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Anastasia and Katie’s Coffee Shop & Café in Livonia is an Inclusive Workplace

A trio of Livonia residents whose loved ones have Down Syndrome came together to open an inclusive workplace where people all abilities can join the workforce.

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.
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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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Is it OK for Teens to be Friends With Young Adults?

As teens get older, they might make friends with an older person – maybe even a young adult. Is this OK, and what rules should you enforce if you allow it?

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

Cool Gifts for Kids with Special Needs

For children with autism and other special needs, toys might not be No. 1 on their holiday lists. Here are some alternate ideas.

Is it Bad for Kids to Believe in Santa?

Does your kid believe in Santa? Psychologists claim that the belief could harm children and diminish how much they trust their parents.

Your Kid’s Christmas Pageant Role Could Indicate Future Earnings

A study says a kid's Christmas pageant role could play a role in the money she earns later in life – but not in the way you think. Time to celebrate, oxen.

Helping Kids Understand Impeachment

Parents can play a role in forming a child's political opinion – and teaching them about political processes is important, no matter where you fall. Here, we offer tips to help kids understand impeachment.

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