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Teen Launches Schlepper Driving Service for Seniors

Jackson Partrich and his Schlepper crew offer rides for Oakland County seniors. Read on for details and what prompted the teen to start his business.

Sanders Chocolate & Ice Cream Shoppe Gets a Makeover

The Clinton Township candy spot's renovation includes two chocolate waterfalls, indoor and outdoor seating, a colorful patio and more.

Sweet 16 Gift Ideas

Not sure what to buy a girl for her 16th birthday? Here are some sweet 16 gift ideas for the milestone birthday.

My Obsession: Realistic Baby Doll, Self-Esteem Book, More

What are we obsessed with in January 2018? Peek at our personal picks here.

One-Stop Shop at Made Metro Collective

This Dearborn pop-up features hundreds of local products – including home decor, clothing and stuff for the kiddies.

Top Dangers of Counterfeit Toys

Cheap, often foreign-manufactured toys may be alluring, but they can pose big dangers to your kids' safety and aren't as good of a buy as they may seem. Magformers CEO Chris Tidwell explains.

Cool Gifts for Special Needs Kids

For children with autism and other special needs, toys might not be No. 1 on their holiday lists. Here are some alternate ideas.

5 Reasons to Shop Locally This Holiday Season

Chris Tidwell, CEO of local toy company Magformers, explains why smart shoppers stick to local stores and ditch the online checkout this time of year.

Be a Holiday Rebel: Metro Parent’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Ho-hum 'hot' toys, quirkier finds, radical alternatives – or no presents at all? Scan our fun list of 17 options and see where you fall this holiday season.

Toy Regret: 5 Ways to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

Want to avoid buyer's remorse? Consider these tips before your next holiday shopping trip, birthday gift or just-for-fun toy purchase.

Independent Local Toy Stores and Kid Gift Shops

Need to by a gift for the kiddo in your life? Swing by one of these local toy stores in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties for something really unique.

Mall and Shopping Center Holiday Hours in Southeast Michigan

Find out which malls, shopping centers and downtowns in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties have extended hours during the 2017 season.