Playground Round-up

County Farm Park 2230 Platt Rd. This park’s large play structure is awesome for big kids while younger kids will enjoy the play tractor, sand area and swings. Take a walk through the prairie or woods on gravel paths and stop at the exercise stations to stretch. Two parking areas are available off of Medford

Meal Prep Before Baby’s Arrival

You may have heard how sanity-saving it is to prep your freezer ahead of baby’s arrival. Chef Kate Jackman, owner of Chef Kate Personal Chef Services in Ann Arbor, recommends the following recipe which is easy to cook, freeze and rewarm. It also has many child-friendly steps to involve your toddlers or older children in

Area doulas offer advice to expectant moms

Pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period are an important and exciting time in the life of a family. Crucial preparations and decisions need to be made before a brand-new baby arrives. In addition to doctors, nurses, and midwives, a doula can offer guidance and support during this time. According to DONA International, a doula provides

Summer camp guide 2

Check out these fabulous camps and let the fun begin! See part 1 of the Summer Camp Guide here CampPurrs Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center Cat Café 5245 Jackson Rd. humaneed@hshv.org tinylions.org/camppurrs Age range: 9-17 Staff/camper ratio: 1:6 Dates/times: Monday – Friday, 9:30am-12pm July 10-14, July 24-28, August 7-11, August 21-25 Cost: $125 What

Out-of-the-box Birthday Gifts

With a non-traditional birthday party, you may want to give a non-traditional gift. Todays parents and kids are inundated with toys and videos. Here are a few fresh ideas: Experiences: at the top of the wish list are memberships to The Toledo Zoo, Imagination Station, and the Toledo Museum of Art. With a membership, you

The Best Sweet Treats for Birthday Celebrations

You can’t have a birthday party unless sweet treats are a part of the celebration. Ann Arbor Family has curated some favorite spots around Washtenaw County that offer the ultimate desserts. From cake and pie to hand-made ice creams, we’ve got your birthday boy or girl covered! Benny’s Bakery bennysbakerycakes.com 111 W. Michigan Ave., Saline

Ann Arbor Family’s list of local egg hunts, spring activities, and Easter bunny visits.

April 1 Easter Eggstravaganza Canton Bring the kids out to enjoy a variety of Easter and spring-themed activities! The City of Canton will run continuous egg hunts between 10:30am-12:30pm in two age categories to help keep the “hunting” fair for even our littlest participants. Allow extra time for parking-historically this is a well-attended event. Check

Summer Camp Guide 2017

When school is out Ann Arbor Family has you covered with a list of great local camps to keep kids engaged and having fun all summer long. See Part 2 of the Summer Camp Guide here Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center 2960 Washtenaw Ave | 734-971-6355 Independence Lake County Park 3200

Child Care and Preschool Guide

Looking for a great place for your little one to develop, learn, and have fun during those important years leading up to Kindergarten? We’ve got you covered! Daycroft Montessori Preschool-K Campus 100 Oakbrook Dr. 734-930-0333 | daycroft.org A Daycroft education provides a Montessori, student-centered learning environment that nurtures the whole child. Daycroft balances student-initiated education