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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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West Michigan Mom’s Summer Reading List

Last fall in an effort to provide my own social entertainment and give myself a reason to get back to reading actual novels and not just blogs, I started a
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Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival

The Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival is back for it’s 34th year! It’s quickly become a tradition for our family to attend, and we still
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WIN! Photography Lesson from Signature Photography Studios

TEN TIPS FOR TAKING GREAT PHOTOS OF YOUR FAMILY Here are a few of our best-loved tips for taking great photographs of the people you love. 1.) No Hair Brushing
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Tent Camping With Kids Isn’t Just for Crazy People

You, Too, Can Take Your Kids Tent Camping A few weeks ago we posted a Huge List of Great Places to Take Kids Camping in Michigan. But…if you haven’t camped
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15 Free (or Almost Free) Things to Do With Kids In Grand Rapids This Summer

FREE – OR INEXPENSIVE – THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS SUMMER IN GRAND RAPIDS Keeping kids entertained all summer can be expensive – but it doesn’t have to be!
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Get Wet! Grand Rapids Area Splash Pads and Water Playgrounds

Great Spots To Cool off With Water Play in Greater Grand Rapids Need to cool off but don’t want to go to a pool or the big Lake? Check out
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Cedar Point Is a Blast for Kids of Every Age

Make It a Point to Get the Most Out of This Summer Summer is here!  And these are the beautiful, sunny days we could only dream of during last winter’s
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