Tag Archives: Columns – Ask the Expert

New research on infant eating patterns

Dr. Julie Carroll Lumeng Professor, Pediatric Medicine Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Researches infant eating patterns 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

Hunt for those back-to-school bargains

The first day of school is just around the corner which means families are in the midst of back-to-school shopping. But does the grand total make you feel the need to refinance your home? Being the mom of five young children and the wife of a graduate student, I know a thing or two about

A BOGO Life

Does frequently paying $3 to $5 less than retail value sound like a far-off wish? How about walking away from the checkout line with bags full of free items? There is a whole community dedicated to finding and capturing these deals, complete with its own language, including terms such as “B1G1,” “MIR,” “OYNO,” and “WSL.”

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

Area doulas offer advice to expectant moms

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