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Best Holiday Charitable Giving in Southeast Michigan

11/26/14

Best Holiday Charitable Giving in Southeast Michigan

Great organizations that help you and your family donate, give or volunteer to the less fortunate in 2014 in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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Christmas Tree Farms in Southeast Michigan

11/26/14

Christmas Tree Farms in Southeast Michigan

Searching for a fir for your family? These spots near Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties will spruce up your holiday spirit in 2014.

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Metro Parent's December 2014 Cover Shoot Outtakes

11/25/14

Metro Parent's December 2014 Cover Shoot Outtakes

Angelina, 6, of Canton, sleds into the holiday season! Take a peek at the photos that didn't get picked for our cover.

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Craft Review: Epson's LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit

11/25/14

Craft Review: Epson's LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit

This cool family crafting tool isn't just great for creating ordinary labels. It's also a handy holiday tool for gift wrapping and other creative DIY projects.

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Make Cute Penguins with Candy Aisle Crafts Book

11/24/14

Make Cute Penguins with Candy Aisle Crafts Book

This delicious title features super creative, clever and easy crafts that southeast Michigan families can make with a simple trip to the grocery store.

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Michigan Mitten Free Printable Greeting Card Craft

11/24/14

Michigan Mitten Free Printable Greeting Card Craft

Want to make the season bright, with a distinct dash of hometown flair? Our template is the perfect starting point for an easy, impressive card kids can make.

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Win Beados Quick Dry Design Station

11/24/14

Win Beados Quick Dry Design Station

Crafty kids can create tons of cool designs with this set – which is one of the Hot Toys in our 2014 gift guide. Enter our contest by Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

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Win an Air Storm Firetek Bow Toy

11/24/14

Win an Air Storm Firetek Bow Toy

Designed for cautious older kids, this toy can shoot bows up to 145 feet away. Want to win one for your teen? Enter our contest by Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

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Meet Angelina, Metro Parent December 2014 CoverKid – VIDEO

11/24/14

Meet Angelina, Metro Parent December 2014 CoverKid – VIDEO

All bundled up and ready for winter, this 6-year-old Canton kid is ready to lead southeast Michigan to some fun events – and make you laugh out loud!

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Win Tickets to 'Skippyjon Jones' at the Michigan Theater

11/24/14

Win Tickets to 'Skippyjon Jones' at the Michigan Theater

Score a family pack of tickets to the Jan. 25, 2015 performance as part of Michigan Theater's Not Just For Kids Series. Enter our contest by Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.

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