Tag Archives: Parent Profile

Mom, dad and sons all come together in work and play

Local history In 2008, the Reyes family purchased Carpenter Brothers Hardware store and in 2010 began Ita Yoga Studio in the same plaza on Plymouth Road. Armando Reyes believes their family has built a sense of community and connection in the neighborhood where their businesses are. “I have grown up in this store,” explained Armando

Children’s Music That Parents Will Love

Any parents out there who love listening to music with their children, but are sick of the traditional “wheels on the bus” and “abc” songs? Randy Kaplan is a unique children’s musician because although his songs are written for children, adults alike enjoy the music. His comedic storytelling lyrics combined with American Roots make for

Meet culinary artist Erica Nkansah

Browsing the local food scene aside other Ann Arborites, you may have noticed the food blog of local Ann Arbor parent Erica Nkansah, an inspired culinary artist who loves to cook for family and friends. Culinary artistry as inspired living From Ghana to Holland to Michigan, Erica Nkansah’s passion for cooking began early on, as

Spreading kindness with rocks

One day this past January, Dexter resident Nicole Barczak was scrolling through Facebook when something caught her attention. A friend from Florida had posted a photo of her girls painting rocks for their local rock group. Barczak was intrigued, and did some research. She and her husband have four children who enjoy crafts and creative

Bringing Ideas from the Classroom to the Board

Despite retiring after a 38 year teaching career, Jeff Gaynor is staying involved in Ann Arbor schools. Now instead of leading in the classroom, he brings his ideas and enthusiasm to the Ann Arbor Board of Education. Elected last November, Gaynor hopes that his teaching experience can lead to positive changes. Teaching students to think critically