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Metro Parent’s Instagram Summer Scavenger Hunt

We'll provide you with a themed scavenger hunt list each week. Search for the items at home and tag us on Insta with photos from your hunt for a chance to be featured.

Craft Roundup: Fourth of July Edition

Give your weekly dose of family crafting a patriotic DIY spin - just in time for Independence Day - with this batch of cool projects for kids and parents to make.

How to Build a Fort Indoors with Your Kids

The right mix of tables, pillows, blankets and imagination yields surefire DIY fun and bonding for families. Get tips on how to build a fort that rules!

Earth Day Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Celebrate Mother Earth on April 22, 2019, at one of these eco-friendly Earth Day events in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

10 Easy Exercises for Kids That are Fun and Effective

Keeping active is key to good health from a young age. But getting kids engaged can be tricky. Try these easy exercises for kids to get your child up and moving.

Family Fun in Downtown Northville

This quaint southeast Michigan town offers family-friendly fare, fairies and entertainment galore. Explore the fun, including downtown Northville restaurants and theaters.

Losing a Spouse: Moving Forward as an Only Parent

After losing a spouse, how do you grieve for yourself, comfort your kids, make ends meet – and imagine a day when you won't feel so alone?

Huron River Day Festival at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor

Celebrate the Huron River at the 37th installment of Washtenaw County's Huron River Day, July 9, 2017.

It’s Never Too Late to Pick up a New Hobby

Lament not pursuing a long-shelved hobby? Here's how to harness your inner child, learn something new as a grown-up and teach your kids something, too.

Friends Who Are Family

Sometimes blood isn't thicker than water. These days, friends are moving up the ranks, and friends are family to many of us. Here why that can be so great.

Escape to Erie, Pennsylvania

Kayak fun, tall ships and tales of the sea are all experiences families must check out on a vacation to Erie, Pennsylvania.

How to Make a Pencil Case, Pencil Topper and More

Get the DIY details on four writing supplies to add to your child's supply stash just in time for National Letter Writing Month.
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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?