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July 2012

Metro Parent Magazine
Table of Contents


Rub-a-Dub-Dub: Bath Time S.O.S.
Print: Coaxing kids young and old to get into that tub
Web: Way cool bath toys for kids in the Gimme Gimme blog

Island Getaways
Print: Forget the tropics. Get stranded at these Midwest local gems, from Belle Isle in Detroit to Isle Royale up north.
Web: Shark! Discover that – and more – and Florida's family-friendly Emerald Coast

Special Series: Loss, Part III of III
Moving Forward as an Only Parent
Print: It's one thing to recover after the death of your partner, but when you're still in the midst of raising a family, it's even harder. Three local parents show how they've held it together and forged ahead to create a bright future – for themselves and their kids.
Web: On loss: Jacquie Goetz Bluethmann, author of our Loss series, shares her experience writing these three stories


Make It-Craft
DIY lemonade stand: Make your own snazzy sale space with this guide

Bits & Briefs
Print: Kids' sports stats, Troy's new-by-July 2012 trampoline park and more
Web: The London Summer Olympics start this month! Get in the spirit with two get-active backyard games.

Metro Parent Memory Wall
Vacation: Summer travel trends, "Off Shores Banana Boats" campfire treats and more


Little Ones
Co-sleeping safety

Big Kids
Print: Summer health slide: Why kids' BMIs shoot up
Web: A tasty summer wrap recipe – and more healthy tips

Tweens & Teens
The dangers of car surfing


Video – Metro Parent on the Scene

Catch the Drive-In Movies at Compuware Arena in Plymouth

Family Fun Guide
Calendar of events

Let's Go
Michigan's Dark Sky Park, Fourth fun in St. Louis and a dandy D.C. deal


  • Mom-Approved Docs 2012: Your picks for the area's top kids' doctors
  • What's In Store
  • Professional Services Directory
  • Family Marketplace
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