Detroit - High crime rates, bad neighborhoods, high unemployment, empty buildings, and home foreclosures are commonplace. Do these things indicate a city of blight? No reason to visit? Nothing good to be found in Metro Detroit? Guess again! The Detroit Metro area has a lot to offer visitors, whatever your passion. Sports Detroit is a city with four professional sports teams. Catch NHL (The Detroit Red Wings), NFL (The Detroit Lions), NBA (The Detroit Pistons) or NBL (The ... Continue Reading
The Detroit Metro area has a lot to offer visitors – from sports to the arts to culture or history.
Spring is in the air and so are the inevitable cuts, scrapes, and broken bones. What can a parent do to minimize these injuries? Three techniques, no ER.
Spring sports season is upon us, and that means soccer, basketball, and an array of other sports activities. It also means bumps, bruises, and bandages. It's okay to let your child play their favorite sport, but proceed with caution. Yes, your child will probably get hurt, but you can help minimize their injuries. These three techniques can save you a trip to the ER. Play it Safe Be part of the S.A.F.E. team. Speak up. Believe it or not, your words on the playing field speak louder ... Continue Reading
Here are four pool tips you can do to keep the little ones safe—and your mind at ease.
Sure, it was a mild winter. But aren’t you ready for a break from the daily grind and the chance to sit back, relax, and let your thoughts drift like the overhead clouds? Not to spoil your fantasy, but if your spring break vacation plans include spending quality time with your kids at swimming pools, daydreaming is not an option. Children can hardly wait to jump in the pool, but every pool has its dangers. Here are four things you can do to keep the little ones safe - and your mind at ... Continue Reading
Here’s how to pack for a ski climate getaway without extra luggage fees at the airport.
While others are clamouring to escape the snow, you and your family are ready to embrace it - on the slopes. Whether you’re heading to Vermont, Colorado or the Alps, packing for a family ski trip is tricky. Bulky clothes are heavy and if you’re flying, you have to concern yourself with shelling out money for extra handling fees. Here’s how to get the most out of your suitcase and save your money for a cup of hot chocolate: Lighten the Load. Layers of warm sweaters and long underwear ... Continue Reading
Going skiing can be daunting – for both children and parents. Follow these trips for a great ski trip.
For both parents and children, going skiing for the first time can seem daunting. But the potential rewards are so great that most families who ski together can’t wait till their next trip to the mountain. Clothes The key to your ski clothes is to dress in layers. Weather can change quickly in the mountains, so you want to be able to peel off or add on a layer. Wear one good pair of socks and bring a spare pair of socks for every member of the family. We swear by Smartwool ski socks ... Continue Reading
Learn the best steps for fostering your child’s favorite talent and activity.
Raising kids is hard work. And the only thing harder then raising kids, I think, is being a kid. Our children are bombarded with messages from the media, and their peers, about what they are supposed to like, how they are supposed to dress and what opinions they should have. It is very important to teach our children a sense of "self" so they can not only form their own beliefs but feel secure enough in who they are to stick to them. In my personal experience, both in my childhood and ... Continue Reading
Competitions can be incredibly motivating and fun to participate in. Learn to set achievable goals and work toward them.
Ever wondered what it’d feel like to complete one of your local 5km race competitions? What about a sprint triathlon or a long distance swim event or even take a lesson in Stand Up Paddling? Fitness competitions can be incredibly motivating and fun to participate in. It’s also a fantastic way to set reasonable and achievable goals because, for example, in a 5km race, you can make big jumps in time by simply participating in them regularly. The beauty of competitions is that you ... Continue Reading