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Free Events Around Ann Arbor in September

Friday, Sep. 1 First Fridays Ypsilanti September is the Festival of the Pollinators in Ypsilanti. Visitors and residents alike are invited to explore area businesses to...

Tween Hangouts in the Ann Arbor Area

By William J. Whitford and Dr. Alyssa Whitford  With the start of school, your tween may be looking for ways to make the most out...

Long-Term Breast Milk Storage Revolutionized by Milkify

Breast milk, nature's perfect infant food, is universally celebrated for its unmatched nutritional profile. It's a powerhouse, providing infants with essential nutrients tailored for...

When Kids Reject Sports: Keeping Kids Active When They Avoid Team Sports

Team sports are a great way to keep kids active but not all kids enjoy playing them. When kids avoid team sports, parents look for other ways their children can continue to be healthy and active. How can you get your kids moving around when they aren’t part of a sports team?

Sensory Friendly Experiences and Activities in the Ann Arbor Area

If you or your child has sensory processing issues, you know how overwhelming everyday life can be. Your child may become over-stimulated by smell,...

Mott Recognized as the #1 Children’s Hospital in Michigan

“I drive in to work every day and I can’t wait to get there," shares Luanne Thomas Ewald, Chief Operating Officer at the University...

Introducing the Innovator Behind Mott’s New Technology for Kids

Connor Rivera's remarkable journey began in 2018 when he crossed paths with J. J. Bouchard, C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s Manager of Therapeutic Gaming...

Local Summer Job Opportunities for Teenagers

As the excitement of summer approaches, so does the need to keep kids busy. For high schoolers, finding a summer job may be a...

Free Fun Activities for Kids and Families in May

Spring is here and so is a fresh batch of free things to do in the Ann Arbor area. Many of these events occur...

Ann Arbor YMCA Leads the Way in AI-Informed Drowning Prevention

The Ann Arbor YMCA, better known as the Y, at 400 West Washington St. is leading the way in drowning prevention through their use...

When Every Minute Counts: Should You Get Certified in CPR?

This January, the NFL’s Buffalo Bills’ safety, Damar Hamlin, suffered a heart attack on the field and was saved by quick-thinking CPR on-site while...

The STURDY Act Passes to Help Make Children Safer

The Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth (STURDY) Act—to minimize deaths from unsafe dressers—was passed by Congress and signed into law by...