GR Museum Reciprocal Membership Alert!

Some Grand Rapids Museums Offer Reciprocal Membership Benefits for May 2016
This May the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is partnering with the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum (GRCM) and the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) to offer reciprocal membership benefits.

What this means for Grand Rapids Families

GRPM members can visit the GRCM and the GRAM during the […]

By |April 30th, 2016|Categories: Free|Tags: , |0 Comments

What’s Best in Grand Rapids for Families? Vote NOW and Win Ice Cream!

Favorite Family Places Around Grand Rapids
We are getting ready to publish a list of our reader’s favorite places to play, eat and learn in greater Grand Rapids and we need your help! Last month we took nominations from you on the best of the best for kids and families around greater Grand Rapids and across […]

By |April 30th, 2016|Categories: General, WIN|7 Comments

Bottle Feed Calves, Milking Robots and More at Dairy Discovery

Where Does Milk Come From?
Milk is a universal staple in most households. Maybe you start your day with milk in the cereal bowl or with a creamy latte. Toddlers enjoy their whole milk from a sippy cup at meal time, while big kids love to wash down dessert with a large glass of milk. But […]

By |April 28th, 2016|Categories: Event, General, Summer|0 Comments

Dunes Harbor Family Camp Makes its Debut Memorial Day Weekend

Old Fashioned Family Camping + Modern Amenities = Lots of Love for Dunes Harbor
With its grand opening on Memorial Day weekend, Dunes Harbor Family Camp is a unique Christian family campground near the famous Silver Lake and the Sand Dunes for everyone to enjoy.

Dunes Harbor is an extension of Grace Adventures, which has provided summer camps, retreats, and leadership training […]

By |April 27th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Mega Rodan + Fields Giveaway!

Transform Your Skin with Rodan + Fields
Do skin problems have you down? Maybe you’re frustrated with acne that you thought would be long gone by now. Perhaps, you’re struggling with eczema, blotchy skin, or signs of aging. Whatever skin dilemma you’re facing, Kerri Bielski, an independent consultant for Rodan + Fields, is ready to help. […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Categories: General, WIN|60 Comments

31 Days of May Fun for Kids in Grand Rapids – 2016

Get Outside and Smell the Flowers, in GR and Beyond!
West Michigan is welcoming spring with open arms this May, and we can’t wait to share it with you! From frogs, flowers, fountains, and camp fires to memory-making musical moments, there’s something for everyone! We’ve organized a list of daily opportunities with so much to do. […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Categories: General|1 Comment

We Climbed Nature’s Stair Stepper at Mt. Pisgah and You Should, Too!

Holland Mt. Pisgah Dune Boardwalk and Stair Climb
The Mt. Pisgah climb takes you the site of the old Ottawa Beach Hotel and the historic cottage community of Ottawa Beach.

It’ll get your heart racing, but it’s worth the 140-ish stairs to the top of Mt. Pisgah to get the 360 degree views of Lake Macatawa, marinas, […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Categories: General, Travel Michigan|Tags: , |1 Comment

Legacy Christian School Now Offering Spanish Immersion Program & Major Tuition Discounts

Exceptional, Faith-Based Education
If you are looking for a Christ-centered, quality education for your child in the greater Grand Rapids area, then Legacy Christian School invites you to consider their caring academic community. Nearly 400 students attend Legacy Christian School from preschool through middle school and each student is provided a hands-on, excellent, Biblical education. As […]

By |April 24th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Freckleface Strawberry has a Message for the Unique Person in Each of Us

Freckleface Strawberry is a fun story about accepting what makes each of us different. Strawberry (yes, that is her given name) is plagued with freckles that she hates. Her friends tease her about the freckles and she tries everything she can to get rid of them. The musical is geared for kids aged four and […]

By |April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Event, General, Reviews|0 Comments

A Parent’s Guide to the Holland Tulip Time Festival

All photo credits are Stephanie Pearson, unless otherwise noted. 

How to do Tulip Time with Kids
Tulip Time is May 7 – 14, 2016
Tulip Time in Holland, MI is the unofficial start to festival season for many Michigan residents. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate spring and the Dutch heritage that has shaped Holland over the years.

What […]

Parental Involvement with Middle Schoolers and How to Teach Responsibility

The middle school brain is an interesting- and somewhat scary- place. As parents, we must keep this in mind when we make decisions about how involved we are in the day to day happenings of our kiddos in school. And by “involved,” I really mean, how much are we swooping in to save their little […]

By |April 20th, 2016|Categories: General, Parent Info|0 Comments

9 Amazing Things to Do with Kids in Indianapolis

Hit the Road to Indy with the Kids
What if I told you it’s only about four hours from Grand Rapids to Indianapolis? And that this city is bigger than you probably imagined? If you’re looking for a new big city to explore and don’t want to put too many miles on the car, head to Indianapolis […]

By |April 19th, 2016|Categories: General, Travel, Travel Across the US|Tags: , |0 Comments

Pregnancy Resource Guide for Greater Grand Rapids – Financial and Emotional Support

You’re pregnant. Only you didn’t anticipate it. How will you afford this baby? How will you adjust your life for this complete 180?

Take heart–you’re not alone. Others have walked this path before you, and still others are ready to step in and help walk this road with you. West Michigan has many resources set up […]

By |April 18th, 2016|Categories: General, Parent Info, Parenting Resources, Pregnancy-2|Tags: |0 Comments

Day on Mackinac Island with Kids

Mackinac Island is a world unto itself. Many people do not realize that over 80% of Mackinac Island is a Michigan State Park. In fact, it is Michigan’s oldest state park, established in 1895. That means if you venture further than main street, you are apt to find yourself in a state park ripe for […]

By |April 17th, 2016|Categories: General, Travel, Travel Michigan|1 Comment

Where to Get Eye Glasses for Kids in Grand Rapids

My daughter just got a letter from the Kent County Health Department stating that she may need glasses. And since her pediatrician said she’d need them someday, and my husband and I already have them, I’m guessing that the letter is right.

I know where to go to get her eyes checked.
But where do I find […]

By |April 15th, 2016|Categories: General, Health|1 Comment