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Child Care Costs, Searching for Quality Child Care and More

The author of Metro Parent's three-part series on child care discusses her own search for quality child care, the option of au pair child care and more.

The Sad State of Child Care

In our first story in a three-part series, we look at how the U.S. stacks up against other nations when caring for its children in cost, quality and safety.

Admitted Bias

People often ask me how I plan the features in Metro Parent. And the truth is it's more and less complicated than you'd expect....

GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant Manager, Mom Doneen McDowell

Aside from spending time with her three daughters, Doneen McDowell works a full time job at General Motors. She shares her success story of finding work-life balance.

Importance of Baby Talk, Getting Dads to Engage Kids

Dads don't communicate with their infants as much as moms do, a new study says. Experts from Rainbow Child Care Center provide tips for getting dads to talk to baby.

Judge Denies Maternity Leave Delay, Scolds Attorney for Bringing Newborn to...

An Atlanta judge berated an attorney for bringing her infant to court, but the woman asked to postpone the hearing until after her maternity leave.

Playtime Goes Big Time

Rochester Play! 380 E. Second St., Rochester 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday (reopens Sept. 12) $6.50/day ages 1-3, $8/day ages 4-16, and free/under 1. 248-650-7529, rochesterplay.com For...

Big Time Fun at Rochester Play!

Celebrating its fifth birthday, this spot has a brand new building as of September 2014 with lots for kids to do and explore.

Children of Same-Sex Couples Prove to Live Happier, Healthier

Research from the University of Melbourne finds kids raised by gay couples scored above average in health and well-being. Learn more about the study.

Screen-Free Week, Day 3: Sick Day Struggle

It's challenging enough to keep kids happy when they're feeling ill. But it becomes even more difficult when you can't rely on television to keep them content.

Tax Tips for Parents: Deductions and Credits to Know About

April 15 is the IRS tax filing deadline, aka Tax Day. Whether you've got a baby or a college kid, here's how to get the most out of your income tax returns.
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