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February Wine Down: Caring for Aging Parents

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 00:00
When we were young, our parents made us feel safe, confident and protected. Now, it's our turn to reciprocate. Fifty percent of West Michigan Woman readers have questions relating to assisting aging parents. According to FindLaw, "One in four adults is primarily responsible for caring for their elderly parent, and the number is expected to increase in the future." Read more...

Help for Family Caregivers

Monday, 21 December 2015 10:17
Family caregiving is more complex and stressful than ever before. That's why Spectrum Health offers Private Duty Care, an at-home nursing and assisted living service, to provide a break to family members who serve as caregivers by shifting the day-to-day care and activities to the private duty caregiver. Read more...

Pre-Christmas Purge: Gettin’ Rid of Sh-tuff

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:01
You guys, this is my best idea ever. I take pride in knowing that when I thought of this about eight years ago, I couldn't find much else about it on the Internet. I like to call myself the Santa Bag pioneer. I'm probably not, but it makes me feel good. Just roll with it. Read more...

Managing Extracurriculars

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 00:00
It can be a tough call to know how involved your child should be in extracurricular activities—and to know how hard you should push your child to tough out a rough season or continue with lessons they aren't enthusiastic about. Read more...

Getting Into the Spirit of Giving

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00
Sometimes the holidays can feel like it's more about getting than giving. As you prepare for this festive season, here are a few tips to get your family, especially the younger members, to get into the spirit of giving. Read more...

Quality Screen Time for Kids

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:00
How much time are your kids spending in front of a screen? Read more...

Let’s Talk About the Birds and Bees

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 00:00
Having "The Sex Talk" with your children might seem terribly uncomfortable, but it's important for you to be their resource on the topic. That means talking about the subject in an ongoing manner, instead of a "one and done" approach. Read more...

Haunted Michigan

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00
Scare the socks off your kids (or yourself) at these ghoulish Halloween activities around the state. Some are fun for the whole family, while others are too scary for the wee ones, so watch the details! Read more...

Visit West Michigan’s Orchards

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 00:00
Fresh cider, warm doughnuts, the smell of cinnamon—treats from West Michigan's numerous orchards are part of many families' fall traditions. Read more...
Moms of school age kids ... start your engines! It's back-to-school time! Read more...