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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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Kids’ Art Prize Scavenger Hunt

Grand Rapids is once again decked out in art! Art Prize is for the young, the old, and even for those still in strollers! With over 1,500 entries there’s plenty
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Insider Tips on Doing ArtPrize with Kids from Veteran Moms and Dads

Make the Most of ArtPrize with Kids Veteran ArtPrize moms and dads, thanks for sharing your tips and tricks for making the most out of ArtPrize. ArtPrize has grown to
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ArtPrize Tour for Kids and Families in 2013

Kids’ ArtPrize Tour for 2013 Once again, we’ve sorted through loads of ArtPrize entries to find those we thought would appeal to kids and families. The tour is bigger this
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Get a Glimpse of the New Market Hall at Downtown Market

If you went away for Labor Day, chances are you didn’t make it to the Grand Opening of the new Downtown Market in Grand Rapids. Yes, the outdoor Farmer’s Market
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Waiting for Motherhood: A Journey Through Infertility

When we got married we decided we would wait two or three years before having children. I never imagined it would be ten years before we welcomed our first child
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LaughFest 2013: Laughter is the Best Medicine

Did you notice the bright yellow smiley faces plastered on business fronts as you drove around town these last few weeks? Did they put a smile on your face?  I’m
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Funny Sarah: It’s Time to Laugh!

It’s March…the birds start to chirp, the weather warms up to the low 40’s (ha!)…and Laughfest strikes Grand Rapids! I am excited to be a part of the celebration, playing
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Java Gym: Kick Up Your Feet At Your Child’s Next Birthday Party

A child’s birthday party: two hours of cupcakes, coffee, and relaxation for YOU. Last Sunday my daughter Mackenzie (3) and I attended a mock birthday party at Java Gym, for
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