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!

Treat Yourself and Your Family to the Sound of Music!

Grand Rapids is Alive With the Sound of Music!
Just try to keep your foot from tapping, I dare you!

Opening night at Broadway GR’s Sound of Music was everything I hoped for and more.

The music, the cast, the stage, the performance… everything was top-notch and spot on. The live theater version varies a bit from the more […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Event, General, Reviews|0 Comments

You’re Invited to the Ultimate Renew Mama Baby Shower

Be Spoiled at the RENEW MAMA Baby Shower!
What mom-to-be couldn’t use a little pampering?

Take time for yourself and that growing babe with the third Renew Mama Baby Shower! This is a GREAT way for a pregnant mama in Grand Rapids to get completely spoiled and learn about Renew Mama!

(Renew Mama is a yoga/wellness studio for new […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Categories: General, Health, I'm Pregnant|Tags: , |1 Comment

4 Things to Do With Kids on this Warm February Weekend

Warm Weather on it’s Way!
It’s February, we live in Michigan, and a warm weekend of spring-like weather is headed our way! Winter snow activities like the Great Skate WinterFest downtown have been canceled due to unseasonably warm temps. I can’t say I’m too sad!

If you’re like me, you are itching to get outside and soak […]

By |February 17th, 2017|Categories: General|1 Comment

Valentine’s Day Activities for Families around Grand Rapids

Looking for something sweet to do with the kids this weekend around Grand Rapids? Celebrate all of the love and hearts in your life with these Valentine’s Day-themed activities.
From cooking class, to library events to storytimes  and parent’s night out, there is a valentine’s day activity for your family!

Valentine’s Day Activities for Families

By |February 10th, 2017|Categories: General|0 Comments

Grand Rapids DEALS for Kids and Families

Deals last updated on this page on 2/8/17
Everyone likes a good deal, right?
Here are some of the local Grand Rapids deals that we’ve noticed – or deals we thought would be of interest to Grand Rapids Families.

Have fun!

Some links may be affiliate. Every time you use one, it helps keep our site running. Thank you […]

By |February 8th, 2017|Categories: Deal for Families, General|Tags: , , |0 Comments

4+ Free Kids Movies at Celebration Cinemas

Free Kids Movies at Celebration Cinemas for February, March and April
Flick’s Family Film Festival will be returning to theaters FEBRUARY 24 – APRIL 20, 2017.

Flick’s Family Film Fest features a full lineup of movies FREE for kids and just $5.00 for adults at Celebration Cinema locations across West Michigan.

Each movie is in theaters for one week. Showtimes […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Categories: Free|0 Comments

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|40 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