WIN! Southside Ice Arena Skating Lessons

Give Your Kids Confidence on the Ice Learning to ice skate is like learning to ride a bike. Once you’ve got the basics down, you’ll always remember them and it’ll come in handy throughout your life. And if you live in Michigan, ice skating is a must-have skill! When the winter months are long and dark, ice skating is also a great way for kids to burn up energy. I remember skating on the frozen pond behind our house as a kid. We would have to trudge out with our skates slung over our shoulders, with brooms and shovels in hand. Once the snow was cleared from the pond, we’d do our best to skate over the uneven ice that had formed ridges from the harsh winds as it froze. What we would have given for a perfectly manicured rink to practice
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Gone Too Soon: How to Handle the Death of a Classmate

The death of a child is an impossible grief to imagine. When a child dies in your community, it is difficult to know what to do. Managing your own sadness,
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12 Birthday Cake Artisans in West Michigan

Supreme Cake Bakers Are Right Here in West Michigan! For kids, a birthday party might be about presents and games. But we adults know the best part of any birthday party
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Meet Nichole, New Wife & Soon to be Mom Who Could Use Your Advice

An Introduction to “Nichole Asks” Five years ago I moved to Grand Rapids for a job opportunity. I had graduated from college less than a year before and my intentions
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101 Free Things to do With Kids in Michigan

Michigan is Awesome I know I’m a little biased, but really, Michigan is the best. For starters, our peninsulas mean we basically have two great states in one. And who else is
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