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FAMMMMThe winner of the 2013 Mother's Day Makeover Contest is Barb Andrus! Click on Barb's name below to read the winning submission, compliments of her daughter, Ellie Andrus! Barb will be featured in the June/July issue of West Michigan Woman. She'll share more of her story with readers on the web. 

Barb will also receive a makeover package that includes:

We received so many heartfelt nominations for the 2013 Mother's Day Makeover contest! Thank you to everyone who submitted names and stories. We were truly touched and wish all of you a very happy Mother's Day!

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From this issue

/Tasha%20Blackmon:%20You%20Belong%20Wherever%20You%20Are.
Tasha Blackmon was born to teenaged parents, who worked hard to provide for their family and stressed the importance of education.
/When%20Your%20Child%20Comes%20Out
When he was just 18 years old, Larry DeShane, Jr., Center Administrator at Grand Rapids Pride Center, summoned the courage to tell his parents he was gay.
/Breaking%20Into%20and%20Navigating%20Male-Dominated%20Trades
According to data from Burning Glass Technologies, the current welding workforce is projected to need over 470,000 welders by 2022, yet only 3.4 percent of those currently doing those jobs are women.
/Have%20a%20Nice%20Day!%20Short%20Excursions%20That%20Last%20from%20Sunup%20to%20Sundown.
West Michiganders have it good: When it comes to destinations we can visit in a day, the options are abundant.