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Meet Asher, Metro Parent October 2014 CoverKid – VIDEO

Meet Asher, Metro Parent October 2014 CoverKid – VIDEO

He's a prankster who loves archery and looks pretty at home on the farm. Meet this Ann Arbor 10-year-old.

Repairing Cleft Palates in Kids

Repairing Cleft Palates in Kids

Since John Paul Orlosky was diagnosed with cleft palate, he's had surgeries and setbacks but now can speak clearly – an outcome that's more common in the many kids who have this condition.

Halloween Picture Frame for Parties: Craft Idea

Halloween Picture Frame for Parties: Craft Idea

It's time for costumes and creepy decorations – Halloween is right around the corner! Capture some spooky moments at your party with this photo booth-ready frame

Local Puzzle Company Plymouth Puzzles

Local Puzzle Company Plymouth Puzzles

Parents Jeff and Karen Sisolaks founded the company Plymouth Puzzles, which makes wooden puzzles in unique shapes. They pose a fun challenge for families.

Animals and Family Farm Fun in Fall in Southeast Michigan

Animals and Family Farm Fun in Fall in Southeast Michigan

October brings a harvest of corn mazes and hayrides, autumn colors and barnyard critters. Sample the simple life with your kids at these agricultural havens.

Bloomfield Hills-Based Nonprofit Wish Upon a Teen

Bloomfield Hills-Based Nonprofit Wish Upon a Teen

The organization helps local teens with cancer, chronic illness and autism spectrum disorder to have teenage experiences, like making friends and going to events.

Teens Take Charge on Teen Council at MOCAD

Teens Take Charge on Teen Council at MOCAD

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is giving artistic high school kids a safe place to network with peers, come up with programs, attend workshops, and make money, too.

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Five Things You Should Know About Fostering a Child

Five Things You Should Know About Fostering a Child

For those considering being a foster parent, Katie Page-Sander, manager of the Foster Care Navigator Program, offers some insight.

Fostering Futures: Ensuring a Bright Future for Former Foster Kids

Fostering Futures: Ensuring a Bright Future for Former Foster Kids

The Michigan Education Trust's Fostering Futures Program offers scholarships and hope to kids who don't have family to help them achieve their educational dreams.

Becoming a Foster Parent

Becoming a Foster Parent

If you've considered providing a home for a child in need, but not known where to start, then begin here: our five-step guide to discovering what it means to be a foster parent and how to get started.

Foster Parent Peggy Fiebelkorn

Foster Parent Peggy Fiebelkorn

This Roseville resident is continuing a family tradition to care for kids who need homes.

Foster Parents Mandy and Jeff Majchrzak

Foster Parents Mandy and Jeff Majchrzak

This Waterford couple is creating a family with biological, adopted and foster children.

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What to Eat and What to Avoid During Pregnancy

What to Eat and What to Avoid During Pregnancy

Cravings or not, there are some things you just can't indulge in when you're a mom-to-be. Dr. Samuel Bauer of Beaumont Health Systems provides insight and information.

Gross Things About Pregnancy and Childbirth No One Tells You

Gross Things About Pregnancy and Childbirth No One Tells You

Nausea, discharge and poop – there are tons of strange things that happen to your body before and after pregnancy. Find out what to expect.

Top 10 Toddler Getaways in Southeast Michigan

Top 10 Toddler Getaways in Southeast Michigan

Sanity-saving spots to blow off steam with your little one – from Nature's Playhouse in Ferndale to the Detroit Zoo to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

Baby Gift Registering 101: What You Do and Don't Need

Baby Gift Registering 101: What You Do and Don't Need

From the car seat to the baby monitor – take the guesswork out of registering for your bundle of joy with this list. Here's what to consider and what to leave off.

Apps and Devices to Help Care for Your Baby

Apps and Devices to Help Care for Your Baby

New parents who need a bit of extra assistance when it comes to taking care of – and protecting – baby turn to technology. Check out these few downloads.

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Independent Coffee Shops in Southeast Michigan

Independent Coffee Shops in Southeast Michigan

Parents and teens, get caffeinated, sip tea or hang out with friends at one of these local indie coffee joints in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Top Mom to Mom Sales in Southeast Michigan

Top Mom to Mom Sales in Southeast Michigan

The Metro Parent roundup of the best mom-to-mom sales for bargains on clothing, toys, furniture and tons more Oct. 3-4, 2014.

September Fairs & Festivals in Southeast Michigan

September Fairs & Festivals in Southeast Michigan

Break in the school month the fun way and get your family together for these 2014 fall festivals in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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