Betsy B

About Betsy B

Mom to two busy little boys, Betsy is constantly on the chase. When she's not corralling her boys she enjoys catering, food experimentation, crafting and naps. And most recently, is a published author on Amazon!

10 Free/Affordable Things to do in April Around Grand Rapids

This article brought to you by Koetsier’s Greenhouse.All around West Michigan you can spot signs of spring. From the wonderful warming weather that gets us outside to play, to the plants blooming and blossoming at Koetsier’s, and the bunnies & egg hunts reminding us that Easter is just around the corner, spring has definitely sprung! […]

By |March 30th, 2017|Categories: Deal for Families, THINGS TO DO|0 Comments

11 Unique Dining Spots For Families in West Michigan

This article brought to you by NW Youth Soccer Association.

For dining options, West Michigan boasts some fantastic finds! We’ve got our free & cheap spots, our favorite spots, the summer time outside eats spots, but what about the unique places to get a bite out? West Michigan, here’s your list:


SEE ALSO: Eat Outside! Where […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Guides|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

13 Free/Affordable Things for Kids to do in March Around Grand Rapids

March is full of fun opportunities!

Flicks Family Films is back, as well as Weekend Morning Movies, and if watching a story wasn’t enough, you can hear one too. This March you can travel all over West Michigan to treat your kiddos to great story times, as story times are being held almost every day of […]

By |February 28th, 2017|Categories: Deal for Families, Free|1 Comment

Spring Consignment Guide for Grand Rapids and Beyond – 2017

This information is updated for 2017.

Are your kids growing like weeds? Save money as you restock your child’s wardrobe!

Our extensive list of consignment sales in the Greater Grand Rapids Area is unparalleled. Consignment sales happen almost every month of the year and offer a great way to restock closets with gently used quality clothing at […]

By |February 26th, 2017|Categories: Deal for Families, General|Tags: |8 Comments

14 Free/Affordable Things to do in February Around Grand Rapids

February is awash with free and affordable activities for West Michigan. Fall in love with winter festivals, owl hunting, affordable days at the museums, great deals at the cinema, and great opportunities to play outside, plus many more.

And if the weather has kept you cooped up indoors too long and you need a change of […]

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Free, General, Winter|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Why I Chose Year-Round School for my Family

I’ve had visions of walking my kids to school or the bus stop since before I had kids. The dream is so idyllic and beautiful. I hear tales from moms all over Grand Rapids about how they greet their kids at the bus stop or the door with treats, or becoming bosom buddies with the […]

By |January 15th, 2017|Categories: Area Schools, Education, General|2 Comments

9 Free/Affordable Things to do in January Around Grand Rapids

As Olaf says, “Winter is a great time to stay in and cuddle” …Boy, I sure miss summer! But with all that West Michigan has to offer during the dismal days of January, there’s no reason to be frozen with despair; in fact, there’s plenty of reason to rejoice. Ice skating, sledding, jam nights, Chinese […]

By |January 1st, 2017|Categories: Free, General|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ring in the New Year With Your Kids


Are you looking for a little New Year’s Eve Fun for your family this year? We’ve got you (and your kids!) covered with 11 ways to celebrate. Read on to find cool, happening events all over West Michigan to help you ring in the New Year.
RELATED: A Christmas Story is Coming to Stage With Broadway GR
11 Ideas […]

By |December 18th, 2016|Categories: General, Winter|6 Comments

Where to Find Live Nativities Around Grand Rapids

Sure, you can set up a Nativity scene with figurines at home, but a live reenactment really makes the first Christmas tangible for your kids. You can find them throughout the month but a majority of Nativities will be happening the weekend of December 9.
RELATED: The Gigantic Grand Rapids HOLIDAY Fun Guide

Live Nativity Roundup for Grand Rapids – […]

By |December 4th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, SEASONAL|2 Comments

10 Free/Affordable Things to do in December Around Grand Rapids

December seems to be all about the holidays. Grand Rapids Kids has you covered with multiple lists all over our site to help you have a merry and memorable holiday season, but if you’re looking for free December fun (or nearly free), this is your list!

From tree lightings to movies and craft shows to concerts […]

By |November 30th, 2016|Categories: Free, General, Winter|2 Comments

Celebrate the Holidays with Your Local West Michigan Library

All through the year West Michigan libraries offer free and affordable fun for families. And during the holidays, they pull out all the stops. You’ll find West Michigan libraries are loaded with activities and holiday cheer, offering you and your family affordable ways to celebrate the season.

We’ve tracked down all the local holiday library fun in […]

By |November 29th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, Winter|Tags: , , |0 Comments

10 Free/Affordable Things to do in November Around Grand Rapids

November is more than just pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday shopping and we’ve got the list to prove it. The GRAM and the GRPM are bursting with opportunities for free fun as is the Calvin Ecosystem. There’s also some really fun things happening out  on the lakeshore this month that you might want to […]

By |October 31st, 2016|Categories: Fall, General|0 Comments

Grand Rapids Indoor Halloween Events

If one thing is for sure, it’s that the weather on Halloween is always unpredictable.

With our handy Indoor Halloween Activity Guide we’ve got you covered, no matter when you plan to get your tricks and treats in.

RELATED: How to Keep Your Little Elsa From Getting Frozen on Halloween


Give Kids the Halloween Thrill, Without the […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Categories: Autumn, Fall, General|Tags: , |4 Comments

WIN! A Family 4 Pack to Whales: Giants of the Deep at GRPM

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Abby!
Whales: Giants of The Deep Have Arrived at GRPM
Grand Rapids Public Museum has a history of bringing awe-inspiring exhibits to West Michigan. Whales: Giants of the Deep will be an exhibit that kids will remember for the rest of their lives.

Making a splash on October 22, whales […]

By |October 24th, 2016|Categories: General, WIN|355 Comments

Greater Grand Rapids Trunk or Treats

Trunk or Treats Contain the Kids but Still Deliver the Candy
Are you ready for Halloween? Are you ready for hour-long excursions into the cold, and possibly wet, dark? If not, let our Trunk or Treat Roundup ease your excursions and hopefully shorten them!

Looking for more ideas for Grand Rapids Halloween fun? Check out:

2016 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Times
Grand […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Categories: Autumn, Fall, General, SEASONAL|Tags: , , |0 Comments