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The Ultimate Guide to Dinosaur Spots in the Midwest

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.

Michigan Named a Best Place to Travel (Here’s Where to Go)

We already know our state is great, and after being named a best place to travel by two separate entities, we decided to find five of the best Michigan destinations for families.

10 Top Summer Day Trips in Michigan for Families

There's family-friendly adventure waiting for you within a few hours of home. Searching for ideas for day trips in Michigan? Take a look at these suggestions.

Coolest Caves in the Midwest for Michigan Families to Visit

These caves in the Midwest are great vacation destinations that give local parents and kids a truly underground family experience!

Midwest Micro-cations to Take This Summer

COVID-19 put all the much-anticipated summer vacations on hold but you can still enjoy some family fun and travel with these Midwest micro-cations ideas.

The Importance of Getting Away During Covid-19

Metro Parent's COO talks about how spending time with your family and getting away during COVID-19 is still important — even if you don't like travel.

5 Tips for Going On Vacation Without Kids

Planning on going on vacation without kids? Here's some advice on how to enjoy the relaxation without feeling guilty.

Must-Experience Winter Wonderlands in Flint and Genesee County

January and February is prime-time to take a family trip to the Flint area. Learn about some must-do winter activities in the area – plus a few spots to warm up after.

3 Amazing Frozen Waterfalls in Michigan

Want to experience the beauty of our mitten from a whole new point-of-view? Check out one of these a frozen waterfalls in Michigan – from Ann Arbor to the U.P.

3 Natural History Museums Worth a Visit

Treat your kids to a little historic exploration and dinosaur excavation at these cool natural history museums in Michigan and beyond.

6 Holiday Day Trips in Michigan for Detroit Area Families

A short drive from southeast Michigan will lead you to Christmas villages and holiday experiences. Here are some cool ideas for holiday day trips in Michigan.

Sensory-Friendly Fun in Lansing

The state's capital city is a great learning destination for kids, including those with sensory processing disorders. Here's a guide to help navigate mid-Michigan’s sensory-friendly offerings.
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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.