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.
Hi! I’m Tiffany Hicks and we have 2 daughters – Brooklyn (5), Casey (3), and a 9-year-old French Bulldog, named Mia! My husband Charlie and I met 10 years ago in Chicago. We got married and started our life in the city, and shortly after had our 2 daughters. When our youngest was about 6 months old, we knew we were outgrowing our space and wanted to be closer to family. In 2019, we made the decision to leave Chicago and move to Detroit, where Charlie grew up! Outside of being a mom, I am a recruiter for Creative Circle, a recruiting and consulting services company. I help people find their next job opportunity in the marketing, advertising, digital, and design space. My job is rewarding and very fulfilling. There is nothing like helping someone land their dream job! I also love to share snippets of our kids, home renovations, recipes, and more on my Instagram account, @TiffSara
Favorite Ways To Spend Family Time:
- Late nights at our local Swim Club in the summer
- Going up North for a Long Weekend and spending all day in the water and letting the kids stay up way too late
- Going for a bike or scooter ride around the neighborhood
Favorite Places To Go:
- Cranbrook House & Gardens (Bloomfield Hills)
- Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (Ann Arbor)
- Ropes Course at Troy Gym (Troy)
Favorite Bedtime Stories:
- Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
- The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems
- Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
Favorite Family Friendly Restaurants:
- Greek Islands (Birmingham)
- Commonwealth Cafe (Birmingham)
- Hunter House Hamburgers – my oldest daughter LOVES their burgers! (Birmingham)
Best Park/Playground: Booth Park (Birmingham)
We love to come here! Our kids will spend hours playing on the park equipment, and then we’ll take a walk through the woods before walking into town to grab lunch or ice cream from Dairy Mat.
Best Family-Friendly Annual Event: Apple Picking
Apple Picking in the Fall! We love to go out to Westview Orchard, ride the trackers to pick apples, play in the parks, go down the slides, get pumpkins, and before we leave, get lots of donuts and cider to bring home!
Your Mom Must-Have: Yoga Pants with Pockets!
My favorite ones are from Beyond Yoga – they are so buttery soft. I never have free hands, and I’m able to slip my phone and a credit card into my pockets! Makes it easy to run out of the house with the kids!
Best Winter Destination or Event: Winter Park at Bowers Farm (Bloomfield Hills)
We’re coming up on our 3rd winter here, but we have loved going snow tubing at Bowers Farm each year! Our kids have a blast, and then when they are done tubing, love warming up by the fire pits and making s’mores!
“Pat Yourself on the Back” Accomplishment: Making My Health + Wellness a Priority!
I try to work out a few days a week in the mornings before my kids get up! Having this time for “me” is super important. It’s often the only alone time I get all day, and I feel great that I’m doing something for myself – since most of the time, moms put everyone else’s needs first! Waking up at 5:15 in the morning is hard, but I’m so glad once my workout is done and I feel ready to start the day! I’ve been going to Peach Lab in Birmingham for classes ever since they opened in May, and I love the instructors and community!
Our #MomLife Series is Presented by Hungry Howie’s – the Official Pizza of Moms!