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November 2009

Table of Contents

Here's a sampling of what appeared in Metro Parent magazine's November 2009 print edition.


Homemade for the Holidays
Has your holiday gift-giving budget shrunk this year (or maybe it’s disappeared altogether)? Instead of shopping for that perfect present, invest some time at home creating it.

Fortune’s Daughter
Born one of China's 'unwanted girls,' Mei-Ling Hopgood led a happy adopted life in metro Detroit. Then, she got a chance to do the exceptional: meet the family that had given her away.

Bursting Their Bubble
Whether you'll be counting pennies this holiday or feeling flush and ready to shop, limiting gifts for your children may be better for everyone concerned. Experts and parents talk about why less is sometimes more.

Money and Marriage
Are you and your spouse financially incompatible? If so, here's how to stop the dollar drama.

Babysitting Banned?
A local mom faces a fine and time in the clink for watching her friends' kids. Will the state change an archaic law to give parents a break?

Hit the Slopes
What it costs, how to start – and why it's a great time discover the thrill of skiing.


Parent Pipeline
Eat your veggies! Winter vegetable recipes kids will love.

Family Health
Swine flu survival guide

Little Ones
Good night, nightlight! Helping your tots to adjust to the dark.

Big Kids
Getting kids to open up and share how they're feeling.

Tweens & Teens
What to do if you don’t like your teen’s friends.

Let’s Go!
Revisiting Frankenmuth, Michigan's own "Little Bavaria."

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