Michigan has four beautiful seasons and plenty of ways to have fun outside all year long. Playgrounds Gallup Park…
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 @TheZahraCoco on Instagram? Local blogger Zahra is mom to one little guy and shares fun lifestyle tips + ideas on her Instagram page.
Hi- my name is Zahra! Mom to Leo (1). I still remember last year, on September 23rd (which was our anniversary date) went for my 36 weeks doctor’s appointment with my husband, Farid in the morning and a few hours later I was holding Leo!! I ended up having an emergency c-section one month earlier than my due date. So my motherhood journey started with a big shock. However, it was amazing how quickly I could start enjoying this journey. I have a Ph.D. in chemistry. I am a full-time scientist leader for a biotech company in Ann Arbor and also a lifestyle blogger. I started my Instagram page a few years ago mostly focusing on fashion and everyday looks to inspire professional women. Over the years and being a new mom, the focus of my brand has now been changed towards mom life, lifestyle, and fashion.
Favorite Ways To Spend Family Time:
- Walking through our neighborhood
Favorite Places To Go:
Favorite Bedtime Stories:
- You Are My I Love You by Maryann Cusimano
- Mama and Dada by Jimmy Fallon
- The Goodnight Train by June Sobel
Favorite Family Friendly Restaurants:
- Breakfast Club (Farmington Hills)
- Alchile Mexican Grill (Novi)
- Browndog Barlor & Restaurant (Northville)
They are close to where we live and they have nice playgrounds and trails to walk for the family.
Best Family-Friendly Annual Event: The Great Pumpkin Festival (Northville)
Halloween in downtown Northville overall is really fun also. Families can also check out Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill for the great donut and cider at the same time.
Your Mom Must-Have: UPPAbaby G-LUXE Stroller
Everyone tells you, you need a travel system stroller but no one will tell you, you actually need 2 strollers!
Best Fall Destination or Event: Cider Mills
“Pat Yourself on the Back” Accomplishment: Balancing Work + Motherhood
Working away from the house full-time and being a new mom while managing the house is the greatest accomplishment for me honestly!
Our #MomLife Series is Presented by Hungry Howie’s – the Official Pizza of Moms!
Photo credit: wwww.devinparrishphotography.com/@devinparrishphotography.”
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.