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Mom’s Photo of Childhood Cancer Draws Strong Reactions

4-year-old Beckett Burge is fighting cancer. His mom shared a Facebook post showing the struggles siblings face when their brother or sister goes through treatment.
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Free Kid-Friendly Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Searching for free things to do in southeast Michigan? Find great budget-friendly family fun in Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.
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Fun Events for Teens in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Find local activities for teenagers that they'll enjoy. Browse our roundup of things for teens to do, Detroit events for teens and more.
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Special Needs Events for Kids and Parents in Metro Detroit

Parents of children with special needs in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor can plan ahead for fun activities, sensory-friendly movie showings and more that are tailored to meet their needs.
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Mom-to-Mom Sales in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for local mom to mom sales? The Metro Parent mom-to-mom sale roundup shows you where to find bargains on clothing, toys, furniture and tons more.
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Romulus Pumpkin Festival at Romulus Historical Park

The annual Romulus Pumpkin Festival kicks off the fall season Sept. 20-21, 2019, with a parade, pumpkin rolling and more.

WEEKEND FUN + FEATURED ROUNDUPS

Free Kid-Friendly Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Searching for free things to do in southeast Michigan? Find great budget-friendly family fun in Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Fun Events for Teens in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Find local activities for teenagers that they'll enjoy. Browse our roundup of things for teens to do, Detroit events for teens and more.

EDITORS' PICKS

No, Time-Outs Aren’t Harming Our Kids

So says a new study from researchers at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor. Learn what researches found and gets tips on how to use time-outs effectively.

It’s Time for Picture Day: 5 Tips to Prepare

The first-ever National School Picture Day is Sept. 12, 2019. Avoid outfit issues and smile snafus with these expert tips.

Bucket List for Children: 101 Things to Experience

Many adults have one, but what about a bucket list for children? Here are some experiences every local child should have before growing up.

New Baby, Intrusive In-laws

Here's our primer on how moms (and dads) can successfully deal with and balance intrusive mother-in-laws, father-in-laws and new baby, and set some boundaries, too.

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