: African World Festival (Detroit)
We love to attend the African World Festival every year. I’ve been doing it as a child and wanted to keep the tradition.
Your Mom Must-Have: My Babysitter!
It wouldn’t be a thing but a person; my babysitter. I choose my sitter because we both are full-time working parents with one special needs son and one who doesn’t sit down. The parent burnout is real and sitters are appreciated in my household.
Best Winter Destination or Event: Winter Blast (Royal Oak)
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: Homeownership
I’ve been a homeowner for 5 years. Growing up we moved often; never too long to set roots. My kids only know their one home and that is a blessing that we as their parents can provide for them.
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.