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Kids Call Parents by Their First Names

10/31/14

Kids Call Parents by Their First Names

They're ditching 'mom' and 'dad' and putting parents on a first-name basis instead. What's the deal with this trend?

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Ghoulish Halloween Drinks for Kids

10/31/14

Ghoulish Halloween Drinks for Kids

You've got the candy and other snacks ready, but what about the beverages? Well, add a cup of 'scary' to your Halloween party with help from Martha Stewart, Pillsbury and more.

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DIY Leaf Press Fall Fun Family Craft Project

10/30/14

DIY Leaf Press Fall Fun Family Craft Project

Harness a bit of autumn for your kids' next creative venture by making this handy contraption. Note that a drill is required, so be sure mom or dad helps.

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Teal Pumpkins Raise Food Allergy Awareness on Halloween

10/28/14

Teal Pumpkins Raise Food Allergy Awareness on Halloween

Kids allergic to nuts, milk and more can look for pumpkins painted blue-green to find homes giving safe, non-edible treats, thanks to The Teal Pumpkin Project.

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Pumpkin Jars, Plates and Juice Box Cover Halloween Crafts

10/28/14

Pumpkin Jars, Plates and Juice Box Cover Halloween Crafts

So simple they're scary! Check out these three orange DIY projects in time for fright night – plus a cool Frankenstein handprint craft for good measure.

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Metro Parent's November 2014 Cover Shoot Outtakes

10/27/14

Metro Parent's November 2014 Cover Shoot Outtakes

Camryn, 7, of Westland played princess, nerd, ditz and more for this month's cover, which show the labels we put on girls. Peek at the photos that didn't make the cut.

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Meet Camryn, Metro Parent November 2014 CoverKid – VIDEO

10/27/14

Meet Camryn, Metro Parent November 2014 CoverKid – VIDEO

Labels can hold back girls. But not this Westland 7-year-old! She rocked six looks for the cover of our issue digging into why we typecast and how to avoid it.

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Dinosaurus! Kids Stage Show at Henry Ford College, Dearborn

10/27/14

Dinosaurus! Kids Stage Show at Henry Ford College, Dearborn

The larger-than-life creatures of the Jurassic period come to life Nov. 1-23, 2014 in this innovative family-friendly play by the Virtual Theatricality Lab.

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Win Tickets to 'Junie B. Jones' at the Michigan Theater

10/27/14

Win Tickets to 'Junie B. Jones' at the Michigan Theater

Snag a family pack of tickets to this Dec. 6, 2014 show in Ann Arbor as part of the Michigan Theater's 'Not Just For Kids' series. Enter our contest by Thursday, Nov. 27.

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Roperti's Turkey Farm Sells Wild Turkeys for Thanksgiving

10/27/14

Roperti's Turkey Farm Sells Wild Turkeys for Thanksgiving

This Livonia landmark offers an alternative to the grocery store, selling 4,000 turkeys in just four days. Peek at our chat with the 'turkey lady'.

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