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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

Mastering the Art of Nursing in Public

Did You Know? Breastfeed even if you’re sick. Your body makes antibodies that get passed along to your baby through your breast milk helping to boost your infant’s immune system. Breastfeeding can save a family more than $1,200 to $1,500 in formula-related expenses in the first year alone. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer

From Coney dogs to Central American fare at Antonio’s

The Short Course 1. Kid-friendly: Yes 2. To avoid wait: Try lunch or dinner to avoid the brunch crowd on weekends 3. Noise level: Moderate 4. Bathroom amenities: “There’s no changing table, but it’s a nice bathroom,” said my 10-year-old. 5. High chairs? Yes 6. Got milk? Yes, plus apple juice, orange juice, pop, horchata,


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

2016 Family Favorites

Time to Party Place for a birthday bash Kidopolis 509 State Cir 734-769-0263 | kidopolis.net Runner Up: Ann Arbor Hands on Museum Place to buy a birthday cake Benny’s Bakery 111 W Michigan Ave, Saline 734-429-9120 | facebook.com/bennysbakery Runner Up: Zingerman’s Bakehouse Family-friendly entertainer Magic Joe (Joe Fusco) 734-944-1370 | magic-joe.com Runner Up: Joe Reilly