Kristen J. Gough

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!

French Fries Recipes

Wondering how to make French fries at home? These six recipes will help you make big batches in no time.

How to Properly Shave: Tips for Tweens and Teens

Kids facing a hairy situation? Here is some advice for boys and girls on how to properly shave when they're ready to tackle razors.
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No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Kids

No need to carve your pumpkin this Halloween. Here are four fun no-carve pumpkin ideas to try with your kids.

Pediatric Ophthalmologist vs. Optometrist: Are All Eye Doctors the Same?

Find out why a pediatric ophthalmologist is better suited for your child's eyes – and when it's OK to take him to an optometrist.

9 Rules for Teaching Kids How to Be a Good Friend

We all want good friends. But what's it take to BE one? It's not a lesson parents always directly teach. These tips can help kids learn how to be a good friend.

Can a Child Share a Room With Parents?

It's a conundrum for moms and dads. So, can a child share a room with parents? Here's a look at what's OK and where to draw the line.