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Dena

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Dena lives in Grand Blanc with her husband, Chris, her daughter (a smart and sassy preschooler), and her daughter's BFF, a grumpy-but-sweet old lady cat named Luna. She works full-time as a children’s librarian in Lapeer and volunteers with her local Great Start Collaborative, the Michigan Library Association, and other organizations to help make the world a better place for kids. Dena grew up in Metro Detroit and spent six years in Massachusetts before moving to Grand Blanc in 2016. She loves spending time with her family, exploring local parks and museums, reading children’s books, trying new restaurants, and checking out a trivia night every once in a while.
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How the Pandemic Saved My Social Life

The COVID-19 pandemic saved my social life. I know, I know. This sounds ridiculous, but hear me out. Getting together with friends is something I’ve always loved doing, even as someone who is primarily an introvert,...

10 Things Your Librarian Wish You Knew About the Library

My family loves libraries. We kind of have to since I’m a children’s librarian! I’m always asking people if they have a library card or if they take their kiddos to storytime. On the...

September is Library Card Sign Up Month: A Librarian’s Top Five Reasons to Use...

Summer vacation is over and school is back in full swing — but did you know that September is a great time to visit your local library? Libraries are more than just a place...

Distance Learning? How to Socially Distance Yourself from the Library

As a librarian, I am a huge proponent of visiting the library. Bring your children to storytime! Sign up for summer reading! Visit often and and stay all day!  But now, in a COVID-19 world,...

What to Read When a Loved One Dies: Book Picks from a Librarian Mama

When my aunt was in hospice care, my husband and I decided to start preparing our four-year-old for her death and funeral.  My daughter knew my aunt well and I expected her to have a...

Siblings: A Special Kind of Magic

Ever since she became aware of the existence of babies, my daughter {now 5-years-old} has been ready to be a big sister. She loved to play babies. She loved to tell me about the little...

Pregnancy Honesty: Thank Goodness That’s Over

I had a baby this summer and my first thought the moment he was in my arms was… thank goodness THAT’S over. When I found out I was likely to be induced, I was...

Please Don’t Ask Why I’m Not Pregnant: Think Before You Speak

The below questions are all things that people have said to me in the past few weeks. Every time it reminds me that I should be 24 weeks pregnant right now: "When are you...

We’re All Full-Time Moms

Recently, I learned that a friend had given her notice at work and was going to become a stay-at-home mom: the right choice for her family, just as my choice to work has always...