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Ah, fall. There’s just something so special about the return of sweatshirts and socks, jeans and scarves, comfy shoes and hot drinks. It’s not just a transition time for the weather, though. It’s a transition for so many of us. Moms with school-aged kids are tossed back into the school year that begs for us to be busy and involved and chaotic. (This can absolutely apply to moms with young children, too!) The options for activities are...

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Welcome to our FINAL Meet Our Village Monday of not only December (Christmas is next Monday!) but of 2017!! What?? Anyone else trying to figure out how time can fly by so quickly??? I'm excited to see what adventures FIT4MOM Grand Rapids has in the new year!

To round out our year, I'm excited to be featuring Katie Raymond today. Hope you all enjoy learning more about her today!

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Happy December, everyone! A new month, a new week, and a new Monday to celebrate all of YOU! Today we are featuring the wonderful Emily Notenbaum. Enjoy learning more about her today!

How long have you been with FIT4MOM?

Since May 2017.

In what way(s) have you participated in FIT4MOM (Fit4Baby, Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, BodyBack)?

Stroller Strides!

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Welcome back to Meet Our Village Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and perhaps even started prepping for Christmas over the weekend. My family and house are in full Christmas-mode--definitely spent the entire weekend decorating our house inside and out and then did our first of many drives around our neighborhood to check out Christmas lights. We LOVE this time of year!

One of the things I am forever thankful for is...

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Meet Our Village Monday: Meghan

It's Monday! Admittedly, Mondays are not my favorite day of the week but reading something fun and encouraging is always a great way to add some light to the beginning of my week. I hope these posts are a fun way to start the week and that you are enjoying learning more about our members via Meet Our Village Mondays!

Today I have the pleasure of featuring Meghan Holt. Enjoy!

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Welcome to the first Monday of November! Should I also add that Thanksgiving is in seventeen days, Christmas is seven weeks from today, and 2018 begins eight weeks from today? You know...just giving you an idea of how FAST time flies!! ANYWAY, the holiday season is not the point of this post (but maybe there will be a holiday post coming....?). The point of this post is....Meet Our Village Monday!! I'm super excited to be featuring Stephanie...

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Welcome to the final Monday of October and another Meet Our Village Monday feature! It's so hard to believe that November is just a couple days away, isn't it?? Well, before we get overwhelmed that Christmas is less than two months away (yikes!), let's take some time to get to know more about the fantastic Becky Williams today! Enjoy!

How long have you been with FIT4MOM?

I have been with FIT4MOM for almost a year...

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Welcome to another week of Meet Our Village Monday! It's quite the rainy, fall day here in Michigan, so what could be better than snuggling up on the couch with some tea/coffee/hot chocolate & learning more about our community?? Today we have the pleasure of learning more about the wonderful Jessica Prusa. Enjoy!

How long have you been with FIT4MOM?

Since January 2017

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It's time for a revival, everybody. A revival of an oldie but a goodie--one of my favorite features from the past. Oh, the suspense, right?? We're bringing back....Meet Our Village Monday! *praise hands* *fist bump* *applause* (Yes, I did just type that out. You laughed. Admit it.)

Many of you may be thinking, "What is Meet Our Village Monday and why are you so excited?" Meet Our Village Monday is a blog series that features all of YOU....

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Goodness. It's already been one whole month since I wrote about the looming event of my oldest heading off to kindergarten (which, not to gloss over it, but it went great! He did fine and I was sad but I DIDN'T CRY. WHAT? Obviously I must have been all out of tears).

Let me tell you. People, I am tired. Holy cow. This whole every day school thing is A LOT....and I'm not even the one going to school! Well, I take that back. I go to...

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It's two days away--the day that, if I'm being honest, I have dreaded since the day he was born. The day always seemed so far away. "I'm so glad that I have such a long time until then," I would think. Well...it's here. Once I realized how quickly the years were actually going, I tried so hard to slow down time. The day has arrived anyway. Yes, it's true. My oldest son starts kindergarten on Monday. There's an ache in my chest, in my heart,...

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There's something to be said about simplicity, isn't there? Slower, less demand, fewer moving pieces--I've found that it is something I greatly desire for my life and my family life. Too many activities and commitments=higher stress & less enjoyment for me. I keep a Google Calendar (What did I do before Google Calendar???? How did I keep my life organized???) and last year, I started to also post a weekly calendar in our kitchen where...

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