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Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014
In case Mother's Day has a tendency to sneak up on you, here's fair warning: It's May 11, which isn't too far away! What to get Mom this year? Flowers? Brunch? While those options may seem cliché, there are reasons for them: 1. They’re tried and true favorites. 2. They don’t add to your mom’s growing collection of things she doesn’t need, taking up space in her home. But if you’re looking to branch out—without adding clutter—here are a few ideas to provide Mom with a great Mother’s Day experience:

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.

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.

Like the dad in the Disney movie College Road Trip, I am not ready to send my daughter off to college—let alone think about it. But I can’t bury my head in the sand any longer: It’s spring of her junior year, and it’s the recommended time to plan. Thanks to the Holland High School counseling team and to all of the moms who’ve been there and responded to my cry for help on Facebook, I have five tips that will help make this process a little easier.

This is the first year in a long time that we’ve decided to not go anywhere over spring break. Maybe this wasn’t the best year to miss out on a warm getaway—but even so, I’m just not a big fan of the crowds and jaw-dropping airfares that are inevitable this time of year. Alas, we’ll be sticking close to home, in Northeast Grand Rapids. Although I’m comfortable with our decision, the other day I started to panic: What the heck are the kids going to do with an entire week off? [Insert snow-day flashbacks here.]

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