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Last year while sifting through Mother's Day cards, struggling to find something remotely accurate and not overly-cheesy for the mothers in my life, I couldn't help but wonder: Am I living up to these standards as a mom? All the cards shared similar niceties.

Many people are familiar with the concept of "autism awareness," though they might not be as familiar with the ongoing language shift to "autism acceptance." To learn more as we celebrate Autism Acceptance Month, West Michigan Woman spoke with Liz Elias, a Clinical Director with Gateway Pediatric Therapy.

School drop off, family doctor's appointments, sports practices for the kids, your book club meetup ... in the midst of it all, finding time to simply be alone with ourselves can be difficult. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't work to ensure your alone time stays among the top priorities on your list. In fact, it's essential.

At the beginning of a relationship, it can feel easy to find time to be intimate. You're in the "honeymoon phase," after all! But as time goes on, it might feel like you're out of sync with each other when it comes to hopping in the sack. Enter: the concept of scheduling sex. Feel weird about jotting "sex" down in your planner? You shouldn't.

Stereotypes tied to women's sexuality and age abound. If you're younger, you're in the sack all the time. More mature? Your intimate days are all but over. Obviously, we're so not down with these outdated and inaccurate ideas! To find out what women should really know about intimacy at any age, we sat down with expert Dr. Barb DePree, MD, NCMP, MMM, Holland Hospital Women's Specialty Care.

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