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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|88 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

*Sponsored listings appear first in this article.
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

The GIGANTIC Grand Rapids Winter Fun Guide

Welcome to the Gigantic Grand Rapids Winter Fun Guide for 2016-2017!
When the weather is cold, this is where you’ll find endless ideas on how to spend your time. Whether it is embracing the cold with classic outdoor winter time activities or finding a warm spot indoors to spend your time, we have you covered. From […]

By |December 11th, 2016|Categories: General, Guides, Winter|1 Comment

Holiday Trains Around Grand Rapids

This information is updated for the 2016 season.

There is something magical about trains at Christmas time. Whether it is the site of train tracks wrapped underneath a family’s Christmas tree or watching a Holiday favorite like The Polar Express, trains are a part of holiday traditions for many. Find out where you can experience this holiday magic […]

By |November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, Winter|3 Comments

Greater Grand Rapids Christmas Tree Guide

Ladies and Gentlemen, Get Out Your Handsaws!
It’s time. We’ve had our first “snow” and temps have dropped below 40 degrees. It’s time to head out and cut your own Christmas tree. 

Did you know that cut-your-own Christmas trees are considerably cheaper than precuts?? I was checking out prices as I made this post and I’m ready to make the switch. Not only […]

By |November 20th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, Guides, Winter|3 Comments

West Michigan Birthday Party Guide

Birthday Party Planning Just Got Less Complicated
Use our Grand Rapids Kids’ Birthday Party Guide for stress-free, birthday fun!

Is your child’s birthday approaching? Before you spend hours upon hours party planning, check out our roundup of West Michigan local birthday venues, entertainers and suppliers.

Our West Michigan Birthday Party Guide, features fun options for kids of all ages. […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Categories: Birthday Parties|5 Comments

Top Pediatric Dentists for Kids Around Grand Rapids – 2016

No one likes going to the dentist… 

Except maybe the kids that see the dentists on this list. We polled our grkids reader family for their favorite dentists and lots of people chimed in. Who knew?

Apparently going to the dentist isn’t that bad if you find the right practitioner! 

If you’re new to Grand Rapids or find […]

By |November 12th, 2016|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |10 Comments

The GIGANTIC Grand Rapids HOLIDAY Fun Guide

2016 Gigantic Grand Rapids Holiday Fun Guide
There is something magical about the holiday season in West Michigan, for kids and parents alike. The twinkling lights, fresh snow and the excitement in the air, all make this a memorable time of year. If you are like me, you want to soak in as many of these holiday moments as you can.

Our […]

By |November 7th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, Guides, Winter|7 Comments

Top Dentists, Pediatricians, ETC for Kids in Grand Rapids

Looking for the BEST healthcare providers for your family? We’ve got you covered.
We value the input of West Michigan parents because we know that together we parents are the real experts on life in greater Grand Rapids. And when it comes to healthcare providers, we are the ones taking our kids to appointments, keeping tabs […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Categories: General, Guides, Health|Tags: |11 Comments

Halloween Candy BuyBack Programs Around Grand Rapids

Local dentists want kids to save their teeth – and are willing to reward them!

When you donate your extra Halloween candy to one of the Halloween Candy BuyBack participants, your kids will get cash… and you’ll be supporting Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude takes the candy and sends it to U.S. troops serving around the world.

Participation in this […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Categories: Autumn, Fall, Free|2 Comments

Where You Can Volunteer in Grand Rapids With Kids

Want to Volunteer with Kids in Grand Rapids?

Volunteering with your children is a great way to teach them about giving back while instilling skills and values to last a lifetime. Grand Rapids has a great number of organizations looking for young volunteers.

Please browse through the categories below, keeping in mind your child’s interests, age and abilities.

If […]

By |October 23rd, 2016|Categories: General, Guides|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Indoor Play Guide for Grand Rapids and Beyond

Do cold, wet days have you down?
There’s no need to sing, “Rain, rain go away come again another day,” when greater Grand Rapids abounds with fun, indoor play options!

Pro parents know that you always need to have a few indoor play options up your sleeve for those dreary days when your kids (and you) are getting […]

By |October 16th, 2016|Categories: General, Guides, Play Date|43 Comments