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Coursera: education for everyone

Registering and taking college courses online is not necessarily a new concept with the likes of University of Phoenix available.  However, circumstances can arise where having the opportunity to take online courses is ideal and necessary, such as having a…

Imagination Library early childhood literacy program growing across Michigan

Each month, I receive what I consider to be a great example of high-impact philanthropy in my mailbox. Two, actually. There I find two free books — one addressed to each of my sons — meant to encourage early childhood…

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2 recommended books to turn your e-reader into a personal health and wellness coach

I have always loved reading. As a kid, I would sneak a flashlight into my room and read under the covers for hours. Two surefire punishments my parents would mete out for me were not allowing me to watch This…

 

How to deal with back-to-school separation anxiety in children

To some parents, sending kids to school may be routine, but others may need some direction. Parents commonly encounter nerves, anxiety and restlessness from their child. Here are some ways parents can help their children practice separation while staying relaxed…

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch … for kids?

Kids spend the majority of their time, the majority of the year, in our schools.  Therefore, kids are eating the majority of their meals at school as well.  What happens when a family cannot afford to reload the student’s meal…

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4 tips for keeping your kids safe on their walk to school from a Detroit police officer

To keep students safe as they head back to school in the city of Detroit, collaboration is the name of the game. Detroit Public Schools, several law enforcement agencies and community groups are working together to bring Operation Safe Passage back for…

 

Why is Grand Rapids the best place in the country to raise a family?

Back in April, Grand Rapids received quite the honor from Forbes Magazine as they declared the city is the best place in the country to raise a family.  Factors cited as why Grand Rapids takes the top rank are low…

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Disney has provided map to fight childhood obesity, will other media companies follow?

I would like to  give a standing ovation to The Walt Disney Co. for an extraordinary performance.  I wish they could see my elation at this very moment!   It makes my heart smile to know that they have become the…

#MenOfMI: Fathers can teach kids a lot about healthy habits

Let’s get a few things straight right off the bat. First: parenting is hard, taxing and occasionally anxiety-inducing work. Anyone who’s experienced up close the difficult ages of 3, 4 and 5 (parents differ on which year is the toughest)…

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