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Courtney

Courtney
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Welcome! I'm Courtney, Founder, and Co-Owner of Mid-Michigan Moms. I'm a Mitten born and raised mom of three. Coffee keeps me fueled, writing keeps me sane, and my kiddos challenge me to be the best possible version of myself daily {...sometimes hourly}! Our full-service parenting resource prides itself on connecting our growing readership with the best of what Michigan has to offer. If you're a business seeking connection, please contact me anytime at courtney@midmichiganmoms.com

Hard Ignore: Pandemic Mom Shaming is Raging, Tune it Out!

Many of us have either experienced or doled out a dose of mom-shaming. I've been guilty of it. You've been guilty of it. No matter how nice or kind we are, we've all fallen...

I’m the Whitest White Girl in America…and I’m Listening

I am the whitest white girl in America. My hair is so light that my eyelashes are invisible unless coated with a heavy dose of mascara. “Have you been crying?” is a question that...

If I Was Ever a Toxic Person in Your Life, I Humbly Apologize

Toxic People. We've all rubbed elbows with this fearsome group of people who are just downright difficult to deal with. The friends, family members, significant others, or even acquaintances who require so much work,...

Life Isn’t Like a Hallmark Movie: Finding Your Own Christmas Magic

My children are older now. The jig is up when it comes to Santa with my oldest, and my middle child isn't far behind him. But I'll never forget when they were little. I...
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My First Thanksgiving as a Member of the Dead Dads Club

"There's a club. The Dead Dads Club. And you can't be in it until you're in it. You can try to understand, you can sympathize. But until you feel that loss..." Years ago, I remember...

Magic of Lights at DTE Energy Music Theatre

This holiday season looks a little different, but that doesn't take away from the magic that this time of year brings. We are thrilled to partner with 313 Presents to showcase The Magic of...

Expect The Unexpected: What No One Told Me About Pregnancy

If you're pregnant or expecting, chances are you've at least been handed a copy of the book What to Expect When You're Expecting. It's a classic title, now complete with a website and engaged social media...

Nutrition + Exercise During Pregnancy: I Can Eat Anything I Want, Right?

Mid-Michigan Moms is thrilled to partner with McLaren Lapeer Region and McLaren Flint to bring you Navigating Your Pregnancy, an editorial series event. In this installment of our Editorial Series Collection, McLaren, and the...

Setting Personal Boundaries for Yourself With Friends, Family + Yes, Even Your Kids!

Boundaries. Do you have them firmly in place throughout your life? I didn't, and I'm still a work in progress when it comes to setting my limits and giving myself some space and grace....