AnnMarie Ottoy

Fidget Toys for Older Kids With Autism and Sensory Challenges

It can be tough to keep your mind on task when your body wants to stay in motion. These fidget toys for older kids help teens and tweens keep on track.

Price Comparisons: Organic Food vs. Conventional Food

Organics have traditionally been more expensive, but growing availability and grocery store brands may help narrow the gap. We compare costs on 9 staples.

Skechers Daddy'$ Money Shoes for Girls Create Controversy

A new line of wedge sneakers marketed to tweens and teens has many moms' jaws dropping open – and wallets closing. Does this 'cash grab' go too far?

Kaufman Children's Center Sensory Gym for Kids with Special Needs

Swings, zip lines, a rock wall and quiet nooks are designed to help children with sensory challenges. Explore a new feature at this West Bloomfield therapy resource.

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.

New Greenfield Village Playscape Welcomes Kids of all Abilities

The Henry Ford in Dearborn opens its play area at its historic outdoor spot on Oct. 5, 2013. The play area is designed for all children, including those with special needs

Fun and Funky Socks for No Socks Day

Does your family have cold feet? Browse the Gimme Gimme roundup of seven splendid sock selections for kids - and parents, too.

Kid-Friendly Products Designed to Tame Hair

Feel frustrated when it comes to your kid's out-of-control curls? Handle those tresses with these cute (and practical) headbands, gels, combs and more.

Catching Fireflies Unique Gift Boutique in Southeast Michigan

This eclectic shop has locations in Ann Arbor, Berkley and Rochester. Visit to find special family presents from a wide array of whimsical creations.

Organize Your Files Week: Handy Gear for Families

From receipts and medical records to kids art and photos, arrange your archives with these awesome office assets - in honor of this April holiday.

British Mom Regrets Having Kids, Shares View in Article

This UK woman's two children are grown; she's even a grandmother. But she wishes she'd stayed childless. Her blunt opinion piece has shocked many.

Laugh out Loud this National Humor Month Funny Toys and Stuff for Kids

Need a good smile or smirk? We surfed the web in search of silliness! Metro Parent's seven picks will get you and your kids giggling all April long.
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