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Kylie

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Kylie grew up in Capac, a little rural town in the thumb of Michigan. She now resides in Oakland Township with her husband, Michael, and daughters, Ella and Clara. Prior to becoming a mother, Kylie completed a Bachelor of Science in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science/Pre-Health and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing Analytics, both at the University of Michigan. Her career is focused on improving the quality of healthcare in the most vulnerable populations of Michigan. The past few years have given the opportunity for the most challenging and rewarding role of her life: that of a mother. Kylie is passionate about spending time with her family and friends, endurance cycling and running, going to concerts at small venues, cooking fun and unique dishes with her husband, home improvement projects, playing classical piano, and the color orange. One of the most profound things she’s learned about becoming a mother is to love with all her heart, do the best she can, and try not to worry about the rest.

Finding Your “No”: How and Why I Stopped Being a People Pleaser

I am a pleaser of people. A "Yes" woman, afraid to say "No". I have been as long as I can remember. This has oftentimes come at the expense of my own happiness and...

Why I Apologize to My Kids & How I Do It

I apologize to my kids. Here's why. No matter what season of motherhood you're in, I think we can all agree on one thing: It's hard. Wonderful, heart-filling, amazing. But also, so very challenging.  I think...

Gratitude in the Glue: An Unconventional List of Thanks in My Thirties

A couple of months ago, my husband made a statement that's since resonated with me. On a particularly hectic day, he said, "You're the glue that keeps this family together." I thought carefully about this...

Ten Must-Haves for a Michigan Fall Color Tour

It's October in Michigan, which is a great time for so many things. College football is in full swing. Mosquitoes are finally retreating back where they belong. Bonfires, cider mills, and harvests of crisp...

My Journey to Becoming a Plant Lady

Five years ago, if you would have told me that my future would include 6:00 a.m. flower garden strolls in my jammies accompanied by a hot cup of coffee, I wouldn't have believed you. However,...

Leaving the Nest: My Big Girl is About to Start Preschool

Almost three years ago, my life was changed forever. My oldest daughter, Ella, came into the world, kicking my own world off of its very predictable axis and sending us on a new adventure....
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Learn to Play Piano in Five Easy Steps!

Are you interested in learning to play the piano, but not sure where to start? Check out the five steps below, and have some musical fun! 1. Learn the keys. A piano has 88 black...

A Lesson In Love through My Toddler’s Old Bear, Blue

This is Blue. Blue, in all of his glory. Blue turns 41 this year. Blue is my husband's childhood bear. Around six months ago, my oldest daughter adopted Blue as her own. Blue came to her after many...

Suck it Up, Sister: Tips from a Vacuum Aficionado

I'm not sure where my love of vacuuming began. Maybe it was through watching my Mom vacuum while growing up. Maybe it was through receiving my first Roomba as a Christmas gift while I was...