Guest Blogger

Our Special Needs Journey

This is the story of a Great Lakes Bay family’s journey navigating parenting a child in our community with special needs. To protect the privacy of this family, we have changed their child’s name and some minor details. Our Special Needs Journey Like any mother, when my oldest child, Alison, was a baby I worried […]

PostPartum Depression – Here Is My Story!

Dani lives in Bay City with her husband, daughter, and crazy collection of pets. She found her dream job working as a Children’s Librarian, where she feels she has a wonderful opportunity to make a positive impact on the community, and is continually inspired by awesome parents. Postpartum Depression Postpartum depression is real! If you […]

Poop Goes in the Potty

“POOP IN POTTY!” my 2-year-old son shouts, in reply to my question, “Where does poop go?”  This summer we start the adventure of potty training, and I am trying to get us in the right frame of mind.  My son is ready to make this step toward being a big boy; he can pull his […]

My Sweet Girl – The Biter!

CHOMP! I heard it all too clearly, right before my 1-year old son burst out in heart-wrenching sobs. Oh no, I thought, immediately turning my attention back to the floor, where my children were happily playing together just moments earlier, that didn’t sound good at all. Upon inspecting the situation, it became apparent that my […]

JEN’S ZEN ~ Shadow Work

By: Jen Wainwright Many moons ago, I worked in a restaurant with a manager who … noticed. If you were stocking salads, or prepping silverware or doing some little, behind-the-scenes job, he’d yell out across the back of the restaurant, “I see your work! I’m seein’ what your doin’! I see your work!” These days, […]

Ick! Are You Storing Your Toothbrushes Incorrectly?

Jen is a freelance writer, parent to three, and she’s been a stepparent for over 15 years. She is well-equipped to discuss and write about the great, and the not-so-great, details of all-things-parenting. Along with spending quality time with her family, Jen enjoys music, chocolate, camping and relaxing. And laughing!  Learn more about Jen at […]


By: Claire Clark The following could be classified as “I couldn’t make this up if I tried.” If you have a weak stomach, you should probably stop reading. Girl moms take note. This is pure boy living at its finest. Boy #2 had no interest in potty training. None whatsoever. At the age of 3 […]

Quick and Inexpensive Thanksgiving Projects: For Kids and Mom too!!

Traci Jaime married her high school sweetheart and currently stays at home, to care for their two young children, in the Great Lakes Bay Region. She is an aspiring children’s book author, who writes her own blog, about her experiences as a mother. She is an avid crafter and has recently created a new […]

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN BARS Lori B is one of our wonderful Great Lakes Bay Moms members.  Lori has 3 kiddos that keep her insanely busy but she still finds time to be a fantastic cook, a fabulous photographer and an awesome Christian woman! CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN BARS Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 & 1/2 […]

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

PUMPKIN SPICE PROTEIN SHAKE Written by Dr. Daniel Kehres.  Dr. Kehres is a wellness physician and owner of Kehres Health & Chiropractic, in Saginaw, Michigan. Great as a healthy, protein breakfast or the perfect snack for a fall day, try this Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake!   PUMPKIN SPICE PROTEIN SHAKE Ingredients: 1/3 cup of pumpkin puree 1 scoop […]