Sandra Gordon

The Physical Toll of Carrying Toddlers

All that lifting and carrying can wreak havoc on your body.

How to Protect Kids From Germs

Big kids have big opportunities to touch and pass all sorts of germs every day. Where are germs commonly found? Learn more, plus find tips on how to protect kids from germs.

Big Kids in Strollers: A Growing Trend

It's not your imagination: Strollers are getting bigger to seat toddlers and older kids, well into age 5. It's convenient, sure. But is it healthy to use strollers for older kids?

Healthy Eating During the Holidays

Here are some healthy holiday eating tips to help parents and kids enjoy food and drinks at those family parties without packing on pounds.

How to Manage Your Child’s Anger

Got a big kid who's prone to temper tantrums? Here are six steps to help parents deal with anger issues in children.

Household Product Inhalant Abuse Among Teens

Are your kids huffing canned air or rubber cement? Find out why it's is risky behavior and what you can do to prevent it from happening in your home.
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Mall Holiday Hours in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Find the 2021 mall holiday hours at the local shopping centers and downtowns in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Independent Local Toy Stores and Kid Gift Shops in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Visit independent local toy stores and gift shops in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties to pick out unique surprises for kids of all ages.