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Spring Consignment Guide for Grand Rapids and Beyond – 2017

This information is updated for 2017.

Are your kids growing like weeds? Save money as you restock your child’s wardrobe!

Our extensive list of consignment sales in the Greater Grand Rapids Area is unparalleled. Consignment sales happen almost every month of the year and offer a great way to restock closets with gently used quality clothing at […]

By |February 26th, 2017|Categories: Deal for Families, General|Tags: |8 Comments

WIN! Target Gift Card – Grandtastic Voting NOW Open!

VOTE on the Best of Grand Rapids for Families
Last month we gathered your nominations for the best places for families around Grand Rapids. We’ve put all those nominations together, so you can cast your votes for the 2017 Grandtastic Awards. Once we’ve tallied the votes, we’ll put out our Mega Grandtastic Guide, which will list […]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: General, WIN|21 Comments

Growing a Love for Veggies: Where You Can Find CSAs Near Grand Rapids

Special thanks to guest contributor Jen Byrne for writing this article and to Earth Keeper Farm (a CSA with a drop off point at our partner, Ada Farmers Market!) for providing the photos. 

You’ve probably heard people talking about CSAs even if you aren’t that familiar with them.

A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way to invest directly […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Categories: General, Health, Summer|Tags: , , |6 Comments

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

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

WIN! $500 Interior e-Design Makeover

What is E-Interior Design?
Internet-based services are rising in popularity and for good reason! With busy schedules and fast-paced lives, online services help make life easier. The convenience of shopping online to even utilizing e-insurance or e-tax services simply cannot be beat.

Now, with the help of Kristin Thompson’s innovative E-Interior design company, Postbox Designs, you can […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Categories: General, WIN|136 Comments

Grand Rapids Public Museum Parent’s Guide

A Parent’s Guide to the Grand Rapids Public Museum
Think museums are boring? Think again!

The Grand Rapids Public Museum offers exciting experiences for toddlers on up… and we’re here to tell you how you can enjoy your next GRPM trip with kids. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is three levels of educational fun! From their many permanent […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Categories: City of GR, General, Museums, Travel Grand Rapids Tips for Families|0 Comments

Where to Have a Baby Shower in Grand Rapids and Beyond

Looking for a great spot to host a baby shower for your loved one? Consider one of these places around West Michigan to host a memorable day for that special mom-to-be. Some of our ideas are just general locations while others have specific places listed for you to check out.

Of course, our list isn’t exhaustive […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Midwest Water Park Getaways Within a Few Hours of Grand Rapids

Treat your kids to a day poolside. 
Today my kindergartener asked if we could swim in Grandma’s pool. It was 60 degrees outside, after all. …But it’s also February.

What do you do when your kid wants to swim in February but you don’t want to break the bank flying to Florida?

Find them an indoor water park that’s […]

Top 10 Voted Pediatricians in Grand Rapids

If you have kids, then fevers, rashes and broken bones are probably part of your regular conversations. Kids get sick. And hurt. Thankfully, we have the inside scoop on some of the best pediatricians in our area. Our awesome readers voted and told us the local pediatricians they love, and below is their top 10.

If you or a […]

By |February 17th, 2017|Categories: Babies & Infants, General, Health|6 Comments

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

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

S.T.E.A.M. into ArtEngage GR for a Fun, Unique Indoor Play Experience

Indoor Play in NE Grand Rapids
ArtEngage GR is open with the goal of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math.

It’s a great place – different from the usual play area – in that it’s a spot where the kids will learn without even realizing it!

It’s also indoors, so is perfect for families on cold, rainy or snowy days. But I […]

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