September Quick Links

Did you pick up the September 2020 issue of Metro Parent magazine? Here are the links we promised you could find on our website! Check them out and don’t forget to read the full issue, which is live now.

Cedar Point Halloweekends 2020 Replaced with One-Time Fall Fest

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Photo courtesy of Cedar Point

Coronavirus put the brakes on Cedar Point Halloweekends 2020 but Halloween- loving coaster fans can still get their fix at Tricks and Treats Fall Fest.

Socially Distant Outdoor Classes in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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COVID-19 may have put indoor classes on hold but these local organizations stepped up and got creative to offer socially distant outdoor classes in our area.

Top Chocolate Bars in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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Have a craving for something sweet? These chocolate bars in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor have you covered with unique and delicious chocolate treats.

Top Places to Go Zip Lining in Michigan With Kids

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Are you looking to fly over the trees and through the woods with your family? Check out these thrilling spots that offer zip lining in Michigan.

Bubble Tea Spots in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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Bubble Tea is all the rage. If you want to hop on the trend and try the sweet and creamy drink, check out one of these local bubble tea spots in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Best Cider Mills and U-Pick Orchards in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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Join the fall festivities in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties. Here are some of the best cider mills and u-pick orchards in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor to visit in 2020.

Pumpkin Patches in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Beyond

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Are you looking for the perfect pumpkin to adorn your home this fall? Check out these pumpkin patches in Detroit and Ann Arbor for great gourds and seasonal fun.

Contests: Win Cool Stuff 

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Photo via the Toledo Zoo on Facebook

Score yourself (and your kids) some pretty sweet swag by entering one or all of our monthly giveaways!

Supporting Your Child’s Religious Choices

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As kids get older they start to develop their own beliefs, and sometimes that’s tough for parents. Here’s how to best support your child’s religious choices.

What’s Going on with Driver’s Training During COVID?

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The coronavirus pandemic has thrown just about everything out of whack, driver’s training included. Here’s what you need to know about enrolling your teen in driver’s training during COVID.

A Parent’s Guide to Black Lives Matter

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Are you struggling to find the words to explain the Black Lives Matter movement to your kids? This handy guide to Black Lives Matter can help.

Why Girls Hide Their Periods From Their Parents

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Periods can be awkward. Sometimes so much so that girls will hide them. Find out why girls hide their periods and how you can help.

10 Houseplants that Families Should Avoid

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Photo via Pexels

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.

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Illustration by Brent Mosser

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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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