All posts by Mary Rose Kulczak

Juggling Between Work Life and Home Schooling

You ordered storage systems from The Container Store. You perused the IKEA catalog for desks and chairs. You purchased files and folders and notebooks at the office supply store. Your workspace and school space are completely organized and ready. Now that your space is ready, how can you organize your life to fit the new

Creative Ways to Stay in Touch During the Pandemic

Sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic offers a challenge to many families. How can we keep our loved ones safe while still maintaining social interactions? This is especially difficult for grandparents, many of whom are isolated from families due to health conditions. In addition, residents of nursing homes and assisted living centers can no

When Life (and COVID-19) Gives You Lemons, Start a Lemonade Business

The lemonade stand is an iconic summertime staple, giving children a chance to earn a little cash for necessities like ice cream cones and squirt guns. One local organization has decided to capitalize on this idea by turning lemonade stands into lessons on business and finance. “Lemonade Day is an experiential program that introduces youth

A Cut Above: Maintaining a Business during Trying Times

Award-winning Saline FFA Student operates lawn service. Luke Gerlinger, 17, had a rough start to his lawn mowing business this spring. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Governor Whitmer ordered that non-essential businesses cease operations, which included landscape companies. “It was just the starting season. I was actually able to get equipment ready,” Gerlinger said. Shortly after orders