The key to raising happy children
It's the million dollar question. How can you raise happy children? Maranda talked with psychologist, Tom Karel, to get insights on creating a happy home.
The joys and challenges of friendship
Friends are the source of love, support and laughter, but these relationships have to be fostered and nurtured.
Q&A: Parents discipline challenges
Maranda asked some West Michigan moms about their biggest parenting challenges and then took their questions to an expert for advice.
Answering your questions about love
Love is in the air and this time of the year can spark questions about relationships. Maranda recently polled her viewers to find out what questions they have
Postpartum support for new moms
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services recently opened their new Mother and Baby Program which provides support for new mothers struggling with postpartum
Are you or someone you know depressed?
We’ve all seen the commercials on television – several vignettes showing individuals looking sad, tired, and unresponsive to mates, children or pets with a
Advice for dealing with tragedy
The senseless and horrible act of violence that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday has consumed the nation. People struggle to find answers.
Donations needed for new moms
On Monday, December 10, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services will be opening a new Mother and Baby Program that will treat women suffering from a number
Combatting postpartum depression
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services has created a new Mother and Baby Program which will open Monday, December 10. Only the second of its kind in the
Making life changes
Have you been contemplating a change lately? Are you thinking of taking a risk or beginning something new?
How a pet can benefit your child
Pets aren't only great companions, they can also teach kids important lessons and responsibility. Maranda talked with April Allen of Pine Rest Christian
Easing into a back to school grove
Carpooling, homework, sports practice, dinner.....there is so much to think about when it comes to scheduling your family and it all hits at back to school
Best of the best?
Have you been glued to the TV watching the Olympics? Here are some great discussion starters and insights that can be gained from enjoying the Games!
Parenting in times of tragedy
With the shooting incident in Colorado recently, many parents wonder how to respond to their children's questions and how to meet the emotional needs for
This morning I was irritable…I was frustrated...and I was trying not to let my three little ones on to the fact that I needed space but couldn’t get it. Summer
Children and emotions
As adults, it is often difficult to understand what a child is feeling, much less know how to help them articulate what they are feeling.