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The October/November issue of West Michigan Woman features Carrie Papke. Peek inside for other real-life stories about topics that matter most to women like you.


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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, also commonly referred to as PCOS, is a hormonal disorder that affects as many as 5 million women of reproductive age in the U.S. - though it can occur at any age post-puberty.
"Did I make a difference today? Did I show up in the way I needed to? Did my actions reflect my character?" These are the questions Suzann Foerster asks herself at the end of each day when reflecting upon her personal and professional life.
Whether it's through your Pinterest board, saved posts on Instagram or a good old fashioned moon board of magazine clippings, plenty of us have the ultimate dream vacation planned out in our heads...that one trip you say you'll eventually take "someday".
Last year, my collegiate son FaceTimed me and asked, "Why are my clothes always so wrinkled?" We discussed possibilities. "Using a dryer sheet might help, too," I reminded him. He laughed and said "I have literally never used one of those!"