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How Do You Feel About This Weather??

I Confess~ I have Weather Brain. This past week of snow, while infuriating, has been exciting. I think that weather has a way of bringing us all together… it’s one
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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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12 Kid-Made Gift Ideas You’ll Love

HOMEMADE IS FROM THE HEART We love a sweet, handmade gift. We bet you do, too. Here are 12 kid-made gift ideas that will mean the world to a grownup.
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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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Dear West Michigan Parents – 11.14.14

Hello WEST MICHIGAN Parents~ Have you been enjoying the weather roller coaster? I spent last weekend pulling out hats and mittens, ordering winter boots for the kids online (I hope they fit!)
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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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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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Donating Used Items in West Michigan

I Have Too Much Stuff It’s kind of a never-ending situation I am constantly trying to get on top of. 4 kids = a lot of outgrown clothes, toys, and
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Sweet HOTELS for Kids, GR Care Providers, a Traveling Christmas Tree, and How to Tell Relatives You Don’t Need Any More Gifts – 11.07.14

Hello WEST MICHIGAN! Here’s our quick look back over the past week as we highlight things that were popular around Grand Rapids, both on and offline. FROM OUR PUBLISHING TEAM HOW TO
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WIN! CARE Ballet Twas the Night Before Christmas

CARE Ballet Presents Twas the Night Before Christmas This classic Christmas poem will be performed by CARE Ballet at St. Cecilia Music Center November 28-30 and we are giving away tickets! With
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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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WIN! Elf at Broadway Grand Rapids

This giveaway is closed.  Congrats to our winner Colleen Wilson! This hilarious new Christmas classic is coming to DeVos Performance Hall November 28-30 and we are giving away tickets! Sounds
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WIN! $100 Play it Again Sports Gift Card

This giveaway is closed.  Congrats to our winner Jacqueline Poehlman! Give the Gift of Sports Play It Again Sports-Kentwood is gearing up for winter sports season and we are giving away
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Halloween Edition – Friday News RoundUp for GR Families – 10.31.14

HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEST MICHIGAN! Here’s our quick look back over the past week as we highlight things that were popular around Grand Rapids, both on and offline. FROM OUR PUBLISHING TEAM
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Saying Goodbye Too Soon – Resources for Families that Have Lost Pregnancies or Infants

Finding Out Your Baby Is Gone On a Friday in May 2000, Jennifer Lardie was a beaming mother-to-be at the 37-week appointment for her heathy baby fetus. On Sunday a doctor
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