Roundup of family healthcare providers in greater Grand Rapids. Doctors, pediatricians, dentists, chiropractors, doulas and more.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As a woman, one of the most important medical providers you may have in your life is your obstetrician/gynecologist. From yearly checkups and tests, to helping you through pregnancy and postpartum care, finding the right OBGYN is a big decision. Luckily, our readers have spoken. They’ve told us who the best OBGYN’s are in greater Grand […]
Finding Fitness With Kids in Tow
Joining a gym is all fun and games until you have kids and need childcare! How’s a parent supposed to get in the cardio with a toddler running in circles around you? (No, that whirling kid can’t get your cardio on your behalf…)
We’ve found a list of local fitness centers with childcare, so you […]
No one likes going to the dentist…
Except maybe the kids that see the dentists on this list. We polled our grkids reader family for their favorite dentists and lots of people chimed in. Who knew?
Apparently going to the dentist isn’t that bad if you find the right practitioner!
If you’re new to Grand Rapids or find […]
Getting a positive pregnancy test is usually cause for celebration. I know many women who struggle with infertility and want nothing more than a positive pregnancy test.
My first pregnancy was extremely challenging, wrought with severe nausea and anxiety that I tried to manage on my own.
My firstborn son was a very fussy baby and […]
Looking for the BEST healthcare providers for your family? We’ve got you covered.
We value the input of West Michigan parents because we know that together we parents are the real experts on life in greater Grand Rapids. And when it comes to healthcare providers, we are the ones taking our kids to appointments, keeping tabs […]
Allergy, Dairy and Gluten Free Restaurants for Kids
We recently polled our facebook readers on where to find allergy, dairy and/or gluten free restaurants around Grand Rapids. And boy, did we get a lot of nominations! Thank you, restaurant owners, for going the extra mile for our food-sensitive family members.
Allergy friendly service includes, but is not […]
Anytime we poll our readers about favorite pediatricians or family doctors, people come out of the woodwork singing praises for Dr. App and his office. So what is it about Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan that has the locals so excited? We set out to find out…
1 – KIDS LOVE DR. APP & HIS […]
Grand Rapids parents, tell us – Who takes care of your family?
We are getting ready to yet again update our GRKIDS reader-recommended list of favorite Family Care Providers in greater Grand Rapids and we need YOUR help!
Please do us (and your fellow West Michigan parents) a favor and take a moment to nominate your FAVORITE care providers in […]
Having a child with special needs can feel pretty isolating, but it doesn’t have to be! There are numerous resources around West Michigan just waiting to serve you and connect you with the support you need.
Our hope is to provide a starting point for families that are wondering if their child needs additional services or […]
Pediatric Allergists-Immunologists in West Michigan
Millions of children have some type of allergy. In fact, some studies indicate that allergies account for the loss of an estimated 2 million schooldays per year! If your children are included in this number, you obviously want to find the best care possible to keep them safe and healthy.
We asked our readers for their input […]
My daughter just got a letter from the Kent County Health Department stating that she may need glasses. And since her pediatrician said she’d need them someday, and my husband and I already have them, I’m guessing that the letter is right.
I know where to go to get her eyes checked.
But where do I find […]
OB/GYN Specializing in High Risk Pregnancies
There are many reasons a pregnancy may be considered high risk, including advanced maternal age, chronic health conditions in the mother, a history of complications in previous pregnancies, or pregnancy with multiples. If you are pregnant and at high risk, the best thing you can do for yourself and your baby […]