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5 Things You May Not Know About Exploring Lake Michigan

Did you know the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was voted, “The Most Beautiful Place in America” by the viewers of Good Morning America? If you haven’t already this summer,
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Camp Rock VS The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Which Summer Civic Theatre Production Will You Choose?

The Summer Repertory Theatre is finally here, and promises two great shows to our community starting this weekend. Camp Rock: The Musical and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe The Repertory
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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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Where to Pick Blueberries Around Grand Rapids

I don’t know about you, but I’m mourning the end of strawberry season. Every year I eat as many of those perfect red fruits as I can while they can
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5 Things You May Not Know About South Haven

South Haven is a great destination for a day trip from Grand Rapids! Just over an hour drive to beautiful beaches, a gorgeous downtown area with shops and restaurants, historical
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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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Great Summer Play Places Just for Little Kids in Grand Rapids

PLACES LITTLE KIDS CAN PLAY WITHOUT GETTING TRAMPLED With school out for the summer it can be a challenge to find places where little kids can play without getting stepped
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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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WIN! Tickets to the Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe at Civic Theatre

THE LION THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE ON STAGE IN GRAND RAPIDS The children’s drama series at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre will bring this story to stage live starting July 25
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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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If You Use Our Event Calendar or APP, You Need to Read This

HOW OUR EVENT CALENDAR WORKS The grkids.com Events Calendar and our new APP are amazing community resources. Did You Know? Our event calendar and app are primarily populated by the
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WIN! Family Pass to the GR Kroc CAMP OUT – Worth $50!

THIS OVERNIGHT IS A GREAT WAY TO TRY OUT  CAMPING Have you ever been camping? Do you wish you could go camping but can’t get away? The GR Kroc Center
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