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  • Snowmobiling Lessons - December 19, 2019

    By Kandace Chapple, GTWoman Editor WE GREW UP On snowmobiles. Weekends and evenings were spent outside sliding off the back of the slick seat of a 1981 Ski-Doo, trying to hang on to one another, riding double.  Of course, the point was to dump the other one off, pretend we[…]

  • Between the Canyon: Our Bucket List Trip to the Colorado River - December 11, 2019

    By Kelley Bowker We have been making travel “bucket lists” for years. One of the biggest trips on my husband Mike’s list? White water rafting through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River. I looove adventure, so I was all in.  I decided to plan the trip for Mike’s 50th birthday,[…]

  • Blending the Holidays: How To Embrace the Season as a Blended Family - December 4, 2019

    By Alison Neihardt The holidays are upon us. There are parties to plan, school activities to participate in and gifts to purchase. Oh, the fun! For blended families though, finding cheer at this time of year often requires both careful planning and flexibility. Woes all around For many blended families,[…]

  • The View from a Blended Family - November 25, 2019

    By Stefanie Tschirhart-Baldwin Eleven years ago, at age 29, I was newly widowed with a young daughter. I’d always valued our nuclear family, and, as I grieved the loss of my husband, part of me knew I would remarry someday.  And I did, to a man who also had daughter.[…]

  • 32 cousins & a Thanksgiving for the Books - November 21, 2019

    By Wendy Sobeck I come from a very large Polish-American family. My maternal grandparents, Sylvester and Lucille, had 16 children, and my mom, Diane, was the fourth eldest. There are 32 of us cousins to date.  Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays—and pretty much any given Sunday—were never hum-drum little gatherings. They were[…]

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