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Dads and Paternity Leave: Why They Should Take It

Dads and Paternity Leave: Why They Should Take It

Dads often feel the pressure not to take paternity leave or to cut it short, but they may be missing out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

June 2014
Dad Author Jon Ziegler on Imperfect Parenting, Marriage

Dad Author Jon Ziegler on Imperfect Parenting, Marriage

This goofy guy from Davison, Michigan wrote a hilarious 'how not to' guide to parenthood. Here, he chats about the good, bad and funny of fatherhood.

June 2014
Solutions for Summer Sleep Saboteurs

Solutions for Summer Sleep Saboteurs

These are the top four reasons kids can have trouble sleeping or getting quality sleep during the hotter months. Get advice on how to help your child get the rest they need.

June 2014
Tips For Improving Your Child's Listening Skills

Tips For Improving Your Child's Listening Skills

Struggling to get your child to pay attention to what you're saying? Here are five ways you can encourage your child to listen up.

June 2014
Families Unplug for One Week in Screen-Free Challenge

Families Unplug for One Week in Screen-Free Challenge

Three local families forgo their tablets, TVs, computers and smartphones for one week – one long week. Find out how they fared – and whether you could go screen-free like them.

May 2014
Tips for Going Screen-Free with Your Family

Tips for Going Screen-Free with Your Family

Too much time on Facebook or Instagram – or too many hours in front of the television? Here are some ways to get unplug with the family.

May 2014
Helpings Kids Deal with Moving Anxiety

Helpings Kids Deal with Moving Anxiety

It can be a difficult transition for families, but especially hard for kids. Here are six tips to make relocation easier on your children.

May 2014
Helping Kids Cope When a Sibling Moves Out of the Home

Helping Kids Cope When a Sibling Moves Out of the Home

Every parent will eventually experience empty nest syndrome. But younger siblings, even those who don't seem that close to their older brothers and sisters, can struggle as well. Here's how to help their transition.

May 2014
Finding a Mommy Match

Finding a Mommy Match

A local mom of two from Troy recalls her days of 'mom dating' to fill the isolation when her kids were little.

May 2014
Living Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

Living Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

It's a formal spot in the house – mainly used for entertaining – that gets less foot traffic on a daily basis. This also means it's easier to clean! Get the scoop here.

April 2014
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