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About Metro Detroit Mommy

A Little About Metro Detroit Mommy:

Welcome to Metro Detroit Mommy, I’m Amber Louchart, your local guide to finding places to play and activities that are fun and safe for you and your children.

Metro Detroit Mommy was created in November of 2010.  My ex-husband and I were looking for an indoor play place to take our daughter, Rosaleigh.  As we were searching on our separate computers, racing to be the first to find the right place to visit, I thought to myself, “Why isn’t there a website with all this information?”  And Metro Detroit Mommy was born. 

Creating this kind of website was such a natural step for me after creating The Activity Idea Place in 1998 (a page about early childhood lesson plans), and is truly a labor of love. I have created a one-stop-shop for family activities to save you time and the frustration of always trying to come up with new experiences for your children to enjoy.   Metro Detroit Mommy’s first review was of Jungle Java in Farmington Hills and since then I have traveled all over the Metro Detroit Area to try out bounce houses, cider mills, splash pads and so much more.    Metro Detroit Mommy has evolved into a place for me to support and promote local child-centered businesses and events.  

Meet Our Team:

Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud Homeschooling mother to four beautiful children, Damian (26), Rosaleigh (13), Carlyn (10), Naomi (7) and a wife to her loving husband, Chancellor. She enjoys reading, crafting, photography & singing, although with four children, a house to clean and a website, she rarely finds time to engage in her hobbies. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy.

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Julie McKeeman
Social Media Manager

Julie is first and foremost a mom of two amazing kiddos, Elliott and Bennett.  She is married to her beautiful wife, Betsy, and is an elementary school librarian.

Yohana Isabella
Calendar Manager/Photographer

Yohana Isabella is a former financial auditor turned stay at home mom of trilingual 2yo boy Charlie. She is passionate about photography, traveling, baking and cooking. She loves to explore new places, culture and food with her family all year round in Michigan and other states. She looks forward to contributing to Metro Detroit Mommy.


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Michele Maleszyk

Michele lives in Troy with her husband, three-year-old daughter, and two dogs.  She enjoys traveling, coffee, gardening, and visiting small businesses and shops.  She is a former elementary school teacher turned emergency department nurse. She is always looking for her next Michigan adventure.  She enjoys photographing everyday life in her free time and looks forward to contributing to Metro Detroit Mommy.

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Bernadette Manaay

Bernadette Manaay is a proud mom of two wonderful kids, Ianna and Bernard. She has been married to her husband, Ian, for almost 11 years. Bernadette is a Physical Therapist by profession in Metro Detroit. Her family loves to travel and go camping every summer and early fall. Her desire and passion to document her family’s everyday life lead her to become a self-taught photographer. It is very fulfilling to a mom to capture and freeze as many moments as we can because time just flies so fast. See the special memories of her family on her Instagram account: @adetteskyph.

Ayesha Malik

Ayesha is a very talented, self-taught photographer for Metro Detroit Mommy. She is a single mom to her beautiful children. Like many moms, she wears many hats. She’s an accountant and a certified divorce coach. Ayesha is passionate about helping others through her experiences. In her limited free time she enjoys food photography which has turned into more than just a hobby for her. Check out her Instagram @holdyourforks and @risingabovedivorce

Korie Wilkins

Korie is a work at home mom to an energetic little boy. She loves big books, chocolate, writing and crochet. A recovering former journalist, Korie is also a wife, cook and allergy mama. Follow her on Twitter at @koriemw.


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