A quick guide to childhood vaccines

Kids are returning to group settings this September as they head back to school. Such settings increase the chance for diseases to spread. What’s the best way to prevent disease outbreaks and protect kids from serious diseases? Childhood vaccines. The necessity of vaccines “Kids need vaccines because there are still preventable diseases that cause illness,

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

An Artsy Night Out Downtown at Paint and Pour

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


The bell rings and the kids are out of school but the learning and fun for the day doesn’t have to end there. We’ve got a great list of after school activities and classes in our area that can enrich their afternoons and weekends. Ann Arbor YMCA 400 W. Washington St. 734-996-9622 | annarborymca.org The

Zoocation Day, Anyone?

With two award-winning zoos in the region, choosing where to take the kids on a zoocation day this summer might be tough. Both the Detroit Zoo and Toledo Zoo & Aquarium have a lot to offer the whole family: tiny tots to teens to adults. With so much to see and do at both zoos,

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