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The Complete Holiday Handbook for GR Families – Printable Included! 2014

EVERYTHING HOLIDAY FOR YOUR FAMILY We’ve been busy collecting holiday information here at grkids.com and wow, is there a lot of it! From tree lightings to parades to santa visits
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Can You Guess What the grkids Team is Thankful For?

But She Has a Nanny… In this new Facebook age I think that it can be harder for people to engender feelings of true gratitude. After all, we may have
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8 Things Kids Can Do on Thanksgiving While You Cook

Making Thanksgiving Dinner is Hard Enough It’s a victory, really, whenever a parent of young children manages to get a meal on the table during the week. Completing even the simplest task with several young children underfoot
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WIN! Family Membership to GR Children’s Museum

MAKE MEMORIES ALL YEAR LONG Looking for a place for your young minds to learn and play? GR Children’s Museum is your answer! Just be prepared to stay a while!
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Places To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in West Michigan

Ladies and Gentlemen, Get Out Your Handsaws! It’s time. We’ve had our first big snow (okay, that was a little ridiculous) and December is just around the corner. It’s time to head
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Yes, You Can Pet the Dogs at GRR Airport, Plus Tips for Flying with Kids

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LISTEN TO EPISODE 19 Click the play button above or subscribe in iTunes. WHAT’S IN EPISODE 19? In this episode Melody talks with Tara Hernandez, Gerald R. Ford International Airport’s Marketing & Communications Manager.
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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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