Craft of the Month: Turkey Centerpiece

Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, family, food and spending quality time with those we love. This fun Turkey Centerpiece craft incorporates all of those things! My toddler and I spent time tracing our hands on different colored pieces of paper and designing our perfect turkey down to the bow around his neck. She and I

Downhill Ski Resorts

Crystal Mountain Situated in the Traverse City area, Crystal Mountain has popular ski school programs, Adventure Cubs (ages 3-6) and Crystal Kids (ages 7-12), that aim to get kids outside and enjoying the snow. With a variety of runs for all skill levels and fast moving lines, families love skiing at Crystal. For children learning

Dentist Q&A with Dr. Lindsey

When your child’s baby teeth start falling out, you might be tempted to start talking about the tooth fairy, but there’s someone more important to introduce them to— the dentist. While strange instruments, loud sounds, white gloves, lab coats, and a new face poking their mouth can trouble a toddler, promoting excellent oral hygiene habits

How two teens from across the globe became lifelong friends

From Zetel, Germany, a town slightly larger than Ann Arbor, but with 90 percent less population, Christine Devriel spent the 2016-2017 school year as an exchange student with Youth For Understanding. She and her host sister, Annika Hockman, had many more similarities than their cultural backgrounds would lead on, and it was clear they developed

Parents Make Their Voices Heard on Homework

Some parents share homework horror stories, such as their kindergartener coming home with packets of worksheets to agonize over for hours at night. Many parents question whether any homework should be given in the early elementary grades, K-3, at all. Others raise concern about the kind of homework their children should be given. Along with

Ann Arbor’s Warmilu Warms Babies and Saves Lives

Michigan native and Warmilu CEO Grace Hsia describes herself as an “accidental entrepreneur.” As a college student, she imagined herself working at a national lab or John Deere, but her course in materials science engineering at the University of Michigan inspired her to imagine a career solving real world problems. “From day one, we didn’t

Craft of the Month: Halloween Yarn Garland

Need an inexpensive, no-sew project to dress up your mantel? This craft found on Growing Up Gable Blog is made with very few supplies and is easy enough for tweens to make all by themselves. Since the finished product costs less than a dollar, these garlands are a perfect holiday drop off to friends and

Back to School Wreath

As summer vacation comes to a close, we are getting back into the swing of things with earlier bedtimes, a few trips to the mall for school clothes, and a lot of new school supplies. However, all of this school prep doesn’t have to be boring. Pick up a few extra boxes of crayons while

An Artsy Night Out Downtown

Description: As the business name points out, this date is all about painting. My husband, Brent, and I had never done an artsy date night before and were excited to go home with a work of art. Brent had never really painted before but was intrigued. Upon arrival we walked down the graffiti-lined steps to

Fast-paced fun: A date night at Decode Detroit

My husband, Scott, and I decided to try a local escape room for our date night. We had never been to one before, so this was a new experience for us. Decode Detroit, which opened in October 2016, is the newest option in Ann Arbor. The story, called The Minerva Project, centers around Minerva, an

New research on infant eating patterns

It can be hard for new parents to understand how to respond to their infant. Is the baby crying because she is hungry? Or is she tired? Or does she need something else? Dr. Julie Lumeng, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, is researching infant eating patterns as

New research on infant eating patterns

Dr. Julie Carroll Lumeng Professor, Pediatric Medicine Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Researches infant eating patterns It can be hard for new parents to understand how to respond to their infant. Is the baby crying because she is hungry? Or is she tired? Or does she need something else? Dr. Julie Lumeng, a professor of pediatrics