All posts by Lori Maranville

Area Dads Talk About Their Parenting Roles

What does being a dad mean? In honor of Father’s Day, see how several local dads view their very special roles. Dave Nelson Spouse: Jenn Children: Avery (10) and Macy (4) Dave is a former teacher and a stay at home dad to daughters Avery and Macy. He and his wife, Jenn, a Saline teacher,

Ypsilanti Mom’s Program Inspires Readers and Celebrates Diversity

Ypsilanti mother Yodit Mesfin Johnson uses the word “synergy” to describe the partnership that developed with fellow parent Tamara Tucker-Ibarisha when they launched their Black Men Read (BMR) organization. The idea started simple enough in 2016 when a teacher at Johnson’s son’s school asked her to help find readers for his class, specifically black male