Keri S

Keri S

About Keri S

Keri is a mom of four who enjoys "pizza and movie nights" at home with the family. When she is not managing ads for grkids, chauffeuring children, or trying out a new crockpot recipe, you can probably find her attempting to enjoy a cup of coffee before it gets cold.

How to Throw a Fashionista Birthday Party on any Budget

Fashion Birthday Party Ideas
My daughter turned 8 on December 23- and it only took us six weeks to get around to celebrating it! Poor girl. I guess that’s what happens when your birthday is two days before Christmas! Truthfully, though, she doesn’t seem to mind. We still give her a gift and go out to […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Categories: Birthday Parties|0 Comments

20 Fantastic Things to do in With Kids in the City of Grand Rapids

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Be sure to check out our GR City & Neighborhoods area Community Page and Calendar for Kids!
All the Best Things for Kids Downtown
I may be a little biased because it’s where I live, but I love the City of Grand Rapids and the downtown area. Our wonderful […]

By |April 2nd, 2017|Categories: City of GR, Communities, THINGS TO DO, Travel Grand Rapids Tips for Families|0 Comments

24 Fantastic Things to do with Kids in Holland, Muskegon, Zeeland and Grand Haven

This article brought to you by Help Me Grow-Ottawa. Like seeing information about the Holland, Muskegon, Zeeland and Grand Haven area?

Be sure to check out our Lakeshore area Community Page and Calendar for Kids!

The Lakeshore. An idyllic place that brings lazy beach days and exhilarating boat rides to mind. And while lake play is probably the […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Lakeshore Towns (Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon, Zeeland)|0 Comments

Grand Rapids Easter Egg Hunts & Easter Bunny Outings 2017

Easter is kind of the harbinger of Spring around Michigan (even if it IS still snowing on the daffodils while the Easter bunny makes his rounds) and kids eagerly anticipate the outdoor fun that this holiday brings.

Here’s your list of where to find all the Grand Rapids Easter fun, from Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Bunny […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Categories: Easter Things to Do, SEASONAL, Spring, THINGS TO DO|8 Comments

Grand Rapids Spring Break Daily Activity Guide 2017

Fun Daily Activities Make Spring Break Staycations Fun!
You can fly away for Spring Break, or you can stir up some fun in Grand Rapids and enjoy the mini summer vacation that’s coming our way in April. Businesses all around town are holding special hours or events just for your kids!

A fun way to get them […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Categories: Guides, Spring Break|2 Comments

24 Fantastic Things to do with Kids in East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, Ada and Cascade

This article brought to you by Triumph Music Academy.Like seeing information about East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, Ada and Cascade area?

Be sure to check out our EAST area Community Page and Calendar for Kids!The area east of Grand Rapids is vast, from long standing East Grand Rapids to the newer and fast growing Ada and Forest […]

By |February 16th, 2017|Categories: East (East GR, Forest Hills, Ada, Cascade), General, Moving|0 Comments

21 Fantastic Things to do with Kids in Caledonia, Dutton, Cutlerville and Kentwood

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Be sure to check out our Southeast area Community Page and Calendar for Kids!

Southeast Grand Rapids is booming. What used to be a more rural, quiet community has seen unprecedented growth in recent years. Yet the Cutlerville, Dutton and Caledonia areas still seem to retain that small-town charm, while having […]

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: General, Moving|0 Comments

How to Slow Down and Simplify Christmas

Hey, friend. Christmas is almost here! Are you feeling joyful? Excited? Or maybe just super overwhelmed and tired and stressed out…?

I hear ya. Well, good news! It’s time to relax, weary mama. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, load up the marshmallows (and feel free to add a little nip of “something extra” if you […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General|0 Comments

Huge List of Holiday Shows for Families – West Michigan

It’s time.

Holiday shows are here and area artists are bringing their A-game with some of the best performances of the year. Musicals, ballets, plays and more are lighting up the calendar from here till Christmas.

Which performances will you choose to help celebrate the season?


Related: Tree Lightings and Holiday Parades Around Grand Rapids
List of Holiday Plays, Concerts and […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, Winter|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Tree Lightings and Holiday Parades for Greater Grand Rapids

I hope Consumer’s Energy is ready, because tree lighting season is here and we have no shortage of beautiful holiday trees in municipalities around West Michigan ready to be alit in Christmas glory!

And with them comes Santa. Maybe some parades. And definitely candy!

Grab your mittens and hats and head out to a local parade or […]

By |November 16th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, Winter|Tags: |0 Comments

West Michigan 4th of July Fireworks, Parades and More – 2016

Greater Grand Rapids Independence Day Events for Families
There’s never a shortage of opportunities to get out and celebrate our nation’s independence in West Michigan. Whether you are looking for parades, 4th of July fireworks, carnivals, or weekend festivals, we’ve got you covered!

Whatever you choose, we hope you and your family […]

By |June 26th, 2016|Categories: General, Summer|Tags: |0 Comments

Where You Can Pick Fruit This Summer, Grand Rapids

Nothing beats a fresh picked Michigan strawberry or a handful of plump blueberries straight from the bush. Lucky for us, West Michigan is a major fruit belt, providing us with some of the tastiest natural treats in the nation.

Here’s where you can pick fruit and find that perfect filling for your favorite summer fruit pie!

Call […]

By |June 2nd, 2016|Categories: SEASONAL, Summer|0 Comments

EARN FREE STUFF With Summer Reading Programs

These are reader-recommended summer reading programs that will help your kids fight summer brain drain. Our list is updated for 2016.

Is there a summer reading program that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

RELATED: 9 Reasons You Need a John Ball Zoo Membership

By |May 30th, 2016|Categories: General, Summer|0 Comments

Family Memorial Day Guide West Michigan

Information has been updated for 2016
Thank you, veterans and service personnel, for all that you have done for our country and continue to do. Your sacrifices are noticed and deeply appreciated.

All events take place on Monday, May 30, 2016 unless otherwise noted.

Caledonia Memorial Day Services and Parade
Parade begins: 9:00 AM
Route: Parade will begin at the corner of Kinsey and […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Categories: General|1 Comment

Favorite Allergists for Kids and Babies in West Michigan

Favorite Pediatric Allergist, Grand Rapids Parents Say
When your kid is sick, you want them in good hands. And when they have a condition that leaves them with rashes or coughing, or even with trouble breathing, you know that it is especially important to have them in good hands. So having a kid with allergies = […]

By |May 16th, 2016|Categories: Health|0 Comments