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25+ Healthy Lunchbox Ideas
August 25, 2018August 25, 2018
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25+ Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

From easy wraps and pinwheels for lunch to snacks like energy bites and trail mix, there are ideas for the whole lunch box. You don’t have to have an adorably arranged bento box with cut out sandwiches and fruit to make your child’s lunch special. They are fun some of the time, but not very...

Managing Back-to-School Jitters
August 22, 2018August 22, 2018
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Managing Back-to-School Jitters

The Christmas song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” can be heard around many homes in August, often sung by parents.  The singing is often meant to tease kids about the impending start of school. But some are not super thrilled about the first day of school. Along with earlier bedtimes and homework,...

Do Grandfathers Really Make A Difference?
August 21, 2018August 21, 2018
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Do Grandfathers Really Make A Difference?

(Reproduced courtesy of the Legacy Coalition) I’m not a wine drinker, but those who are often speak of certain wines that seem to improve with age. They become more flavorful and full-bodied. There are also some that don’t age well. They lose their flavor and turn into vinegar. Grandfathers are similar to wine. Some age...

“Happy But Unfulfilled.  Something Was Missing”:  The Wayne Huizenga Story
August 19, 2018August 19, 2018
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“Happy But Unfulfilled. Something Was Missing”: The Wayne Huizenga Story

Living a life of power, prestige, excitement and wealth, Wayne Huizenga, Jr. regularly dined at the world’s banquet table. Working alongside his father, the Chairman of Waste Management Inc, Junior enjoyed the perks that came with wealth, including owning three professional sports teams. He was free to drink heavily and quick to offer unvarnished comments...

10 Easy Quiche Recipes for Brunch
August 18, 2018August 18, 2018
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10 Easy Quiche Recipes for Brunch

Nothing beats waking up to the scent of coffee and the eggy, cheesy, and flaky goodness of a piping hot slice of quiche for brunch. Why go out and splurge when you could bring some of that restaurant-quality brunch to your kitchen table. Want to surprise mom on a Saturday morning? Need a great dish...

Giving Glory To The Creator:  Meet Sacha Standfest
August 17, 2018August 17, 2018
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Giving Glory To The Creator: Meet Sacha Standfest

What do you teach at Traverse City Christian School? I’m the Principal for the Elementary School and have the pleasure of teaching Fourth Grade Bible, Science and Social Studies. What do you love about TC Christian? I love the dedication of the teachers who truly love and care for their students as well as their...

‘A Cover Of Blessing’:  Life At The Edge
August 16, 2018August 16, 2018
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‘A Cover Of Blessing’: Life At The Edge

When did you start with Double Edge and what’s your role there? I started at the Edge a few years ago, working in the summer (a time when the store gets pretty busy and I’m on break from working in the school system).  I run the register, stock items on racks/shelves, or do whatever is...

Minivan Organization and Car Rules For Kids
August 15, 2018August 15, 2018
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Minivan Organization and Car Rules For Kids

Make your minivan your home on the road with these tips to keep everyone organized and interested.  Thanks to the House Mix Blog for these great ideas. Minivan organization and car rules for kids

Choosing To Love
August 14, 2018August 14, 2018
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Choosing To Love

None of us are at our best all the time. There are those times when we have the flu or a headache. There are those times when our old sin natures are in control. And there are days when things just don’t go well. All of us – grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren – can...

School Lunch Prep On A Budget
August 13, 2018August 13, 2018
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School Lunch Prep On A Budget

We all eat lunch, and it’s easy to get stuck in a meal rut when there are daily school lunches to make and busy schedules to keep. Sure, buying prepackaged lunch boxes may save a few minutes today, but over time the cost of these meals can add up. Instant meals are not always healthy...