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Favorite Family Places Around Grand Rapids
We are getting ready to publish a list of our reader’s favorite places to play, eat and learn in greater Grand Rapids and we need your help! Last month we took nominations from you on the best of the best for kids and families around greater Grand Rapids and across […]

By |April 30th, 2016|Categories: General, WIN|9 Comments

Mega Rodan + Fields Giveaway!

Transform Your Skin with Rodan + Fields
Do skin problems have you down? Maybe you’re frustrated with acne that you thought would be long gone by now. Perhaps, you’re struggling with eczema, blotchy skin, or signs of aging. Whatever skin dilemma you’re facing, Kerri Bielski, an independent consultant for Rodan + Fields, is ready to help. […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Categories: General, WIN|63 Comments

WIN: A FREE Weekend Getaway in Pentwater!

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Sarah!

How incredible does a Pentwater getaway sound right about now?
WestMichiganStays.com is giving away a two-night stay to one lucky grkids.com reader at their Pentwater cabin for the weekend of Friday, May 20, 2016 – Sunday, May 22, 2016.

This lovely, newer log cabin with two private bedrooms and […]

By |April 3rd, 2016|Categories: General, WIN|553 Comments

WIN! Tickets to Freckleface Strawberry at Civic Theatre

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winners Sarah, Esther, Corrie, and Juli!

Children all feel self-conscious at times.
Freckleface Strawberry will help them learn that we are all special in our own unique way!
The children’s musical “Freckleface Strawberry” is coming to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and is a production you and your kids do not […]

By |March 31st, 2016|Categories: General, WIN|137 Comments

Win tickets to the new LEGOLAND Discovery Center!

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Samantha!
The first LEGOLAND Discovery Center opens in Michigan this week. And we have tickets to give away!!!

Before you hop into the car and make the 2ish hour drive to Auburn Hills, you should know:

Tickets must be pre-purchased online to guarantee entry to LEGOLAND® […]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Categories: General, WIN|60 Comments

Michigan Inspired Baby Names… Plus a Captured in Clay GIVEAWAY!

by April Hunt

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Megan!

So everyone and their brother in Michigan is either sporting a Smitten with the Mitten t-shirt or has a bumper sticker on their car.

But who are the truly diehard Michiganders? Who is truly Smitten with the Mitten?–Those who give their own kids a Michigan-inspired baby […]

By |March 20th, 2016|Categories: General, WIN|50 Comments

WIN! Two Spots to Koetsier’s Kids Mini Garden Class

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Jennifer!

If you’re from West Michigan, you are probably already very familiar with Koetsier’s, a multi-generational family owned and operated greenhouse. Their goal is to provide homegrown quality and family-friendly customer service to all their patrons. Their plants have been carefully grown and hand selected. As they say, […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: General, WIN|118 Comments

WIN! $500 Interior Design Package From Postbox Designs

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Tammy!

From the comfort of your couch, you can decorate your home with the help of interior design extraordinaire, Kristin Thompson of Postbox Designs!

Postbox Designs is interior design specializing in E-Design. The concept for Postbox Designs was born out of Kristin Thompson’s transition to staying home full time after […]

By |March 13th, 2016|Categories: General, WIN|164 Comments

WIN! Sign Workshop at The Mud Room

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to our winner Amy!

“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” -Uchtdor
You know those cute crafty projects you’ve been pinning on Pinterest all winter long, while you watch Netflix after your kids are finally asleep? I can’t be the only person that’s doing a lot […]

By |February 21st, 2016|Categories: General, WIN|90 Comments

WIN! Tickets to Sister Act at the Civic Theatre

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Theresa!

The Civic is one of the first community theaters in the country to produce “Sister Act – The Musical”!
Beat the winter blues and head to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre to see the comedic sensation “Sister Act” brought to life as a musical. The musical features original […]

By |February 9th, 2016|Categories: WIN|95 Comments

WIN! GRPM Family Membership from Orchard Hill Preschool and Childcare

 35 Years of Caring for Grand Rapids Children
This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Kelly!

You get married, have a kid or two (or in West Michigan it’s more like you have four kids in five years!), then comes the difficult decision about child care and/or preschool for your littles.

If you are currently, shopping around […]

By |February 4th, 2016|Categories: WIN|59 Comments

WIN! Fit Mom Workout Package

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Kerri!

Become a Fit Mom
I’m in the throws of dealing with the stubborn baby weight, so shedding some pounds and getting fit is at the top of my 2016 resolutions list. Patty Lobbezoo, mother of four, totally gets the struggle to shed baby weight, but through the Beachbody […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Categories: WIN|111 Comments

WIN! Tickets to CARE Ballet’s Carnival of the Animals

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners Stephanie, Katie, Amanda, and Rachel!

…your child’s favorite things wrapped into one ballet!
As parents, we all know how vivid our child’s imagination can be. For my 3 year old son, he usually vacillates between pretending he’s Super Man on a mission to save the world or he’s […]

By |January 16th, 2016|Categories: General, WIN|103 Comments

What did you Name Your Baby in 2015? Take our Survey and Win!

This post brought to you by Captured In Clay.

Captured In Clay helps you slow down time, if for just a moment.  Taking hand and footprint impressions lets parents freeze time in an adorable way.
As 2015 wraps up, we’d like to have some fun and create a list of popular and […]

By |December 21st, 2015|Categories: General, WIN|2 Comments

WIN! Cindy’s Suds Gift Set Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Cindy’s Suds.

This giveaway is closed.  Congrats to our winner Janet!

Natural Skin Products Made by a Mom Who Cares
Have you heard about Cindy’s Suds? West Michigan parents love having this local option for natural skincare solution for their family’s skin. Owner Cindy Hanson, of Lowell, has been delivering safe products to West […]

By |November 29th, 2015|Categories: Health, WIN|86 Comments