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2015 Summer Fairs and Festivals Around Grand Rapids

FAIR AND FESTIVAL FUN IS FINALLY HERE Which fair is your favorite? Whether you’re looking for carnival rides, games of chance or skill, funnel cake, 4-H shows, or concerts on
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Huge List of Great Places to take Kids Camping in Michigan

CAMPING IN MICHIGAN WITH KIDS Fresh for 2015, this is an update of a post we first published in 2012. Our huge list has 25 reader-recommended places to take kids
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What I Really Want For Mother’s Day – A Letter To My Kids

Dear Wonderful, Beautiful, Exhausting Children, Mother’s Day is coming and you and your father may be wondering how to show me some love. Pay attention, kids, because my top ten
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Mom Guilt. The Struggle is Real.

I’m a Bad Mom for Playing Outside With my Kids?? I hate to exercise. I just do. However… I’ve also had four babies, I love to eat and I’m not
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Fun and Learning Abound At Science Camps This Summer!

Fun + Learning = Science Camp Fun. What kid doesn’t want fun? And face it, if they don’t have at least a little bit of fun this summer you’re going to be
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Grand Rapids Neighborhood Garage Sale Roundup 2015

Neighborhood Garage Sales in Grand Rapids We welcome new additions to this guide! Please enter your information here. All new entries must include at least 10 houses, or one church,
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15 Places to Take Mom for Mother’s Day Brunch. Reservations Recommended!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10. Watch out, Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re hoping to go out for brunch to celebrate you need to make
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31 Days of MAY Fun for Kids in Grand Rapids

May Not Only Brings Flowers…but Frogs, Festivals and Family Fun! Hip hip hooray, May is on its way, and West Michigan sure is ready for it! The month is full
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Discovering Appropriate Consequences for Kids

How do we make our kids behave? What do we do when they don’t behave? Finding the right consequence can be challenging to say the least.  Give Kids the Tools
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Moms, We Don’t Need to Apologize for Our Messy House OR Our Clean House

Real Homes Look Like…YOUR Home I read an article recently about what a “real” home looks like when you have kids: laundry everywhere, dishes in the sink, toys on the
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Spring Break on the Cheap – Have a Holiday That Won’t Break the Bank

If you have $2000-$5000 you can go to Disneyworld for Spring Break! For $200-$500 you could maybe spend a couple nights in a nearby waterpark hotel. But for those of
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30 Days of APRIL Fun for Kids in Grand Rapids

It’s Raining Opportunities for Fun in GR! April is nearly here and it’s bringing along Spring Break, Easter and loads of family fun! Pack your umbrellas and get ready to go
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Charter and Private Schools Offering Young 5’s in GR and Suburbs

Places to Find Young 5’s Now that Many Public Schools Don’t Offer It Enrollment has already started for most young 5’s programs, and for some they’ve already filled up! Don’t
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Free (or Cheap) Things to do With Your Kids This Spring in Grand Rapids

Spring Into the Season With Free Fun Warmer weather typically means more time outside taking advantage of the free fun Mother Nature has to offer. However, West Michigan has a
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Spring Break Daily Activity Guide 2015 | Grand Rapids

The Mud Room Visit The Mud Room for good clean Spring Break fun! All ages will enjoy the PJ Party on Friday 4/3 from 5-8pm. Wear your pajamas to receive
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