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Best Family Nature Centers in Southeast Michigan

03/25/14

Best Family Nature Centers in Southeast Michigan

Experience the great outdoors and adventure in nature at these Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw centers in Metro Parent's 2014-15 guide.

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Top Reasons to Celebrate Your Child's Half Birthday

03/25/14

Top Reasons to Celebrate Your Child's Half Birthday

Not stuck on the latest trend of having another party for your kid this year? Here are five reasons to consider throwing a shindig for your kiddo.

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The Importance of Physical Education for Kids

03/24/14

The Importance of Physical Education for Kids

School gym class offers a mental break from academics, team-building skills and exercise for screen-obsessed kids. So why is phys ed being dialed down at local schools?

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Empty Seat, Full Heart: A Sports Lover's Discovery About Motherhood

03/24/14

Empty Seat, Full Heart: A Sports Lover's Discovery About Motherhood

A mom who is a huge sports fan learns on the day of a big game that there's something more important, and it's taking care of her sick son.

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Screen Time Before Bedtime Impacts Kid's Sleep

03/24/14

Screen Time Before Bedtime Impacts Kid's Sleep

Television, iPads and smartphones: children are so plugged in that it's actually affecting their sleep habits, says a new study from the National Sleep Foundation.

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Hilton Head Island for Beaches, Boardwalks and More

03/24/14

Hilton Head Island for Beaches, Boardwalks and More

Trek to South Carolina's sandy beaches, including Folly Field and Coligny beaches, for a family adventure complete with sun and sand.

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Brick Bash at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor

03/24/14

Brick Bash at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor

Lego loving kids and families will enjoy a day of education and hands-on fun during this fundraiser for Skyline High School's band on March 29, 2014.

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Win Tickets to 'How I Became a Pirate' at the City Theatre in Detroit

03/24/14

Win Tickets to 'How I Became a Pirate' at the City Theatre in Detroit

Snag four tickets for your family to see this musical rendition of the book at the Detroit venue Friday, April 25. Enter the contest by Friday, April 18, 2014.

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The Sound of Silence: When Children Are Born Deaf

03/24/14

The Sound of Silence: When Children Are Born Deaf

When a child is born deaf, it can trigger a whirlwind of worry and options for parents. Two local families share their stories on finding the right solutions for their kids.

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Metro Parent's April 2014 Cover Shoot Outtakes

03/24/14

Metro Parent's April 2014 Cover Shoot Outtakes

CoverKid Sophia, 5, of Westland welcomes spring in this month's photo shoot! Take a peek at some of the pictures that weren't used in the magazine.

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