Kari Zaffarano

Things to Do on Spring Break: Fun for Kids and Families

What are some things to do on spring break in metro Detroit with your kids? When it comes to the April break, we've got southeast Michigan covered.

Indoor Play Places Offering Reservations for Families

Many indoor play places have adapted to the COVID-19 safety guidelines and offer reservations for families. Check out these venues and nab a spot to play.

Virtual Summer Camps for Kids

Help your child experience something new, or learn more about the skill they love, with these virtual spring and summer break camps

The Best Places to Get Paczkis in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for the best place to score a paczki for Fat Tuesday? These bakeries in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor have you covered.

Valentine’s Day Takeout in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Hoping for a date night with your significant other, but stuck at home? Check out one of these romantic spots for some food to-go and help support a local business, too.

Getting the First Year of College Started Off Right

The first year of college comes with a ton of change. Take a look at the dos and don'ts for parents and students and how to balance it all.

Skills Every Preschool Student Should Be Working On

Academic skills are only half of what preschoolers should know. Here's a checklist of the other skills that every 3- to 5-year-old should be working on.

Developing Positive Bonds in High School

A recent study out of Korea found that developing healthy relationships and positive bonds in high school is more important than ever.

Study Says Trees Help Sixth Graders Do Better in School

A recent study out of Illinois found that an abundance of trees helps sixth graders do better in school, which is a really important find during the pandemic.

New Year’s Eve Carryout Options

Hoping to bring in 2021 with a bang, try one of these delicious New Year's Eve carryout options in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

What’s Open on Christmas Day

Looking for something fun to do with your family on Christmas Day? Try one of these local spots including restaurants, outdoor and indoor attractions.

7 Tips to Help Moms Create Good Workout Routines at Home

Considering getting your fitness on — minus the gym? Here are core things you should consider to figure out good workout routines at home that work for you.
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