Our Top Most-Read Stories of 2022

What did Metro Parent readers love reading from us this year?

Over the past year, southeast Michigan families seemed to finally enjoy classic favorites again such as exciting summer festivals or special holiday traditions. A lot of good things happened in 2022.

Our team is so grateful to have readers like you! This year, we brought you a lot of new stories ranging from important parenting topics to fun family activities. Take a look at Metro Parent’s most-read stories of 2022.

New SIDS Research Gives Exciting Clues But Safe Sleep is Still Most Important

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Photo credit: iStock/Devonyu

A recent study might have brought us a little bit closer on what causes this condition. Doctors still strongly encourage parents to practice safe sleep for babies to prevent SIDS.

Top Pancake Spots for Families in Southeast Michigan

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Photo credit: iStock/Stephanie Frey

How can you say no to a stack of warm, fluffy pancakes topped with sweet syrup? We share our favorite pancakes at local restaurants. Plus, you can even enjoy some of these spots later in the day if you’re craving breakfast for dinner.

Family Neighborhood Guide: Visiting St. Clair Shores with Kids

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Photo credit: Watermark Bar & Grille

Plan a visit to this waterside town during the warmer months if you’re looking for a fun day out. Here is our family guide to St. Clair Shores.

Local Child Runs Reading Initiative for Other Kids

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Photo credit: Zuri Reads/Raven Jones Stanbrough

Zuri Reads started in 2017 but the local kid has grown her love of reading with local events, YouTube channel and more.

6 Unique Ways to Volunteer at Your Child’s School

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Photo credit: iStock

There are many ways to get involved with your child’s school. We shared how local parents are stepping up to make their child’s school a better place. 

Take Flight! New Food Flights Taking Off in Metro Detroit

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Photo credit: iStock/People Images

Food flights make eating out much more fun. From cheese flights to ice cream flights, here are some food flights to experience at local restaurants.

Fun Things to Do with Dogs in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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Photo credit: iStock/Prime Images

Even your furry friends can have a blast in southeast Michigan! We highlight some exciting outings the whole family will love.

Fall Books for Kids to Celebrate the Season

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Photo courtesy of Amazon

Families who love fall will love to stock up on these autumn-themed children’s books about pumpkins, apples, football and more.

Where to Find Hidden Fairy Doors in Ann Arbor

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Photo credit: istock/solstock

Did you know that the Ann Arbor area is known for its fairy doors? We highlighted a few cool doors to get you started.

Themed Restaurants in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor 

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Photo credit: iStock/Mediterranean

A restaurant theme makes the experience more exciting for the whole family. Here are some local restaurants with fun themes like firefighters and The Beatles.


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Katina Beniaris
Katina Beniaris
As audience development manager, Katina Beniaris digs into data to help the Metro Parent team learn about our audiences and tailor better content for them. She has more than five years of experience in content creation.

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