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Junior Golf Programs Around Grand Rapids

Golf is a great activity for kids. It teaches patience, focus, respect and problem solving–all skills that will benefit them long after they’ve walked off the course. And it’s an activity that
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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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The Chair: Saying Goodbye to the Baby Years

Remembering Those Precious Moments I’m not one to be sentimental about material things. I kept a few of my kids’ baby clothes for a while (they’re just so tiny!) but
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Why St. Louis Will Be Your Next Family Vacation

GETTING THERE IS EASY Our vacations are changing. As our kids get older, we find ourselves wanting to show our kids different parts of the country. They’re getting old enough
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Little GR at the Children’s Museum is the Next Big Kid Magnet

GRCM’s newest permanent exhibit is going to take our big city by storm…in a pint-sized way! When I was a kid my siblings would spend days setting up for and playing
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Earth Day Activities for Kids Around Grand Rapids

Teaching Good Stewardship of Mother Earth Did you know that Earth Day (April 22) is celebrating its 45th year this week? Or that Arbor Day (April 24) was started by a Michigan
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Try “Cappucino Camping” This Summer at Silver Lake Campground

CAMPING JUST GOT AN UPGRADE Ask any camping parent and they’ll tell you camping isn’t a full-fledged relaxation-vacation for the adults. In a lot of ways camping just moves everyday jobs and tasks to a harder-to-keep-clean,
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80% in Savings is Waiting at the Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale

*This article has been updated with current 2015 dates and information. The Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale (Caledonia) Starts May 7, 2015   Your kids are gonna need books to help pass
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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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Are Your Kids Wild about Wild Kratts? We’ve Got a Ticket Discount for You!

Watch the Wild Kratts Save the Day-Live! The creature adventuring duo Chris and Martin Kratt are headed to Grand Rapids, and we have discounted ticket information for our readers! Wild
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Where Kids Can Take Drivers Training Around Grand Rapids

  Getting Your Michigan Driver’s License Isn’t as Easy as it Used to Be If you have a young teen at home who is anxiously awaiting the day when he
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A Private Zoo Tour is Part of Kids Night Out at John Ball Zoo!

CAN’T BEAT KID’S NIGHT OUT! WHAT TO EXPECT Every Kid’s Night Out at John Ball Zoo features a private, after hours zoo tour for your kids! Each session is different, so
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17 Places You Can Get Close to Animals Around West Michigan

Grand Rapids is for (Animal) Lovers We call my daughter Dr. Dolittle.  She is passionate about animals and wants to fill our house with every pet that exists. When my
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Vancouver, You Stole My Heart. A Bit About My Best Grown Up Vacation Ever!

I Want to go Back to Vancouver! I thought now would be a great time to do some summer reminiscing… now that we’re still getting over winter and I have no
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SPRING BREAK OPTIONS FOR GRAND RAPIDS FAMILIES

SPRING BREAK IN GRAND RAPIDS – 2015 We’ve been over-the-top busy at grkids this month prepping for Spring Break. There are so many options for families on Spring Break in
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