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Helping Moms Bloom

Wednesday, 04 January 2012 15:31
When Sara Binkley-Tow had her first child ten years ago, her initial intent was to be a working mother. “My husband and I tried to make it work, with us both working,” recalls Sara. “He even worked from home part of the time. But it just didn’t work for us, so I left an established career to stay at home. And I was horrible at it.” As a first-time mother, Sara was overwhelmed not only with caring for a newborn infant, but also with the adjustment of leaving the corporate world. “Because my career was rather high-paced, I found myself… Read more...
As an entrepreneur, volunteer, and community organizer, Dani Vilella, Public Affairs Manager for Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan, is passionate about the social climate of West Michigan. Community service was a pillar of Dani’s early education. As a student of Grand Rapids City Middle and High School, volunteerism and community service were a natural part of her coursework. “I was really fortunate to attend that school,” says Dani. “It was so progressive. They really encouraged student involvement. If we wanted a program, we were encouraged to start it. We were required to seek out a non-profit organization and work… Read more...
Noddea Moore Skidmore moved to West Michigan in 1997 to attend Grand Valley State University, and had an on-again/off-again love affair with the area for a few years while she studied and traveled. In 2004, Noddea accepted a programming position at Aquinas College and Grand Rapids became her official home. Today, she is the events producer for ArtPrize. Having grown up in the small town of Luzerne, located between Alpena and Traverse City, Noddea found West Michigan to be an exciting change. “A lot of people seem to think this area is not very diverse,” says Noddea. “But coming from… Read more...
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