Author: Erica Bretz

Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center in Troy

Now that spring seems to have finally sprung, it’s time to get outdoors and explore again!  Although I’ve heard great things about the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center in Troy, I’d never been.  So today my 3 year old and I met friends there to let the kids (and the moms!) stretch...

DIY: Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup is one of the most popular natural remedies available right now!  Many folks love it for it’s high levels of antioxidants, immune stimulating and antiviral properties, and to soothe the symptoms of infections like colds and flu.  It also tastes great, which makes it a popular choice for...

Santa Sightings in Metro Detroit 2017

If your children would like to share their wish lists with Santa or have a photo taken with the jolly fellow, here are some locations we have been told Santa and his elves will be visiting this year!  We at Metro Detroit Mommy wish you and your family a magical...

Fall Family Fun! Parshallville Cider Mill

Apple orchard and cider mill season is in effect!  Visiting your local cider mill or orchard is a fun way to spend a day with the kids, and also makes a great date idea if you have a sitter! My family had the chance to spend an afternoon at the...

Book Review: The Crowns of Croswald

Courtesy of publisher Stories Untold, I was provided with an advance copy in exchange for a review of The Crowns of Croswald, the first novel by author D.E. Night.  The book is being promoted as a cross between the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series’, and the similarities are definitely...

Too Many Toys: Holiday Gift Ideas For Children

It’s the time of year when many of us are thinking about what we’ll be gifting to our littlest loved ones! It can also be stressful as you consider how you want to spend your money and wanting to give a gift that is thoughtful and tailored toward whoever will...

Family Fun: The Henry Ford Rouge Factory Tour

I recently had the opportunity to take my family the The Henry Ford Museum Rouge Factory Tour (courtesy of The Henry Ford), and I have to say that every one of us was blown away by how much fun it was! The tour starts outside the The Henry Ford, where...

Family Fun: Lou’s Pet Shop – Grosse Pointe Woods

If you’re not quite up for a full day of hiking around the zoo, but need an animal fix, Lou’s Pet Shop is a fantastic place to check out with the kids!  There’s something for everyone to see, from lovers of furry cuteness to those who are fans of creepy...

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