Local Mom Opens Walking Lightly. A Zero-Waste Shop in Ferndale.

Trade single-use plastics for zero waste options at the new Ferndale shop.

Summer Education for Kids: Fun Learning in Everyday Activities

Skip pricey enrichment programs and keep your child's mind engaged and growing with opportunities that lay groundwork for benefits and foster development.
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Fun Things to Do in Ann Arbor With Kids

Home to the Big House and famous for its big-city, small-town charm, this Washtenaw County college town is never dull.

Best Family Movies and Shows That Just Hit Streaming Services in August

Find something fun to watch with your kids this month.

Metro Detroit Planetariums for Families to Visit

Kids can see starry skies any time and learn about the wonders of the universe at these metro Detroit planetarium destinations.

Picture Perfect Flower Fields to Visit in Michigan

Flower fields make for the perfect socially-distant spot to snap an Insta-worthy family pic.

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Latest Issue: July/August 2021

Our latest issue offers the top outdoor Detroit destinations for families, tips on preparing your kids to go back to school after COVID, a Q&A with local mom influencer, Marisa Kimmel, and much more!

Class of 2021 High School Grads Gallery

Meet this year's local grads — and submit your grad's photo, too! Brought to you by Wayne County Community College District.

Parenting

Best Family Movies and Shows That Just Hit Streaming Services in August

Find something fun to watch with your kids this month.

Equity Organizations in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor to Support

Many community organizations need support now more than ever as they help youth, families and seniors meet their basic needs.

Metro Parent’s Top Posts of the Week

MetroParent.com is loaded with great info for parents. Here, we've listed the best of the best posted this week for you to thumb through at your convenience.
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Education

Macomb County Doctor Explains Why You Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

The vaccine is key to getting the COVID-19 pandemic under control. Here, a local doctor explains why and puts some misconceptions about the vaccine to rest.

Helping Teens with Anxieties about School After COVID

The shopping list for the upcoming school year seems to be ever-growing. When it comes to mental health, it's about to get longer.

Tips to Help Elementary Students Adjust to School After COVID

Kids are returning to the classroom this year. These tips will help your elementary kid adjust back to normal.

Post-Pandemic School Tips for Kindergarten Students

These tips will help parents help their kids transition to kindergarten after the pandemic kept many kids out of preschool.

Classic Road Trip Games for Families

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Watch This, Do That

Watch This, Do That: Space Jam: A New Legacy

After watching the Space Jam sequel, try out these fun activities and share these lessons with your kids.

Watch This, Do That: Luca

After watching the new Pixar movie set in the Italian Riviera, try out these activities with your kids.

Watch This, Do That: The Parent Trap (1998)

After watching this classic '90s film, try these activities including peanut butter Oreo cookies and learning a special handshake.

Watch This, Do That: Raya and The Last Dragon

Try these screen-free activities based on Raya’s search for the dragon gems.