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Grand Rapids Preschools Guide – 2016

We’ve got preschool information for you, whether you are in Grandville, Rockford, Ada, Wyoming or Caledonia. Our preschool program list includes preschools for kids ages 2 and up. Every preschool is different, so you will want to look for one that best fits your child’s needs.

Some parents aren’t sure whether their child is ready for […]

By |January 25th, 2016|Categories: General, Guides, Preschool|Tags: , , |1 Comment

A Parent’s Guide to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

This post is sponsored by Hudsonville Christian School.

Hudsonville Christian School offers academic excellence, taught from a Christian perspective, within a safe and inspiring environment for students in 3 School – 8th grade. Our challenging curriculum nurtures the whole child – in mind, body and spirit – and accommodates students with a range of learning styles and […]

By |December 27th, 2015|Categories: Guides, Place, Reviews, Travel Grand Rapids|4 Comments

GIGANTIC GRAND RAPIDS WINTER FUN GUIDE

This post made possible by the Academy of Music in Grand Rapids.

If you are a parent in the Grand Rapids area looking for a place you can trust for music lessons, contact the Academy of Music in Grand Rapids, West Michigan’s largest private music school. The Academy gives hundreds of lessons each week for ages […]

By |December 8th, 2015|Categories: General, Guides, Winter|1 Comment

THE GIGANTIC GRAND RAPIDS HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE

This post is sponsored by The Mud Room. 

The Mud Room offers good clean fun for all ages! Visit during Open Studio hours to paint pottery, make handprint keepsakes and create with fused glass… or check out their many classes and party options, including the potter’s wheel and canvas painting! All ages welcome.

EVERYTHING HOLIDAY FOR GRAND […]

By |November 7th, 2015|Categories: Christmas, Guides, Winter|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Where Kids Eat Free or Cheap in Grand Rapids

This post is sponsored by Uccello’s Ristorante.

With 5 locations in West Michigan, Uccello’s Ristorante has something for everyone. Open 11 am to 2 am daily, Uccello’s offers a mouth watering combination for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late night hunger. Kids eat free all day every Wednesday & Sunday at Uccello’s, with adult menu item purchase.

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By |October 13th, 2015|Categories: Elementary, Free, Guides, Preschool, Tween|Tags: , , , |31 Comments

Indoor Play Guide – Grand Rapids

It’s always a great idea to have a few indoor play options on hand for those cold, wet or snowy Michigan days.

Thankfully, West Michigan has quite a few venues ready to entertain you and your kids for a day!
West MI Play Destinations brought to you by:
R-ATHLETICS
R-Athletics, Grand Rapids’ premier Gymnastics and Cheer facility, has EXPANDED! Check […]

By |October 11th, 2015|Categories: General, Guides, Play Date|39 Comments

Grand Rapids Music, Dance and Arts Guide

This is Your Guide to the Arts in West Michigan!
Welcome to our spotlight on Art, Dance and Music opportunities in the greater Grand Rapids area.

West Michigan is filled with many great opportunities to help your children expand their creativity. Take a moment to check out some of the fantastic local places where your children can watch, learn and get […]

By |October 6th, 2015|Categories: General, Guides|4 Comments

Best Voted Fall Donut and Cider Spots in West Michigan

This post is sponsored by Flees ATA Martial Arts. 

ATA Martial Arts builds Confidence and Self Esteem starting at age 3! FridayFavorites are only available on Fridays so Call, Email or Message us on the Friday it posted to be eligible to use this Friday Favorite!

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Donut Consumption in the Name of Research
If it was your job to write […]

Fall Family Photo Locations Around West Michigan

FALL PHOTOGRAPHY HOTSPOTS AROUND WEST MICHIGAN
Get your cameras ready, the leaves are about to pop! With the fall color change comes an amazing chance to get stunning fall family photos, either with your own camera or with the help of a professional photographer.

RELATED: WEST MICHIGAN FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHERS GUIDE

A survey of our readers revealed a list […]

By |September 29th, 2015|Categories: Autumn, Fall, General, Guides|22 Comments

The GIGANTIC Grand Rapids Family ArtPrize Guide

A PARENT’S GUIDE TO ARTPRIZE 2015
There is so much to cover on this yearly mega event that brings over 440,000 visitors downtown that we had to break it up into several articles. Here we bring all of our pieces together into one central ArtPrize 2015 hub for you. Got questions? Looking for ideas? Find the articles below that […]

By |September 21st, 2015|Categories: ArtPrize, Autumn, Fall, General, Guides|Tags: , , , , , , , |3 Comments

THE GIGANTIC GRAND RAPIDS FALL FUN GUIDE

This post made possible by Koetsier’s. Koetsier’s Greenhouse has been family owned and run for 100 years. During Fall, the greenhouse is transformed into a Fall Family Play Area with inflatables, hayrides, cider, donuts, pumpkin crafts and more! This place has memory-maker written all over it. Come start a new family tradition at Koetsier’s! Get their […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Categories: ArtPrize, Autumn, Fall, General, Guides, SEASONAL|4 Comments

Fall Sports Guide | Grand Rapids 2015

FEATURED FALL SPORTS IN GREATER GRAND RAPIDS
Fall Sports registrations are coming up and you know that your kids are more than ready to relieve all that pent up summer energy!

Take a look at what we found going on in the area. Make sure you download our FREE App for real time information on what’s going on close to home.
A Vaulting […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Categories: Fall, General, Guides|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Top Places to Give Birth in Greater Grand Rapids

FAVORITE PLACES TO GIVE BIRTH, GR PARENTS SAY
You’re pregnant. You’ve got a good OB. You’re setting up the nursery. 

But where are you going to have this baby??

Some places in Michigan just have one hospital for miles around and maybe only one midwife to choose from. But here in metro Grand Rapids, we get choices, and our […]

By |August 11th, 2015|Categories: General, Guides, Health|6 Comments

Top Midwives in Greater Grand Rapids

FAVORITE MIDWIVES, GR PARENTS SAY
Having a Midwife is Like Having a Friend Walk You Through Pregnancy and Birth.

Women around West Michigan rave about their midwives. They love having someone who can deliver their baby and also be a shoulder to cry on when things get hard. They value their patience, their understanding, and willingness to use […]

By |August 10th, 2015|Categories: General, Guides, Health|6 Comments

A Toddler’s Guide To Grand Rapids

This post made possible by AppleTree Early Care and Preschool.

At AppleTree, children, 6 weeks to 12 years old, learn, play, and develop at their own pace and their unique abilities are discovered and nurtured by highly qualified teachers using research-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum.  Our highly-acclaimed programming fosters engaging, interactive learning that promotes Kindergarten Readiness and […]

By |August 9th, 2015|Categories: General, Guides, Preschool|6 Comments