Metro Parent’s Latest Issue

Have you picked up and read through the March/April issue of Metro Parent magazine, yet? You can take a look at the digital version below and find all of the extras we promised online!

Flip through our latest issue


Maple Sugaring Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

In March, metro Detroit’s trees are packed with the sugary sap needed to make maple syrup. Learn about the process at these 2021 maple sugaring events. 

Portillo’s is Coming to Metro Detroit

Portillo's Chocolate Cake Recipe
Photo from Chicago Parent.

The Chicago-based restaurant chain is set to open its new location on March 16 in Sterling Heights. Get details about free swag and a copycat of the delish chocolate cake. 

How to Explain Catcalling to Kids


Find out why catcalling can be harmful and what you or your child can do if they are ever come face-to-face with a catcaller. 

Teen Siblings Take on Food Insecurity During the Pandemic

Photo of Connor and Nick Kalkanis. Courtesy of the Kalkanis family.

Two brothers from Bloomfield Hills are doing their part to combat hunger during COVID-19 with their new initiative, Masks for Meals.

What’s Happening with Summer Camps in 2021

Summer camps — both day and overnight — may be back on in Michigan this year. Here, we offer some expert information on what summer camps will look like in 2021. 

Classic Parenting Tips That Stand the Test of Time

Set aside the tech and experts. We’ve boiled things down to 10 classic parenting tips core advice for parents that includes lots of love and room to be human.

New Laws that Affect Families

COVID dominated lawmakers’ thoughts, but there are a few new Michigan laws that might interest families in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

10 Houseplants That Families Should Avoid

Having houseplants can really liven up your home, especially in the gray winter months but parents should be aware of these houseplants that families should avoid. 

What Parents Need to Know About COVID-19

Does COVID-19 have you feeling confused and helpless? Take control by learning everything that parents need to know about coronavirus in Detroit and beyond with this handy guide. 

Building a Charcuterie Board for Kids

Photo by Lauren Jeziorski

Charcuterie boards are all the rage, but how do you build one that kids will love, too? Will Werner of Mongers’ Provisions in Detroit and Ferndale offers his tips.  

My Mantra: The Little Phrases That Help Us Through

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Learn the meaning behind this month’s Mantra from the mom (or dad) that submitted it and catch up on past mantras.

Submit Your Mantra

Is there a phrase that gets you through the long and stressful days? Share your mantra with us for a chance to be featured in our magazine — and take a look at the mantra we featured this issue, too.

Contests: Win Cool Stuff


Every month we give away cool stuff that kids and grown-ups will love. Check out our contests page to see what’s up for grabs now.

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Submit Your Parenting Questions

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Illustration by Brent Mosser

Ever wonder why kids do this, that or the other? Submit your question to and we could answer it in an upcoming issue.

Events in Southeast Michigan

Looking for something fun to do this weekend and beyond? Check out our online events calendar! It’s full of in-person and virtual events for you to enjoy.

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Coming Soon:

New Museum Exhibits in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Your Guide to Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Home

Spring Fun Ideas for Families

Easter Egg Hunts in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Passover Books for Kids

Spring Break Fun Ideas