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When you go through a tremendous loss, it's difficult to see how you can live the rest of your life without that person. Where do you start, where do you go and what do you do?

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 11:52

Fulfillment in 2018: It's Closer than You Think

Here I am. Sitting at my desk the first day back at work of the new year staring at my computer screen. I've been asked to write an article for West Michigan Woman and my deadline is Friday. Normally I'd write some funny story about parenting boys or marketing trends for 2018. The truth is, I'm not feeling very positive or confident in any area of my life right now.

Published in Relationships
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 11:19

At Least 104 Great Things Will Happen This Year

As each year flies by, how often do you find yourself saying how boring the past year was?

Or that nothing memorable or great really happened?

I can't tell you how many times I've complained about how monotonous my year was—or that I didn't do anything fun or exciting.

My fiancé and I decided to change our view and outlook on 2017.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 10:57

Does the Work/Life Balance Exist?

"Work hard, play hard."

"Living for the weekend."

"Life in the fast lane."

These common phrases have all been used to describe how we approach life and view the intersection of personal and professional.

None of these statements represent my opinion of these topics.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 10:36

The Adult Kindness Shift

Children mimic the behaviors of those whom they admire most, typically their parents. When kids are young, parents teach them how to eat, dress and wash themselves. These are the mechanics of growing up, but they are not the only learned lessons. Kindness is also a learned behavior.

Published in Family

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Christy Malone and her husband ate organic foods and used all-natural beauty products such as deodorants, soaps, shampoo and makeup. It wasn't until the bursting of a disposable diaper on their second child that the couple questioned what products they were using on their children.

Published in Profile
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 04:54

A West Michigan Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving. We hope it's full of good food, good conversations and time with family and friends, near and far.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 08:10

Simple Beauty for You and Your Home

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The founders and owners of your new go-to lifestyle shopping site have business cards that read fashion zealot (for the clothes) and home girl (literally procuring stuff for your home). We love them for that, right there ...

Published in Style
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 07:41

Is My Child Being Bullied Online?

Bullying is not a new concept, but with rampant use of the internet and social media among teenagers, bullying has adopted new tactics.

Published in Family
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 09:02

Lice Lessons

Heads up: Back-to-school season is a prime season of giving in the head lice community. The parasitic insects are most common among preschool children attending child care, elementary school children and household members of infested children. While head lice are not known to spread disease, they still feed on human blood—and they can be quite the pest to get rid of.

Published in Family
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