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6 Ways to Save Money When Facing a Financial Hardship

Whether unexpectedly forced upon you or pre-planned, losing a source of income can be very scary. However, there are a few steps that you can take while you’re getting back on your feet to ease the blow. Using these 6 tips, you can save money without sacrificing your comfort and joy in the process.

5 Tips for Teaching Kids About Fire Safety

With so many Americans staying inside during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to review fire safety with your kids. There’s one house fire in the U.S. every 86 seconds, and officials say there’s an increased risk of fires with families in lockdown. “What we are considering with...

Tips to Save Money While Sheltering In Place

As you’re well aware, a state of emergency has been declared in Michigan. Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order on March 23 ordering all Michigan residents to stay home, limiting gatherings and travel, and requiring all “non-essential” workers to refrain from going to their workplaces. Undoubtedly, this “shelter-in-place” mandate...

4 Ways You Can Prepare Your Home For Aging In Place

As we age and start thinking about retirement, many of us can say we’d prefer to stay out of retirement communities and assisted living facilities for as long as possible. Ideally, we’d never have to move into one at all. This is just one reason why aging in place, the...

Chewy Cherry Baked Oatmeal for Heart Health

Think heart-healthy recipes can’t taste good? You need to try this yummy breakfast dish. The recipe is courtesy of Graceland Fruit, one of the largest single providers of infused dried fruits in the world, with operations located in northern Michigan. Here’s what they had to say about what makes this recipe...

5 Children’s Dental Problems and How to Prevent Them

Oral health care is a critical part of a child’s development. Without it, they’re susceptible to conditions that can be both painful and embarrassing. Each year during National Children’s Dental Health Month, health providers and educators promote the importance of oral hygiene and pediatric care. In support of this initiative,...

Family Events for the Week of January 20, 2020
Family Events for the Week of January 20, 2020

We have some fun ideas for your winter fun this week.  Our top picks for Metro Detroit family events.  Looking for some great places to visit this January?  Check out our indoor play place suggestions in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties. Gearing up for winter? Check out sledding hills in...

Difficult Decisions: Disability Payments Impacting Divorce Options

Divorce, nowadays, is surprisingly common; approximately 827,000 divorces happen every year. As healthcare costs climb across the United States, many happily married couples have to make a seemingly impossible decision: stay married and lose major healthcare benefits, or divorce to keep disability payments. Insurance is a universally complicated matter to...

When Bringing Your Child to Work Becomes Theatrical

An interview with the director of Black and Brown Theater’s “Blessed: A Christmas Carol Adaptation”, Kennikki Jones-Jones. Artistic Director Emilio Rodriguez sat down with Kennikki to talk about directing this timely, family-friendly script and her experience bringing her son, Phoenix, (who plays the part of Tim in the play) to work with her.

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