Looking for inspiration + ideas for things to do with kids in Metro Detroit? Tried and true suggestions that real moms actually do? Here they are! Hungry Howie’s appreciates Moms and joins LittleGuide Detroit in spotlighting a local Mom each week in the #MomLife series. To take one thing off her plate and give her more time for fun, Hungry Howie’s is giving each week’s featured Mom a free pizza dinner for her and her family to enjoy. Thank you Hungry Howie’s for being the Official Pizza of Moms.


Are you following @minutritionist on Instagram? Amanda is a local mom to three kiddos, a registered nutritionist, and the blogger behind The Nutritionist Reviews. She loves to share fitness, nutrition, and parenting tips and is one of our personal favorite places to find healthy weeknight dinners that our little guy will actually eat.


Meet Amanda

Hi, I’m Amanda Hernandez, a registered dietitian, mom of 3 (Adalyn- 6, Oliver- 3, Lily-1), and blogger. I’ve married to Troy and we have two mini dachshunds. I have been creating healthy recipes and sharing parenting and health content at www.nutritionistreviews.com for 11 years. I work from home with all three kids around and due to the pandemic, am doing school at home for my two older kids. I live in Grosse Pointe. Follow me on my blog, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.


Favorite Ways To Spend Family Time:

  • Cooking together
  • Going on a walk
  • Reading books


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Favorite Local Family-friendly Restaurants:



Best Park/Playground: Belle Isle (Detroit)

We love visiting Belle Isle in Detroit for hiking the trail, playing on the playground, and going to the beach.


Best Family-Friendly Annual Event: Sanilac County 4-H Fair (Sandusky, MI)

We love the Sandusky County 4-H Fair in August which is so fun with lots of rides, animals, and the most amazing rodeo!


Your Mom Must-Have: My Google Calendar!

I would never remember anything if it wasn’t for putting everything in my calendar.


Best Spring Destination or Event: Visiting Local Parks

We love visiting local parks as the weather starts to get better! In the spring, we love finding Easter events such as Easter egg hunts.


“Pat Yourself on the Back” Accomplishment: My New Cookbook! 

I am coming out with my first cookbook in June!


Our #MomLife Series is Presented by Hungry Howie’s – the Official Pizza of Moms!


About Ashley Hubbbard-Porter

Ashley Porter is a Chicago native who now calls Birmingham home. Ashley and her husband Mike and son Jake love attending local festivals, exploring Detroit’s diverse food scene, and venturing outside of Metro Detroit to enjoy the natural beauty of Michigan. With a background in Early Childhood Education, Ashley loves connecting with and supporting families in her community, which is why she is so excited to be a part of LittleGuide Detroit.