Remember when Father’s Day was kind of a throwaway day in June, when dads were lumped in with grads at the far end of the greeting card aisle? Thankfully, that’s not a thing anymore—especially in Ann Arbor where U of M’s commencement happens while parents are still fishing Easter jelly beans out of the sofa.
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
Pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period are an important and exciting time in the life of a family. Crucial preparations and decisions need to be made before a brand-new baby arrives. In addition to doctors, nurses, and midwives, a doula can offer guidance and support during this time. According to DONA International, a doula provides
Having a baby can mean facing more decisions about purchasing products than one knew was possible: bassinet, cradle, or co-sleeper? Cloth or disposable diapers? With so many decisions to make, one of the last things the overwhelmed parent of an infant wants to decide is what kind of bottle to use. But the bottle decision
It wouldn’t be spring without making at least one butterfly craft with the kids. These bright, cheery butterflies are a perfect decoration and also a great way to help your children use their imagination. The best thing about these flying friends is you can use whatever you have around the house! Supplies: Clothespin Pipe Cleaner
Tooling along M-119, a four hour drive from Ann Arbor, you will find the Tunnel of Trees. Traversing the shoreline of Little Traverse Bay from Harbor Springs to Cross Village is a 16-mile long route known for its dense canopy of trees and sweeping views of Lake Michigan. Although summer is the most popular time
“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