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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:18

Mackinac Bridge Walk Celebrates 60 Years

The great state of Michigan is celebrating an important birthday this year: The Mackinac Bridge Walk's 60th!

Published in Travel
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:50

6 Best Words for Stressed Moms

I’ve had this blog idea floating around in my head for quite some time, and it seems fitting that I’m finally writing it with Mother’s Day just around the corner. My life is not dissimilar from other women I know who have small children. With three kids in school and sports, a husband who runs his own business, and working full time myself, the word “busy” is an understatement. At times, it feels downright chaotic.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 06:34

To the Moms in the Cafeteria

A few weeks ago, my son's elementary school held its annual "Muffins with Mom" event in the school cafeteria. It was my fifth, I think—not including that one year I missed because of a business trip. (How could I forget that guilt?)

On my ride to work afterward, I started thinking about motherhood and cafeterias. When you think about it, there are a lot of similarities. Both can feel lonely—and both can lead to new friendships. Both can be loud—and both can exude laughter. Both can be messy—and both can be fulfilling.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 07:56

Six Ways to a Friendlier Stay in Paris

As a solo traveler, I get to enjoy the freedom of satisfying only me, myself and I. But with that freedom comes some restriction: I need to plan. A lot.

Published in Travel
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 07:01

West Michigan, You're Brilliant!

When Kasie Smith, President and Publisher of West Michigan Woman, was nominated for the 2016 class of Top Women in Media by Folio Magazine, she walked away thinking, "We need to do this in West Michigan."

Published in Cityscene
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 04:50

Help Your Child Make Healthy Cafeteria Choices

The school cafeteria environment gives children the opportunity to expand their palate, sample unfamiliar foods and learn to make healthy food choices independently.

Published in Family
Monday, 21 November 2016 11:32

Entrepreneurship Is a Process

Thegreenglovedryer is the green energy solution to drying gloves, mittens and more ... and it's made in America. Karen Smoots took the challenge of drying wet winter accessories and turned it into a burgeoning business.

Published in Profile

Fifty-three percent. That's the percentage of white American women with college degrees who did not vote for Donald Trump. Over half of us woke up Wednesday morning (or, if you're like me, watched it all unfold in the middle of the night via the blue glow of your phone) feeling shocked.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 07:24

10 Tips for Handling Picky Eaters

Your daughter won't eat her carrots because they touched her mashed potatoes, and she won't eat her entire meal if a single green pea appears on her plate. Your son will only eat peanut butter sandwiches. (A few days ago, he would only eat bananas.) Your twins are interested in doing anything at the dinner table except for eating.

Published in Family
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 07:08

There Is So Much GOOD.

Posh Petals offers floral, planning and rental pieces, and an exquisite selection of gift items from artisans whose product complements its floral arrangements. Elizabeth Schenk, Posh Petals owner and creative director, tends a long love of floral design that has blossomed into a world of colorful inspiration and delightful events.

Published in Profile
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