Meet Ava, April CoverKid
Get to know the bubbly, loquacious 6-year-old boy from Fraser who channeled the president for our money-minded cover.
Root Beer Cupcakes
Sink your teeth into a bonus dessert treat from Sarah Matheny's new family vegetarian cookbook, More Peas, Thank You
Coupon Clipping 101
Want to really cut your family's grocery bill? Some frugal guru moms offer their best tips, including one from Troy, Mich.
Are New Moms a Road Menace?
A new study says mothers with babies on-board are more easily distracted. Get extra details on what it found.
Earth Day Fun
Celebrate before, during and after the annual April 22 eco-event with these family geared activities in southeast Michigan.
Spendthrift to Penny-wise: Curbing Your Family's Budget
Discover how you really can get your money in order – realistically taking stock of spending, slashing expenses and saving more cash for the future
How a Chicken Helped a Teen with Autism
Learn about Alair Bergman, 17, of Ortonville, Mich. and her chicken chum Goldie – who helped the local girl thrive with autism
Making the World Autism Friendly
The Henry Ford in Dearborn and Autism Alliance of Michigan are teaming up to create better acceptance and access for those on the spectrum
Bucket List for Autism
41 key childhood experiences for kids with this special need
SNippets: Special Needs News & Notables
Help Desk: New Books to Inform, Inspire and Improve
Bits & Briefs
DIY color blocks are fun way to help kids learn their hues. Make a matching drawstring bag, too!
Mmm: Sloppy Josephines! Try this veggie spin on Sloppy Joes from mom blogger Sarah Matheny's new cookbook, More Peas, Thank You.
Performer and storyteller Tonya 'Touchdown' Dallas of Bellville has her sites set on a Michigan TV reality series – starring young local talent
Toddler, feed thyself? Helping your tyke through this tricky phase.
Stop yelling, mom and dad! It's pointless and damaging. Here's what to do instead.
Tweens & Teens
Headache help: What you should know about the causes, concerns and cures.
Get primed for those puddles (April showers and all!) with this rainy day gear for kids
Gallop on down to Louisville, Ky. in time for derby season – and family fun