Jessica Schrader

Minivan vs. SUV: What’s Better for a Family?

The minivan vs. SUV question can be a big decision for parents. Find out how these family-sized vehicles compare for convenience, car seats and more.

Letterboxing in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for Families

Here's everything you need to know to get started on this unique, kid-friendly pastime. Plus, check the roundup for a few spots for letterboxing for kids.

Best Science Centers in the United States

If your kids love science and you're up for an out-of-state adventure, consider one these 10 best science centers in the USA.

St. Patrick’s Day Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Prepare for an Irish-themed takeover this March as metro Detroit and Ann Arbor gear up for St. Paddy's Day 2021 with in-person and virtual St. Patrick's Day events.

How Gen Z Learns: It’s More Self-Paced and Collaborative Than Ever

They're roughly ages 5-24 — and their classrooms are very different from those of their millennial and Gen X parents. Find out more about how Gen. Z learns.

Are Playdates Necessary? Child Development Expert Weighs In

An Ann Arbor-area early childhood education professor says kids need social opportunities, but how it happens is flexible. Are playdates necessary, in your opinion?

Not Your Grandma’s Lullaby: Songs Modern Moms Sing to Their Babies

These parents said goodnight to the same-old bedtime songs and embrace more modern lullabies for their babies.

Romantic Getaways for Parents in Michigan

Do mom and dad need a weekend away without traveling too far? Consider one of these romantic getaways for parents in Michigan.

Should You Pick Up Babies Every Time They Cry?

A recent study says 'yes,' you should pick babies up every time they cry, and a local pediatrician confirms that it's the best practice for ages 0-6 months.

Teens Are ‘Sexting’ Earlier Than Ever, Study Finds

Parenting app Jiminy discovered some kids are exposed to sexting as young as age 8 – and getting or sending them by 13. Here's how to talk to kids about it.

Affording College Checklist for Students and Parents

The expenses can be big, but they're manageable with some planning and knowing your options. Explore this affording college checklist to get your bearings.

SE Michigan SnowFreaks Forecasts Nail Snow Predictions

Plenty of local parents and teachers follow SE Michigan SnowFreaks on Facebook and Patreon, where a Detroit area dad tracks snow days and nails predictions.
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Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while at home or as things open up? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

Best Family Nature Centers in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Experience the great outdoors and learn about the wonders of nature at these southeast Michigan nature centers

Why the COVID-19 Vaccine Can Make You Feel Awful

What you can do to relieve the post-vaccine symptoms of fatigue, arm pain and headaches.

Watch This, Do That: The Incredibles

Teach your kids valuable lessons by watching the flick with your kids and enjoying these activities.