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Float Baby 'Spa' Offers Relaxing Pool Paradise for Babies

Float Baby 'Spa' Offers Relaxing Pool Paradise for Babies

Infants chill in calm waters, literally, at a Houston business complete with gentle massage for wee ones. Is it over-the-top pampering or actually beneficial?

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CannaMoms Fight to Legalize Medical Marijuana for Kids

CannaMoms Fight to Legalize Medical Marijuana for Kids

Three moms of severely sick children want to change Florida law to treat their kids with cannabis. Opponents worry about lack of research and possible dangers.

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Egg-Freezing Parties for Career Women Not Ready to be Moms

Egg-Freezing Parties for Career Women Not Ready to be Moms

Company EggBanxx just took fertility awareness to a new level, complete with cocktails and swank. Will the trend help? Will it stick? Or is this all a bit much?

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Five Things You Should Know About Fostering a Child

Five Things You Should Know About Fostering a Child

For those considering being a foster parent, Katie Page-Sander, manager of the Foster Care Navigator Program, offers some insight.

Fostering Futures: Ensuring a Bright Future for Former Foster Kids

Fostering Futures: Ensuring a Bright Future for Former Foster Kids

The Michigan Education Trust's Fostering Futures Program offers scholarships and hope to kids who don't have family to help them achieve their educational dreams.

Becoming a Foster Parent

Becoming a Foster Parent

If you've considered providing a home for a child in need, but not known where to start, then begin here: our five-step guide to discovering what it means to be a foster parent and how to get started.

Foster Parent Peggy Fiebelkorn

Foster Parent Peggy Fiebelkorn

This Roseville resident is continuing a family tradition to care for kids who need homes.

Foster Parents Mandy and Jeff Majchrzak

Foster Parents Mandy and Jeff Majchrzak

This Waterford couple is creating a family with biological, adopted and foster children.

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Toddler Tantrum Dos and Don'ts

Toddler Tantrum Dos and Don'ts

How to put a stop to your little one's public meltdowns – or prevent them from happening.

Benefits of Breast-feeding for Mom and Baby

Benefits of Breast-feeding for Mom and Baby

An expert weighs in on the advantages of breast-feeding and tips on how to make it work for you – just in time National Breast-feeding Month in August.

Sparking Library Love in Your Child

Sparking Library Love in Your Child

Want your child to have a love for books? Here are four ways you can bring up a bibliophile.

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Tips Teaching Your Child Self-Control

Tips Teaching Your Child Self-Control

Want to help your child calm down and get a grip? These seven steps will help you teach them how.

What To Do When Kids Make Embarrassing Comments

What To Do When Kids Make Embarrassing Comments

Ever been out in public with your child when she asks a socially unacceptable question? We've got tips on how to handle it.

Child's Oral Health is Tied to School Performance

Child's Oral Health is Tied to School Performance

A study says that kids with dental issues are more likely to struggle academically due to increased absences and lower grades. Here, a local dentist discusses preventative care.

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Staying Home Alone: How to Know When Your Child is Ready

Staying Home Alone: How to Know When Your Child is Ready

Whether you just want to run an errand or need to hit the gym for a break, it could be time to let your tween stay home alone. Here are a few ways to know your kid is prepared.

Teen's Risky Behavior: What Causes It

Teen's Risky Behavior: What Causes It

A professor of psychology weighs in on why teens tend to take so many risks.

Symptoms and Cures for Senioritis in High School Seniors

Symptoms and Cures for Senioritis in High School Seniors

If your child is coming to the end of his high school years, be aware of senioritis. It's more real than you think. Find out what the symptoms are and how you can help.

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Belightful Yoga Brings Classes to Kids, Special Needs Children

Belightful Yoga Brings Classes to Kids, Special Needs Children

A Royal Oak-based mobile yoga program delivers the benefits of this mind body practice to children and kids – especially special needs families.

Team TMR Energy Bar for Special Needs

Team TMR Energy Bar for Special Needs

A non-GMO, organic snack for children with food allergies and other special needs, which was launched by an Oakland County mom.

Imerman Angels Cancer Support in Southeast Michigan

Imerman Angels Cancer Support in Southeast Michigan

A nonprofit started by a metro Detroit native and cancer survivor expands to metro Detroit. The group offers patients and their caregivers free one-on-one support.

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Tips for Easing the New School Jitters

Tips for Easing the New School Jitters

Is your child attending a new school this year? Follow these five tips for making the transition easier.

How Parents Can Stay Connected to Their Childless Friends

How Parents Can Stay Connected to Their Childless Friends

While you're changing diapers or taking your kids to soccer practice, your childless friends are going to parties and traveling. It can be hard to relate, but you can still stay connected.

10 Tips to Stay Close to Friends While Raising Kids

10 Tips to Stay Close to Friends While Raising Kids

If you're a parent, it can be hard to stay connected with your friends – whether they've got children or not. But it doesn't have to change things. Here are some ways to remain close.

How to Balance Being a Sports Parent

How to Balance Being a Sports Parent

Raising an exceptional athlete brings highs, lows and lots of windshield time. Four local moms share their stories and experiences.

Passport Rules for Kids

Passport Rules for Kids

If you're planning on traveling with your family outside of the country, they'll need a passport. Find out what you need and how to get passports for children.

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