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Family Tips for Raising Backyard Farm Animals in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Thinking of getting backyard farm animals like chickens or maybe even goats to raise with your kids in suburban southeast Michigan? Learn what's involved.

Legalizing Backyard Chickens is Huntington Woods Tween’s Quest

Georgia Stoy, 12, here in metro Detroit is on a mission to change her city's ordinances to allow backyard chickens as pets and local source of eggs.

How to Make Wi-Fi Stronger in Your Family’s Home

Using multiple devices in your home should make your life easier, not harder. Check out these pro tips on how to make Wi-Fi stronger at your place.

Should Kids Have Chores?

Fed up with nagging and pleading your kids to pitch in around the house? Here's why kids should have chores and how to get your kids to do them, too.

Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist

It's definitely one of the most used rooms in the house and can become the messiest. Get the kids to help you reorganize the kitchen with this spring cleaning checklist.

How to Get Rid of Old Toys Without Upsetting Kids

It takes some bartering to get kids to tidy up. But what if your child simply can't bear to bid old stuff adieu?
Proper American Flag Etiquette

Proper American Flag Etiquette: The Dos and Don’ts

Learn about American flag display etiquette, the rules of the United States Flag Code and more.

Benefits of Chores for Kids – and Parents

Tips on the 'best age' to start, how much to delegate and motivate and why they ultimately prepare your children to survive in the world.

Creating Fun and Unique Spaces in Your Home

Local interior designer, Armina Kasprowicz, gives her tips on how to create fun, chic and comfortable bedrooms, outdoor and family spaces for you and your kids.

Bathroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

Haven't kept up on scrubbing your tub or shower? Now is the time to clean up this much-used space with these helpful tips.

Garage Spring Cleaning Checklist

You just don't park your car there! This space does serious double duty as family storage space. Get everyone involved in cleaning it up with these tips.
Kids Playroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

Kids Playroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

Your little ones have tons of toys and games, so it's time to get everything organized with a little help. Take a peek at our spring cleaning checklist.