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November 2012

Holiday Toy and Gift Safety Concerns for Kids

11/28/12

Holiday Toy and Gift Safety Concerns for Kids

Parents: Before you start adding toys to your online shopping cart, remember these vital present safety tips, avoiding choking hazards and toxins.

Posted at 11:47 AM | Permalink | Comments

Pop-up Holiday Shop Santa's Wonderland Visits Downtown Detroit

11/19/12

Pop-up Holiday Shop Santa's Wonderland Visits Downtown Detroit

Southeast Michigan kids can find lots of low-cost gifts for relatives and friends at this new temporary store that's open Nov. 16-Dec. 22, 2012.

Posted at 12:55 PM | Permalink | Comments

High Holiday Traveling Numbers Expected in Michigan, Tips for Families

11/16/12

High Holiday Traveling Numbers Expected in Michigan, Tips for Families

Latest AAA travel forecast expects bump in 2012 holiday traveling for metro Detroit parents and kids. Here are some survival tips for your journeys.

Posted at 12:28 PM | Permalink | Comments

Kids Who Eat at Restaurants Consume Excess Calories, Have Poorer Diets

11/08/12

Kids Who Eat at Restaurants Consume Excess Calories, Have Poorer Diets

It doesn't matter if it's fast food or a full service sit-down spot, says a new study. Learn more – and get a metro Detroit family nutritionist's advice.

Posted at 04:24 PM | Permalink | Comments

Hurricane Sandy: Talking to Kids About Natural Disasters

11/05/12

Hurricane Sandy: Talking to Kids About Natural Disasters

In the wake of the punishing east coast storm, many southeast Michigan kids have questions and concerns. Here are nine ways parents can effectively approach the topic.

Posted at 01:04 PM | Permalink | Comments: 1

Southfield Boy is New Mayor of Amphibiville at Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak

10/31/12

Southfield Boy is New Mayor of Amphibiville at Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak

Gabriel P.J. Graydon, age 11, wins this fun 2012 election at the popular Oakland County family attraction. This young 'politician' will visit the reptiles and amphibians lots during his two-year term.

Posted at 11:24 AM | Permalink | Comments

New Greenhouse at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

10/30/12

New Greenhouse at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

Healthy food, grown by a certified organic vegetable farmer, will be used to feed patients and staff and for community education – including schools and children.

Posted at 01:31 PM | Permalink | Comments

Michigan Mom Walks Across State for Leukemia Awareness, Funds

10/29/12

Michigan Mom Walks Across State for Leukemia Awareness, Funds

Mindy Flowers-Davis, who lost her son to the cancer, walked 155 miles to Ann Arbor Oct. 5-10, 2012 to support her nonprofit, Pennies from Heaven.

Posted at 10:20 AM | Permalink | Comments

More Parents are Opting Out of Vaccines for Kids

10/29/12

More Parents are Opting Out of Vaccines for Kids

A growing number of children aren't getting school-mandated vaccinations, a new study finds – for non-medical reasons. What does this mean for Michigan?

Posted at 10:06 AM | Permalink | Comments: 1

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