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Bedtime Routines

With the start of school and very anxious 1st grader with a history of night time panic attacks and interrupted sleep, we knew we had to take a hard look at our bedtime routines before too much sleep was lost by anyone (including moms!) Background Our daughter Elliott has had troubles sleeping since she was around 3.  Looking back, I… 

Seven Ways to Encourage your Children to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

 Tired of trying to make your kids eat fruits and vegetables? You feel you have tried every single trick under the sun so that your kids eat their greens and fruits without throwing a tantrum and still nothing works?  Well, here are 7 smart ways which are sure to turn the tables in your favor! Take a look: 1. Make… 

Nature’s Playhouse Moves to a New Location on Livernois

Nature’s Playhouse, an-all natural play space and wellness center for children and their families, moved this year to a new location in Ferndale on Livernois. Nature’s Playhouse is an all-natural play space and wellness centering offering families and expecting couples a place to connect with their peers in the community. They offer classes in natural child-birth, prenatal, family and therapeutic… 

Grandparent Visitation Rights in Michigan

In Michigan, when grandparents are denied access to their grandchild they can petition the court for grandparent visitation rights.  The process can be an uphill battle because there are restrictions on their ability to do so successfully.  The biggest obstacle to grandparents petitioning for visitation rights is that parents have a Constitutionally protected fundamental right to raise their children without… 

Michigan Guide to Activities for Children with Disabilities and Permanent Injuries: Sponsored Post

Written by: Jesse Reiter, a Michigan Birth Injury attorney based in Bloomfield Hills. There are many activities for children with disabilities in the state of Michigan. Some activities are age-specific or disability-specific and some are inclusive. Below are a few of our favorites. Adaptive Sports Adaptive sports, also sometimes referred to as disabled sports or para sports, are competitive sports for individuals with… 

Back-to-School Time Saving Hacks

By: Grace Derocha, registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and certified health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan According to a recent report, U.S. adults working an average of 47 hours per week struggle to establish a work-life balance. When the kids are headed back to school, managing time can be especially challenging for busy parents. Thankfully, small changes…