December Quick Links

Contests: Win Holiday Hot Toys

Click for a crack at some of the coolest toys of the season. Find this page after December? Click anyway. We’ve always got goods up for grabs.

Printables: Holiday Gift Vouchers

How about this for an alternative gift? Give your kid either a “thing for you” voucher – or a few “pass for the day” vouchers. Personalize them however you’d like.

Peppermint Cream Pie Recipe

Sink your teeth into this delicious holiday pie, compliments of Jeni’s Ugly Pies in Highland. It’s a perfectly festive dessert you can whip up with your little chefs.

Sledding Hills in Southeast Michigan

Whoosh your way down some of the coolest sledding hills in the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor regions with our brand-new guide.

Indoor and Outdoor Skating Rinks

Whether the weather is chilly and cool or soupy and springy (this IS Michigan, after all), find an ice skating rink that’ll keep your family working the blades.

Sex Trafficking at Malls and Target?

There’s been a lot of buzz about children being swiped from local shopping centers and stores. But local police tell Metro Parent a different story.

Healthy Sleep During the Holidays

Late nights on account of no school, excess sugar and the excitement of Santa’s visit – no wonder sleep can be tough this time of year. Find balance with these tips.

Find Santa All Over Town

He’s quite the jolly (and busy) fellow. Find Kris Kringle throughout southeast Michigan, and be sure your kiddos bring those wish lists.

Local Charities for Holiday Giving

Open your hearts to a variety of southeast Michigan charitable organizations that are giving back – and would appreciate your family’s generosity this time of year.

Nutcracker and Holiday Shows

Discover the wide variety of family-friendly Christmas and holiday theatrical fare heading to a stage near you and your kiddos this month.

Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free (or Discounted)

Save a little cash when eat out this holiday break. Find restaurants where kids eat free in Macomb, Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Does a Family Member Hate Your Kid?

It’s an awkward, unpleasant situation, but sometimes, it happens. Here’s how to constructively address the issue if you suspect it’s a factor in your family.

No! I’m Not a Fan of Mom Sale Pitches

Berkley mom of two Claire Charlton isn’t a fan of multilevel marketing – “pals before paychecks,” she says. Read her POV and then share yours in the comments.

Yes! I’m Fine with Mom Sale Pitches

Moms are just making a living hawking leggings and candles, says metro Detroit mom of three Jennifer Lovy. Read her POV and give yours in the comments.

What to Do This Weekend

All the best family events, all over southeast Michigan: It’s all covered, all the time, all for you – whatever the season or weather.