Tag Archives: Columns – Ask the Expert

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

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

Involving Children in the Kitchen

Preparing meals is a life skill for your children to master before they move out of your home, but what are the best ways to go about teaching them? Lilian Anderson, the owner of Sprouting Chefs, an Ann Arbor business that offers children’s cooking classes, shares some of her expertise. As a trained chef, registered