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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, Mamas!!! My name is Victoria and I am called mom by two little dudes, Enzo (3.5) and Luca (7 months old). My journey all started when I started making my son homemade, toxin-free play dough + sensory kits all from my little, cozy, kitchen. This was the perfect screen-free activity to help him stay entertained all while using his senses to learn. The kits would keep him entertained while I could get things accomplished around the house – guilt-free! I’m a creator and I love anything that involves sparking that joy! I am the owner of Dough Re Mi Kits and I would love to create something for the little love in your life.
Favorite Ways To Spend Family Time:
Favorite Places To Go:
- Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum (Ann Arbor)
- Michigan Science Center (Detroit)
- Three Cedars Farm (Northville)
Favorite Bedtime Stories:
- Memoirs of A Goldfish by Devin Scillian
- The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
- You vs. Germs by Juliann Knochel
Favorite Family Friendly Restaurants:
Best Park/Playground: Heritage Park (Canton)
They have a splash pad in the summer and a wooden castle park!!
Best Family-Friendly Annual Event: Wayne County Lightfest (Westland)
We love all getting into the car listening to Christmas music and looking at the lights together. So magical and so fun!!! Pro tip: bring window clings and other seasonal little toys for the wait.
Your Mom Must-Have: Nespresso Coffee Machine
HAHA. Kinda kidding but not.
Best Winter Destination or Event: Ward Church Playscape (Northville)
We love going to Ward Church in Northville to play in their playscape. Something very simple but amazing when the weather is cold and we need to get energy out, plus they have a snack shop.
“Pat Yourself on the Back” Accomplishment: Prioritize + Pivot
I’m proud of myself for finding balance in each season. I think each mom reading this can agree it’s really hard doing it all. My personal accomplishment is being able to step back and prioritize and pivot when needed!
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.