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6 Michigan Cities to Visit This Fall

Ever wonder what a beach side sunset looks like in the fall? How about covered bridges laden with leaves? Everyone loves a good Michigan vacation over the summer, but, believe it or not, sometimes visits in the fall makes Michigan…

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Sweeteners Decoded: The Truth about Sugar Substitutes

To make healthier versions of your favorite foods, many companies swap out real sugar for sugar substitutes. These sweeteners often contain fewer calories than plain old sugar, and thanks to their concentrated taste, require lower amounts to achieve the same…

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MSU Teddy Bear Picnic a “Huge Success”

This past Saturday, over 1,200 kids and their parents braved chilly temperatures and overcast skies to take part in the 10th annual Michigan State University (MSU) Teddy Bear Picnic. The kids’ stuffed animal companions didn’t seem to mind the weather…

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Veg Out: Top Vegan and Vegetarian Spots in Grand Rapids

If you don’t eat meat, you won’t soon run out of amazing places to fill up in Grand Rapids. As diners have shifted their eating habits away from animal sources due to environmental, health, or moral reasons, the city’s restaurants…

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No Joke: Sometimes You Should Eat The Yolk

The code has been cracked: egg yolks aren’t as bad as you thought. Though they certainly shouldn’t be eaten all day, every day, there are some nutritional properties found right in the middle of the egg.  Over one third of…

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Must-See Video of the Famous Soo Locks

When you head all the way up to the Upper Peninsula, one of the must-visit cities is Sault Ste. Marie. We certainly did that on our recent AHM road trip to the UP. We spent a whole day in “The…

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5 Great Stops for a Healthy and Fun Day in Petoskey

Whether your idea of fun is getting active outdoors, curling up with a good book, shopping or dining, Petoskey has it all. Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay, in northwest lower Michigan, the resort town provides…

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Six Tips to Beat Hidden Classroom Germs

As parents and caregivers know all too well, one child’s simple cold has the power to wreak havoc on an entire classroom. There are a few reasons why sniffles and sneezes thrive in schools. To start, students spend the day…

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Commit to Fit Nation: Connecting Parents to Experienced Service Providers

Run a Google search on “speech therapists in Grand Rapids, MI” and you’ll get over 34,000 results. “Attention deficit disorder resources in Grand Rapids, MI” nets more than 50,000 hits. If you really want to be overwhelmed, try “physical therapy…

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