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What movies were you watching when you were young? Do you still watch them today? Does your significant other dare to give you a hard time about that? The West Michigan Woman team thought it might be fun to share some of our old movie favorites with you. We hope you enjoy this walk down memory lane. Be sure to tell us the name of your favorite "back in the day" flick!   GREASE I remember going to the State Theatre multiple times to see the movie Grease. I couldn't wait to get the two-pack record for my birthday. I… Read more...

How to Stay Motivated Throughout the Year

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 00:00
Beginning a new year can be tricky. Many of us start the year with such hope and determination. "This is going to be my BEST year ever!" Then a couple months in, life happens—and before we know it we're back to our old ways. But wait! Don't give up! Read more...
We've all heard the old adage: "Nothing makes a person more productive than the last minute." But should it really read, "Nothing makes a person more 'creative' than the last minute"? My husband sure thinks so, and apparently he is not alone. Here are five things I have learned about "pro" and "pre" crastinators: Read more...

Is My Survival Happy Enough?

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 00:00
Receiving alarming health news stirs up myriad emotions. I think we all start at shock. Fear likely creeps in next, followed immediately by panic. Some then move to the "Why me?" phase, and others jump straight into action mode. Read more...

Why Girlfriend Getaways After 40 are Better!

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 00:00
Last November, I took my first "real" girls' trip since having kids. Sure I'd gone on a few weekend getaways, but the destinations were always within a two to three-hour drive. This time, my friend announced that for her 40th birthday, she'd be planning something bigger and more fun! After a few hundred group texts were exchanged—including destination ideas, movie clips from Bridesmaids and messages taunting those who were on the fence, it was game on. We were heading to an all-inclusive resort in Cancun. Read more...
Carolyn Stich is the owner of the Carolyn Stich Studio in downtown Holland. Her painting Joy of Spring won the Tulip Time Festival 2015 Art in Bloom poster contest. Carolyn has participated in the contest since its 2011 inception. "I love Holland. Holland has been so good to me. It has been a long dream of mine to be the Tulip Time poster winner." Read more...

Excel! (Or, What Word Guides Your Business?)

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 05:50
Excel! 'Tis the season to be working on New Year's resolutions, right? Most people find it easy to set a New Year's resolution—yet the tough part is following through with what you pick. It's easy to set the bar high, but what if you only had one resolution to hit? Would it be easier to achieve? Read more...

All You Need for Christmas is a Dollar Store

Monday, 21 December 2015 07:57
Any day now, you will find all 11 of us at our local dollar store for the evening. Everyone will have their own baskets and will probably be using their coats to keep their precious purchases secret. There will be covert maneuvers and whispered plans between siblings. As the all-knowing mom, I will become the keeper of my children's secret wishes, which I dispense conspiratorially to their siblings as needed. Read more...

Surviving the Holidays with Family

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:00
11 Tips for Putting the FUN Back into DysFUNctional Read more...

The Dreaded Return of the Elf on the Shelf

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 00:00
It's time, y'all—time for the elves to show up in my mailbox. Really, they have been shoved in a basket in my laundry room since last December and my 10-year-old has already found them. Damn it. I couldn't decide if that was the perfect time to spill the truth, or try to make the magic of the elves last a bit longer. For the sake of the younger sisters, I decided to try to make it last longer, but I do not like the elves. Not one bit. Read more...

 

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