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“If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” —Jim Rohn 

In an effort to strengthen local child passenger safety education efforts, Safe Kids West Michigan recently hosted a National Child Passenger Safety Technician course in Rothbury. CPS Technicians are trained to provide personalized instruction about how to properly install a car seat in a vehicle, as well as how to properly secure a child in the car seat.

Over the years, I’ve sat down with prospective divorce clients only to hear them start the conversation with, “I want a bulldog for a lawyer.” Given the situation clients go through during a divorce, this gut response isn’t an unreasonable one. Oftentimes, the point a spouse actually files for divorce is long removed from the point the relationship started to go downhill. In these situations, the couple has had weeks, months, or even years of pent-up anger and animosity towards one another that they instinctively want to unleash during the divorce proceedings. They want a bulldog, a cut-throat. They want Floyd Mayweather in a nicely tailored suit to put the proverbial hurt on their soon-to-be ex. In short, they want blood.

Parents sending their children off to college for the first time typically have prepared years in advance for the big occasion. And since tuition rates continue to increase, parents are, more than ever, focused on having their child be successful and graduate, said David Porter, founder of a firm that designs campuswide dining programs and dining halls at colleges throughout North America, and author of The Porter Principles: Retain & Recruit Students & Alumni, Save Millions on Dining and Stop Letting Food Service Contractors Eat Your Lunch.

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