Rebecca Thomas

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.

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.

Best Black Friday Deals for Families in 2020

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

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 2020.

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.

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.

How to Raise Kinder, Less Entitled Kids

A southeast Michigan parenting coach explains why parents shouldn't attempt to be their kid's friend and offers five tips on how to raise kinder, less entitled kids.

Why SMART Bus is a Smarter Choice for Traveling Around Detroit

The deputy general manager for SMART weighs in on why this option is ideal for metro Detroiters.
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3 Metro Detroit Kids Featured in New Book Series

They were selected for the book, 'Young Change Makers,' based on what they are doing to make their communities better.