Stories tagged: "children"


There are plenty of fun and cheap things you can do with your kids before the cold weather makes its return to Michigan.
Cheap (and Fun) Things to Do With Kids Before Summer Ends

Nicole Collier shares a few fun and cheap things you can do with your kids before the cold weather returns.

Also known as adventurous play or child-led play, risky play is most simply defined as play that is thrilling and exciting, and that also involves uncertainty, or risk of injury.
Easy Ways for Michigan Parents to Create Adventurous Play for Kids

At first glance, the phrase “risky play” may sound absolutely terrifying. But according to many childhood development experts, it’s a huge part of your kiddo’s healthy development.

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.

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...

This image taken from video provided by the Michigan Senate shows Sen. Mallory McMorrow speaking on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The Michigan lawmaker, mother and LGBTQ rights backer who was falsely accused of wanting to "groom' kids" by a Republican colleague drew widespread praise for defending herself in a 5-minute speech from the Senate floor. McMorrow, who has not gotten an apology, said she will not stop forcefully addressing such attacks. (Michigan Senate via AP)
EXCLUSIVE POLL: Americans Reject GOP’s Attacks Targeting Teachers and LGBTQ People as ‘Groomers,’ Oppose Anti-LGBTQ Policies

Voters overwhelmingly reject groups or individuals that describe teachers and LGBTQ people as “groomers.” They also broadly oppose politicians’ most extreme anti-trans measures. However, Republican lawmakers have introduced more than 300 bills nationwide targeting LGBTQ individuals.

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4 Questions You Should Ask Your Kids in 2022 to Understand Their Mental Health 

Michigan mom and mental health expert Erica Carulli shares four simple prompts to make talking about mental health with your children easier and more impactful.

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‘Blessed to Have a Business’: Michigan Childcare Center Owner Opens Up About Pandemic

Michigan childcare centers are receiving funds to help them operate and retain employees during a time when they're desperately needed.