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New autism intervention services are available to families in the Great Lakes Bay Region!

Jill Armentrout of Birch Run is Parent Liaison for the Saginaw County Great Start Collaborative. In this position contracted through the Saginaw Intermediate School District, she coordinates the Parent Coalition, bringing the parent voice to the early childhood system and outreach to families. She is the mother of two daughters. New autism intervention services are […]

Partnerships Helps Bay & Arenac County Families with Diapers

Partnerships Helps Bay & Arenac County Families with Diapers Great Start Parent Coalition strives to collect a bus load of diapers for Bay & Arenac Children at the Great Lakes Bay Moms Kid’s Block Party in Wenonah Park and the surrounding downtown September 14, 2013, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m   An amazing partnership has […]

Catholic Federal Credit Union’s 10 Money Saving Tips for Moms

Moms are on the front lines of doling out allowances and shaping their children’s money habits. Mix and match these favorite money-saving tips! Cut Sponges in Half. Let’s face it: Sponges are disgusting. They’re covered with last night’s dinner and crawling with germs. Some mom’s recommend running them through the dishwasher. To save money, when […]

Healthy & Yummy School Lunch Ideas (that don’t scream ’ew, it’s green!’)

Michelle Mersy, C.P.C. is the mother of two wonderful children (who actually DO like sandwiches), and a certified Life and Parenting Coach. She affirms, “Stop just wishing things could be different. They can be, if YOU do something different. Coaching will make that difference.” I hate sandwiches. When I was a kid, my poor mother […]

Jen’s Zen

Jen is a work-at-home mom, parent to three, and she’s been a stepparent for over 15 years. She is well-equipped to discuss and write about the great, and the not-so-great, details of all-things-parenting. Along with spending quality time with her family, Jen enjoys music, chocolate, camping and relaxing. And laughing! Many moons ago, I worked in a restaurant with […]

The Future of Fitness for Moms

Vince Leveille is a Pro Online Fitness coach with an expertise in post pregnancy weight loss.  Contact him at vince@vfitness.us for a free fitness/nutrition consultation. Follow his blog at www.vfitness.us. Today’s moms have significantly more responsibilities than their grandmothers, from working outside the home, maintaining a household and raising a family often fitness is the […]

Gardening With Kids!

Michelle Mersy, C.P.C. is the mother of two wonderful children (who don’t really despise eggplant), and a certified Life and Parenting Coach. Connect with her on Facebook, or call/text her at: 989-397-8386. www.MichelleMersy.com. Ok, I admit, that these things happen more often than not. I come up with a grand scheme, some big idea in […]

Jen’s Zen – Welcome

Jen is a work-at-home mom, parent to three, and she’s been a stepparent for over 15 years. She is well-equipped to discuss and write about the great, and the not-so-great,details of all-things-parenting. Along with spending quality time with her family, Jen enjoys music, chocolate, camping and relaxing. And laughing!   “It’s not really like the damn postcard showed.” — […]

To parents of small children: Let me be the one who says it out loud

One day I noticed that I said the phrase, “in the ideal world” a lot. The ideal job. The ideal day. The ideal conversation with the person with whom I was in conflict, who would respond in the ideal way to resolve the conflict because of my ideal confrontation with them. I was living as […]