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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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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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