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Safe Summer Road Trip Tips for Your Family Vacation

Safe Summer Road Trip Tips for Your Family Vacation

Ready to pack up the kids and car and get out of town? Take a few minutes to brush up on advice on avoiding distractions and driving safely.

July 2012
The Michigan V-word Controversy – and Talking to Your Kids

The Michigan V-word Controversy – and Talking to Your Kids

Rep. Lisa Brown's use of the word 'vagina' sparked debate in Lansing and beyond. When it comes to your children, how do you have the 'private parts' conversation without feeling dirty or weird?

July 2012
Backyard Olympics: Gymnastics and Swimming Games

Backyard Olympics: Gymnastics and Swimming Games

As the summer games arrive in London, England, hit the lawn or pool in southeast Michigan for a little 'plate skate' and 'water polo relay' fun.

July 2012
Reflecting on the Metro Parent Loss Series

Reflecting on the Metro Parent Loss Series

A Bloomfield Township mom and journalist shares her 2012 journey interviewing southeast Michigan families who have experienced the loss of a parent, child or spouse.

July 2012
Losing a Spouse: Moving Forward as an Only Parent

Losing a Spouse: Moving Forward as an Only Parent

After the death of your partner, how do you grieve for yourself, comfort your kids, make ends meet – and imagine a day when you won't feel so alone? Widowed southeast Michigan parents open up.

July 2012
Make Your Own Lemonade Stand and Shelf

Make Your Own Lemonade Stand and Shelf

It's a classic summer cash maker for kids. With this DIY project, transform the family front yard into a truly snazzy storefront for children to hawk their cool beverages!

July 2012
Emerald Coast in Florida, a Family Nature Vacation

Emerald Coast in Florida, a Family Nature Vacation

One southeast Michigan family's quest for a fun, Disney-free trip found them spotting dolphins and sharks – and trying a 'Swapvette' and Snuba

July 2012
2012 Mom Approved Docs

2012 Mom Approved Docs

Discover the best family health-care providers in southeast Michigan – in Metro Parent readers’ own words.

July 2012
Healthy Summer Eating for Kids: Tips and Recipe

Healthy Summer Eating for Kids: Tips and Recipe

Kids' BMIs can increase during vacation. Here's advice for parents on creating a healthier meal plan – and how to make a quick turkey, spinach and apple wrap.

July 2012
Campfire Recipes Your Family Probably Hasn't Tried Yet

Campfire Recipes Your Family Probably Hasn't Tried Yet

Step aside, s'mores. These tasty outdoor delights – fresh spins on favorites from pizza to popcorn – are sure to perk up kids' taste buds.

June 2012
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