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It may only be February, but believe it or not, it’s not too early to sign your kids up for summer camp. Many camps fill up quickly, so now’s the time to explore your options, discuss them with your kids, and make some plans. Read more...

Date Night is Brewing

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 05:44
When WZZM first approached us about doing the series on unique dating experiences, I was excited about the opportunity to do something fun and different with my husband, George. With a household of two working parents and three boys between the ages of six and nine, date nights are few and far between. We know it’s something we should do more often, but honestly? Sometimes it feels like too much effort. Read more...

Infuse Your Dates With Cooking Class

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 07:57
With two kids, two dogs, two jobs, and four schedules, finding time for “date nights” can sometimes seem impossible. By the time the thought does cross your mind, well, let’s just say … the opportunity has passed. Setting aside time for each other is so important and such a treasure that we thought, “Why not make it memorable and do something DIFFERENT?” Chad and I both love to cook. We love to experiment with different techniques and flavors and both watch a lot—and I mean a lot—of The Food Network Channel. It seemed only fitting for us to try our… Read more...

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...