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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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Oh Where, Oh Where, You Can Donate Your Kid’s Hair

The Blessing and Curse of Long Hair My two daughters took after their momma and by the age four had long beautiful, flowing…tangled, crazy, battle-inducing…locks.  Argh!! Cutting the hair your
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Milwaukee – Our Neighbors Across the Pond

Curious About Our Great Neighbors Across ‘the pond’? I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed deal after deal landing in my inbox, offering a cruise across Lake Michigan to
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Eat Outside! Where to Find Great Patios, Decks and Beach Eats for Families in West Michigan

OUTDOOR DINING FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES IN WEST MICHIGAN Why would you want to eat inside when you can eat outside on such a gorgeous summer day? Here you’ll find
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The Power and Importance of Saying No to Your Kids and Others

Saying No to Your Kids Helps You Say Yes to Yourself I recently decided that “NO” could be the most important word in my life. I realize that makes me
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Geocaching and Letterboxing Offer A Real Life Treasure Hunt in Your Own Backyard

Did you know that thousands of people across the world come together online to play hide-and-seek? It’s true!  And chances are, the real-life treasure boxes (aka tupperware containers and Altoid
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Mackinac Island: A Mitten Adventure

Mackinac Island Is An Amazing Step Back in Time If you have never been to Mackinac Island, you really must go. It is a truly unique experience. My family had
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Dear Mom: An Open Letter to All the Hardworking Moms Out There

Dear Elderly Couple at the Grocery Store, Thank you for your kindness the other day. I’m sure you couldn’t help but notice the spectacle that we were, with the screaming
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