Jacquie Goetz Bluethmann

Manners 101: Laying the Groundwork for Your Kids

Developing social skills starts at home. Here are ways parents can provide a manners 101 course for table manners, phone etiquette, sportsmanship and more.

Books About Good Manners for Kids and Parents

Looking for a little help when it comes to delivering some social skills and etiquette education to your children? Check out this list of books about manners for kids.

Losing a Child: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

Three southeast Michigan families share their stories of facing the unthinkable – death of their kid – fighting through the grief and continuing to live and love and, yes, even laugh.

How to Cope With Losing a Parent

Death can leave children scared and scarred. But with support of family, friends and community, they can survive and thrive, learning a resiliency they never knew they had.

Losing a Spouse: Moving Forward as an Only Parent

After losing a spouse, how do you grieve for yourself, comfort your kids, make ends meet – and imagine a day when you won't feel so alone?

Kids Vision or Learning Issue?

Pediatric orthoptist Mary DeYoung-Smith explains how to tell the difference in your child.

Dads and Paternity Leave: Why They Should Take It

Dads often feel the pressure not to take paternity leave or to cut it short, but they may be missing out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Baby Development Checklist for New Parents

Baby is finally here! It's time to make sure you're not forgetting a single milestone moment. Follow this developmental checklist so you don't miss a thing.

Coupon Clipping 101: How to Save Your Family Big Money

Want to slash your family's grocery bill? The moms behind some savvy blogs say coupons are key. They dish their best tips for southeast Michigan parents.

When Parents Play Favorites Among Their Children

Find out why parents often give one child preferential treatment over another, when parents showing favoritism is OK and how to curb parental favoritism.

The Transition from Working Woman to Working Mom

Childbirth isn't the most painful part of becoming a mom. Figuring out maternity leave, going back to work and balancing family and work are challenging.

Making the Shift From Stay-at-Home Mom to Working Outside of the Home

Here are the professional consequences of turning down that 'off ramp,' and what you can do to better position yourself for opting for the 'on ramp' later
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