As a 7 year old, Alina Morse visited a bank with her father, Tom. The bank teller offered her a lollipop but her dad explained that she should decline because lollipops were not good for her teeth. “Dad, why can’t we make a lollipop that is good for your teeth?” Morse questioned. That experience inspired
Ele’s Place is a nonprofit community-based organization in Ann Arbor dedicated to creating awareness and support for grieving children and their families. One in 20 children will experience the death of a parent before they graduate from high school, while many more will experience the death of a sibling, grandparent, friend, or other significant person.
Courtney Stinson is a resident of Washtenaw County, mother of two children, and married to her supportive husband, Jeff. Stinson’s first child, Nathan, was born completely healthy. When Stinson got pregnant with her second child, she expected she would also give birth to a healthy baby. The unexpected happened when her second baby, Ellie, was
Any parents out there who love listening to music with their children, but are sick of the traditional “wheels on the bus” and “abc” songs? Randy Kaplan is a unique children’s musician because although his songs are written for children, adults alike enjoy the music. His comedic storytelling lyrics combined with American Roots make for
It can be hard for new parents to understand how to respond to their infant. Is the baby crying because she is hungry? Or is she tired? Or does she need something else? Dr. Julie Lumeng, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, is researching infant eating patterns as