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Meet Amber Louchart of Metro Detroit Mommy

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amber Louchart.  

Hi Amber, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Metro Detroit Mommy was created in November of 2010. My husband and I were looking for an indoor play place to take our daughter, Rosaleigh. As we were searching on our separate computers, racing to be the first to find the right place to visit, I thought to myself, “Why isn’t there a website with all this information?” And Metro Detroit Mommy was born. 

Creating this kind of website was such a natural step for me after creating The Activity Idea Place in 1998 (a page about early childhood lesson plans), and is truly a labor of love. I have created a one-stop shop for family activities to save you time and the frustration of always trying to come up with new experiences for your children to enjoy. Metro Detroit Mommy’s first review was of Jungle Java in Farmington Hills and since then we have added a few amazing moms to the team. We travel all over the Metro Detroit Area to try out bounce houses, cider mills, splash pads and so much more. Metro Detroit Mommy has evolved into a place for us to support and promote local child-centered businesses and events. 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
We have always focused on a family-first approach for our work model, so naturally, life happens. In addition to Covid-19, major life events have shifted focus away from Metro Detroit Mommy at times, but we continue to strive to be an amazing resource for parents in Southeast Michigan. 

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
Metro Detroit Mommy is an amazing resource for parents in southeast Michigan. We provide families with first-hand experience, authentic images, and information about places to take the family and local events. We are proud to have visited most of the places we share, sharing a unique perspectives and knowledge. We are currently featuring a massive summer camp catalog for our fans, sharing over 100 programs in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties. 

Summertime means more time outside. We will be featuring local parks and playgrounds, splash pads, you-pick farms, and amazing summer events. 

We also offer comprehensive guides for indoor activities in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties. 

Have you learned any interesting or important lessons due to the Covid-19 Crisis?
When everything shut down our busy lives shifted from daily activities and outings to hours upon hours at home. We shifted our focus to outdoor fun. We were sad that so many of our favorite businesses closed, but loved that so many new services and companies were born. For instance, we LOVE that many companies now offer delivery to your car, saving us time and the hassle of getting the family out of the car to go shopping. 

Glenlore Trails also became a big hit in Metro Detroit. This light show in Commence Township offers a one-mile adventure trail located within the Multi Lakes Conservation Association, which is just south of the Dodge Park property, off Newton Road. The outdoor path is filled with lighting, projection, and other sensory elements for all to enjoy! The newest trail, Pulse, is coming in June of 2022. 

Drive-in Theaters also became popular for family entertainment. Several new theaters popped up all over the Metro Detroit area providing families with a fun, safe, socially-distanced experience. 

In short, we have been inspired by the many local businesses that were resourceful and creative. Adapting to meet the needs of families and the restrictions of the epidemic while still providing quality services. 

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Bernadette Manaay
Tasneem Bhuiyan
Summerlynn Moton

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