Jacquie Goetz Bluethmann

911 Calls and Kids: Prepare for a Child Medical Emergency

Summer vacation is prime season for children to have accidents. Here's advice to help parents know what to do and expect if a crisis happens.

Clawson Public School Bus Driver Larry Jose

Delivering children to school in a safe and timely is this guy's gig. Learn what it's like and how he's able to make all kids smile and enjoy the ride.

Goldfish Swim School Birmingham Instructor Nikki Gyenese

Whether kids are terrified of or love the water, this Oakland County teacher creates fun and wonderful ways to get children splashing and swimming.

Northville Children’s Librarian Dorie Freebury

During her many years at this Wayne County city's district library, 'Miss Dorie' has made bonds with kids - and turned many onto books and reading.

Rock Paper Scissors Store of Ann Arbor and Tecumseh

Celebrating something? This southeast Michigan shop with two locations has you cover for any event, from showers to kids' birthday parties.

Families Living in Poverty in Southeast Michigan

In our state, 25 percent of kids now live in poverty. What does it mean to grow up poor in metro Detroit? What are their hopes for the future? Local families share their reality.

Resources and Lifelines for Families Struggling with Poverty in Southeast Michigan

Local organizations in metro Detroit provide emergency assistance and pathways to hope for the area's poor parents and their children.

Reflecting on the Metro Parent Loss Series

A Bloomfield Township mom and journalist shares her 2012 journey interviewing southeast Michigan families who have experienced the loss of a parent, child or spouse.

Books to Help Grieving Kids and Their Families

Two southeast Michigan support programs offer a list of 25 titles designed for children to provide connection, help and hope during an incredibly difficult time.

Grieving Parents Find Solidarity in Compassionate Friends

This organization offers support, help and understanding among moms, dads, families, friends and relatives who have experienced the death of a child.

Dads Dealing with a Special Needs Diagnosis in their Kids

It's tough for any parent - but for fathers, it can be even tougher to accept, cope and feel hope. Some local dads share their stories and offer insights.

Naptime for Toddlers

Having to tend to your little one's need for daytime z's? Here's advice on making that transition.
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