Melody V

Melody V

About Melody V

INFJ. Mom of three. Idea chaser. People believer. Inspiration seeker. Together, we make this city amazing. Let's go!

GR Trampoline Parks: How Sky Zone, Airtime and Rebounderz Compare

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With Airtime, Grand Rapids now has 3 Trampoline Parks
A little history…

First Sky Zone opened on 29th street in Kentwood in 2012.

Rebounderz joined the party last year when it opened in Jenison.

And now, Airtime has jumped onto the Grand Rapids activity center scene with its Centerpointe Mall location.

Certainly, Grand Rapids kids and families looking […]

By |January 13th, 2017|Categories: General, Southeast (Kentwood, Caledonia Cutlerville, Dutton)|0 Comments

STAR WARS Night OUT at the Griffins $5 OFF PROMO CODE – just for GRKIDS!

We’re happy to report that the GRIFFINS have given us another promo code for GRKIDS fans for the popular STAR WARS NIGHT!!

Your family can get tickets for $5 off PER TICKET, plus the processing fees are waived! This is a great time to get a school, church, or […]

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: City of GR, Deal for Families, Winter|39 Comments

Daddy Daughter Dances and Mother Son Events for Greater Grand Rapids

Take a break from the school-to-do list and schedule a fun mother-son or daddy-daughter date.

We’ve got a great roundup of events going on in and around Grand Rapids for your school-aged child. If you know of an event we didn’t list, please leave us a comment below.

Daddy Daughter Dances & Mother Son Events

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By |January 10th, 2017|Categories: General, SEASONAL|2 Comments

Promo Code GRKIDS – $5 off New Year’s Eve GRIFFINS GAME with FIREWORKS

Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey Game & NYE Celebration | 6:00 PM. Griffins home game. Post-game indoor fireworks show. Post-game open skate. USE the Promo Code GRKIDS to save $5 per ticket plus pay no processing fees! Buy tickets here.
PROMO CODE: GRKIDS and the Grand Rapids Griffins have teamed up once again to offer out a special discount […]

By |December 19th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

NEW DATE ADDED! Fancy Nancy Party and Play at Civic Theatre!

Fancy Nancy Party Extravaganza – NEW DATE ADDED
From the top of her tiara to the points of her sparkle studded shoes, Fancy Nancy believes that more is ALWAYS better when it comes to being fancy, and we’re ready to give you more with the FANCY NANCY PARTY & PLAY EXTRAVAGANZA.

This play, based on the wildly […]

By |December 19th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

25% OFF TODAY with PROMO CODE “FROSTY” – GROUPONS to Buy for Winter Break FUN in Greater Grand Rapids


If you’re looking to fill some winter break time on a budget, these Groupon Deals can help. I just bought the trampoline park (check the days that it is valid) and an art package to do with my kids over break. And if you hurry, you can use Promo Code: […]

By |December 16th, 2016|Categories: Deal for Families, Winter|0 Comments

Holiday Lights Tour in Greater Grand Rapids – 2016

Updated for 2016!
Here’s our yearly roundup of where to see Christmas lights around Greater Grand Rapids.

Last night my kids and I went out for three hours to scout lights and found a handful of houses to include.

We played our “count the ___” game to help make the night more memorable. Each person in the car chooses […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, Winter|98 Comments

18 Fantastic Things to Do with Kids in Byron Center, Wyoming, Dorr and Wayland

Not only is the southwest area of Greater Grand Rapids filled with fun things to do with kids, it’s also a great place to call home.

Parents all over Byron Center and Wyoming love where they live and take pride in their communities.

Here’s just a glimpse of what they’re saying…

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By |December 6th, 2016|Categories: General, Southwest (Wyoming, Byron Center, Wayland, Dorr)|3 Comments

Winter Outdoor Play Guide for Michigan Families

Embrace Fun in Michigan this Winter with Kids
You’ve got kids and you live in Michigan in the wintertime.

Chances are they love the snow and you, not so much. For me, snow means shoveling, cursing my hilly driveway and cleaning up snow-melt from the kids coming back in. But winter also means cozy family times by […]

By |November 29th, 2016|Categories: Guides, Guides- travel, Winter|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Grand Rapids Area ADVENT ACTIVITY CALENDAR for Kids and Families

December 2016 – Advent Activity Calendar – Grand Rapids Area
There are LEGO advent calendars, wooden house advent calendars, chocolate advent calendars, little people advent calendar, religious advent calendars and more.

We thought it would be fun to make our very own Advent Activity Calendar for the Grand Rapids Area as another fun way to count down the days until […]

By |November 29th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General|0 Comments

Hey Michigan, Toronto is Closer and Cooler than You Think!

Why Toronto with Kids?
Before I get into the heap of things to do with your family in Toronto, I want to address the big WHY. Why go to Toronto for the big city experience when Chicago is a little over three hours away and Indianapolis is just over a four hour drive?

My number one reason for […]

By |November 28th, 2016|Categories: General, Guides- travel, Travel|1 Comment

GRKIDS and GOLDFISH Swim School Team Up for LULAROE Charity Shopping Event

Friday, December 9, 2016
We new we had to do something when our Facebook Feed blew up with LulaRoe love after asking about it a few weeks back. So when our partner Goldfish Swim School decided to host a Moms Night Out featuring LulaRoe, we knew we wanted to help spread the word.

(I wish […]

By |November 10th, 2016|Categories: General|4 Comments

A Parent’s Guide to the Grand Rapids Santa Parade

The Grand Rapids Santa Parade (currently organized by the Grand Rapids Jaycees and sponsored by ArtVan and other community organizations) has been a local tradition since the 1800’s.

The parade is held on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving in downtown Grand Rapids and serves to kickoff the holiday season in West Michigan.

Parade goers can expect a […]

By |November 9th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, Winter|12 Comments

OPENING NIGHT Griffins Hockey Promo Code

The 21tst season of Griffins hockey takes flight at Van Andel Arena on October 14th.  And for the past 20 years, the Griffins Opening Night has sold out.

It’s safe to say that Opening Night is one of THE most popular events in West Michigan!

That’s why it’s amazing that the […]

By |October 10th, 2016|Categories: General, Play Date|Tags: |1 Comment

Vote on Your Favorite Family Civic Theatre Plays and WIN TICKETS to Any Play You Want!

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Eunice!

What Do You Want to See on Civic’s Stage?
The Civic Theatre is looking ahead to the future and they want to know what YOUR FAMILY would like to see on their stage.

What would you most enjoy seeing produced on the Civic’s stage on the 2017-2018 season?

Take a […]

By |October 7th, 2016|Categories: General|37 Comments