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Sara White

About Sara White

Sara is a full-time mother of two and a part-time writer, bookworm, and tea junkie. She is originally from the east and west coasts, but enjoys calling the wonderful city of Grand Rapids home.

A Parent’s Guide to the Grand Rapids Art Museum

Photo courtesy Grand Rapids Art Museum

Have you taken your kids to the GRAM yet?
Here in Grand Rapids, art is a big thing. But we don’t just mean ArtPrize! Our very own Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), located downtown by Rosa Parks Circle, houses some amazing works of art year-round for you […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Categories: City of GR, Guides, Museums|0 Comments

Zoo Camps and Classes: Everything You Need to Know!

Did you know your child can come face to face with exotic animals, go on amazing animal adventures, and learn how to care for wild creatures–right here in our own backyard at John Ball Zoo?

John Ball Zoo offers exciting camps and classes for kids of all ages, just in time for spring and summer breaks. […]

By |March 14th, 2017|Categories: SEASONAL, Spring, Summer, THINGS TO DO, West Michigan Camps|0 Comments

11 Reasons Parents Love Goldfish Swim School

When it comes to swimming lessons, some kids are naturals–they jump right in, they don’t care if their heads go under, and they eagerly embrace the idea of lessons.

But other kids–like my daughter–are truly afraid of the water. Nothing could be worse than getting splashed in the face, and the words, “swimming lessons” causes her […]

Disney On Ice Presents Dare to Dream

A Celebration of Royal Proportions–PLUS Free Downloads!

 

Join Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald for the ultimate princess event: Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream! With dazzling sets and stunning costumes, all your favorite songs and moments from The Princess and the Frog, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Tangled will magically come to life on […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Your Kids Will Love Discovering The Sound of Music With Broadway GR

Experience The Sound of Music in a Whole New Way
52 years ago, The Sound of Music film was released for the first time to enthusiastic audiences. Since then, it has become one of the most beloved American movies of all time and continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. In fact, if you’re like me, […]

By |February 14th, 2017|Categories: General|0 Comments

Kent District Library is a Treasure Trove of Resources for Parents

Check Out Their Early Literacy Page and Lit Bits Newsletter, Too
Books are portals into wondrous worlds and an early love for reading sets up a child for a lifetime of loving to learn. Kent District Library can play a unique role in helping children discover this love for reading from a young age, connecting parents with resources and […]

By |February 5th, 2017|Categories: Babies & Infants, Elementary, General, Preschool, Toddler (12-36 months)|Tags: , , |0 Comments

5 Surprising Things Kids Can Do at the Humane Society of West Michigan

Did You Know…
…that our very own Humane Society of West Michigan offers hands-on, year-round programs for children of ALL ages?

As the mother of two young and enthusiastic animal-lovers,  I had always loved the idea of my children visiting and helping at an animal shelter. But since they are just 5 and 2, I was discouraged to […]

By |January 17th, 2017|Categories: General|0 Comments

AppleTree & Gilden Woods is an Award Winning Preschool and Child Care Center

Now Enrolling!
Looking for an excellent, nurturing preschool or day care? AppleTree & Gilden Woods is now enrolling for the 2017-18 school year!

AppleTree & Gilden Woods provides high quality, educational child care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years, as well as preschool programs for children ages 3 – 5. The school has received awards for its […]

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: General|0 Comments

Legacy Christian School Offers Early Spanish Immersion and More

The Preschool Dilemma
I remember when my oldest child became old enough for us to start thinking about what preschool to send her to. Should we try a co-op? Should we go half-day, all-day, two-days, or three-days? Do we want a play-based environment or something more academic?

As we took tours of schools, visited open houses, and […]

By |January 8th, 2017|Categories: Elementary, General, Preschool|0 Comments

Hudsonville Christian Offers a Nurturing Start for your Preschooler!

Finding The Right Preschool
With the new year comes a new task for parents of young kids: preschool hunting!

Finding the right preschool for your child can be an intimidating task, especially in a city like Grand Rapids, where there are many excellent choices for education.

For those seeking a high-quality, nurturing start to Christian education, Hudsonville […]

By |January 1st, 2017|Categories: General|0 Comments

A Christmas Story is Coming to Stage With Broadway GR

One of our family’s favorite holiday traditions is to gather around with tubs of popcorn and watch Christmas movie classics. Nothing helps usher in the season with movies like A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Elf, A Muppet Christmas Carol, and, of course, A Christmas Story. It’s hard to beat classics like these–except maybe seeing them live on the […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Homeschool Extracurriculars for Grand Rapids Kids

One of the many wonderful benefits of homeschooling is the freedom of choice it offers families in deciding what educational approach is best suited for the talents and interests of each child. But with this freedom also comes an expansive amount of opportunities and decisions to be made.

In a city like Grand Rapids, where extracurricular options abound for […]

By |November 21st, 2016|Categories: General, Homeschool|3 Comments

Wheelhouse is Bringing Santa to Brunch…and You’re Invited!

The holiday season is a time for making special memories. This year, try something extra special by dining with your family in style at Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails’ First Annual Brunch with Santa.

Fine Dining with a Family Twist
Known for spinning new twists on classic dishes, Wheelhouse is a contemporary American bistro located near Van Andel Arena in downtown […]

By |November 15th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General|0 Comments

Snowy Adventures in Store at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

Explore Grand Rapids’ Winter Wonderland!
The thought of cold Michigan winters got you down? Think again! Grand Rapids has tons of exciting things to do in the winter months, and here’s your chance to give your whole family something to look forward to: the Winter Adventure Camps at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science (WMAES).

You and your family […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Categories: General, Winter|Tags: , , |0 Comments

STEMosphere® GR Wants YOUR Curious Kid to Come Explore

Calling All Science Lovers to GRPM!
On November 12 from 9AM – 4PM, an exciting event will be taking over the Grand Rapids Public Museum: STEMosphere®!  Highlighting the best of today’s innovation and creativity, STEMosphere® is an interactive expo for learners of all ages to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts through hands-on activities.

Over twenty […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , |0 Comments