Reader’s Lounge

by Laura Youells This month’s selections spotlight organization, cleaning, and self-sufficiency. For projects big or small, these books offer great

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Simple Tips for “Playing the Long Game”

by Beth McEwen The day a new fuzzy puppy or adopted pooch comes home is a momentous occasion—excitement, hope, love

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Women Take on Comic-Con in Grand Rapids and Around the World

by Majorie Steele If Grand Rapids Comic-Con is any reflection of the nationwide industry, the era of nerd culture’s “boys

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Therapeutic Benefits of Fostering Creativity in Your Children

by Kerry Hart, LLMFT Children are endowed with extraordinary imaginations, and it pays to foster their creativity. Encouraging self-expression will allow

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Everyday Design Thinking

by Alysha Lach-White, Illustrator / Experience Designer Have you ever found yourself sitting in front of a blank piece of paper,

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The Importance of “Instead”: Redirecting Your Pooch’s Problematic Behavior

by Beth McEwen Many of us who have dogs feel they are a member of the family; a furry child, of

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Dating Someone Who Has Mental Illness

by Megan Stubbs How many times have you had a friend say something like this about an ex: “Oh, they

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