Ken Marten

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?

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.
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Family Movies Coming Out in 2022

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Pros and Cons of Single Gender Schools

Considering single-gender education for your son or daughter at a southeast Michigan all-male or all-female school? These insights on the pros and cons of single gender schools may help.