100 Michigan Love

100 Reasons We Love Michigan

MITTEN STATE FOR THE WIN Sorry, America, but us Michiganders think Michigan is the best in the nation. There. We said it. We’ve all been thinking it for years. Many of
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2015 Summer Fairs and Festivals Around Grand Rapids

FAIR AND FESTIVAL FUN IS FINALLY HERE Which fair is your favorite? Whether you’re looking for carnival rides, games of chance or skill, funnel cake, 4-H shows, or concerts on
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Huge List of Great Places to take Kids Camping in Michigan

CAMPING IN MICHIGAN WITH KIDS Fresh for 2015, this is an update of a post we first published in 2012. Our huge list has 25 reader-recommended places to take kids
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2015 Memorial Day Roundup for Grand Rapids

MEMORIAL DAY PARADES FOR FAMILIES IN THE GRAND RAPIDS AREA Information has been updated for 2015 Thank you, veterans and service personnel, for all that you have done for our
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Nichole Asks, What are Your Favorite Custom Children’s Keepsakes?

You Readers Know What You’re Talking About After last weeks comments on breast milk leakage, I’m glad to find I’m not the only one. I’m also glad to report that
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WIN! MVP Summer Camp Giveaway

MVP SUMMER CAMP IS SPECIAL MVP Summer Camp is for All! Whether you use camp as a summer child care alternative or as a means of summer enrichment, a week
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This is a MUST for Your Next Trip to John Ball Zoo – Ep 28


LISTEN NOW – EPISODE 28 If you’ve been lucky enough to visit John Ball Zoo and bump into a zookeeper, you know how much information they have – and how
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LOCAL KID SITES AROUND COUNTRY Traveling this summer? Check here for local kid and family info before you go! Chances are, if you’re headed out of town for the summer, your
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Kent County Youth Fair Wants YOU to Show Them Your Stuff

Calling all Youth With Stellar Hobbies I have so many fond memories of 4-H and showing exhibits at the Tuscola County Fair as a kid that I tried signing up my
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grkids Exclusive! Try FOOTGOLF for just $10! Lunch included!

FOOT GOLF IS PERFECT FOR KIDS Don’t miss the GRKIDS Summer Kick-Off Event! Are you looking for a new play date? Does your son or daughter have energy to spare?
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WIN! Free Week of Day Camp at The Kroc Center

I never understood the brilliant concept of summer camps until I had kids. Growing up, we didn’t have such novel offerings. Now, there’s enough camps around that you could keep
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WIN! 4 Tickets to John Ball Zoo

Summer break is fast approaching and I’ve been scrambling to make our summer bucket list. My girls love having all sorts of things to look forward to do every day,
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What I Really Want For Mother’s Day – A Letter To My Kids

Dear Wonderful, Beautiful, Exhausting Children, Mother’s Day is coming and you and your father may be wondering how to show me some love. Pay attention, kids, because my top ten
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AN OPEN LETTER TO MEIJER: THANK YOU FOR CHANGING MY LIFE DEAR MEIJER CGO (Chief Grocery Officer): Is that a real title? If not, it should be. I have exactly
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Mom Guilt. The Struggle is Real.

I’m a Bad Mom for Playing Outside With my Kids?? I hate to exercise. I just do. However… I’ve also had four babies, I love to eat and I’m not
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