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10 Things I Learned While Trying to Conceive

Battling infertility issues to get pregnant is a test of emotional endurance. Here's what I learned as I worked toward having a baby.

Preparing for Baby: What to Do When You’re Expecting

Got the word that you've got a bun in the oven? Well, don't panic. Take a breath and read this to learn what to do when you're expecting.

The Most Essential Things a Newborn Baby Needs and What to Skip

Costs for baby can really add up. But not everything in the baby store is necessary. Here's the most essential things a newborn baby needs.

Top Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplaces in Michigan

Did your employer make the cut? Find out who did and what makes these places so great for nursing moms.

Why Postpartum Depression Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Find out the signs of postpartum depression and what mothers, fathers and their families should know about getting help.

The Transition from Working Woman to Working Mom

Childbirth isn't the most painful part of becoming a mom. Figuring out maternity leave, going back to work and balancing family and work are challenging.

Holiday Baby Survival Guide

Does your due date correspond with the holiday season? Here are some wise ways to enjoy the season with your newborn and avoid unnecessary stress.

Throwing a ‘Dadchelor’ Party for Dad-to-Be

'Man showers' are a growing trend. Here are some dadchelor party ideas to celebrate a soon-to-be dad.

How Much Life Insurance Do You Need? Find Out!

No one wants to think about needing life insurance, but part of being a parent is preparing for an emergency. Here, April Markland of Michigan Term helps families figure out how much they need to ensure that their children are cared for if the unthinkable happens.

Pregnant Politician Criticized for Taking Lunch Break

Tulip Siddiq, of the British Labour Party who is pregnant, was allegedly accused of 'bringing down the whole of womankind' for eating lunch.

How Much Does it Cost to Adopt a Child?

One local family offers details for those curious about the cost of adopting a child or wondering where to look for adoption assistance.

Six Reasons to Attend a Baby Fair

Friends, family, books and your own experience are great, but not enough. For families looking to add to their brood, the Beaumont Baby Fairs this month offer training, peace of mind and some free stuff.
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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.

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

Earth Day is right around the corner. Take care of Mother Earth and celebrate Earth Day from home with one of these fun and green activities.

How to Get Your Child to Sleep Without a Nightlight

Is your child refusing to sleep in the dark? Two experts shed some light on how to get your child to sleep without a nightlight.

ASMR and Kids: What is It, and What are the Pros and Cons?

YouTube has exploded with videos of people whispering, rustling buttons and even eating pickles – all to elicit a calm feeling. Can ASMR and kids be a good mix?