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WIN! Southside Ice Arena Skating Lessons

Give Your Kids Confidence on the Ice Learning to ice skate is like learning to ride a bike. Once you’ve got the basics down, you’ll always remember them and it’ll
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Children and Grief

Gone Too Soon: How to Handle the Death of a Classmate

The death of a child is an impossible grief to imagine. When a child dies in your community, it is difficult to know what to do. Managing your own sadness,
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12 Birthday Cake Artisans in West Michigan

Supreme Cake Bakers Are Right Here in West Michigan! For kids, a birthday party might be about presents and games. But we adults know the best part of any birthday party
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Meet Nichole, New Wife & Soon to be Mom Who Could Use Your Advice

An Introduction to “Nichole Asks” Five years ago I moved to Grand Rapids for a job opportunity. I had graduated from college less than a year before and my intentions
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101 Free Things to do With Kids in Michigan

Michigan is Awesome I know I’m a little biased, but really, Michigan is the best. For starters, our peninsulas mean we basically have two great states in one. And who else is
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Indoor Swim Guide – West Michigan 2015

There’s just something about swimming that can sooth the weariest of winter souls. Even if you’ve got a wiggly kid in your arms and another calling out to “watch me!” taking a dip
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Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex Has an Ice Skating Trail Through the Woods!

A Wonderland of Winter Sports Fun Awaits A visit to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex has been on my to-do list for the last few years but I never could find the
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The Randall Family System for Household Cleanup

Teaching Kids to Help Around the House With the new year often comes resolutions such as losing weight, getting organized, quitting a bad habit, or basically becoming a whole new
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Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten? This Teacher Tells What to Look For – Ep 23


LISTEN TO EPISODE 23 Click the play button above or subscribe in iTunes. WHAT’S IN EPISODE 23? In this episode Melody talks with local mom and kindergarten teacher Laura Durham
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INDOOR ZIP LINE HEADLINES THE SECOND ANNUAL KIDS & FAMILY EXPO The zip line will once again fly through DeVos Place, along with the Annual Kids & Family Expo. The
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WIN! Tickets to Coppelia at CARE Ballet

A Tale of Love Lost …and Found Again What little girl doesn’t dream of her dolls coming to life and playing with her? Coppelia will take your kids into a
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Annie the Musical

Broadway GR’s “ANNIE” Will Enchant Grownups and Kids Alike

I’ve loved Annie since I was a little girl. My sister and I used to watch the movie as kids; we would sing every song and dance our hearts out. Getting
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Losing Your Mommy Privilege

She Lost Her Mommy Privileges. Here’s What Happened.

I Was Shocked When I Walked Into my Daughter’s Room I’m not a fan of doing laundry, cleaning up spills or managing the endless paper that streams through my house,
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Clever Organizing Solutions for Every Family – With Organized By Melissa! – Ep 22


This podcast episode is underwritten by iCademy Global. iCademy Global is Michigan’s only K-12, public charter online school. Join the self-motivated, passionate learning community of iCademy Global and find success
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The Big Preschool Question

The 2015-2106 Preschool Year is … Right Around the Corner?? I feel like school just started and yet I already need to plan for the next school year for my
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