15 Ice Rinks

15 Places to Ice Skate Around Greater Grand Rapids

Winter Break is upon us, Grand Rapids, and our kids need an outlet! And since we’re still waiting on snow for sledding or skiing, ice skating is here to save the
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These Favorite Tricks Help Kids Dress Themselves – And Tie Shoes!

HELP KIDS HELP THEMSELVES GET READY TO GO Helping little ones put on a coat or tie shoes only takes a minute of your time- and it does take longer
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Play Elf on a Shelf, Goldfish Swim School Style

Elf Your Way to Goldfish Swim School Every year we like to play Elf on a Shelf with our readers, and this year we’re happy to have Goldfish Swim School
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7 Reasons to Celebrate Your Kid’s December Birthday Some Other Time

All I Want for Christmas Is…to Not Have a December Birthday Some people feel that having a birthday around Christmas-time is magical. It’s like everyone is getting all excited and
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Winter Break Activity Guide | Grand Rapids 2014

FEATURED WINTER BREAK ACTIVITIES Christmas Break is coming and we have you covered! Take a look at all the activities West Michigan has to offer during your holiday season. Make
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WIN! Cutest – Or Coolest? – Kids’ Glasses We’ve Ever Seen

WHERE WAS JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR WHEN I WAS A KID??? I’ve worn glasses since I was four years old. Back then glasses were considered a burden and eyeglass designers didn’t
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How to deal with tantrums and bullies

Tantrums, Bullies and Getting Kids to Eat – Ep 21


LISTEN TO EPISODE 21 Click the play button above or subscribe in iTunes. WHAT’S IN EPISODE 21? In this episode Melody talks with local dad and Pine Rest clinical psychologist
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Grand Rapids Ballet’s New Nutcracker is a Visual Masterpiece

Don’t Miss the World Premier of This Reimagined Performance You may have seen the Nutcracker before. You may have seen our own Grand Rapids Ballet perform this story. But you
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pure michigan gift ideas

Pure Michigan Fan? You’ll Love this Gift List!

This post contains affiliate links. Because Michigan is my Favorite. Pure Michigan is the most effective marketing campaign Michigan has ever rolled out FOR A REASON. Michigan is awesome! Just look
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Where to see Christmas holiday lights in grand rapids michigan

Holiday Lights Tour in Greater Grand Rapids – 2014

WHERE TO SEE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AROUND WEST MICHIGAN Here’s our yearly roundup of where to see Christmas and Holiday lights around Greater Grand Rapids. Last night my kids and I
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Hidden Treasures Revealed – 4 Shopping Deals on Alpine Avenue

I’ve been shopping the deals on Alpine Avenue NE since I moved to Grand Rapids fourteen years ago. There have been a lot of changes to the stores but one
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free christmas movies for kids in grand rapids

Kids Watch Elf & The Polar Express for FREE this weekend at Celebration Cinemas!

FREE FLICK’S FILM KIDS MOVIES FOR THE WEEKEND! December 12th – 14th, see Elf and The Polar Express on the Big Screen at select Celebration! Cinema locations. Kids aged 12-and-under
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12 Things to do by end of 2014

12 Things to Do With Kids in Grand Rapids Before the end of 2014

The year is wrapping up quickly but there is still so much to do! Before the clock strikes twelve on Dec 31, 2014, here are a few must-do’s for your
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Scholastic Book Fair

80% in Savings is Waiting at the Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale

The Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale Starts December 10 If you’re looking for immense bang for your buck, you need to go to the Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale in Caledonia starting Wednesday.
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random acts of christmas kindness

Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Kids Can Do – Ep 20


LISTEN TO EPISODE 20 Click the play button above or subscribe in iTunes. WHAT’S IN EPISODE 20? In this episode Melody talks with local mom Stephanie Pearson, Creative Director of
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