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Play Elf on a Shelf, Goldfish Swim School Style

Elf Your Way to Goldfish Swim School Every year we like to play Elf on a Shelf with our readers, and this year we’re happy to have Goldfish Swim School
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7 Reasons to Celebrate Your Kid’s December Birthday Some Other Time

All I Want for Christmas Is…to Not Have a December Birthday Some people feel that having a birthday around Christmas-time is magical. It’s like everyone is getting all excited and
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WIN! Cutest – Or Coolest? – Kids’ Glasses We’ve Ever Seen

WHERE WAS JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR WHEN I WAS A KID??? I’ve worn glasses since I was four years old. Back then glasses were considered a burden and eyeglass designers didn’t
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Grand Rapids Ballet’s New Nutcracker is a Visual Masterpiece

Don’t Miss the World Premier of This Reimagined Performance You may have seen the Nutcracker before. You may have seen our own Grand Rapids Ballet perform this story. But you
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Pure Michigan Fan? You’ll Love this Gift List!

This post contains affiliate links. Because Michigan is my Favorite. Pure Michigan is the most effective marketing campaign Michigan has ever rolled out FOR A REASON. Michigan is awesome! Just look
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Holiday Lights Tour in Greater Grand Rapids – 2014

WHERE TO SEE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AROUND WEST MICHIGAN Here’s our yearly roundup of where to see Christmas and Holiday lights around Greater Grand Rapids. Last night my kids and I
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Kids Watch Elf & The Polar Express for FREE this weekend at Celebration Cinemas!

FREE FLICK’S FILM KIDS MOVIES FOR THE WEEKEND! December 12th – 14th, see Elf and The Polar Express on the Big Screen at select Celebration! Cinema locations. Kids aged 12-and-under
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12 Things to Do With Kids in Grand Rapids Before the end of 2014

The year is wrapping up quickly but there is still so much to do! Before the clock strikes twelve on Dec 31, 2014, here are a few must-do’s for your
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80% in Savings is Waiting at the Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale

The Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale Starts December 10 If you’re looking for immense bang for your buck, you need to go to the Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale in Caledonia starting Wednesday.
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Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Kids Can Do – Ep 20

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LISTEN TO EPISODE 20 Click the play button above or subscribe in iTunes. WHAT’S IN EPISODE 20? In this episode Melody talks with local mom Stephanie Pearson, Creative Director of
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Do You Love Your Pediatrician? Where’d You Have Your Baby?

WHO’S YOUR DOCTOR? We’re taking reader recommendations … who’s your pediatrician? Your dentist? Your ortho? Where did you have your baby? If you love them, we want to know who
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Grand Rapids Christmas Countdown for Kids and Families!

IT’S HARD TO WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS Remember being a kid? Waiting for Christmas was a job in itself and it took forever! As parents, there are things we do to
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Museum & Zoo Membership Perks Revealed | Grand Rapids

FAMILY PASSES FOR GRAND RAPIDS FAMILIES Memberships are often the most economical way for a family to enjoy museums and zoos around greater Grand Rapids. Families love the option of
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Nominate Your Favorite FAMILY CARE PROVIDERS Now

WHO’S YOUR DOCTOR? We are getting ready to update our grkids reader-recommended list of Family Care Providers in greater Grand Rapids and we need your help! Please take a moment
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This GR Organization Needs Your USED Toys | Grand Rapids Toy Donations

THE TOYS ARE COMING Holidays + Kids = TOYS. While we’re trying to have relatives gift our children experiences this year, it’s understandable that grandparents want to see their grandkids
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