About Jennifer

Jennifer Hamra (Photo by Jason Walker)

Hi! My name is Jennifer, and I am the creator of Good Life Detroit.

I created Good Life Detroit because I wanted to share my love of Detroit and the metro area with others.


I am originally from Tennessee, and I have been living in Metro Detroit for 3 years now. I love living in the Detroit area and exploring new things about the city.

There’s still so much I’m learning about Detroit, the metro area, and Michigan. So far, my experiences in Michigan have been amazing!

I am married to my handsomely bearded husband Travis. 😉 A U.S. Army Veteran (served 8.5 years), Travis is a hard worker who strongly believes in family and living a simple life. He is my best friend and the love of my life. I am very blessed to share my life with my husband. Life would be incomplete without him by my side.

I am also a mom of five children who keep me very busy. Five kids?! Yes, you read it right. Travis and I are the proud parents of an energetic bunch. You can see some more family photos here.

Our days are long with homeschooling our teens, chasing around our two toddlers, and caring for our newborn baby. There’s never a dull moment in our house, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Our kids bring us so much joy. We love having a big family and we feel incredibly blessed!

Travis holding our son Zephaniah (born August 2017) at the Detroit Public Library.
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Our four children (before Zephaniah was born) pictured at Yates Cider Mill in Rochester, MI. (From left to right – Elijah, Zhen, Zechariah, and Michala)

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, eating delicious food, binge-watching my favorite shows (#netflixandchill), napping in my comfy bed (because #momlife), sippin’ on lavender lattes, jamming to K-Pop with my teen daughter, and photographing city life.

I also blog about my family’s big family life and things I love. You can follow along at www.ourbigfamilylife.com if you like.

Oh, and I’m a strong believer in red lipstick because let’s be real — red lipstick makes everything better! 😉

If you’d like to reach out, send me an email or follow me on my social media accounts.

Instagram: @jmhamra

Twitter: @ourbigfamlife

Website: www.ourbigfamilylife.com

Thank you for being here. Say hi some time!

Love & Peace,


Email: jennifer@goodlifedetroit.com

Jennifer with her son Zephaniah (born 8/14/17).
Jennifer’s children at Lincoln Street Art Park in Detroit (before her fifth baby Zephaniah was born).