Cindy La Ferle

How a Cat-Loving Senior’s Life Was Changed by an Adopted Shelter Dog

After the loss of her mom, Cindy La Ferle found solace in an adopted shelter dog named Coco. Here, she tells that story.

How to Brighten a Blue Christmas

One mom talks about her experience with grief and sadness during the holidays. Plus, expert tips on how to put the cheer back in your celebrations.

Making the Call of Moving Mom to Assisted Living

A Royal Oak mom reflects back on the difficult decision of moving mom to assisted living – and why it ultimately wound up being the right decision.

A Lesson on Becoming a Grandma

A Royal Oak grandmother-to-be reflects on what becoming a grandma means and what it takes to be the ideal, non-meddling grandparent.

Spring Break for Mom: A Cherished Book Brings Peace

A Royal Oak mom of a now-grown son reflects on reconnecting with Anne Morrow Lindbergh's book a Gift from the Sea during a 'spring break for mom' trip.
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The Pros and Cons of Exotic Pets for Kids

Thinking of expanding your family with mice, snakes or geckos? A local pet store owner weighs in on the pros and cons of exotic pets; plus things for families to consider before purchasing.

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

Earth Day is right around the corner. Take care of Mother Earth and celebrate Earth Day from home with one of these fun and green activities.

How to Get Your Child to Sleep Without a Nightlight

Is your child refusing to sleep in the dark? Two experts shed some light on how to get your child to sleep without a nightlight.

ASMR and Kids: What is It, and What are the Pros and Cons?

YouTube has exploded with videos of people whispering, rustling buttons and even eating pickles – all to elicit a calm feeling. Can ASMR and kids be a good mix?