Creative Ways to Stay in Touch During the Pandemic

Sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic offers a challenge to many families. How can we keep our loved ones safe while still maintaining social interactions? This is especially difficult for grandparents, many of whom are isolated from families due to health conditions. In addition, residents of nursing homes and assisted living centers can no

How to Throw a Baby Shower During a Pandemic

Celebrations look a little different during this time of COVID-19, and baby showers are no exception. While the guests and games might be virtual, the warm intentions of celebrating new parents and their impending bundle of joy remain the same. “One of the benefits of a virtual shower is that people from far away can

A Cut Above: Maintaining a Business during Trying Times

Award-winning Saline FFA Student operates lawn service. Luke Gerlinger, 17, had a rough start to his lawn mowing business this spring. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Governor Whitmer ordered that non-essential businesses cease operations, which included landscape companies. “It was just the starting season. I was actually able to get equipment ready,” Gerlinger said. Shortly after orders

Ask The Financial Expert

Paying for braces, saving for college, and putting money away for retirement are all important financial issues that many families face. We’ve talked to local financial experts to get the most up to date advice for local parents. Mark Munzenberger Financial Education Specialist University of Michigan Credit Union (UMCU) Branches throughout Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and

Protecting Your Child’s Smile

Halloween is almost here! That means sugar, lots of sugar. But what does that mean for your child’s teeth? And what if your child does have a sweet tooth, is there a way to keep cavities away?

Smooth Moves

Relocation is often listed as one of the top three most stressful life events. Add children to the equation, and a family can feel as if they are navigating through a minefield.

What Is Fortnite?—What Parents Need To Know

No one knows how long the Fortnite craze will last, but it will wane. Eventually. After all, it was only two years ago that everyone was playing Pokemon Go and I haven’t noticed anyone hunting for Charmander in my neighborhood lately.

Kid Stations: Surviving Summer Days At Home

Have you run out of ideas to keep you and your kids happy this summer? You spent the first few weeks doing splash parks, hikes, and road trips, but now all you want to do is spend a day at home. The problem is, the kids are suffering from too much togetherness….