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A Circle of Care: Innovation and Generosity at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

Eleven years ago, a journey began at the University of Michigan Health’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital with a young patient named Reese Partlow. Diagnosed...

How to Talk to Teens About Cannabis Use

The presence of over three dozen cannabis dispensaries in Ann Arbor offers easy access to a wide range of cannabis products for both medical...

Mental Health Resources for Children in the Ann Arbor Area

As children grow and navigate the world, they face many challenges. It has become more important than ever to support children’s mental health, but it can be difficult to know where to begin.

Indoor Pools Around Ann Arbor for Family Fun

Finding ways to get out of the house can be tricky, especially during the cold winter months. Whether you're looking for a place to...

Turning Picky Into Adventurous Eaters: What to Say and Do

Picky eaters are common. Most kids go through a picky eating phase from age 2– 4, and many continue to be picky eaters well...

How I Began Weaning My One-Year-Old

I always knew that I wanted to breastfeed my child, and I decided pretty early on that I wanted to breastfeed him until he...

Sweet Dreams: How to Establish Bedtime Routines

A good night’s sleep is a key component of good health. Quality sleep has been shown to reduce stress and boost immune systems. But...

Let’s Encourage More Children to Play with Dolls

When my husband and I were expecting our second son, we bought our toddler son a lifelike baby doll. He learned how to hold...

The Truth About Tablets and Toddlers

Infants need a lot of care, from feeding and bathing to countless diaper changes. But do babies need tablets? Manufacturers have been marketing “Baby’s...

Tips for a Sensory Sensitive Halloween

Costumes, Halloween parties with sugary treats, trick-or-treating, and spooky decorations are fun and exciting for most kids, but for a child with Sensory Processing...

Free Events Around Ann Arbor in September

Friday, Sep. 1 First Fridays Ypsilanti September is the Festival of the Pollinators in Ypsilanti. Visitors and residents alike are invited to explore area businesses to...