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Everyone Has Been That Green Girl

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 06:01
This Broadway season, Wicked debuted in West Michigan for the first time since the show's 2003 premier. The musical—following the tale of the Witches of Oz, rather than the Wizard and Dorothy—has garnered worldwide attention and accolades for its storyline, music, set and costume design. Read more...
West Michigan was unseasonably warm last month. I was beginning to think sweating was my new way of life. The weather certainly seems to be symbolic of where we are as a country right now—chaotic, confused and heated. Read more...

Family Food Traditions: Polish Pierogis

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:05
A little while ago, my friends and I were gathered around a few bottles of wine as I was explaining how my mother-in-law, who's lived in the Upper Peninsula for 40 years, had spent an entire day teaching my husband and kids how to make pasties (pass-tees) from scratch. The topic quickly turned to other family food traditions, and one in particular—pierogis—had my Polish friends all a flutter. Read more...

Top Tips for Holistic Happiness

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:51
Did you know your level of happiness is entirely up to you? When I discovered that my happiness is my personal choice, I began researching ways I could continue to boost my own joy. Read more...

Forced Couple Fun: Mazzo Cucina D’Italia

Thursday, 14 September 2017 05:27
Sometimes, when you find it difficult to schedule date night, you multitask and bring some friends with you! Read more...
As the mom of three boys within three years of each other, I really do feel like I have some expertise about bringing up boys. I even wrote about it a few years ago, when I shared my favorite tips and advice for those with little ones. Read more...

When Grocery-Getting Turns Violent

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:05
Today I came home from getting groceries, hands shaking and heart pumping. Now, I know that grocery shopping isn't really anyone's idea of a good time, but for the past few weeks my favorite grocery store in Holland has been closed for remodeling. My shopping experiences have since approached Dante's circles of Hell, because all of us who normally are divided between two store locations have been converging in one. It is turning people who I'm sure are usually perfectly nice into monsters. Read more...

Are You a Phubber?

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 06:27
July is National Cellphone Courtesy Month. Why not all year long? We sure need it. Read more...

Bouncing My Way to Better Health

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 06:20
It was spring break this year when I first noticed just how fantastic my friend Maria was looking. Her leg and arm muscles were defined and she was quite slimmer in the mid-section. She looked ... well ... fit! Read more...
It was a diverse culinary experience. Our quest has always been to seek out good food, great drinks and a social ambiance. What quickly comes to mind are the restaurants we've tried and the restaurants that remain on our list. What didn't come to mind was Downtown Market. Oh, how wrong we were! Read more...
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