Ken Marten

The History of Christmas Characters

This holiday season, teach your kids the history of Christmas characters like the beloved Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus.

Family Fun Activities on Belle Isle in Detroit

Southeast Michigan's urban island gem, Belle Isle, is packed with activities for kids. Check out the top family fun activities on Belle Isle here.

How to Pick a Pet for Your Family

Whether you're thinking cat or dog, here is some advice on choosing a pet that complements the kids and parents already in your home.

Helping Kids Discover New Music Genres

Parents can guide children on a new musical adventure through jazz, R&B, folk, blues and classic with these family friendly CD selections.

Locavore Low-Down

Get 10 savvy tips for scoring homegrown grub that hails from metro Detroit and elsewhere in southeast Michigan.

Auto Family Fun in the Motor City

From the 'Detroit Three' to racecars, automotive history abounds in southeast Michigan - and it's a perfect fall family activity.

‘Sandwich Generation’ Parents

Many moms and dads are raising their children and caring for their aging parents. Here are some tips to ease the squeeze.

Kids Aren't Getting Enough Sleep: Why, and What Parents Can Do

It's no surprise children aren't sleeping as much as they should. How does it happen, and what can you do to ensure healthy sleep habits?
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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.