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Traverse City in the Cold: A Mitten Adventure

Traverse City Isn’t Just for Summer Vacation Traverse City is a frequent summer destination. The sand, the crystal clear water, the dunes, the wine. But how does it this northern
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5 Things You May Not Know About the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Hidden Delights If you’ve lived in Grand Rapids for more than a few minutes, chances are you’ve been to our city’s great public museum. But I’ll
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Kroc Center

Little Known Grand Rapids Kroc Center Facts   FACT 1: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER to PLAY AT THE KROC Yes, the Kroc Center is a lot like
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5 Things You May Not Know About Consignment Sale Shopping in Grand Rapids

Consignment Sale Season is Upon Us, Grand Rapids! Before you head out to snag your best deals of the season, check out these five things you may not know about
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Top 30 Date Night Restaurants in Grand Rapids

Date Night Restaurants in Grand Rapids It’s date night. Dinner without kids. Wondering where to go? We’ve got you covered! We polled our Facebook readers for their favorite restaurants in
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Free Civic Theatre Shows for Kids and Schools

About the Show This year the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s Traveling Troupe will be following Iris and her family as they go on the road trip of a lifetime in
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Kids Eat Free (or Cheap) – Updated for 2014

We’ve researched restaurants in the Grand Rapids area that offer free or cheap kids meals. Terms and conditions apply and are subject to change. Please verify with the restaurant before
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October is Fire Safety Month. Does Your Family Know to Stay Low and Go?

Safety first. How many times have we heard that? As a kid, I heard it all the time. “Safety first. Yeah, yeah,” I’d say to myself. Now as a parent,
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EASY! How to Make Smashed Jolly Pops with Your Kids

Grab a hammer, and let’s get smashing! This quick and easy lollipop-making activity is great for kids of all ages. My 3, 6, and 9 year old kids all had
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Michigan Science Center, Detroit: A Mitten Adventure

Yesteday I shared with you the Ann Arbor leg of our east Michigan adventures earlier this summer. Day two our trip ‘east’ brought us to the Michigan Science Center in
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Ann Arbor Museums: A Mitten Adventure

Sometimes, you just need to slow down. Well, sort of. This July I spent three great days with my college roommate on Michigan’s east side. She lives in the adorable,
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Please Don’t Read this Post About Camping in Pentwater

Camping In Pentwater with Kids My entryway is littered with camping gear right now. We pulled in late last night, returning from a 5-day Pentwater, MI camping trip. I’m whooped.
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Sutton’s Bay 1910 Farm Experience: A Mitten Adventure

Have you ever wondered what it must have REALLY been like to live in the early 1900’s?  Nestled in the middle of apple orchards in Suttons Bay is a place
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Funny Sarah: Hurry Up and Enjoy Summer, Michigan Kids!

 Friends, we had a horrible month of April. The snow just would not stop. It was chilly outside well into the month of May. Us poor Michigan folks didn’t catch
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Michigan’s Adventure: A Mitten Adventure

 If you are looking for a super fun family day, look no further than Michigan’s Adventure-the state’s largest amusement park! I should probably start by saying I don’t like roller
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