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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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37 Free (Or Almost Free) Things to do With Your Kids This Winter in Grand Rapids

If Christmas Broke Your Bank, We’ve Got Some Ideas for You After all of the spending we do preparing for the holidays, it is refreshing to see the great amount
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22 Sledding Hills You Have to Try in Grand Rapids

We’re Just One Good Snowfall Away from Sledding Season My kids keep looking wistfully out the window at the brown grass. “It’s not winter yet,” states my 3 year old nearly
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10 Spots to Ski, Tube or Luge Around Grand Rapids

Snow is Bound to Come–Are You Ready to Play? Ok, so it’s late December and there still isn’t snow on the ground. But it’s going to happen. It’s going to
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New Year’s Eve Fun For Kids in Grand Rapids – 2014

Get Ready to Ring in 2015! Show your kids how to welcome in the New Year with a bang! There are several local options for bidding a happy goodbye to 2014. And
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Winter Break Activity Guide | Grand Rapids 2014

FEATURED WINTER BREAK ACTIVITIES Christmas Break is coming and we have you covered! Take a look at all the activities West Michigan has to offer during your holiday season. Make
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Hidden Treasures Revealed – 4 Shopping Deals on Alpine Avenue

I’ve been shopping the deals on Alpine Avenue NE since I moved to Grand Rapids fourteen years ago. There have been a lot of changes to the stores but one
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33 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in GR for $10 or Less

Jingle all the way and Keep the Jangle in Your Pocket Making holiday memories with your family doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, some of your best memories
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Can You Guess What the grkids Team is Thankful For?

But She Has a Nanny… In this new Facebook age I think that it can be harder for people to engender feelings of true gratitude. After all, we may have
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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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