Kylie grew up in Capac, a little rural town in the thumb of Michigan. She now resides in Washington Township with her husband, Michael, daughter, Ella, and senior cat, Kiplan. Prior to becoming a mother, Kylie completed a Bachelor of Science in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science/Pre-Health and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing Analytics, both at the University of Michigan. Her career is focused on improving the quality of healthcare in the most vulnerable populations of Michigan. The past year has given the opportunity for the most challenging and rewarding role of her life: that of a mother. Kylie is passionate about spending time with her family and friends, endurance cycling and running, going to concerts at small venues, cooking fun and unique dishes with her husband, home improvement projects, playing classical piano, and the color orange. One of the most profound things she’s learned about becoming a mother is to love with all her heart, do the best she can, and try not to worry about the rest.

Make Your Next Date Night a Board Game Night!

Date nights for parents are tough. What used to be easily spontaneous pre-littles is now more tricky and needs to be much more intentionally planned. My husband and I have been extremely fortunate to have...

Wintertime, Little Ones, and the Nugget: A Love Story

The Story Begins Two months ago, I had no idea of the Nugget's existence. I first learned of it through a local Mom group and then began my research. I brought it up to my...

A How-To Guide for Setting Your Own Holiday Traditions

Thinking back to my childhood, some of my favorite holidays were the low-key ones at home with our immediate family. My brother and I would wake up intensely early, tiptoe to the living room...

When Hurt Doesn’t Take a Holiday

To many, the holidays are the most magical, special part of the year. Countdowns for the next holiday season begin as soon as the previous one ends. Decorations go out months ahead of time...

Tips for Becoming a Mom of Two {Or More!}

When becoming a mom for the first time, the advice was plentiful and came from all directions... As I prepare to add a second little one this spring, I have found that advice for approaching...

When and How to Break Up with Your Healthcare Provider

Healthcare Providers: We come to them in our most vulnerable times and for life events ranging from our most exciting and happy to most devastating. It can be tough to find the right fit...

Ten Things I Learned as a New Mom

No matter how others make it look, motherhood is tough. There’s no manual for your little human. Here are ten things I learned as a new mom that might help you navigate the world,...

Meet Kylie: A Grateful, Small Town Mom

Hi, everyone! My name is Kylie, and I'm excited to join the Mid-Michigan Moms Blog contributor team. I'm a new mom and it's been the most wonderful and challenging season of my life. I'm looking...