Do you need ideas for activities to do with kids? Tried and true suggestions that real moms actually do? Here they are! We’re asking families to share their favorites, to help you find yours.


Are you following @andreakucinski on Instagram? Local fashion & family blogger, Andrea Kucinski created Gingham with Grace as a way to share adorable, affordable fashion trends for moms and their littles. We are OBSESSED with her #momfashion and can’t get enough of her two adorable kiddos.


Meet Andrea

I’m Andrea. I’m a wife to an amazing, hardworking and patient husband, momma to two adorable and crazy babes and two fur babies.  I love fashion, I love kids, I love helping others find and create the cutest outfits around! I hope you enjoy!


Favorite Ways To Spend Family Time:

  • Family walks in our neighborhood
  • Pizza party/movie nights
  • Frequent dance parties


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Your Mom Must Have: A Good Diaper Bag
I never thought I’d still be carrying mine around with a three and four year old but I’m their personal snack holder and it’s better to be prepared! My favorite is the Freshly Picked Diaper Backpack.


Best Park/Playground: Beverly Park (Beverly Hills) 
Not only do they have the cutest playground with lots to do, they have a storybook nature trail that is so fun for kids! Also, lots of places to have a cute little picnic!


Best Television/Movie: Super Wings (Netflix) and of course, Frozen II


Best Annual Event: Clawson 4th of July Parade and Carnival!


Best Summer Destination: Traverse City 
Traverse City is one of my favorite Michigan destinations for families. Enjoy your stay at Great Wolf Lodge; an amazing water park with lots for families to do, and explore lots of beaches, parks and the cutest downtown area! Traverse City also has the Great Lakes Children’s Museum for those rainy days.


“Pat Yourself on the Back” Accomplishment:
Stepping out of my comfort zone and trying my hand at this blogging thing and sticking to it has been a big accomplishment of mine this year.



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.