Loft Living: The Good and The Bad

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Loft Living In The City

When my husband and I decided to downsize, we decided to also go from suburban living to living in the heart of the city. We had always lived in suburban areas while raising our kids. The quite areas had great neighbors and a true sense of community. I never would have pictured us living in a busy city.<!–more–> However, after our daughter moved to New York City, we began to really enjoy our visits there and all the hustle and bustle. Although New York would still be too busy for us to live in ourselves, Grand Rapids Michigan is the perfect size city. And, living in a loft got us right in the middle of it! Continue reading “Loft Living: The Good and The Bad”

ADD: Parenting A Child With Attention Deficit Disorder

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ADD-ADHD

Raising kids can be such a time of trial and error but throw one into the mix with ADD and it can be quite baffling. My first two kids were both girls that seemed to have a natural tendency toward being high achievers in school. I thought that, as parents, we must be doing something right. Both daughters stressed at getting a B in a class with no pressure from us.

When my son came along, I was totally expecting that same kind of behavior. Boy was I thrown for a loop! Before school age, he was actually even easier than our two daughters. He was the sweetest and most compassionate little boy. The struggles began when he started school. Continue reading “ADD: Parenting A Child With Attention Deficit Disorder”

Healthy Coffee Drinks

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Is Coffee Good For You?

In my quest to drink and eat clean, I had to know……is coffee good for you….at all? In my own experience, I know that drinking too much coffee can cause one to become jittery or have problems with sleep. Of course, I used to drink my fair share of sweet coffee drinks so I’m sure the combination of sugar and caffeine only intensified the problem. But, I just loved those peppermint mochas or pumpkin spice lattes! Continue reading “Healthy Coffee Drinks”