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Having planned and executed my second daughter's wedding, I proclaim myself an "almost expert" Mother of the Bride. As such, I want to share my experience—complete with tips, regrets and irreverent observations.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 04:54

A West Michigan Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving. We hope it's full of good food, good conversations and time with family and friends, near and far.

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"It's pretty much a family affair," said Margaret (Peg) Finkelstein, Director of the Peg & Mort Finkelstein Historical Archives at Temple Emanuel in Grand Rapids.

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 07:49

The Best Times To Give Natural Remedies a Try

Natural remedies and a natural way of life are still new concepts here in the United States. When natural alternatives to medication are mentioned, many still think of witch doctors and brush off the concept as taboo. Yet according to the World Health Organization, 80 percent of the population in some Asian and African countries depend on traditional herbal medicine for primary health care. For many countries, natural solutions are a way of life—and this idea is catching on in the U.S.

Published in Wellness
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 07:41

Is My Child Being Bullied Online?

Bullying is not a new concept, but with rampant use of the internet and social media among teenagers, bullying has adopted new tactics.

Published in Family

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Breast cancer affects everyone—both men and women.

That's why the American Cancer Society (ACS) recruits men to fight breast cancer through their Real Men Wear Pink campaign.

Published in Profile
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 16:25

May Your Autumn Be Merry and Bright

The air is crisp, and the colors are warm. "The most wonderful time of the year" may be attributed to Christmas in lyrics—but in West Michigan, we know the most wonderful time of the year is fall. From the first falling leaf to the feasts of Thanksgiving, and all the Halloween trick-or-treaters and harvest festivities in between, these tips will help inspire ideas to bring the wonder of autumn into your home.

Published in Spaces

Back by popular demand: The Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival (GRFFF) returns October 21, 2017, at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), to shine a spotlight on feminist talent, art and insight.

Published in Cityscene
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:22

A Strong Will to Survive

"I need to be alive for my kids."

Jori Phillips, a mother to three girls and one boy, was 35 when she felt a lump in her breast. She was breastfeeding her baby when one breast felt empty, and the other constantly felt full of milk.

Published in Profile
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:18

Mackinac Bridge Walk Celebrates 60 Years

The great state of Michigan is celebrating an important birthday this year: The Mackinac Bridge Walk's 60th!

Published in Travel
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