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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.

Five Reasons You’ll Love The Goddard School

Learning Is a Blast at West Michigan’s The Goddard School

If you’re like me, you’ve heard of The Goddard School before but aren’t exactly sure what it’s about. Plus, with so many wonderful early childhood education options here in West Michigan, you may be wondering what sets Goddard apart from the rest. Here’s the scoop on what makes The […]

By |April 20th, 2017|Categories: Area Schools, Education|0 Comments

FREE Koetsier’s Kid’s Club is a Great Way to Spend a Saturday

Our family is a big fan of Koetsier’s Greenhouse–especially of their Fall Play Days. When we heard that Koetsier’s also had fun events for kids in the spring through their Saturday morning Koetsier’s Kid’s Club, we were very excited to check it out!

Our conclusion after visiting: Saturday mornings at Koetsier’s are mornings well spent!
Grow a […]

By |April 13th, 2017|Categories: Deal for Families, Free, Spring, THINGS TO DO|0 Comments

Your Little Doc Will Love Diagnosis: Fun! at the Children’s Museum

Paging All Doctors & Nurses!
If your kids are anything like mine, a visit to the doctor’s office always has me saying something along the lines of, “Don’t touch that!”

On April 25, your kids will finally get to explore all the things they’ve ever wanted to at the doctor’s office through Grand Rapids Children’s Museum’s new […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Categories: City of GR, GR Children's Museum|0 Comments

A Critter Barn Birthday Party is Just Ducky

A Dream Birthday Party for Animal Lovers!
It was the week before my daughter’s sixth birthday party, and the venue we had been counting on suddenly didn’t work out. In my frenzied search for a new and last-minute venue, I remembered the Critter Barn. My daughter had spent two glorious days in their hands-on summer camp last year, […]

Spice Up Your Life with These Adult Cooking Classes around GR

Cooking Classes Will Spice Up Any Date Night or Girls Night Out!
With Grand Rapids’ tradition of locally sourced produce and meats, diverse culinary heritages, and simple love for great food, it’s no surprise that West Michigan also has some amazing cooking classes to offer.

If you’ve never looked into taking a cooking class in greater Grand […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Rediscovering You, THINGS TO DO|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Free Hudsonville Showcase: Women’s Expo, Man Cave and Kid Fun in One

Saturday, April 22 at Hudsonville High School
Known for its fantastic schools, family-friendly vibe, and great location, Hudsonville is one of the best places to live in West Michigan. And on Saturday, April 22, you and your family can experience all that Hudsonville has to offer in one fun-packed day!

The many wonderful shops and businesses of this […]

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