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Six Ways Michigan Kids Can Better Connect With Nature This Summer

Get out, connect with nature, soak up the sun and enjoy all the sights and sounds while summer lasts in Michigan. It won't be here long.

The best childhood memories can be free.
Five Ways for Super Busy Parents to Make Summer Memories With the Kids

Looking to build lasting memories with your children when it sometimes seems like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to create them? Nicole Collier has some tips.

The University of Michigan relocated its Museum of Natural History to the Biological Sciences Building in 2019. (Courtesy/U-M)
Free Tickets: 20+ Michigan Museums Friendly for Both Family and Budget

Michigan has plenty of budget-friendly options for experiential learning— including free museums. 

4 Simple Things you Can Do to Occupy Bored Kids This Summer

I’m a stay-at-home mom. I feel like I JUST wiped the tears of sadness from my face after sending my one and only child to kindergarten. I was JUST wondering how I was going to manage a new life of flying solo. And now, in the blink of an eye, class has been dismissed for...

Photograph of Kathleen Lucas, courtesy of Kathleen Lucas
A Michigan Mom Envisions a Less Divisive Future for Public Schools in this Q&A

As part of this Q&A series, we’re talking with Michigan parents, teachers, students and others involved with public schools.

Going out to the movies doesn't have to break the bank. (Anncapicture via Pixabay)
The Ultimate Guide to Seeing Cheap Movies in Michigan

There are more than a few strategies out there to help you make the most (and spend the least) out of your next movie theater experience in Michigan.

Dozens of firework displays are scheduled across Michigan for the Fourth of July holiday.
Fourth of July: A Guide to Independence Day Celebrations in Michigan

Michigan families have no shortage of Fourth of July activities to choose from this year.