Street sweepers: Thoughts on legacy and contribution

When you get to be my age kids, you start to think about big, fancy, important words like “legacy” and “contribution.” (I know some of my friends are rolling their eyes at me right now – you know who you are!).  Turning thirty is so officially ADULT. While I’ve always loved birthdays and celebrations, 30 feels […]

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A few words on transition…

A quick note: So, I have a friend who is a fantastic blogger – and every few weeks she writes a “Quick Update” on her blog, Mid City Love,  that details what her and the fam have been up to. It’s so well organized, so well put together, and enjoyable to read that I sometimes […]

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So….what’s this Rodan + Fields thing?

When I first told my sister that I was going to start using and selling Rodan + Fields skincare products, we were on our way to Chicago on the train. She looked at me like I was insane. “Amber, you’re going to be one of those direct sellers? Noooo. I know so many people who […]

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Love and marriage, love and marriage

AMBER NOTE: I found this post today as I was realizing how far behind I was in my personal writing. Not sure why I never posted it…probably because… squirrel! I feel like I’m always doing 17 things at once. But here it is, and six months later, I can confidently say I still feel the […]

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Girls, sports & the stories we believe about ourselves.

This week’s blog post inspiration is brought to you by sweaty, sunny, 95 degree, summer soccer camps. That’s right, over three weeks of West Michigan’s youngest soccer stars kicking & running (and sometimes screaming) up and down the pitch. The thing that has always intrigued me about girls in sports is watching their attitudes, the way they […]

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