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About Oakland County Moms


About – Founded by Lisa LaGrou in 2005, Oakland County Moms is a community resource for moms and families in Metro Detroit and all of SE Michigan. Oakland County Moms began as, Metro Detroit’s first “mommy blog,” when Lisa realized that there were no online family resources for the local Metro Detroit area. Thanks to corporate sponsorship from Crittenton Hospital Medical Center and support from Oakland County, Rochester Moms expanded to Oakland County Moms to serve all of SE Michigan.

Oakland County Moms has been featured in a myriad of news media outlets including Fox2, WDIV Local 4, The Oakland Press, and various news publications, news websites, and mom blogs. Oakland County Moms provides fair, unbiased coverage of Oakland County news, events, and local happenings.

Oakland County Moms is recognized by as a top 10 mom blog in all of Michigan. OCM is listed in the “Top 40 Michigan Mom Blogs & Websites To Follow in 2020.”

Oakland County Moms consistently delivers for its advertisers with affordable options for any business. OCM’s complete coverage includes advertising packages that maximize value with display ads, directory ad placements, advertorials, business reviews, photo galleries, social media, newsletter placement, contests, professionally edited videos and more. If there is a way to best promote a family focused business or product, Oakland County Moms will find a way to deliver maximum exposure impact.



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Lisa LaGrou was born Lisa Ferri and raised in Warren, Michigan and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Warren Cousino High School. An avid competitive cheerleader, Lisa graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Wayne State University.

Selena GomezUpon graduation, Lisa parlayed her Marketing Degree into an Account Executive Position at MARS Advertising in Southfield and later an Assistant Marketing Manager position at Eastland Center in Harper Woods. In 1998, LaGrou became the Adult Development Director, a PR position for The Girl Scouts of Macomb County.

Lisa married her husband in 1999 and promptly moved to Rochester Hills, Michigan to start a family. Upon the arrival of her first child, Lisa started up LaGrou Designs LLC in an effort to secure free-lance graphic design work and other publishing ventures.

LaGrou started in 2005 which grew from her vision to provide web-based solutions for parenting issues while Matthew Staffordhelping local moms and families become aware of the fun family events and amazing resources available right here in Metro Detroit. Rochester Moms quickly expanded and became Oakland County Moms due to the proliferation of pageviews and interested advertisers.

Lisa currently lives in Rochester Hills with her husband Glen and their two children, Jayson and Lindsey. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, a good Bloody Mary, Oakland County Moms, her children, her husband, riding her motorcycle, and ALL kinds of fitness.


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Glen LaGrou has lived in Metro Detroit, Michigan his entire life. He grew up in Fraser, Michigan and a family move took him to Shelby Township when he was 10. Upon graduating from Utica Eisenhower, Glen went on to Macomb Community College to receive his Associate’s Degree and then transferred to Oakland University where he received is Bachelor’s Degree in General Studios with Minors in Psychology and Human Resources.

Upon graduating from OU in ’95, LaGrou landed an internship at then fledgling WDFN – Detroit’s first all-sports radio station. Glen quickly turned his unpaid internship into a full-time Producer gig on WDFN’s Jamie and Gregg Show. After a short hiatus to work at GMAC and later Entech Personnel in Troy, he returned to WDFN as a Senior Producer. LaGrou left WDFN in 2003 to join upstart WXYT as PM Drive Producer for The Lockerroom with Gary Danielson and Eli Zaret. Glen remained PM Drive Producer through various PM drive pairings before striking PPM ratings gold as producer of the Valenti and Foster Show on 97.1 The Ticket. Along the way, Glen married and started a family with wife, Lisa and moved to Rochester Hills.

While LaGrou’s wife Lisa launched Rochester Moms and Oakland County Moms at home, Glen became webmaster at his job for WXYT FM / CBS Radio Detroit. Under LaGrou’s guidance, CBS Detroit property became the largest CBS Radio Detroit website within its 5 radio station cluster surpassing even

Glen LaGrou left his 14 year sports radio career in 2009 to help his wife manage the overwhelming content and sales effort of Oakland County Moms. Glen found that managing a “moms” website wasn’t altogether different from producing a 4 hour daily sports talk show or content managing a male-oriented website at WXYT – it’s all about programming for a dedicated audience…. no matter what the “format”. Glen wanted to tinker with Oakland County Moms’ already successful formula. Glen’s vision was to expand OCM to become a “community resource” for families in Oakland County and all of SE Michigan. This opened up all new avenues for content, advertisers, and OCM’s demographic as a whole. The move allowed Glen to become Editor in Chief and freed up Lisa to pursue sales leads for OCM and allowed her to become the face of all PR and marketing efforts.

Glen LaGrou is a guitar-playing, part-time biker, Van Halen-loving, fitness minded father of 2.

Manon Michel – Webmaster / Fire Extinguisher

One of the smartest, most necessary moves OCM has made was the hiring of tech guru Manon Michel. Manon has helped Oakland County Moms oversee 3 relaunches (a 4th is on the way!) and works tirelessly to update site plug-ins to keep the website running quickly which allows OCM to maintain its vast library of content pages.

Manon is constantly ahead of the curve when it comes to attempted site hacks from around the globe and is the first to call Lisa (often at all times of the night) saying “we should really be doing this….”.

About Maysoon Nasharty / Photo Journalist / Digital Journalist

Maysoon is new to Rochester Hills (from Queens, NY) and posts AWESOME social media vignettes and pictures for our social media and website. She’s our “boots on the ground” and is looking forward to searching Oakland County far and wide with her daughters to bring amazing content to OCM and show us the family-friendly fun across Oakland County and Metro Detroit.

Contributing Minds

Our friends, local writers, and local Moms contribute so much to OCM contributing events, ideas, original content and more. OCM wouldn’t be what it is without them.