Aaron Selbig

Northern Michigan has a child care crisis. Child care centers are closing, and parents find themselves on long waiting lists to find care for their kids.

Child care is hard to find in northern Michigan. Parents face year-long waiting lists to find someone to take care of their infants while they’re at work, and some are resorting to illegal providers they find on Facebook or Craigslist.

It wasn't all that long ago when proud parents might carry a small photo album they would happily whip out to show photos of their kids.

Today, parents have various options for sharing photos of their kids on social media. But what do kids think about all that sharing?


October is National Bullying Prevention Month. One of the most likely to be on the receiving end of bullying is the child who is on the autism spectrum.

Ron Sandison knows what that’s like.

When you're a parent, you just want to do what's best for your kids.

But with so much parenting advice floating around, it can be tough to figure out what exactly "best" means. 


According to Heather Shumaker, sometimes doing right by your kids means taking all that conventional wisdom and flipping it on its head.

Losing a child is one of the greatest blows anyone will bear.

It would be so understandable if that parent crumbles into his or her grief – becomes filled with sorrow and anger.

But when Vic Strecher lost his 19-year-old daughter, Julia, to heart disease, that experience of being "broken open" sent him on a voyage through philosophy, biology, psychology, literature, neuroscience, Egyptology, and more.

Strecher has turned that journey of self-discovery and growth into a remarkable graphic story.

It's called “On Purpose: Lessons in Life and Health from The Frog, the Dung Beetle, and Julia.”

*Listen to our interview with him above.