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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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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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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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MakersKit Review: Dinosaur Kids Terrarium Craft Kit

07/10/14

MakersKit Review: Dinosaur Kids Terrarium Craft Kit

This crafty company offers a variety of fun kid-friendly DIY projects. We fell for this ecosystem with rocks, soil, flower seeds, moss and, of course, dinos!

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New York Parents Hire Professional Potty Trainers

07/08/14

New York Parents Hire Professional Potty Trainers

Teaching your tyke to use the toilet can be messy. Why not let a pro handle it? NYC Potty Training Inc. delivers – for a steep price.

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Fun Crafts for Kids who Love Sewing, Soccer, Toys, Legos

07/08/14

Fun Crafts for Kids who Love Sewing, Soccer, Toys, Legos

Children's favorite hobbies and pastimes can serve as great gateways to DIY fun! Here are some great ideas, including bracelets, foosball creations and more.

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Putt Putt Mini Golf Courses in Southeast Michigan

07/08/14

Putt Putt Mini Golf Courses in Southeast Michigan

Families venture into new worlds in 2014 while playing a game on these fun and kooky mini-golf courses in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

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