All posts by Jennifer Brough

Excellent Parental Leave for New and Growing Families

What defines a family-friendly work environment? Paid parental leave, a flexible work schedule, the ability to work from home, a generous health-care plan, child-care facilities on site? Several area companies offer generous parental leave plans, while some businesses have gone far beyond the basics with private lactation rooms for nursing mothers and game rooms for

Zoocation Day, Anyone?

With two award-winning zoos in the region, choosing where to take the kids on a zoocation day this summer might be tough. Both the Detroit Zoo and Toledo Zoo & Aquarium have a lot to offer the whole family: tiny tots to teens to adults. With so much to see and do at both zoos,

Guns, Kids, and Safety: Local parents and experts weigh-in

“Do you have guns in your house?” is the first question Mary, a young mom of two in Chelsea asks of friends, neighbors and childminders. If the answer is yes, then Mary probes further to ensure the guns and any ammunition are locked away safely from her kids. Mary says, “It can be a difficult

Local Dad Dustin Kuras Competes on Sports Jeopardy!

With boundless energy and enthusiasm, Dustin Kuras, a stay-at-home dad from Ypsilanti, competed on Sports Jeopardy! on NBCSN last November. Coming in a close second to the reigning champion Earl Holland, Kuras says, “was so much fun and just a great experience. My kids can now say, ‘My dad was on television!’ ” From selling steel to the demands of a family