All posts by Laura Eliason

TurnAfter2—Car Seat Safety Recommendations (and Chicco Fit2™ Infant and Toddler Car Seat Giveaway!)

In 2011 the Academy of Pediatrics recommended that children remain rear-facing car seats until age 2. Studies show that children this age are “75 percent less likely to die or be severely injured in a crash if they are riding rear-facing,” the academy said at the time. Many states have recently changed their law to require that parents to comply with this recommendation including Illinois, which passed the law just this month. Keep this in mind for your next road trip to Chicago!

August 2018: Our Favorite Things

An inside look at what we’re loving for parents this month. What’s a Kånken? Looking for a new backpack for those end of summer adventures or for the start of school? The Kånken Mini by Fjällräven is simple, stylish and functional. Its Swedish creator maintained the mantra “Straight backs are happy backs,” when it was

Local Student Attends 2nd Annual Kumon Student Conference in Canada

Ahmed Hejazi, of Ann Arbor, is a typical 13-year-old boy. He loves hanging out with his friends, playing and watching tennis, reading books and playing video games. But Ahmed is also a 7th grader studying three years above his grade level. In fact, he’s completed the entire Kumon Reading Program which means he has analyzed

Ann Arbor YMCA Receives Grant

The Ann Arbor YMCA has been awarded an $80,000 grant from The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) and Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation through the new Regional Sports 4 Life program to fund the Young Women Making Waves Program, a swim program for underserved girls in eastern Washtenaw County. The program operates two to three days

Hungry Harvest Offers Delivery

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, 40 percent of all food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Hungry Harvest aids the Ann Arbor area by rescuing (purchasing) produce from local farms and wholesalers that would otherwise go to waste. The organization then curates and packs variety boxes and delivers them to customers’ homes

Sharon Mills Offers Glimpse Into County History

Located on the banks of the River Raisin in Manchester, Sharon Mills County Park offers your family the opportunity to visit a significant historic site in a beautiful natural setting. On August 19 and 26, the park will offer a Sharon Mills Open House. The mill at the park was originally constructed in the mid-1850s.