Rebecca Thomas

Resources and Programs for Adults with Special Needs

There are several resources in Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties for adults with special needs. Find details here.

Holiday Markets and Craft Fairs in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Find great deals on holiday decor, food and handmade gifts at these holiday markets in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, open November and December 2021.

Best Black Friday Deals for Families in 2021

Looking for the best Black Friday deals for families? Discover in-store and online discounts on loads of gifts starting the week of Thanksgiving.

Small Business Saturday in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday encourages southeast Michigan families support local businesses and find unique holiday gifts.

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.

Best Glasses for Kids

Not sure which companies make the best glasses for kids? Consider these brands and styles if you're in the market for prescription glasses for your child.

When to Start Kindergarten: The Pros and Cons of Early and Late Entry

What's the right time for your young child to start school? Metro Detroit early childhood experts weigh in on when to start kindergarten.

Busting Breastfeeding Myths

In celebration of National Breastfeeding Month, a local lactation consultant debunks four common breastfeeding myths.

Top Reasons Why Kids Should Play Sports

There are many great cases for why kids should play sports. Here are six of the skills kids can glean from activities ranging from soccer to cheerleading.

Stay-at-Home Mom Salary Should Be Around $162,000, Study Says

Salary.com says a stay-at-home mom salary would be pretty steep if all that work got a dollar value. Here's what a local part-time-work-at-home mom thinks.

Keeping Seniors Independent With SMART

Two local families share how SMART Bus has kept their aging loved ones active and independent.

Sucking Baby’s Pacifier May Have Health Benefits, Detroit Study Says

A Henry Ford Health System report finds that when a mom opts for sucking baby's pacifier to clean it, her child may have lower odds of developing issues like allergies and asthma.
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Want to change your workout routine in 2022, but don't know how to find personal trainers in metro Detroit? Here are some pros in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Top Outdoor Winter Fun Spots in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for a hot outdoor space for your family to chill out at this winter? We've rounded up our favorite outdoor winter fun spots for you to enjoy.

Get Cozy: Practicing Hygge With Your Family at Home

Winter's grip got you good? Embrace the cold and hunker down with your kids and family by practicing hygge — the Danish art of getting cozy.