Home and Family
Navigating Conversations with Children About Obesity
Building healthy habits at home is a great way to teach children and teens behaviors that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.
5 Fun and Creative Ways to Get Your Kids Involved in Cooking
Want to sharpen your child’s cooking skills early? These easy, creative tips can make for a fun family experience in the kitchen.
Caregiving Can Be Stressful. Here Is How to Ask for Help.
Often unpaid caregivers sacrifice their health and well-being to meet the needs of a loved one. Here are some tips from the experts on how to ask for help.
Mother’s Day 2023: Michigan Events to Celebrate with Mom This Year
From Detroit to Holland to Kalamazoo, there are Mother’s Day markets, outdoors events and live shows happening all over Michigan in 2023.
Mindfulness-Based Techniques to Calm Kids’ Anxiety
About 7% of U.S. children between age 3 and 17 have diagnosed anxiety. Rates are rising, but mindfulness-based coping techniques can help.
Sensory Spaces for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
For people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, spaces that are too-bright or too-loud can be painfully overwhelming. Sensory-friendly activities can help.
Caregiving During the Holidays: Tips to Navigate Gatherings
Contributor Julie Edgar of the AAA 1-B offers advice on how caregivers of older adults can navigate holiday family gatherings to make them fun and manageable.
Fight Childhood Obesity with Go, Glow and Grow Foods
The typical American diet favors convenience foods over health. The “go, glow and grow foods” concept can help kids make healthier choices.
Simple Tips for Getting Your Kids Reading Ready for School
If you feel like your kids were in the “summer slump” when it came to reading, here are tips to get them on track this school year.
Cheap or Free Summer Activities for Michigan Families
If you want to create family memories at every turn this summer without breaking the bank, here are 12 family-friendly activities you can enjoy on the cheap:
Add a Personal Touch to Mother’s Day with DIY Gift Ideas
Whether you’re someone helping a child prepare a gift or you’re in need of a DIY project for your own mom, we’ve got you covered with two ideas.
Five Danger Zones in Your House for Pets and Children
Are you aware of the danger zones in your home? Areas like the laundry room, medicine cabinet and garage can pose serious threats if not properly secured.
What Age and How Often Should Kids Get an Eye Exam?
Visiting the eye doctor may seem intimidating, especially to kids, but it could make all the difference when testing for visual development and abnormalities.
Tips for Talking to Children after a Traumatic Event
Chatting with your child about traumatic events can be tricky. Discussing such a sensitive topic requires patience and an open line of communication.
Getting Married? When to Switch to a Family Health Care Plan
Getting married means lots of decisions lie ahead. Health insurance is one of them. Here’s how to know when to switch to a family health care plan.
How to Help Your Child Make Healthy Eating Choices at School
How can you help kids make healthy choices when they buy lunch? It’s important to educate children on nutrition and how to make healthy decisions on their own.
How to Clean a Home If You Are Worried about Lead Paint, Dust or Chips
Lead-based paint and fixtures can be a danger to kids living in older homes. Here are some cleaning tips to help keep your family safe.
Immunization 101: The vaccines your child needs to stay healthy
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and we’re reminding parents about the immunizations that their kids need to stay healthy.
Ways to Help Your Kids Transition Back to School for In-Person Learning
After virtual classes, video lessons and hybrid learning, here’s how to help kids transition to in-person learning.
Keep Ticks Away: New Apps to Keep Those Tiny Bugs at Bay
Hikers, campers and people working in their yards are reporting a tick explosion this summer. New apps can help keep these tiny bugs at bay.
Great Lakes Beach Safety: What to Know Before You Go
Michigan’s biggest lakes are fun, beautiful – and dangerous. Here’s what to know about Great Lakes beach safety before you enter the water.
Bug off: Protect your family from insect bites this summer
Whether camping in the woods or gardening in the backyard, there will likely be mosquitos or ticks. Learn the best way to protect your family from bug bites.
How to Give Your Kids a Safe and Healthy July 4 Celebration
Summer holidays are fun, but the risk of injuries rises on these days. Here are tips for giving your kids a safe, healthy July 4.
Differences in Chronic Asthma and Exercise-Induced Asthma in Children
Does your child suffer from chronic asthma or exercise-induced asthma? Read more to find out how you can help manage their symptoms.
Modeling Healthy Stress Responses to Your Children
If you routinely feel stressed out, the way you react and respond to stressors can either help or hurt the way your children process their own emotions.
How to Spot Warning Signs of Stress, Anxiety in Children
Kids are facing new challenges, just like the rest of us. So, it’s important to be aware of how they may be affected. Here are tips to spot the warning signs.
Four Ways to Make Your House Safer for Children and Pets
Small hands and paws can get into a lot of things that aren’t good for them. Here’s how to make your home a safer place for kids and pets.
Fit Like Fido: 5 Healthy Habits You Can Learn From Your Dog
Your dog might slobber and snore, but it also lives a pretty healthy life. Here’s how to find inspiration from your pup to live your healthiest life.
How to Check Your Gifts for Potential Dangers to Babies or Toddlers
Sometimes, holiday presents can unintentionally lead to dangerous situations and choking hazards for very young children. Here’s how to avoid this situation.
Is It Possible to Keep Holiday Traditions Alive This Year?
Big holiday gatherings are seen as high-risk in this COVID-19 era, so families are looking for new ways to keep traditions at the forefront.
Keep Kids Safe This Holiday: 6 Household Hazards to Avoid
If you’re celebrating this holiday season with babies, toddlers, or small children, you’ll want to take extra precautions to keep them safe.
How to Prepare Kids for a Different Kind of Holiday
Holidays will be different for many families this year. Helping children understand why and picking new ways to make them festive will make the difference.
Talking to Kids About the Dangers of Drinking and Drugged Driving
Many children learn about alcohol and drugs a lot earlier than parents anticipate so having conversations about drinking and drugged driving is important.