Family


Lilliana, 9, (L, upper) and her little sister Zarah, 7, (R, lower) pose in front of the Christmas tree they've dedicated to the memory of their late mother, Jamie.
She Died Weeks After Giving Birth. Her Daughters Keep Her Memory Alive Through Their Christmas Tree.

Michigan mom Jamie Burda passed away too soon, but her family is working to keep her memory alive.

Illustrated kids' guide to holidays in the pandemic.
This Year Is Different: A Kids’ Guide to the Holidays

If you're having trouble helping your children understand why the holidays are a little different because of the coronavirus, read this with them.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has safe cures for cabin fever thanks to Project Learning Tree.
7 Pandemic-Proof Winter Activities for Michigan Families

From exploring your backyard to exploring local forests, these are the best DNR-approved outdoor activities for kids.

If passed, Wyatts Law will create a statewide registry for child abusers to better protect Michigan children and families.
Michigan Legislature Looks to Create Child Abusers Registry

If passed, Wyatt’s Law, will create a statewide registry of child abuse offenders in the state.

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READ: Gov. Whitmer’s Tips for Keeping Michiganders Safe This Holiday Season

From shopping small to limiting large gatherings, these tips can help slow the spread of the coronavirus and keep local businesses going this season.

Detroit library students
Detroit Public Library Saves the Day With Laptop Distribution Program

The Detroit Public Library has partnered with a local university to deliver laptop rentals in the city. Here’s the skinny on how to get one.

Michigan's 2021 budget offers more consideration for healthier moms and babies.
How Moms and Babies Are Front and Center in Michigan’s 2021 Budget

Maternal and infant mortality rates are high in the state. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is allocating millions to understand the causes—and address them.