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How To Pay For Adoption Without Taking Out a Loan

Did you know that less than 2% of Americans who consider adoption actually adopt?  The Biggest Deterrent to Adoption is Cost According to Abbafund.com, 79% of families who want to adopt
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We ALL Work Hard – Parents Don’t Need to Compare

YOU’RE SO LUCKY… I heard it again the other day. A variation of what I’ve been hearing for years. It usually comes from a female acquaintance who works outside the
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Halloween & Harvest Round UP 2014 – Huge List of Kids’ Events in West MI

Are you ready for a howling good time? Get your little pumpkins suited up in their costumes because Halloween fun is upon us, West Michigan! Our comprehensive guide covers both ongoing
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Is a Walking Work of Art

Broadway GR’s “Joseph” Is the Perfect Show For Kids of All Ages Considering that I majored in vocal music, can you believe that I’ve never seen the musical theater classic, “Joseph and the
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26 Free or Inexpensive Things To Do With Your Kids This Fall

Cheap or Free Things to do With Kids in West MI in Fall Football games, backyard bon fires …there are many ways to enjoy fall with your family at home. 
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You Are Fortunate

You Have Your Hands Full! The other day I took my kids to Roselle Park (or “the Silos Park” as it’s known in our home) for a walk. Actually, I
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HAYRIDES, FESTIVALS, APPLES & MORE – Autumn Activities Guide for Grand Rapids 2014

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall! Though I’m sad to see summer go, I’m excited for all that autumn has to offer! From apple picking to pumpkin patches to craft fairs and more,
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Where To Get Back to School Haircuts Around Grand Rapids

  TAME THOSE SUMMER LOCKS …and get ready for school! Our list of reader recommended salons and barber shops contains prices and phone numbers for your convenience. Some comments from
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New to A School – Transition Tips for Kids and Parents of all Ages

New Kid on the Block So your baby is entering elementary school, your (not so) little kid is moving on to the middle school, or your awkwardly loveable 8th grader
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5 Things You May Not Know About Packing School Lunches

Hey Mom, What’s For Lunch? In just a few weeks we will all be dragging our kids out of bed too early and pushing through the morning routine to get
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6 Exciting Events This Week at the Grand Rapids Public Library

My girls love the GRPL Summer Reading Program. Not only did they get prizes for reading over the summer but they got to attend fun free events at library and
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A Mitten Adventure: We Wanna Be Yoopers!

Say Ya To Da U.P., Eh! My husband and I really want our kids to have an appreciation for the beautiful state we call home. Although we were not exactly
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31 Days of AUGUST Summer Fun for Kids in Grand Rapids

SUMMER IN GRAND RAPIDS WITH KIDS – 2014 Wondering what to do when the summer heat hits? Follow our summer list of activities in greater Grand Rapids for kids and
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Civic Theater Student Actors Rock It Out With Disney’s Latest Musical

My Kids Could Not Wait for Camp Rock: The Musical We have been counting down to this day for a while now…the opening night of Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical
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Visitors In Town? Use Our FREE Printable INDOOR / OUTDOOR Activity Menus to Figure Out Where to Go!

You’ve got visitors coming to town and you want to wow them with the fun that Grand Rapids has to offer. But how do you choose between all the great
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