Metro Parent’s Latest Issue

Have you picked up and read through the May/June 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


Everything Your Family Needs to Know About Cedar Point in 2021

Photo courtesy of Cedar Point

America’s Rockin’ Roller Coast is set to open on May 14, 2021. Here’s everything you need to know about making your yearly trip with the kids.

Meet the Women of Coriander Kitchen and Farm 

Photo Credit: Facebook/@corianderdetroit

Learn more about Coriander Kitchen and Farm. A women-owned and operated urban farm and restaurant rooted in the community.

Dad-Daughter Duo Uses Magnets to Clean Detroit River

Photo Credit: Avery and Jason Vanderwal

A father and daughter traded in the poles and lines for a new take on fishing that does more to help the local environment.

Disney During a Pandemic

Photo credit: Rana Makki

To Disney or not to Disney this year? You can still have a magical time.

Mexican-Owned Restaurants to Support for Cinco de Mayo 

Mexican-Owned Restaurants
Photo credit: iStock

Support local Mexican-owned businesses this Cinco de Mayo.

Celebrating Pride Month with Kids

Photo credit: iStock

Celebrate Pride Month with your kids with these crafts and books.

Picture-Perfect Flower Fields in Michigan 

Photo credit: Pexels/Designecologist

Flower fields make for the perfect socially-distant spot to snap an Insta-worthy family pic. Check out these local spots including sunflowers, lavender and more. 

At-Home Mother’s Day

A child hugging a woman who is holding flowers

Staying home during the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t mean you have to give up your celebration of mom. Here are some tips to throw the best at-home Mother’s Day.

Must-See Midwest Waterfalls

Photo credit: Pexels/Manuela Adler

Treat the kids to a road trip to one of nature’s most beautiful creations. Check out our list of must-see waterfalls in the Midwest to plan your trip.

Parent Essay: How I Decided to Send My Son Back to School During COVID

A local mom shares how she weighed all the risks and why she ultimately decided to send her son back to high school when schools reopened during COVID.

Midwest Dinosaur Attractions for Families 

A statue of a T-rex in the forest from the Detroit Zoo
Image courtesy of the Detroit Zoo

The real things may be long gone but you can still check out creatures that ruled the world millions of years ago at these dinosaur spots in the Midwest. 

Visiting Mount Clemens as a Family 


Get tips on visiting Mount Clemens with kids including where to eat, where to shop, where to play and more.

AAPI Businesses in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor 

Supporting local minority-owned businesses is a great way to raise kids who are anti-racist. Here, we offer you a list of 11 AAPI-owned business to shop at.

Books by Asian-American Authors 

Introduce your kids to the Asian American Pacific Island cultures with books right at their reading level.

Recycled Mother’s and Father’s Day Craft

Photo credit: Jacinta Sagona.

Get instructions on how to make a recycled craft for Mother’s Day (or Father’s Day) from The Easiest Kids’ Crafts Ever.

My Mantra: The Little Phrases That Help Us Through

Man and woman holding a baby

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

Photo credit: Globber

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

A bully monster cracking his knuckles at another monster
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:

Your Family’s Guide to Michigan’s Adventure 

Travel Tips for Families 

Why Our Family Chose Gender Neutral Parenting 

Juneteenth Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor 

At-Home Father’s Day 

Raising Asian-American Kids During COVID