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Redeem the Winter: Snowshoe!

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:26
Our first date was over twenty-three years ago—that equals a LOT of dates! We are always searching for the latest and greatest restaurant, brewery, experience, or adventure. In order to redeem this winter, Mark and I thought we would try our hand at snowshoeing. Snowshoeing is found in many areas around West Michigan, and we discovered a location right in our backyard. Pigeon Creek is just a fifteen-minute drive from our home in Hudsonville and offers an array of winter adventures—cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding. In addition, ski and snowshoeing rentals are available. Here are a few thoughts from our… Read more...

Our First Date with WZZM13

Friday, 07 February 2014 10:07
The month of February is typically associated with love, romance and relationships as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. West Michigan Woman is excited to partner with WZZM13 Weekend Morning News to show you some ways to keep the romance alive in your relationships. Read more...

5 Ways to Embrace the Winter Olympic Games

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 03:41
 The winter games kick off this Friday, February 7. Wow…that came fast. Are you ready? Here’s a quick guide to “Everything you need to know about the 2014 Winter Olympics.” Read more...

Sugar-Coated Super Bowl

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 00:00
Football blood has been pumping through my husband’s veins since 8th grade. For me it started in 11th grade when I could wear his #30 jersey. Now over 20 years later, our family continues to live, breath, and eat football through Mark’s coaching responsibilities, our son’s love for the game, and the NFL. (Yes, even the NFL draft is a date on our family calendar!) So a few years ago, my husband started a fun Super Bowl game with our four kids that now ranks up there with opening Christmas presents (okay, maybe not that high…but close!) We wanted to… Read more...

Sell Like an Olympian!

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 02:18
Have you ever wondered what type of commitment it takes to become an Olympic athlete? Being the best athlete has never been something I aspired to be, but being the best I can be as an employer and team member is something I strive for. Olympic athletes share three common traits. These same traits can be applied to all facets of life including sales and management. Read more...
Just after the first of the year, the staff at Serendipity came together for a kick off meeting of sorts to clarify our vision for 2014. We revisited our goals, brand promises, and tweaked our roles. It was my first official meeting since rejoining the company and it felt familiar yet brand new at the same time. Read more...

What defines you?

Friday, 10 January 2014 08:19
It’s that time of the year where most of us are focusing our energies on those unwanted holiday pounds, firming up before bathing suit season, and making better choices for a healthier lifestyle. While there’s nothing wrong with this—in fact I’m doing it myself—I do think that it’s important to keep things, in perspective. I ran across the following TedEx video in my newsfeed. I can honestly say I don’t ever watch videos that are longer than a couple of minutes, let along a thirteen-minute video, but I couldn’t stop. I encourage you to watch this video and ask yourself… Read more...

Divorce: New Year, New Woman

Friday, 03 January 2014 15:34
  It is officially a New Year. To a lot of people, this means making a promise to live a better lifestyle. This could mean joining a gym and eating healthier. Some choose to give up a bad habit or commit to a new hobby. Others make a promise to be kinder to family, friends, and coworkers. There are so many ways we can improve ourselves, but most of us look at external changes.  What would happen if instead of focusing on our external appearance, we worked on our emotional well-being? I strongly believe that if we started there, the… Read more...

Divorce: Presence

Friday, 20 December 2013 08:45
I am a very impatient person at times. In fact, I often resemble a child at Christmas who cannot wait for Christmas morning, and tear through the wrapping paper to unveil my presents. I’m not sure how I got this way and I know I’m not alone in constantly looking ahead to that point of accomplishment, only to forget to enjoy the journey.  Something I was guilty of, while married, was not living in the moment. I would consume myself with thoughts about work, friends, family, and other things instead of living my life in each wonderful minute. I was… Read more...

Divorce: New Traditions

Thursday, 12 December 2013 09:15
Like clockwork, we follow a schedule of holiday parties or Christmas Eve and Christmas Day festivities each year. Family, friends, and the traditions we look forward to can be comforting during the holidays. But when a divorce happens, those traditions can change drastically.  Last year, I planned to spend Christmas afternoon with my son. But as Christmas Eve was getting closer, I was a little worried that I would be spending the week leading up to the holiday alone. However, in my effort to establish a new life and new traditions, I was keeping myself open to new friendships, and… Read more...

 

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