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Surviving on Popsicles and Ice Chips: A local Mom’s Hyperemesis Pregnancy Journey

Being nauseated is such a common part of the pregnancy experience that up to 80% of women experience it, and up to 50% of...

Ypsilanti Playgroup Offers Space for Children with Developmental Disabilities

April is Autism Acceptance Month, the perfect time to bring awareness to families who have children with this developmental disability.*  A local playgroup in Washtenaw...

Why My Wife and I Decided to Both Get Pregnant at the Same Time For Irish Twins

If I told you my wife Jess and I wanted to get pregnant at the same time, what would your response be? If it’s...

7 Natural and Unmedicated Tips to Substantially Increase a Man’s Fertility

When my wife Jess and I wanted to start planning a family, we knew deciding on the right sperm donor would be a painstaking...

Coming to Terms With Conceiving Twins When I Never Wanted a Twofer Pregnancy

So many people who conceive twins are thrilled by the news. It’s a twofer, right? You only have to go through one pregnancy, but...

U-M Alumna/Blogger Highlights Women Who Are Mom’s First

Ciearra Renee knows what it takes to juggle many roles. Administrative Specialist. Entrepreneur. Blogger. But she always remembers her primary role of being a...

3 Tips for Handling Not-So-Happy Holidays

The radio may be playing “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” on repeat, but for many, the holiday season can be much...

Tips and Resources From an Autistic Coach on Helping Your Autistic Child Enjoy, Not Suffer Through, the Holidays

Jaesic Wade has firsthand experience with the difficulties autistic people face, especially around busy times like holidays. As a nonbinary autistic person and University...

A Guide to Holiday Cooking for Loved Ones with Food Allergies

There are few things more filled with love and community than sitting down to a giant holiday dinner or potluck with all your loved...

Washtenaw County WIC awarded for breastfeeding support program

Women, Infant and Children (WIC) in Washtenaw county was recently recognized by the US Department of Agriculture for its work to promote and support...

5 Reasons Why Your Child Should (and Can) Learn How to Play Chess

Chess is one of the oldest and most popular games in history, with early forms of the game dating back to the 6th century CE....

How to Help a NICU Family

When a couple finds out that a new baby is on the way they imagine a healthy pregnancy, bringing home a full-term baby, and...