Keri S

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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.

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

Like seeing information about the Southeast area?

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?

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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

FOURTH OF JULY PARADES AND FIREWORKS
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: General, SEASONAL, Summer|0 Comments

EARN FREE STUFF With Summer Reading Programs

These are grkids.com 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!

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GRAND RAPIDS AREA SUMMER READING PROGRAMS
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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

Allergists for Kids and Babies in West Michigan

Pediatric Allergists-Immunologists in West Michigan
Millions of children have some type of allergy. In fact, some studies indicate that allergies account for the loss of an estimated 2 million schooldays per year! If your children are included in this number, you obviously want to find the best care possible to keep them safe and healthy.

We asked our readers for their input […]

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

Six Rules for the Best Summer Ever With Kids

Like many parents at this time of year, my mind has now turned to thoughts of summer. Sleeping in, sunshine, beaches, swimming, relaxation, freedom from schedules and how in the world am I going to survive spending ALL DAY EVERY DAY with these children of mine?! (Who I love dearly. Of course.)

When I consulted a […]

By |May 10th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: |1 Comment

Would You Rather Give Birth in a Hospital or Elsewhere? Here’s what these Grand Rapids Moms Chose

Hospital Birth or Elsewhere?
Expecting mothers in West Michigan are considering their options when it comes to choosing how their birth will proceed. While ultimately baby decides when (and sometimes how) to enter the world, a certain peace of mind can come with crafting your birth plan.

Here’s a look at the choices a few local moms […]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Categories: General, I'm Pregnant, Parent Info, Parenting Resources|Tags: |1 Comment

Baby Play Places Around Grand Rapids

When your baby is on the move and ready to play, sometimes it’s hard to know just where to take him! So we’ve compiled a list of West Michigan play places for you to check out with your little one. Whether you have an adventurous child who is looking to climb and explore, or a reserved child who loves […]

By |April 28th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Pregnancy Resource Guide for Greater Grand Rapids – Financial and Emotional Support

You’re pregnant. Only you didn’t anticipate it. How will you afford this baby? How will you adjust your life for this complete 180?

Take heart–you’re not alone. Others have walked this path before you, and still others are ready to step in and help walk this road with you. West Michigan has many resources set up […]

By |April 18th, 2016|Categories: General, I'm Pregnant, Parent Info, Parenting Resources|Tags: |0 Comments

Where to find High Risk Pregnancy Care around Grand Rapids

OB/GYN Specializing in High Risk Pregnancies
There are many reasons a pregnancy may be considered high risk, including advanced maternal age, chronic health conditions in the mother, a history of complications in previous pregnancies, or pregnancy with multiples. If you are pregnant and at high risk, the best thing you can do for yourself and your baby […]

By |April 4th, 2016|Categories: Health, I'm Pregnant|0 Comments