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Most new mothers will tell you: Bringing new life into the world is both a gift and a challenge. Read more...
Your kids love to load up on sugar. Some simple approaches can help put food in its proper place. If it sometimes feels all the forces of the universe are gathering against your attempts to feed your children a healthy meal, you might be onto something. Read more...
Thinking about the future when you're young can be intoxicating. The freedom! The jobs! The vacations! As we age, we worry more about what the future holds, particularly with regard to our parents. Thinking about their eventual decline and mortality can prompt feelings most of us prefer to avoid. Read more...
Think before sharing content, providing data, or giving online access to your kids. Read more...
"I think our society says we have an obligation to protect kids who are not being protected by their own families," said Mary Jo Sabaitis, Foster Care Program Manager at D.A Blodgett St. John's. "We want to give kids an opportunity to experience life in a way that is functional and healthy." Read more...
Infertility is on the rise, and so are snow babies—children born from the process of embryo donation, a relatively new form of family building thought of as the earliest possible stage of adoption. Read more...
Amber Stranahan has always considered her 9-year-old son, Sully, "an extremely talented young man." But it wasn't until she received support from Michigan Alliance for Families (MAF) that she felt truly empowered to ensure that Sully gets the education he needs to develop to his full abilities. Read more...

A Remarkable Legacy

April 11, 2018
What began as a potluck in a church basement has grown into a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support for grieving children and their families. Read more...
"For generations, kindergarten was considered the beginning of a child's learning," said Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh, founder and CEO of the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC). "But that's no longer the case." Read more...
In my Grand Rapids counseling office, I work with a lot of high school students who are doing great in school with classes, grades, extracurricular activities and all the other things that put them on track to get into the college of their choice. Read more...
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