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An interview with Ypsilanti author Amy Shrodes

Amy Shrodes, an Ypsilanti resident, is the co-author of the children’s book, Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush’s Incredible Journey. The book tells the true story of one cat’s journey to be reunited with his war-torn family. Shrodes played an integral part in the reunion of a cat, Kunkush, and his refugee

Summer Camp Guide 2017

When school is out Ann Arbor Family has you covered with a list of great local camps to keep kids engaged and having fun all summer long. Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center 2960 Washtenaw Ave | 734-971-6355 Independence Lake County Park 3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake 734-449-4437 Rolling Hills County Park

Family Film Fun at the 55th Ann Arbor Film Fest

I’m what you call a “Reel Mom”—I’m a mom that makes and writes about movies. As a filmmaker, I love it when the world comes to Ann Arbor to showcase the best of the best in experimental and avant-garde cinema. My 12-year-old and 14-year-old both go to public schools in Ann Arbor, and I’m always

New Michigan state law benefits midwives and expectant parents

After years of hard-fought advocacy, Michigan midwives, expectant parents, and families started the new year celebrating. That’s because in early January the governor signed a bill allowing Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) to become licensed by the state. Compared to a Nurse Midwife who attends births mostly in hospital settings and is licensed as a nurse,