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How To Balance Working at Home with Kids

Guest Post: Lauren Perry, Contributor at Yale Medicine
Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 03, 2020 in  Health & Wellness  Healthy Living  Safety
Stick to a routine. That’s the theme that runs through advice from Yale Child Study Center experts when it comes to a struggle many families are now facing: working at home alongside children who are out of school or daycare because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is really hard, and parents are rightfully concerned about trying to balance their responsibilities as working adults with this complete upheaval in the lives of their children,” says Leah Booth, MA, a speech-language... read more
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Spring Cleaning 2020 = Disinfecting

Guest Post: Laura McHolm, Co-Founder at NorthStar Moving
Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 03, 2020 in  Health & Wellness  Spring
Just a few short weeks ago, “spring cleaning” meant taking advantage of the longer days to dust off your home and make it nice and shiny for the warmer months. Today, we’re living a new reality.   The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us all together. We are sharing the collective experience of being at home, doing our utmost to stay healthy and making sure we are doing our part to flatten the curve to keep entire communities safe. Since many of us are at home full-time, it is vital that we ... read more
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5 Ways To Create An Effective Study Station In Your Home

Guest Post: Madeleine Low, Content Publisher at Western Governors University
Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 03, 2020 in  Health & Wellness  Healthy Living  Home Improvement
Every home should have space for relaxing, resting, cooking, and studying. Whether you have children or are furthering your own education, it’s important to create a place inside your home that makes it easy to stay focused and organized on schoolwork. These tips will help you create a designated study station inside your home: Evaluate your space. Look around your home and determine the best location to set up a study station. A room with a door is the best option because it allows you to shut out any ... read more
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Hot Home Trend: The Kitchen Blues

Guest Post: Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor at REALTORĀ® Magazine
Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 11, 2020 in  Home Decor
Blue is emerging as a popular color choice in cabinetry, whether it’s a deep blue, a grayish-blue, or a softer pastel shade. Blue can be used to spice up a kitchen island or as the base color for the surrounding cabinetry.Blue and gray have emerged as the top choices for contrasting kitchen island cabinets, according to the 2020 Houzz Kitchen Trends Study. Another trend is painting kitchen walls blue, which is appearing in 7% of upgraded kitchens (up from 5% last year). White cabinetry remains the overal... read more
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Real Estate Update | February 2020

Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 06, 2020 in  Real Estate Update
The winter months are rarely popular for Michigan’s real estate market, and with the recent snow, ice, and rain making its impact, the start of the 2020 housing market is off to a cold start. However, that doesn’t mean all real estate activity is slowing down and Michiganders should expect an uptick in activity in just a few short months.We will begin by looking to the west side of our state, specifically the counties of Ionia, Kent, and Montcalm. New listings and pending sales have both increased in Io... read more
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