Ring in the Year with Fun Things to Do in Metro Detroit with Kids, a New Indoor Aquarium in Michigan and More!

Ready to ring in the New Year? Metro Parent is raring to get southeast Michigan families started on the right foot. Whether you’re looking for some healthy, quick and easy kid-friendly dinner recipes, ideas to recycle a few household castoffs into cheap arts and crafts for kids or simply fun things for kids in Detroit and beyond, this issue is sure to jump-start your resolutions.

To begin, let’s warm up a bit, shall we? After all, baby, it’s cold outside! Our editor-at-large and favorite foodie mom Kristen J. Gough serves up recipes to three yummy soups, including a DIY basic approach, classic chicken noodle, and tomato with grilled cheese croutons. Yum. If you’re looking for a side, flip over to the Mediterranean salad and dressing recipe from the dad who runs The Big Salad. These quick, easy kid friendly dinner recipes are sure to give your family some great fuel.

If you’re determined to rekindle your romance a bit, be sure to read up “Resolve to Do Date Night.” It’s packed with realistic advice. Whether you’re fretting, “But where can I find infant day care near me?” or looking for a destination (hint: This region is home to some of the best bowling alleys in Michigan!), get tips from parents like you who have made it work.

How about some things to do in metro Detroit (and beyond) with kids?

Boy, are you in luck. You’ll have to wait till Jan. 29, but have you heard? There’s a new indoor aquarium in Michigan! The amazing SEA LIFE Aquarium Michigan is opening up at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills. And if you’re looking for a place to go in Michigan with kids, our January calendar of events is packed with activities, exhibits and more.

Rather venture a bit further? Book a trip to Seattle. It ranks among our great vacation spots for kids – due in part to awesome array of airplane attractions (Museum of Flight, anyone?).

January 2015 EditionIf you’d rather cozy up at home with some cool arts and crafts for kids, you’ll love our “winter village” craft tutorial that’ll use up some of those leftover holiday boxes in a jiffy. Or why not let someone do the crafting for you? Romeo Community Schools first-grade substitute teacher Gina Fionda makes beautiful cards for all occasions.

Finally, everyone’s looking to get a bit healthier in the New Year, right? We’ve got you covered here, too. If you’re hunting for the best gyms for women, The Barre Code is a contender – and just opened a hot new spot in Rochester. And for Ann Arbor families wondering, “Where are lap swimming pools near me?” you’ll definitely want to add the city’s Mack Indoor Pool to your list – which also offers some awesome “log rolling” fun.

So why not start your family’s 2015 right? It’s all waiting for you in the January edition of Metro Parent. Don’t miss a single issue all year. Subscribe for FREE today!

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