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Growing a Love for Veggies: Where You Can Find CSAs Near Grand Rapids

Special thanks to guest contributor Jen Byrne for writing this article and to Earth Keeper Farm (a CSA with a drop off point at our partner, Ada Farmers Market!) for providing the photos. 

You’ve probably heard people talking about CSAs even if you aren’t that familiar with them.

A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way to invest directly […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Categories: General, Health, Summer|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Grand Rapids Public Museum Parent’s Guide

A Parent’s Guide to the Grand Rapids Public Museum
Think museums are boring? Think again!

The Grand Rapids Public Museum offers exciting experiences for toddlers on up… and we’re here to tell you how you can enjoy your next GRPM trip with kids. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is three levels of educational fun! From their many permanent […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Categories: City of GR, General, Museums, Travel Grand Rapids Tips for Families|0 Comments

Where to Have a Baby Shower in Grand Rapids and Beyond

Looking for a great spot to host a baby shower for your loved one? Consider one of these places around West Michigan to host a memorable day for that special mom-to-be. Some of our ideas are just general locations while others have specific places listed for you to check out.

Of course, our list isn’t exhaustive […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

WIN! Four Tickets to GRPM’s Whales: Giants of the Deep Exhibit

Don’t Miss GRPM’s Exhibit Whales: Giants of The Deep
Visiting Grand Rapids Public Museum is always an incredibly fun and educational adventure. GRPM consistently puts forth awe-inspiring exhibits and their “Whales: Giant of the Deep” exhibit is no exception.

“Interactive, immersive, and featuring the latest in international cetacean research, Whales: Giants of the Deep is an experience […]

By |February 15th, 2017|Categories: WIN|202 Comments

WIN! Four Tickets to Monster Jam Triple Threat Series ($100 Value)

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Kristi!
DON’T MISS MONSTER JAM TRIPLE THREAT SERIES!
The world’s most famous, largest monster truck tour is roaring into Grand Rapids this March! This is a thrilling event that your family will not want to miss. Your kids will love seeing these big names in monster trucks–Grave Digger®, Max-D®, […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Categories: General, WIN|1,064 Comments

Grand Rapids Gymnastics Classes Guide – 2017

Gymnastics is a great avenue for burning energy, gaining new skills, making friends… and mastering the balance beam! It offers the perfect blend of fitness, fun and social interaction that kids need, for both boys and girls.

If your child is interested in joining a supportive environment where they can tumble their heart out, then look no further — […]

By |February 8th, 2017|Categories: General, Guides|0 Comments

WIN! $25 Target Gift Card – Grandtastic Nominations

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Marsha!
“I like long romantic walks down every aisle at Target.” -anonymous
Target lovers unite! I don’t know what it is about Target, but ever since I became a mom, trips to Target have become a little slice of paradise. It helps that there’s a Starbucks right on the […]

By |February 8th, 2017|Categories: General, WIN|23 Comments

WIN! Four Tickets to See Ragtime at the Civic

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Wendy!
Don’t Miss Ragtime, coming to the Civic this February!
In 2004, the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre sold-out their Ragtime performances and received incredible reviews of the production. They are “delighted to bring  this powerful story to life” on stage at the Civic.

Ragtime is based on the 1975 Doctorow novel […]

By |February 5th, 2017|Categories: General, WIN|104 Comments

WIN! Four Tickets to Disney on Ice ($100 Value)

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Jenna!
Make Lasting Family Memories at Disney on Ice
Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream, an unforgettable show for kids of all ages. This spectacular show will prove that nothing can stop a brave, determined princess from experiencing a courageous adventure.

Your family will join the show hosts – Mickey Mouse […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Categories: General, WIN|884 Comments

GUIDE to West Michigan Schools: Private, Public, Charter & Religious

Private, Charter, Religious, Language Immersion and More
West Michigan parents, you have options and we’ve put them together for you in one easy guide.
Today, West Michigan parents have LOADS of options when it comes to making important choices about your child’s education.

Whether you are looking for a language immersion school, a charter school, or a school […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Education, Elementary, General, Guides, Preschool|Tags: |36 Comments

Top OBGYNs in Greater Grand Rapids

As a woman, one of the most important medical providers you may have in your life is your obstetrician/gynecologist. From yearly checkups and tests, to helping you through pregnancy and postpartum care, finding the right OBGYN is a big decision. Luckily, our readers have spoken. They’ve told us who the best OBGYN’s are in greater Grand […]

By |January 13th, 2017|Categories: General, Guides, Health|94 Comments

Grand Rapids Preschools Guide – 2017

It may feel like the school year just started, but it is already time to begin thinking about next year’s plans for school. Many preschools begin enrollment for next year in January. Whether this is your first child going off to school or your fifth, there are several factors to consider in making this important decision. […]

By |January 11th, 2017|Categories: General, Guides, Preschool|Tags: |1 Comment

Divorce is Heart-Breaking. Choose a Gentle Approach with Collaborative Divorce Professionals

Grand Rapids Kids is Not Pro-Divorce
We are all about families connecting at GRKIDS. We love nothing more than seeing families bond, have fun together and form lasting relationships. The last thing we would ever want is for your family to go through a divorce. However, we also recognize that divorce is not uncommon in our community. […]

By |January 10th, 2017|Categories: General, Parent Info, Real Life|0 Comments

Winter Break Activity Guide for Grand Rapids – 2016

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2016 Christmas & Winter Break Activity Guide
Thanksgiving is over and there’s just a short time before Winter Break is upon us! How are you planning to fill the long days? Use this guide to help you plan your days for make Winter Break 2016 the most memorable one your kids have […]

By |December 24th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, SEASONAL, Winter|Tags: , , |0 Comments

WIN! $150 Lululemon Gift Card from i’move

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Victoria!
i’move …Making You Better
For more than a decade, i’move has been helping people be better. Whether you want to be free from pain or injury, increase your athleticism or get yourself back in shape, i’move has designed its business with you at the center of it.
The way you […]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Categories: General, WIN|155 Comments