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10 Unique Dining Spots For Families in West Michigan

For dining options, West Michigan boasts some fantastic finds! We’ve got our free & cheap spots, our favorite spots, the summer time outside eats spots, but what about the unique
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The New Family Game Night: You Never Have to Play Chutes and Ladders Again.

Board Games Are Hot Right Now On Valentine’s Day my daughter brought home a worksheet outlining some of the things she loves. This is what she had to say about me: It’s
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7 Favorite Places for Kid’s Swim Lessons in Grand Rapids

You Can’t Live in the Great Lakes State Without Swimming Lessons Are your kids as anxious as mine to go swimming under the hot sun this summer? Are you as
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MARCH Things to do with kids in Grand Rapids 2015

31 Days of MARCH Fun for Kids in Grand Rapids

It’s Time to Crawl out of our Dens …There’s So Much to do This Month! March is almost here, and with it comes (dare I say) warmer temperatures, hints of spring,
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What Your Child Needs to Know to Enter Kindergarten in Michigan

What Your Child Should Know Before Starting Kindergarten As a teacher I’ve evaluated hundreds of children for Kindergarten readiness. In addition to previous experience, I spent nine years at Knapp
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DIGITAL KID Keeping kids safe online in Grand Rapids

What it Takes These Days to Keep Your Digital Kid Internet Safe – Ep 25


LISTEN TO EPISODE 25 Click the play button above or subscribe in iTunes or now, on STITCHER RADIO. WHAT’S IN EPISODE 25? In this episode Melody talks with Chris McKenna
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Where to snow shoe with kids in Grand Rapids

Where to Snowshoe With Kids in West Michigan – and Where to Rent Snowshoes, too!

Snowshoeing is Fun for the Whole Family Michigan is cold. It’s snowy. We might as well embrace it, right? Snowshoeing is a great way to burn energy and spend time in nature
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Nichole Asks, What do You do for Childcare in Grand Rapids?

Baby Name Update A few weeks ago I asked you how you chose your child’s name. After reading your responses we’ve voyaged forward on the name search and per your advice
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12 Favorite Places to Buy Maternity Clothes in Grand Rapids

I think one of the great illusions of pregnancy is fun maternity clothes. Sure, it starts out fun. You get pregnant. You get excited. You start to think about all the
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TOP 10 Grand Rapids Family Dates

Top Ten Family Date Ideas in Grand Rapids, MI

LET’S GO ON A FAMILY DATE, GRAND RAPIDS! If you’re looking to spend some quality time with your whole family but need some ideas, we’ve got you covered. Movies and
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WIN! Just Between Friends Sale Gift Certificate and Bonus Coupon

How’s Your Kid’s Summer Wardrobe Looking? It is -2 degrees outside as I write this, with a windchill of -13, but I have still have faith. I have faith that
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Grand Rapids Drive Partners with GRKIDS.COM for Special Promotion

GRKIDS and GR DRIVE TEAM UP grkids.com is pleased to announce its partnership with the Grand Rapids Drive, the new NBA D-league team playing in Grand Rapids. This partnership allows
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2015 Bucket List for Grand Rapids Families

2015 Bucket List for Grand Rapids Families

We’ve been so busy planning for 2015 that January slipped by before we could create our 2015 Bucket List for Grand Rapids Families. But with 11 months still to enjoy,
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Daddy/Daughter Dances, Move Over!

It’s Time for Mom and Son To Have A Night on the Town My Facebook and Instagram feeds have been filled this past week with pictures of adorable little girls
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Spring Consignment Guide for Grand Rapids and Beyond – 2015

The List of Consignment Sales Around Grand Rapids Are your kids growing like weeds? Save money as you restock your child’s wardrobe! Our extensive list of consignment sales in the
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