All posts by Heidi Alene Harris

Mothering Justice

Mothering Justice, a mother-led nonprofit advocacy and leadership development organization, began in Royal Oak to improve the lives of Michigan families by equipping the next generation of mother activists. Danielle Atkinson, founding director, spoke with Ann Arbor Family Press to explain how Mothering Justice supports Michigan mothers and families. How did Mothering Justice get started

A Mother’s Heart

Parents with a newborn sent to the hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) often describe the experience as an emotional roller coaster. Nothing can quite prepare a mother’s heart for this type of experience. One Saline mother, Sara Austin, shares her story of what it was like to have her newborn child stay in the

An interview with Ypsilanti author Amy Shrodes

Amy Shrodes, an Ypsilanti resident, is the co-author of the children’s book, Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush’s Incredible Journey. The book tells the true story of one cat’s journey to be reunited with his war-torn family. Shrodes played an integral part in the reunion of a cat, Kunkush, and his refugee

Girls group inspiration: A conversation with teen Hasna (Nina) Ghalib

Girls Group, an Ann Arbor nonprofit organization, offers support to middle and high school students through programming and mentoring services. The mission of Girls Group is to develop character, leadership, self-confidence and social-consciousness skills in young women. Ann Arbor Family asked the leadership at Girls Group to select one student who displayed outstanding attributes while making