Everyday Hacks

May 09 2017

Summer is my favorite season because being able to be outside is like gaining an extra room in my home.

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March 19 2017

When I was growing up, I loved reading biographies of pioneer girls.

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January 20 2017

The prospect of harsh winter weather brings anticipation and superstitions designed to secure the certainty of a Snow Day: ice cubes flushed down the toilet,

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November 21 2016

‘Tis the season for lots of picture taking!

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September 26 2016

As a mom of a teenage son, an aunt of two little ones and a teacher in her 21st year on the job, the dollar store is my ultimate life hack.

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July 25 2016

Soon the yellow school buses will be rolling down our streets again and the long summer nights will turn back into practices, rehearsals, homework and refrai

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May 26 2016

When I was a kid, my father’s parents traveled from Benton Harbor to Cadillac every few months.

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March 25 2016

A recent residential move found me face-to-face with the technology in my life and it wasn’t pretty.

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February 01 2016

We’ve all heard it said often: spending one-on-one time with your partner is key to a strong relationship.

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December 01 2015

The last orange construction barrels have been cleared away from Michigan highways, which can only mean one thing: It’s time for that other season, the one w

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