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Before Setting Off on Life’s Journey, Shake the Pebbles from Your Shoe

Before Setting Off on Life’s Journey, Shake the Pebbles from Your Shoe

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March has been a bit wintry here in Traverse City, so it was a great relief to wake up Sunday morning and see that Mother Nature was going to be granting us a bit of a reprieve.

Traverse City Family-Friendly “Bucket List” for Spring

March has been a bit wintry here in Traverse City, so it was a great relief to wake up Sunday morning and see that Mother Nature was going to be granting us a bit of a reprieve.

If you’ve ever wondered what living the “creative life” is all about, then check out this fantastic speech by Neil Gaiman, addressing the 2012 graduating class of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Living the Creative Life: Brianne Farley’s New Book Drops on March 14

If you’ve ever wondered what living the “creative life” is all about, then check out this fantastic speech by Neil Gaiman, addressing the 2012 graduating class of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Unless you’ve been in a bunker for fear of the solar eclipse coming in August (that some conspiracy theorists are asserting is a sign that the end of the world is nigh), you’ve no doubt heard about the fallout from “Envelopegate” at the Oscars.  A Managing Director at accounting firm PWC gave the wrong envelope for “Best Picture” to Warren Beatty, who looked as if the card inside was written in hieroglyphics. Beatty then proceeded to pass the buck to his co-presenter Faye Dunaway, who…

When Boredom Hits, Don’t Hit Back with Social Media

Unless you’ve been in a bunker for fear of the solar eclipse coming in August (that some conspiracy theorists are asserting is a sign that the end of the world is nigh), you’ve no doubt heard about the fallout from “Envelopegate” at the Oscars. A Managing Director at accounting firm PWC gave the wrong envelope for “Best Picture” to Warren Beatty, who looked as if the card inside was written in hieroglyphics. Beatty then proceeded to pass the buck to his co-presenter Faye Dunaway, who…

When it comes to coaching kids, I have a bit of a split personality. One is public, the other is more private. My public persona is that of “Mr. Laid Back Dad.” I say things like: “Hey, I just want the kids to have fun. That’s all that matters!”. This sentiment is real.

The Rules to Raising Creative Kids (Hint: There are None

When it comes to coaching kids, I have a bit of a split personality. One is public, the other is more private. My public persona is that of “Mr. Laid Back Dad.” I say things like: “Hey, I just want the kids to have fun. That’s all that matters!”. This sentiment is real.

Julia Child once said: “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” When it comes to fresh food, we have an abundance of riches here in northern Michigan.  Much of that food is produced on small, family run farms using organic and sustainable farming techniques. All year round we enjoy perusing and purchasing the fresh produce available at the Sara Hardy Famers Market in Traverse City.

Providence Organic Farm: A Story of Faith, Family and a Love of Fresh, Organic Food

Julia Child once said: “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” When it comes to fresh food, we have an abundance of riches here in northern Michigan. Much of that food is produced on small, family run farms using organic and sustainable farming techniques. All year round we enjoy perusing and purchasing the fresh produce available at the Sara Hardy Famers Market in Traverse City.

Traverse City, Startup Story, overcoming fear, living your dream, Traverse City e-commerce, girl's cape

Traverse City Startup Story: Be Afraid, Then Do it Anyway

Traverse City, Startup Story, overcoming fear, living your dream, Traverse City e-commerce, girl's cape

Simple Question – What’s the Best Thing That Happened to You Today? - Life and Whim

Simple Question – What’s the Best Thing That Happened to You Today

Simple Question – What’s the Best Thing That Happened to You Today? - Life and Whim

Five Winter Activities for the Whole Family in Sleeping Bear Dunes - Life and Whim

Five Winter Activities for the Whole Family in Sleeping Bear Dunes

Five Winter Activities for the Whole Family in Sleeping Bear Dunes - Life and Whim

Traverse City Startup: Building a Brand for Kids, Community and Love of Creativity - Life and Whim

Traverse City Startup: Building a Brand for Kids, Community and Love of Creativity

Traverse City Startup: Building a Brand for Kids, Community and Love of Creativity - Life and Whim

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