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Top 10 Voted Primary Care Physicians in Greater Grand Rapids

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 […]

By |March 19th, 2017|Categories: Health|26 Comments

How to Start Your Spring Break at the Grand Rapids Airport

*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 […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Categories: Spring Break, Travel|0 Comments

Our Allergy-Friendly Trip Through Grand Rapids – with Kids

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. […]

By |March 14th, 2017|Categories: City of GR, General, THINGS TO DO, Travel Grand Rapids Tips for Families|0 Comments

Headed to the Meijer Gardens Butterflies Exhibit? Read this First!

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 […]

Music Summer Camps are a Blast at The Academy of Music in Grand Rapids

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 […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Categories: Elementary, Summer, THINGS TO DO, West Michigan Camps|0 Comments

The Inventory at Just Between Friends Sale is Bursting at the Seams!

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 […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Categories: Deal for Families|0 Comments

Where to Turn if You Suspect Child Abuse in Kent County

What to Do if You Suspect Child Abuse
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 […]

By |March 2nd, 2017|Categories: General, Parenting Resources|Tags: |0 Comments

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

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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, […]

By |February 15th, 2017|Categories: WIN|245 Comments

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

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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

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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 […]

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