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Back to School Checklist – 4 Things Parents Need To Do Before School Starts

Just What You Needed… Another TO DO List! I don’t know about you, but I am completely dependent on TO DO lists. Without them, I wander aimlessly through my day.
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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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Do your Next Art or Pinterest Project at HEARTS FOR THE ARTS in Grand Rapids

HEARTS FOR THE ARTS IS NOW OPEN Shannon Andrus, owner of Hearts for the Arts, is also a mom of a two year old with another on the way (any
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Back to School Shopping Tips with Local Mom Just Jilly – Episode 4

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Episode 4 – Grand Rapids Parents Podcast BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING STRATEGIES FOR GRAND RAPIDS PARENTS Meet Jill. Jill is a local Grand Rapids mom with three kids, ages 4,
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Rent a Vintage Local Lodge for Your Next Party

VINTAGE LODGES ARE READY FOR YOUR NEXT PARTY Have you ever been to a party at a local lodge? It’s fantastic! Not only are you getting a party at the
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GRPL Is Kicking off its 7th Annual Mayor’s Book Club

Join Mayor Heartwell in Fighting Illiteracy in Grand Rapids A few weeks ago my daughters inadvertently obtained buttons (they love their buttons!) at the main library in downtown Grand Rapids.
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7 Fishing Holes for Kids Around Grand Rapids

Do you have a Summer Bucket List? We did, and “fishing with Daddy” was on the list. We managed to cross that item off our list after vacation in the
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Choosing Your Next Family Photographer, Plus Our New Photographer’s Guide

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS TIPS FOR CHOOSING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER CLICK PLAY BUTTON ABOVE. Sorting through the many photographers in West Michigan can be a challenge. Today’s podcast interview with Karl and Ashley
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So You Want to Sing? Join One of These Grand Rapids Youth Choruses

Has your child belted out “Let It Go” more times than you can count? Okay, so probably every elementary-aged kid in America has been doing that since last year. Does
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FIND Football and Fall Sports Equipment – for Less – at Play It Again Sports Grand Rapids

BUYING FALL SPORTS EQUIPMENT FOR KIDS IN GRAND RAPIDS Is your child playing a fall sport? Does he/she need new equipment? Last season’s stuff might not fit anymore… Maybe this
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Get Back to School Deals at the GVSU Surplus Store, Plus Many Other Goodies!

GRAND VALLEY SURPLUS STORE NOW OPEN GVSU has found a terrific way to pass on equipment it no longer needs by selling items to the public at very low prices
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11 Don’t-Miss Family Events at the 2014 Kent County Youth Fair

It’s County Fair Time! I grew up in the Thumb and for most of us kids, the county fair was a big deal. Either you were in 4-H and were
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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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