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The holidays provide a wonderful opportunity to connect with family and friends, creating the kind memories that make us smile for years to come. They can also be a hotbed of stress, resentfulness, and guilt. Read more...
Defining what's "normal" in a relationship isn't easy. Almost every situation has a range of responses that might be considered acceptable, depending on whose opinion you seek. Read more...

When Your House Votes a Split Ticket

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 07:38
Abraham Lincoln once said, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." In this—and any—election season, there are plenty of divided houses. Competing bumper stickers and yard signs give evidence of the range of opinions existing under one roof. So, what do you do when you lean "red" and your spouse, children, in-laws, et cetera, are "blue"? Read more...
Ever wonder how Facebook decides how to suggest whom you should "friend"? Sometimes the suggestions make sense; sometimes, they're a little bizarre. Data mining through the use of algorithms uses your connections beyond what you might realize, Read more...
Supporting our friends who are fellow parents often involves sharing and listening to stories of similar struggles: how you get your kids to do their homework or their chores, Read more...
After spending a minimum of eighteen years shuffling your kids to and from play dates, music, dance, and athletic pursuits, your youngest (or only) child graduates and the intense hands-on phase of parenting abruptly comes to a halt. In the quiet that ensues, it's not uncommon for couples to feel a bit disconnected from one another. But having the kids out of the house presents an opportunity to get to know your spouse all over again. Read more...

What Makes West Michigan Dads So Special

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 12:13
Dads come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life. Being "Dad" isn't just about who helped bring you into this world; it's about the men in our life who mean the most to us, who cared for us, who helped guide us. We may be all about West Michigan women, but we love our men, too—especially dads. Read more...

Caught in the Act

Monday, 31 March 2014 09:17
When Children, Well … You Know!Have you ever been surprised by your children while in a romantic situation with your partner? It can be the ultimate embarrassment, loaded with awkwardness, as the examples attest. Read more...

Date Ideas Running Stale?

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 05:23
If you are like us, you are always keeping your eyes open for a unique date idea in West Michigan. West Michigan Woman magazine partnered with WZZM to cover four local couples who were game to try some new ideas.   Read more...

Homework Help Tips for Parents

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 05:08
With school in session, many moms have more time. That trip to the gym is easier to squeeze in around a work schedule. The days are less stressful ... and then the kids come home and that means I’m on homework help duty. [insert ominous music here] The house that was quiet, the laundry that was folded, the e-mail that was half answered are all now a memory, because there are things that have to be done—homework! To be quite honest, I was not always a big fan of homework. I saw it as busy work the kids were required… Read more...
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