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Meal Planning 101: Nine Tips for Success

My life has been pretty chaotic lately. New house. New puppy. New classes. New jobs. Yikes! With everything my husband and I have had going on, cooking has been the last thing on our minds. We found ourselves throwing together whatever was…

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Frozen In Time: Increasing the Lifespan of Your Favorite Foods

We’ve all done it: taken food to the freezer and forgotten about it for months on end. Some things thrive in the arctic temperatures while others do not survive at all. The good news, however, is that many of the…

Food

#HealthyMe: Hiking, an Unintentional Workout

Our recent trip to Michigan’s upper peninsula was full of activity and exploration. It was an opportunity to discover some of Michigan’s not so hidden, yet often overlooked attractions. White water rafting, biking the Marquette Marathon route, the U.P. State…

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What You May Not Know About Your Child’s Health

Most parents know that childhood obesity is a huge issue in Michigan (one out of every three children ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese in the state—enough to fill up Ford Field almost seven times). But being aware…

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Handy Tips for Brushing Your Baby’s Teeth

When you have your first baby, you quickly realize how much you don’t know. Take oral healthcare, for example. Apparently, you’re supposed to wipe down a baby’s gums with a soft moistened cloth at least twice a day, and ideally…

5 Healthy Desserts Your Kids Will Actually Love

It’s no shocker that children and adults have different tastes in food—just look at any kids menu to see what young ones like. The options tend to run on the bland side, but there’s a reason for that. Kids are drawn…

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5 Things You Need to Know Before and After a Flood

If you’re a Metro-Detroiter, you’ve undoubtedly heard about, or experienced, the giant flooding incident that occurred a couple weeks ago. August 11 brought inches of rain to the Motor City, damage to more than 18,000 homes, and led to tons of flooding indoors…

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Let Loose and WERQ It!

What do you get when you mix funky dance moves, plyometrics, and pop and hip-hop music together? A really fun and challenging workout. Er, make that WERQ-out. My two left feet and I (see Zumba), recently sampled a free WERQ…

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10 Michigan Labor Day Festivals We Love

It’s not too late to make plans for this Labor Day weekend! Whether you’re looking for family friendly festivals or simple ways to hang out, there are happenings all over Michigan. Exploring the mitten is a great way to spend…

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