April H

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April H

About April H

April is a stay-at-home-working-mom hybrid who balances her time between managing a household and using her editor brain to find all the typos in her friends’ emails. In her occasional free time she enjoys reading, quilting, antiquing and photography. She lives in Grand Rapids with her husband and three children.

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

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is a Hit Every Time
I took my kids to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum again recently. And it’s still amazing. Just like last time. Just like every time.

After this visit I asked my kids, ages 7, 4 and 2, what their favorite parts were. Granted, my 2 year old couldn’t really speak […]

Tips for Running a Successful Mom2Mom Sale

Shopping a mom2mom sale is pretty easy–you just have to get your eye ready to spot amazing deals. Making money by selling your gently used children’s items takes a little more work. But if you’re willing to put in the time, the results can be quite lucrative!

The team at the annual West Michigan Mom2Mom Sale […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Categories: Deal for Families|0 Comments

How Finding Your Forever Home in Grand Rapids Can be Fun

Editor’s note: It can be really hard to find the perfect real estate agent. Selling and/or buying your home can be a stressful experience but the right Realtor can guide you through and make it enjoyable! The Grand Rapids Kids team is spotlighting a few area Realtors that we think are worth looking at.
“House Hunting […]

By |March 20th, 2017|Categories: Moving|0 Comments

Jessica Tucker’s Top Tips for Choosing a Realtor

It can be really hard to find the perfect real estate agent. Selling and/or buying your home can be a very stressful experience but the right Realtor can guide you through and maybe even make it enjoyable! The Grand Rapids Kids team is going to be spotlighting a few area Realtors that we think are […]

By |March 12th, 2017|Categories: Moving|0 Comments

Clever Grand Rapids Birthday Gift Experiences for Kids

America, the toy epidemic has gotten out of control! Kids these days have more enough toys to share with the entire neighborhood, yet when birthdays come around, friends and family inevitably get them more. Because what else would they do? They love your kid and want to show them love through a gift. 

The good news? We […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Categories: Elementary, Guides, Middle School, Preschool|1 Comment

The GIGANTIC Grand Rapids Spring Fun Guide – 2017

This article brought to you by The Goddard School.
Welcome to the Gigantic Grand Rapids Spring Fun Guide for 2017
Here you’ll find one gigantic roundup of spring break ideas, free spring activities, daily fun, where to take driver’s ed, where to play spring sports, biking and hiking trails, short-term travel ideas, consignment and garage sales and […]

Midwest Water Park Getaways Within a Few Hours of Grand Rapids

Treat your kids to a day poolside. 
Today my kindergartener asked if we could swim in Grandma’s pool. It was 60 degrees outside, after all. …But it’s also February.

What do you do when your kid wants to swim in February but you don’t want to break the bank flying to Florida?

Find them an indoor water park that’s […]

Journey Academy is a Completely Refreshing Way to do School

“A Student Driven Environment Where Students Take Ownership of Their Own Education.”
Journey Academy an Acton Academy elementary school that just opened in September 2016, holding classes within Ada Christian School. Recently rated the top blended learning program in the nation by Innosight, enrollment is open for the 2017-2018 school year.

Founders Matt and Dana Roefer gave us some […]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Moving to the Grand Rapids Area? Start Here.

Moving with your family is a challenging experience made easier with the right help.
Are you getting ready to move your family to a new home in greater Grand Rapids? Whether you’re just moving in Grand Rapids to one town over or coming in from out of state, setting up in a new neighborhood is a […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Categories: Communities, General, Guides, Moving|Tags: , |1 Comment

The GIGANTIC Grand Rapids Babies Guide

This article brought to you by Goldfish Swim School. 
Welcome to the Gigantic Grand Rapids Babies Guide
Having a baby changes everything, and

Pin this page, post this to Facebook, save the link to your home screen, or bookmark this link because you’ll use it throughout your pregnancy and beyond.

The first stop is our Grand Rapids Baby email newsletter. This email […]

By |January 26th, 2017|Categories: Babies & Infants, General, Guides, I'm Pregnant, Parent Info|0 Comments

Indoor Birthday Party Ideas for Kids in Grand Rapids

This article brought to you by The Mud Room. 
(Birthday) Party Time! Excellent!
Wondering where to host your child’s next Grand Rapids indoor birthday party bash? Look no further! We’ve put together a great list of places to celebrate your kid with fun and a little bit of cake. For a more extensive list, including outdoor idea, see […]

By |January 26th, 2017|Categories: Birthday Parties, Guides|4 Comments

Clever Grand Rapids Birthday Gift Experiences for Preschoolers

In suburban America, most kids have enough toys to keep five families occupied. Parents are constantly purging the closets, taking toys to Goodwill as their children outgrow them. The shelf life of many toys is limited.

So when a preschooler’s birthday rolls around, many parents and aunties and uncles are looking beyond the toy aisle at Meijer […]

By |January 19th, 2017|Categories: General|2 Comments

WIN! $1500 Whole House Makeover From Kyle Visser, Keller Williams Realty

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Mary!

Get ready for one of our biggest giveaways yet! You won’t want to miss the chance to enter for this super powered home upgrade package. 
There are Thousands of Real Estate Agents in West Michigan
But there’s only one Kyle Visser.
And Kyle will make you feel like you’re his […]

By |January 11th, 2017|Categories: General, WIN|453 Comments

Grand Rapids Fitness Centers With Childcare

Finding Fitness With Kids in Tow
Joining a gym is all fun and games until you have kids and need childcare! How’s a parent supposed to get in the cardio with a toddler running in circles around you? (No, that whirling kid can’t get your cardio on your behalf…)

We’ve found a list of local fitness centers with childcare, so you […]

By |January 9th, 2017|Categories: General, Health|2 Comments

iCademy Global is the Virtual Answer to Today’s Student Needs

“I think when people hear the word cyber school or online school they have a vision of students working in isolation at a computer and it’s so not true with iCademy,” says Leisa Lobbezoo, teacher at the free online school located in Zeeland.

At iCademy Global, students may be able to attend class from their living room, but […]

By |January 5th, 2017|Categories: General, Homeschool|0 Comments