Kristen J. Gough

10 Top Kids’ Party Places in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for great local kids party places for birthdays and more? Check out this roundup of sweet celebration spots in the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas.

How to Make Thanksgiving Dinner Less Stressful for Your Family

Here are a few ideas to help your family tame the Turkey Day cooking insanity and restore some of the gratitude to the holiday.

Tips to Raising Girls with Grit

After age 9, a girl's feelings of self-worth and confidence crash. Help your daughter realize her full potential, become her best and mature with moxie with these tips to raising girls with grit.

Top Cool Pumpkin Carving Ideas and Decor Tricks for Families

Carved or decorated, fresh from the patch or fake, jack-o'-lanterns are family fun.

Back-to-School Checklist

From buying supplies to catching up on those summer reading lists, here's what you need to do to prepare for the new school year.

Easy Breakfast Ideas for Back-to-School

These fast back-to-school breakfast recipes will give your kids the fuel they need to get going for the day.

Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways for Southeast Michigan Families

It's definitely not too late for metro Detroit families to plan a short mini vacation before school kicks back in. Choose one of these Labor Day getaways!

Easy Lunch Wraps for School

Skip the bread and use tortillas to make your child a few easy lunch wraps for school. These seven easy recipes are fun to sprinkle into any lunch lineup.

Weird and Freaky Recipes for Friday the 13th

Don't get superstitious this Friday the 13th. Instead, make the day delicious – with these nine gross looking, great tasting treats the kids and entire family will love!

S’mores Recipes for Families

You don't need a campfire to enjoy the ultimate graham cracker, marshmallow and chocolate combination. Try one of these s'mores recipes for a sweet treat!

Top Reasons to Celebrate Your Child’s Half Birthday

Here are five reasons to consider throwing a child's half birthday shindig.

Coolest Caves in the Midwest for Michigan Families to Visit

These caves in the Midwest are great vacation destinations that give local parents and kids a truly underground family experience!
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