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10 Things Really Smart Moms (and Dads) Do

WHAT THE SMART PARENTS DO The following is a list of things I’ve observed “smart parents” doing over the last 10 years. I don’t claim to do all of them
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episode 12 – Finding Your Mommy Groove – GRAND RAPIDS PARENTS PODCAST

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LISTEN TO EPISODE 12 Click the play button above or subscribe in iTunes. WHAT’S IN EPISODE 12? Melody speaks with the St. Roberts Moms group about finding your Mommy Groove. She also
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episode 10 – The ArtPrize Episode – GRAND RAPIDS PARENTS PODCAST

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LISTEN TO EPISODE 10 Click the play button above or subscribe in iTunes. WHAT’S IN EPISODE 10? Melody interviews eight ArtPrize artists about their works as well as provides tips and
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Kids and Family ArtPrize Tour – STROLLER EDITION – 2014

17 STOPS… plus It is our hope that this list and map will help you navigate ArtPrize in 2014 with your little ones! If you’ve been to ArtPrize before you
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Kids and Family ArtPrize Tour – FIELD TRIP EDITION – 2014

17 STOPS plus EXTRA CREDIT! It is our hope that this list and map will help your students navigate ArtPrize in 2014! So many of our readers have used the
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Kids and Family ArtPrize Tour 2014

New here? Don’t miss a thing! Get our weekly news update- sign up here. 65 STOPS. HUNDREDS OF EXHIBITS. It is our hope that this list and map will help
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Sign up! grkids Play Date + ArtPrize Stroller Walk!

WE’RE HEADED TO ARTPRIZE …For an outdoor stroller tour! If you’ve been to ArtPrize before you know it can be difficult to navigate a stroller through all venues. So we’re
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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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ADHD in Children Explained, Plus West MI Resources to Help You Out

Is it ADHD, normal kid stuff, or something else entirely? ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a diagnosis that seems to be thrown around more are more frequently these days.
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WIN! Tickets to Beauty and the Beast

Friday’s Preview Has Us Thrilled for the Show My girls and I had the opportunity to “Feast with the Beast” Friday night at Forest Hills Central High School. In addition
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LaughFest 2014 Schedule for Families!

LaughFest is the Perfect Cure for this Endless Winter! It’s true. We are all a little slap-happy from the weather anyway. Consider it a warm-up for LaughFest…where it’s guaranteed to
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Dads! Bring Your Little Valentine to Daddy Daughter Date Night at the Kroc Center

I never really understood Valentine’s Day before I had kids. Whenever February 14 rolled around I would feel bad for my single friends, especially for the ones that wished they
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Get In The Picture, Mom! Nine Tips to Look Your Best In Photographs

Why Are Moms So Camera Shy? Yes, I run away from cameras. I’m guessing that today’s youth won’t be as camera-shy as many of the moms today, considering all the
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No One Told Me That Being a Parent Meant Getting Good at Canceling

Yesterday I had to cancel a long-awaited massage. My babysitter texted me in the morning that she wasn’t feeling good and wouldn’t be able to make it that night. After
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ArtPrize Stroller Walk! Join Us, or Print Route and Go on Your Own

Going to ArtPrize with a stroller changes the game. Many venues are crowded and pushing a stroller can be tedious. Stroller Friendly ArtPrize Route So, we’ve put together a route
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