About Jennifer

Jennifer Hamra
Jennifer, Good Life Detroit Creator & Writer | Email jennifer@goodlifedetroit.com


Hi! My name is Jennifer, and I am the lifestyle blogger behind the name “Good Life Detroit” (GLD).

I am originally from Tennessee, and I have been living in Metro Detroit for 2.5 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.


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)


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!

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), jamming to K-Pop with my teen daughter, and photographing city life.

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


Good Life Detroit is a women’s lifestyle blog which features topics about beauty, culture, family life, motherhood, recipes, style, and more! Good Life Detroit also features stories about life in Detroit, Metro Detroit, and other cities in Michigan.


What You Can Expect on the Blog

Family Life

Writing about family life is an important topic to me because I am a mother. It is who I am. Being a mother is the most rewarding and challenging experience of my life. I want to connect with other moms to share my experiences in motherhood and encourage women in their journey of motherhood.

I also enjoy discussing parenting and other family topics with moms. At the same time, my circle of mama friends has also lifted me up when I needed extra encouragement and given me advice when I needed a little help. Connecting with moms online is a refreshing reminder that you’re not alone in this parenting thing!


FAMILY LIFE: Three of my children picking out pumpkins in the fall season.



The Latest Trends

On Good Life Detroit, you will find articles about what’s trending in beauty, culture, entertainment, and fashion.

Why this former model turned beauty blogger recommends Bio-oil for your skincare routine.

10 Chic Shirtdresses You Can Wear to the Office

Must-see 10 Minute Documentary Beautifully Captures the Art of NYC Artist Gwyneth Leech


GREAT BRANDS: Lovin’ this Women’s Plus Size Short Sleeve Puff Stripe Dress from Who What Wear™ – only at Target!


Delicious Recipes

Need a meal idea for dinner? GLD regularly features delicious recipes for you to try at home. From a yummy rice bowl meal to a refreshing drink to sip on, you will find a great variety of food recipes on the blog.

Sometimes the talented cooks who created the recipes will also share their thoughts on food and cooking tips they recommend!


Delicious Potato Masala


Great Deals & Product Reviews

Good Life Detroit works with the quality brands to bring you the latest trends in your favorite products. You will find honest reviews about these products as well as updates on what’s on sale for the week.


FASHION REVIEW: SubApollo Sunglasses Subscription Box



GLD features interviews with intriguing and talented people from Michigan and around the country! Here’s an interview with M1 Craft Co., a Metro Detroit-based company, and here’s an interview with Grammy Award-winning country singer Emmylou Harris.


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INTERVIEW: The Advice Jenia Tanaeva Gives Moms Who Want to Achieve Their Dreams



Something else I am very passionate about is community. From time to time, you will find articles about positive community stories on the blog. Like this one about a group of women who formed a non-profit to make a difference in the city. Here are a few more community articles you may enjoy.

Mack is Alive

Nonprofit Organizations Making a Difference in Detroit

There are many wonderful things about Detroit and the metro area. It is my hope I can shed a little light on what makes Detroit beautiful.


I snapped this picture while eating out at American Coney Island in Downtown Detroit.


Thank You for Reading!

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




Thank you for taking the time to read Good Life Detroit. I look forward to connecting with you!

Love & Peace,



Wanna collab?

Email me if you are interested in working with me! You can also visit my “Work with Me” page here for more information about advertising on the blog and other collaborations.

Email: jennifer@goodlifedetroit.com


My children at Lincoln Street Art Park in Detroit (before Zephaniah, our 5th baby, was born).





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