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Top 10 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Grand Rapids

Parents can be very picky about which restaurants they’ll return to time and time again. Where can you find the restaurants with enough high chairs and boosters, decent kids’ menus, and
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Santa Sightings for Greater Grand Rapids – 2014

SANTA IS ALREADY MAKING HIS LISTS I (April) took my kids on our annual trip to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland past weekend. Bronner’s. The world’s largest CHRISTMAS store. …And Santa wasn’t
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Must-See Holiday Shows & Concerts for West MI Families

HOLIDAY CONCERTS, PLAYS, MUSICALS & MORE If you’re looking for Christmas Cheer, here’s where you’ll find it. A full list of holiday concerts, plays, musicals and more happening all across
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West Michigan Tree Lightings and Holiday Parades – 2014

HOLIDAY PARADES & TREE LIGHTING CEREMONIES AROUND GREATER GRAND RAPIDS Christmas is coming fast. Tree lightings and holiday parades are right around the corner with some even happening next weekend! Use
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I’m a Mom and I Served on Jury Duty

I NEVER THOUGHT I’D BE ASSIGNED JURY DUTY Jury duty is one of those things that always happens to other people. Until it happens to you. I am a 37 year
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How To Tell Grandma Your Daughter Doesn’t Need a Barbie Mansion

Well-Intended Christmas Gifts Aren’t Always the Perfect Gift Are you having nightmares about your daughter getting a Barbie house that will take up half her bedroom? Have you chewed your
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Small Biz Holiday Gift Guide for West Michigan – 2014

FIND UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFTS RIGHT HERE IN GRAND RAPIDS! These days, holiday gift giving doesn’t have to come in a standard-sized box. Gifting experiences, classes or services is all the rage.
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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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