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DIY Accessories: Puppets, Sandals, Ninja Turtles and Hoodie

07/15/14

DIY Accessories: Puppets, Sandals, Ninja Turtles and Hoodie

If you're looking for a fun decorative summer vacation family project or two, these four blog picks will get you and your kids off to a great start.

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The Importance of Raising Risk-Taking Children

07/15/14

The Importance of Raising Risk-Taking Children

Parents want to protect their kids from failing or getting hurt, but that's impossible. In fact, it's critical to let them take risks. Here's why – and how to raise a risk taker.

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First Aid Tips for Summertime Injuries

07/14/14

First Aid Tips for Summertime Injuries

From bee stings to burns, there are a number of things that can happen to your child during the summer months. Here, an expert weighs in on how to handles these injuries.

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Farmington Founders Festival Returns in Downtown Farmington

07/14/14

Farmington Founders Festival Returns in Downtown Farmington

Help this Oakland County city celebrate its fest's 50th anniversary July 18-20, 2014. It's a weekend of family movies, kids activities fireworks and more fun.

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Lyon Township Kite Festival Extravaganza

07/14/14

Lyon Township Kite Festival Extravaganza

Now with carnival rides! This family event balloons to four days, complete with crafts, music, kid events, kite building and more, running July 17-20, 2014.

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PNC Roar on the River at Elizabeth Park in Trenton

07/14/14

PNC Roar on the River at Elizabeth Park in Trenton

Kids and families enjoy a weekend of high-speed races and watercraft demonstrations when this annual event returns to Wayne County, July 18-20, 2014.

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Tips to Keep Kids Safe from Dog Bites

07/14/14

Tips to Keep Kids Safe from Dog Bites

Want to keep your child's next canine encounter calm? A southeast Michigan dog trainer weighs in on how to avoid doggy drama and provides five tips for families.

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Ann Arbor Art Fairs in Downtown Ann Arbor

07/14/14

Ann Arbor Art Fairs in Downtown Ann Arbor

The streets of downtown Ann Arbor are overflowing with art July 16-19, 2014 when this annual shebang returns for three days of family fun.

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Children of Same-Sex Couples Prove to Live Happier, Healthier

07/11/14

Children of Same-Sex Couples Prove to Live Happier, Healthier

Research from the University of Melbourne finds that kids raised by gay couples scored above average in health and well-being. Learn more about the study's finding here.

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How to Make Your Own Jam: Recipes and Ideas

07/11/14

How to Make Your Own Jam: Recipes and Ideas

Fruit jelly is easier to make than you might think, so stock up on berries at your next visit to the grocery store or farmers market and try one of these ideas.

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