As parents, we all want our children to be happy, loved and accepted. This is especially true for parents with children that have special needs. Here we’ve compiled stories of hope and resilience, along with local resources to help you and your family get the support you need to be the best version of yourself.


Daycroft Montessori School Pre-primary Campus: Preschool & Kindergarten 100 Oakbrook Dr., Ann Arbor. 734-930-0333. daycroft.org Open House Tours: 9am or 10am, Tuesdays. October 3, November 7, December 5, January 16. Elementary Campus: Grades K-8 1095 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor. 734-662-3335. daycroft.org Open House Tours: 9am or 10am, Thursdays. October 5, November 9; December 7,

Halloween Happenings

There’s nothing quite like fall in Michigan. Beautiful colors, crisp air, and perfect temperatures provide the ideal backdrop for dozens of family-friendly events and festivals. Whether you’re looking for great food, hayrides, or opportunities to put on a costume and trick or treat, this list has something for everyone. Apple Daze in Dexter 10am-5pm on

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