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Park, Picnic & Play: Family Friendly Places to Enjoy The Outdoors

Nothing embodies summer more than a casual picnic. Mention it to your kids and they instantly smile. There’s just something magical about eating food...

College, Connections, Career!

Networking tips to help college grads land their first job. College graduation season is coming, launching a new crop of young adults seeking their first...

College Bound: What To Know As They Go

Congratulations! Your son or daughter graduated from high school! Now, the freshman year of college is on your doorstep, and it’s a huge transition...

Decisions, Decisions: Michigan’s Expanding Public School Choices

Researchers estimate the average adult makes about 35,000 decisions a day. If that’s true, I’d guess that parenting decisions add a couple thousand a...

A Blizzard of Kindness

No one will forget the “big one” of March 2nd, 2012. Over 2 feet of heavy, wet snow fell overnight throughout northern Michigan, and...

The ‘Gift’ of Dyslexia

When one of her children struggles with reading, Beth Danaj-Burke knows her options for assistance. The teachers, websites and resources available are vast for...

Top Finds In Toys

Some seasons feel like life in fast motion. Long before Labor Day, my little granddaughters have dog-eared catalogs of coveted Halloween costumes. Now, almost...

Eat Together

How to reclaim the tradition of eating together at the family table. These are busy days and most are over-scheduled with family members headed in...

Give Thanks: Kids Who Practice Gratitude Grow in Health, Happiness and Learning

My grandson D.J. performs a trick these days that makes us all melt. His dad calls out, “D.J., you’re welcome.” To which D.J. chirps,...

Babysitting Co-ops: The Sitter Solution

As a parent, your calendar is likely filled with field trips, soccer games, dance recitals, music lessons, pizza parties, and more. How come your...

Casserole Recipes Due by July 1

Share your favorite “Casseroles” recipe with us by July 1 and you could win a $100.00 credit on your electric bill. Plus, there’s more! To...