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 @nurture_OT on Instagram? Candace is a pediatric occupational therapist and the owner of Nurture Occupational Therapy. She’s also a local mom to two kiddos.

Meet Candace

Hi! I’m Candace Peterson, I live in Plymouth with my husband Bryan and my children Brooks (3) and Elsie (4 months).  I have been a pediatric occupational therapist for 9 years and now own my private practice, Nurture Occupational Therapy.  Through this business, I help children and families with a variety of needs in their home environment that include sensory processing, feeding, motor development, and daily living needs.  I have always been incredibly passionate about my career, but becoming a mom provided me with a whole new perspective!  I believe in practicing therapy with respect and full acceptance of each child and fostering joy through the relationships I build with children and their families.

Favorite Ways To Spend Family Time:

  • Reading books
  • Free play outside
  • Time on the water


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Best Park/Playground: Scarlet’s Playground (Commerce Township)

I have to talk about Scarlet’s Playground in Commerce Township! My husband is from Commerce and this is an accessible playground for children with a variety of needs.  It is so important that we continue to develop playgrounds that are accessible to ALL children!

Best Family-Friendly Annual Event: Plymouth Ice Festival

It is so amazing seeing these unique pieces of art – my son loves checking them out too! After walking around there are so many yummy places to eat!

Your Mom Must-Have: Baby carrier!

Ergo Embrace for 0-6 months; Ergo 360 for bigger babes!

Best Winter Destination or Event: Wayne County Lightfest (Westland)

Ever since I was a little girl I loved to drive down Hines for the Festival of Lights and it’s still one of my favorite things to do!

“Pat Yourself on the Back” Accomplishment: My Business + Motherhood

1. Starting my business, but also– 2. Can I be real here, getting through the harder days as a mom! Being a mom can be tough sometimes and making it through those days is a huge accomplishment!

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