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Motown on the River at Elizabeth Park in Trenton

Relive the golden-record days of Detroit's Motown music scene on July 27, 2019 when Trenton's Motown on the River returns for a day of family fun.

Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz and Barbecue Blues Festival

Gather for hot tunes and even hotter barbecue at the 13th annual Smokin' Jazz and Barbecue Blues Festival in downtown Brighton Sept. 7-8, 2018.

Are Dancing Dads an Embarrassment to Teens?

A recent survey shows that UK parents are embarrassing their kids with their outdated dance moves. You be the judge with these five funny videos.

How Parents Can Stay Connected to Their Childless Friends

While you're changing diapers, your childless friends are going to parties and traveling. It can be hard to relate, but you can still stay connected.

Tips on Exotic Animals as Pets, Going Back to Work After Baby, Motor City Comic Con and Other Southeast Michigan Events

The May 2015 issue of Metro Parent also covers mom cave ideas from West Elm Birmingham and Leon and Lulu, Slow Roll Detroit and Goldfish Swim School's safety advice.

Parents vs. Non-Parents

While you’re changing diapers or transporting your kids to soccer practice, your childless friends are going to parties and traveling to exotic locales. No wonder it’s hard to relate. But maybe it’s not as hard to stay connected to our childless friends as we think …
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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?