Kristen J. Gough

Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Teachers from Kids

Heartfelt gift ideas for that special teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week.

Cinco de Mayo Dessert Ideas and Recipes

It's time to party with these Cinco de Mayo desserts, which include vanilla flan, paletas, Mexican hot chocolate cookies and more!

The Pros and Cons of Exotic Pets for Kids

Thinking of expanding your family with mice, snakes or geckos? A local pet store owner weighs in on the pros and cons of exotic pets; plus things for families to consider before purchasing.

How to Get Your Child to Sleep Without a Nightlight

Is your child refusing to sleep in the dark? Two experts shed some light on how to get your child to sleep without a nightlight.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

Get creative with this classic kid-favorite by trying these delicious grilled cheese sandwich recipess, including avocado and jalepeño and apple cinnamon swirl!

20 Fun Spring Activities in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Sick of being cooped up this winter? Jumpstart warm weather with these boredom-busting spring activities in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor that'll engage kids and parents.

April Fools’ Food Pranks: Recipes to Give Your Family a Fun Surprise

Is it cake or pizza? Jell-O or juice? It's time to trick the kids with April Fools' food pranks! Try one of these sneaky, silly recipes to celebrate April 1.

Best Specialty Camps for Kids in Michigan

Traditional camps will always be among the best kids’ summer camp options. But here are 10 types of specialty camps for kids that break the mold.

Kid-Friendly Irish Recipes for Irish American Month

Make the most of March (or any month!) with these kid-friendly Irish recipes for your family — including Irish pancakes, slow-cooked corn beef and more.

New Orleans-Style Recipes for Families

Mardi Gras (also known as Fat Tuesday) is a wonderful excuse to try New Orleans-style recipes, like jambalaya and gumbo, and flavors at your dinner table!

Super Bowl Dips for the Big Game

From savory to sweet, these Super Bowl dips will satisfy any craving your guests might have. Try one of these recipes, which are fast (and easy!) to make for the main event.

Choosing a College Checklist for Students and Parents

Whether it's in-Michigan or out-of-state, the tuition or the type of school and campus, the decisions are complex. This choosing a college checklist can help.
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