5 Things You May Not Know About Playground Etiquette

Before I even begin, let me state (what is hopefully) the obvious: I have no real power to declare any sort of rules/laws/guidelines for the playground. I will not be patrolling the local playgrounds passing out tickets to those who do not abide by My Word. However, I feel this is a topic worth exploring, especially if you have younger kids and are new to the playground world. So here goes nothing:  No. 1: The Merry-Go-Round is Not Your Babysitter While playgrounds are meant to entertain your kids, you are still responsible for them. That means you should know where they are and what they are doing. You will see this one being referenced in several of the following items. No. 2: Watch Them Build Sandcastles…and Character Playgrounds are full of teachable moments. If your child is involved in some
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Your Kids Won’t Be Able to Stop Talking about Broadway Grand Rapids’ Wizard of Oz

Get Ready to Be Carried Away The iconic and well loved musical the Wizard of Oz traveled over the rainbow and onto the stage of the DeVos Performance Hall for
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WIN! One of (2) Hanging Baskets from Koetsier’s for Mother’s Day

LOCAL GREENHOUSE GREAT SOURCE FOR FLOWERS Daffodils are out and the tulips are on their way, hooray! Watching the tulips and daffodils push their way up through the dirt fills
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Grand Rapids Neighborhood Garage Sale Guide 2014

NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALES FOR GREATER GRAND RAPIDS It’s garage sale season! Check out our guide for neighborhood sales near you! Do you have a neighborhood (10+ homes) sale coming up?
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Junie B. Jones at the Civic Theater Is Not Just for Kids

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells… I had the pleasure of taking my daughter to see Junie B. Jones- Jingle Bells, Batman Smells at the Civic Theater on opening night on Friday.
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