Danielle Devota

Danielle Devota
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Danielle has split her childhood and adult life between Owosso and Chesaning. While she currently calls Chesaning “home”, Owosso will always hold a feeling of home for her as well. Danielle is married to Joe, and they are figuring out this thing called parenthood between their daughter, Charley Jo, and yellow lab, Bryer. At her day job, Danielle leads a university communications team. During her off-hours, she and her family run a farm called Section 32 Farms, which specializes in sustainable agriculture. Danielle is an author and enjoys cooking up new and challenging dishes with her family, reading, and planning her and Joe’s next international travel adventure.

I’m Tired. You’re Tired. We’re All Tired.

Lately, I find myself battling with the phrase, "I'm tired." My trigger was during a week when my toddler was cutting her back teeth, like ALL of them. All week long we were building...

Learning To Embrace My New Mama-Bod

There is a lot I wasn't prepared for when I became a mama - A LOT! But with all the new phases and learning curves, one of the biggest things I wasn't prepared for...

To My Husband: I See You, Too

To my husband, first off, I’m not going to apologize. Mostly because you tell me to stop saying I’m sorry for everything and this will inevitably lead me to apologize for apologizing. Here you are...

Navigating the Childcare Daily Report with Grandparent Caregivers

It was the dreaded four-letter word I hate – “fine”. It was early afternoon on a weekday, and I sent a quick text message to my childcare provider to see how the baby was...

Vacation Looks Different Now Mama

We recently took our first vacation as a family of three, nearly a year after bringing our daughter into the world. And to be honest, I became increasingly nervous it got closer even though...

How Natural Birth Control Helped Me Take Charge of My Fertility

Let’s talk about the worst kept secret – periods, birth control, and family planning. Over the last year, I found myself getting asked by several friends and family members about how I handle these...

Dear Mom, I’m Sorry I Took Your Love For Granted

Dear Mom, Let me start by saying those two little words you rarely hear – I’m sorry. Or how about these two other little words – you’re amazing. Growing up you were my idol, my safe...

Mama, You’re More Like a Cow Than You Think

Read this closely mama. I am NOT calling you a cow. I had to learn to adjust to my pregnant body. And now I'm still learning to adjust to this post-pregnancy body {mom pooch...

Postpartum During a Pandemic: Tips For Juggling Work + New Motherhood

A few months ago, many of you were probably like me in that you heard vague rumblings of the word “Coronavirus,” but didn’t give it much thought beyond that. In fact, a few months...