Kate R

Kate R

About Kate R

Kate considers herself incredibly lucky to be a full time mom and also part time social worker and ASD consultant with Hudsonville Public Schools. While at home, she loves spending time with her kids, Cooper and Zoe. Kate loves all things creative and messy, playing games, gardening, biking, reading, and summers off with her awesome teacher-husband, Kevin.

4 Ways to Keep Your Kid Safe from Child Abuse

Things You Can do to Teach Child Abuse Safety Let’s be honest: child abuse is a topic that is hard to talk about. But keeping your child safe is on the list of “must do” things as a parent. We teach our children to look both ways before they cross the street. We tell them to be [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:40:52+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Categories: Parent Info, Parenting Resources, Real Life|0 Comments

Throw on that Feathered Boa and Head out to Fancy Nancy

Fancy Nancy is at the Civic Theatre till April 30 Fancy or not, this show is a fantastic opportunity for you and your little lady to have a fun night out! Princesses and tomboys alike will appreciate the music, humor, dancing, and fun of this show. The audience was filled will fanciness- lots of little [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:40:53+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Event, Reviews|0 Comments

5 Family Events you can Start in Your Neighborhood

Build Community With These Neighborhood Events You'll Love I absolutely love my neighborhood. Not only do my kids have tons of friends here, but we also have met some of our own very best friends here. We are a social bunch out in Hudsonville - we have had lots of [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:40:54+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: THINGS TO DO|1 Comment

Broadway Grand Rapids is Bringing Cinderella to the Stage

Experience the Timeless Magic of Cinderella! Calling all School-Aged Royalty Do you have a young princess (or prince) at home who loves fairy tales? Are you looking for a enchanting night out that involves glass slippers, fairy godmothers, and magical little mice? Look no further than Broadway Grand Rapids! Starting September 27, DeVos Performance [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:41:41+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Cirque du Soleil’s Ovo is Coming to Grand Rapids!

This Theatrical Spectacle Hits the Stage in December Cirque du Soleil - Grand Rapids - Don't Miss! Brace yourself Grand Rapids- Cirque du Soleil is coming to town! This world famous show will be at the Van Andel Arena for seven performances December 14-18, 2016. Tickets are on sale now. Cirque du Soleil is a [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:41:43+00:00 September 10th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Michigan’s Adventure- Tips to Maximize Your Family’s Fun

MICHIGAN'S ADVENTURE If you are looking for a super fun family day, look no further than Michigan’s Adventure-the state's largest amusement park! I should probably start by saying I don’t like roller coasters. Like not even a little bit. Yet I still love this place! Let me give you a quick run-down of what’s there, [...]

Earth Explorers at GRPM Will Excite the Whole Family

Tickets were generously donated by Grand Rapids Public Museum. Get Your Exploration On at The Grand Rapids Public Museum GRPM is Great Escape From the Heat of Summer If you have never been to the Grand Rapids Public Museum, you really should add it to your summer bucket list. (And if you have not [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:41:58+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Categories: General, Reviews|0 Comments

Local Incentives for Good Report Cards

Kate Randall is a regular contributor to grkids.com. When she is not busy raising her two school-aged children, she helps other families through her role as a social worker for Hudsonville Community Schools. You can see a list of all her articles for grkids here. Grand Rapids Businesses that Reward Good Grades It’s OK [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:42:05+00:00 May 15th, 2016|Categories: General|2 Comments

Parental Involvement with Middle Schoolers and How to Teach Responsibility

This article is sponsored by Grand Rapids Christian Middle School. Grand Rapids Christian Middle School is a Christ-centered, dynamic community where 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders – students bursting with promise and possibility – can grow, achieve and thrive. We opened our new campus this fall, creating a vibrant learning environment where our [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:42:08+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Categories: General, Parent Info|1 Comment

How to Help Kids Grieve Their Beloved Pet and Grand Rapids Resources for Pet Bereavement

Kate Randall is a regular contributor to grkids.com. When she is not busy raising her two school-aged children, she helps other families through her role as a social worker for Hudsonville Community Schools. You can see a list of all her articles for grkids here. When You Have to Tell Your Child Their Pet Died [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:42:10+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Categories: General, Real Life|Tags: |0 Comments

Dating in Middle School??

This article is sponsored by Grand Rapids Christian Middle School. Grand Rapids Christian Middle School is a Christ-centered, dynamic Christian community where 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders – students bursting with promise and possibility – can grow, achieve and thrive. We opened our new campus this fall, creating a vibrant learning environment where [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:42:15+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Categories: General, Parent Info, Tween|1 Comment

Grand Rapids Parenting Classes and Resources

This article brought to you by Hudsonville Christian School. Hudsonville Christian School offers academic excellence, taught from a Christian perspective, within a safe and inspiring environment for students in 3 School – 8th grade. Our challenging curriculum nurtures the whole child – in mind, body and spirit and accommodates students with a range of [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:42:18+00:00 February 7th, 2016|Categories: General, Parent Info, Parenting Resources|0 Comments

Navigating the World of Middle School Sports

This article brought to you by Grand Rapids Christian Middle School. . Grand Rapids Christian Middle School is a Christ-centered, dynamic Christian community where 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders – students bursting with promise and possibility – can grow, achieve and thrive. We opened our new campus this fall, creating a vibrant learning [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:42:20+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Secrets of Successful Meal Planning for Grand Rapids Parents

This article brought to you by the Grand Rapids Symphony's PNC Pops Concerts. . PNC Lollipop Concerts presents Hansel & Gretel on January 23. A magical world comes to life with this musical version of the classic children's tale with a modern twist! Modern-day Hansel and Gretel go into the neighborhood looking for adventure. [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:42:22+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Including Special Needs Kids…How Parents can Help

Kate Randall is a regular contributor to grkids.com. When she is not busy raising her two school-aged children, she helps other families through her role as a social worker for Hudsonville Community Schools. You can see a list of all her articles for grkids here. by Kate Randall Special Needs Kids Want to Feel Included, Too Being [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:42:24+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Categories: General, Parenting Resources|0 Comments