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All About Metro Detroit Mommy - Meet the Bloggers

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 husband and I were looking for an indoor play place to take our daughter, Rosa.  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, gymnastic centers, indoor play centers, 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.  We feature Metro Detroit area hand made clothing designers, local resale shops, toy companies, mom to mom sales, family concerts, photography opportunities, etc. on our Facebook page at no cost to the owner/coordinator.  

About Amber:

Photo Credit: Studio 11.11
I am the proud mother to three beautiful children, Damian (18), Rosaleigh (5) and Carlyn (2), and a wife to my husband, Chancellor.  I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, crafting, photography & singing, although with three children, a house to clean and two websites, I rarely find time to engage in my hobbies.  That being said I would much rather play Memory with Rosa than create a scrapbook page.

I love being a stay-at-home mom and  I feel so blessed to be able to care for my children full-time. I'm also finding out that I actually enjoy cooking!  I also really enjoy our weekly outings to Boogie Babies where I lead the story time on Tuesday mornings. 

Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, I was a teacher in the New York City schools for five years.  Keeping things short, I will just say that it wasn't a good fit for me, and, even though this was the job I had dreamed about for as long as I could remember, I found myself unfulfilled.  So, after Rosa was born, my family packed up and we moved back home to the Metro Detroit area, where we are all much happier.
far right image by Angela Miller Photography

Our Blogging Team: 

Robin Slawnyk

Robin is a busy Wife and Mom of 4 and owner of Crunchy Goddess.  She considers herself a stay-at-home Mom even though she is a Photographer and Holistic Practitioner working in her community.  Robin homeschools her children and leads a very natural and organic lifestyle.  You might consider her the "crunchy" one of the group, as her  focus will be on the natural products and services available to us and like-minded families.  

Theresa Walker 

Theresa is a wife and stay at home mother of 2 energetic boys, DJ (8) and Aiden (5).  She has a bachelors in Communications and prior to being a mother she worked at Better Investing magazine in advertising and as a Corporate Account Manager.  These days she is fortunate enough to spend time with her boys checking out all of the local fun there is to be had.  She and her family love to travel.  She is also active in a large online mom's group through Facebook that she started called Planet Mom. She enjoys being active and one of her proudest accomplishments was running the Detroit Half Marathon as well as the Romeo to Richmond Half. In her free time you can find her running or biking through Stony Creek.  Or curled up on a couch with a good book and her cat in her lap.  She recently became a BeachBody Coach, so that she could share her love for health and fitness with others to help them reach their personal goals.  You can find her Facebook page at Inspired Health & Fitness. She considers herself a "Fit Foodie" and loves trying new recipes, experimenting and new restaurants around town.  She hopes she can share some of her tips for healthy eating and exercise for busy moms and Metro Detroit Mommy Fans!

Carmen Lawes

Carmen is a high school chemistry teacher, wife and mother of a toddler boy. She enjoys fashion, homemaking, sewing and crafts.  Carmen runs a new lifestyle blog titled "Frugal Fads"  that focuses on fashionable finds with a teachers budget while also documenting her crafts and homemaking projects.  She has a classic style and enjoys personal shopping.  She also has a relatively new Etsy site in which she designs and makes organizational buttons/magnets, titled "ButtOn Another Note".

I'm so glad that you took the time to stop by and learn a little bit more about us.  If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me:  

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