Breakfast Around the World

Early in our relationship, my husband and I lived in Frankfurt, Germany for almost three years.  At the time we were young, just married, and had no children, so we spent much of our free time traveling around Europe.  The one thing that struck me as we traveled through the countries was the differences in what each country served us for breakfast.  One day while eating breakfast at a bed and breakfast in Germany, I had the idea to have a “Breakfast around the World” celebration with my then … [Read more...]

Family Advent Activities: Giving & Serving

My husband and I have three goals for our children:  to raise them to be healthy in mind, body and spirit.  Usually my articles on Rochester Media are centered on the healthy in body topic, but today I will share with you a tradition we are creating that centers on the latter goal, being healthy in spirit.  While they will get presents on Christmas Day, all the days preceding it will center on giving, serving, and enjoying the Christmas holiday without the presents.  We do this with the help … [Read more...]

101 Things to Make for Dinner

We've all been there. It's closing in on dinnertime and you have no idea what you are going to make for dinner. Here is a list to inspire you.  All of these links open in a new window, so you won't loose your place. Browse the recipes yourself and see what suites your tastes, cooking level, and time commitment. My husband is Maltese and I included one of his favorite Maltese dinners in the list. Can anyone guess what number it is? 1. Meatloaf 2. Tacos 3. Pasta Arrabiata 4. Fish and … [Read more...]

10 Real Food Snacks for the School Year

Planning snacks for our children is often the last thing we think about during the back to school rush, but having a healthy snack plan will help your children power through their day and year.  But what is a healthy snack?  Every snack package screams at you from the shelf claiming their product is healthiest. But when Fruit Loops, with 44% of its calories coming from sugar, are allowed to call themselves a “Smart Choice,” it is time to reconsider these snacks and take back your snack … [Read more...]

Boardroom Couple, A Rochester Hills Couple

Boardroom CoupleTM is run by Leonard and Julie Magro, one couple made from two entrepreneurs.  They have been married for 9 years and working together for 5 years.  They have two children and one crazy dog. Their Story "Entrepreneurship runs in our blood.  It was clear early in our marriage that we wanted our own business.  Corporate life was stifling both our daily life and our long term dreams.  So in 2005 we made the jump from employees to entrepreneurs.  In 2010, we celebrated five years … [Read more...]