Finding the your top Grand Rapids physician for primary care can be so daunting. With so many practicing physicians in Grand Rapids, how can you find the one that fits your personality and medical needs the best? Talking with friends and family is a great place to start. So we polled our reader family for their favorite primary […]
*This article contributed by Gerald R Ford International Airport*
Ahh…Spring Break! It’s a wonderful respite from the normal routine; a time to relax and enjoy fun activities with the family. Many of you will travel during this time, which can add another layer stress for mom and dad…but it can be a first day of the […]
Guide to an Allergy Friendly Grand Rapids Day Trip
With food allergies in the United States on the rise the likelihood of your family being affected is growing each year. One in thirteen children have moderate to severe food allergies. This results in an average of at least two students in each school classroom being affected. […]
Meijer Gardens Butterflies are Blooming Exhibit with Kids
If you are longing for a touch of spring, you’ll find it at Frederik Meijer Gardens right now.
Every year our family treks over to the Butterflies are Blooming exhibit with cameras in tow. The exhibit returns annually for the months of March and April and sports 7,000 different butterflies of 50 […]
Are you looking for a fun and enriching experience for your child this summer?
If so, look no further than the Academy of Music in Grand Rapids! They are offering some awesome music summer camps that will inspire creativity, create lasting memories and encourage participation in music.
As the mom of a five year old who LOVES […]
Are your kids growing like weeds?
I know my daughter sure is – an inch and a half since Christmas! At this rate, I think she’ll be taller than me by summer (which doesn’t really feel like much of an exaggeration, considering I barely reach the 5 foot mark!) So, needless to say, her wardrobe is […]
What to Do if You Suspect Child Abuse
CHILDREN’S ASSESSMENT CENTER HELPS DETERMINE IF CHILD ABUSE HAS OCCURRED
The Children’s Assessment Center of Kent County is your resource if you suspect child abuse. If your child has had a significant change in behavior and/or has exhibited sexualized behavior and you do not know why, the Child Assessment […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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, […]
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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®, […]
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 — […]
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“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 […]
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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 […]