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What is the Going Rate for Babysitting?

Sources say $10 to $15 per hour is typical, but age and experience make a difference when it comes to what you pay a sitter, so what is the going rate for babysitting? Find out here.

21 Top-Notch Party Planning Tips

Want to make your next party top-notch? Score some simple party planning tips and ideas to help you throw an awesome shebang for your kiddo.

Summer of Love: How to Reignite Passion in Your Relationship

After kids, finding mommy-daddy time is tough. A local relationship guru offers tips on how to how to reignite passion – and why summer is a great time.

Kid Entrepreneurs are Building Businesses in Lieu of Traditional Career Paths

Gen Z has an interest in entrepreneurship unseen in previous generations. Here's what kid entrepreneurs are selling and how they're working for themselves.

How to Get the Spark Back in a Relationship

After kids, relationships can fall prey to routine. Terri Orbuch, an Oakland County therapist aka The Love Doctor, offers tips and advice on how to get the spark back in a relationship.

Potty Training and Children: Helping Your Kid Ditch Diapers

Is your child ready to say 'goodbye' to diapers? A local pediatrician gives parents information on how to know and what to do when your child is ready.

Baby Development Checklist for New Parents

Baby is finally here! It's time to make sure you're not forgetting a single milestone moment. Follow this developmental checklist so you don't miss a thing.

The Practice of Gratitude: 30 Ways to Give Thanks

Savor the positive experiences in your life and appreciate the things you have all year long.

How to Help Your Teen Become a Better Babysitter

Does your tween or teen have an eye on a babysitting gig? Here are babysitting classes, websites, books and resources to help.

Imaginary Friends: The Benefits of Your Kid’s Scapegoat, Confidant and Alter Ego

By and large, pretend pals can be a means to help children explore boundaries, new situations and more. Here's how they're useful and what parents can do about them.

Stress Relief Products for Mom

A beauty mobile app and a metro Detroit shop selling various essential oils will bring southeast Michigan moms much-needed relaxation.

How to Be a Good Neighbor

Six tips for ensuring you don't spark a Hatfield & McCoys relationship in your hood – and maybe even make some friends.
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MSU Research Reports Sagging Areas in Pandemic Teaching

A survey from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative found teachers are struggling to find students and maintain attendance during virtual school.

Michigan Science Center Welcomes New Earth. Wind. Weather. Exhibit

Detroit's science hub is set to teach kids the wonders of our planet's weather systems with its latest exhibit.

The Importance of Teaching Kids Financial Literacy

Knowing how to handle money responsibly is a key skill. An expert with Macomb County's Michigan State University Extension Center explains why and how to teach it.

Letterboxing in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for Families

Here's everything you need to know to get started on this unique, kid-friendly pastime. Plus, check the roundup for a few spots for letterboxing for kids.

The Pros and Cons of Exotic Pets for Kids

Thinking of expanding your family with mice, snakes or geckos? A local pet store owner weighs in on the pros and cons of exotic pets; plus things for families to consider before purchasing.