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Packing for the Hospital: What to Take and What to Leave Home

08/11/14

Packing for the Hospital: What to Take and What to Leave Home

Lighten your load with our guide to what you must have with you for labor and delivery and the things that aren't necessities for moms.

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Tips to Prepare Your Pet for Your Baby's Arrival

08/11/14

Tips to Prepare Your Pet for Your Baby's Arrival

As you anticipate your bundle of joy's arrival, help the family pets get ready for the newest addition to the bunch, too.

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Creating a Sleep Schedule for Your Baby

08/11/14

Creating a Sleep Schedule for Your Baby

From naps to nighttime, learning to sleep is an important milestone. If you're struggling to get your child to sleep through the night, we've got information to help you with the transition.

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Mom Dresses Daughter as Hooters Girl for Pageant

08/08/14

Mom Dresses Daughter as Hooters Girl for Pageant

The documentary 'Blinging Up Baby' gives you a behind-the-scenes look at kid beauty pageants. Did one pageant parent from London go too far when she dressed her child as a Hooters waitress?

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Budget Dinner Ideas and Recipes for Families

08/08/14

Budget Dinner Ideas and Recipes for Families

From chicken cordon bleu to baked rigatoni, make a whole meal for your family for under $10.

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Local Students Answer 'If I Were Mayor' of Detroit in Essay

08/08/14

Local Students Answer 'If I Were Mayor' of Detroit in Essay

Communities in Schools of Metropolitan Detroit ask kids to give Mayor Mike Duggan advice on rebuilding the Motor City.

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Shake Your Paper Plate Maracas

08/07/14

Shake Your Paper Plate Maracas

Making a kid-friendly play instrument just takes some simple cardboard, dry beans and imagination! Try this festive craft, fitting for Family Fun Month.

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R&B Group New Edition Talks New Album and Tour

08/06/14

R&B Group New Edition Talks New Album and Tour

We talked with the musical group about new music, biopics and more during their visit to Detroit on July 25, 2014

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Poet Melba Joyce Boyd of Wayne State University

08/06/14

Poet Melba Joyce Boyd of Wayne State University

To be a poet such as Melba J. Boyd is to be in tune with the vital creative force that pulses through the Motor City. In her role as professor and chair of Africana Studies at Wayne State University, Boyd helps facilitate the exchange of knowledge so Detroiters of all colors may think outside their cultural comforts and greater feed their inner muses. But in the pursuit of a city vibrant in fine artistry, she explains, we cannot overlook a basic need for people to feed themselves. And here is where her dream is not poetry, but practical. "My dream for Detroit is for full, viable employment for its citizens," says Boyd. "I'm more concerned about what is essential for the people. Poetry is thriving in Detroit." Boyd is the author of 13 books on the...

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Tonya Allen, President and CEO of the Skillman Foundation

08/05/14

Tonya Allen, President and CEO of the Skillman Foundation

At the helm of the Skillman Foundation, she continues to make Detroit a great place for its current families and future residents.

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