Jessica Schrader

Things to Do on Mackinac Island With Kids

What are the best things to do on Mackinac Island with kids? Find out about family-friendly hotels, biking, fudge, butterflies, ferry rides and more.

10 Top Summer Day Trips in Michigan for Families

There's family-friendly adventure waiting for you within a few hours of home. Searching for ideas for day trips in Michigan? Take a look at these suggestions.

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.

The Most Popular Baby Names in Michigan

Find out what baby names parents loved in 2020.

What Should You Do if Your Child is Obsessed With Their Private Parts?

A specialist from Children's Hospital of Michigan weighs in on how parents should handle this touchy situation.

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.
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