Parenting resources, guides and articles for parents in the greater Grand Rapids area.
Any other moms feel like they are constantly fighting Mom Guilt?
I recently had one of those weeks where I kept trying to fight back mom guilt, but the mom guilt seemed to be winning.
You see, I have two little kids and the baby is now crawling. My big boy’s world has turned upside down with this […]
Grand Rapids Kids is Not Pro-Divorce
We are all about families connecting at GRKIDS. We love nothing more than seeing families bond, have fun together and form lasting relationships. The last thing we would ever want is for your family to go through a divorce. However, we also recognize that divorce is not uncommon in our community. […]
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 […]
Playdates and Learning at Grand Rapids Babywearing Group
Babywearing International of Grand Rapids (BWIGR) has been around since 2013, although babywearing itself is something people have been doing since the beginning of time.
I spoke with Kathy Low, a founding member and director of education in the local GR Babywearing International group about their mission. Kathy is passionate […]
Whether you’re a life-time Grand Rapids resident or just in town for a weekend visit, there are lots of ways to enjoy an afternoon in River City with kids.
I like to consider myself a GR enthusiast and I love few things more than exploring this great city with my family. And let me tell you, […]
Finding Quality Childcare is a Big Task
If you’re a parent looking to find part-time or full-time childcare in Greater Grand Rapids, start here! We’ve got information on Daycare and Learning Centers as well as Nanny Agencies.
It is the user’s responsibility to thoroughly investigate and research potential childcare providers. While we only list childcare options that claim to […]
The parenting journey is tough and it’s inadvisable to go it alone.
Find your place among friends and gain support, fun and health!
This guide is a roundup of parenting groups in the West Michigan area and will help you find one in your community.
If you know of others that should be included, please leave us a comment.
Quality Child Care Matters
Families today need quality child care providers possibly more than ever. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015 nearly 70% of all women with children work, or are looking for work outside the home.
So where do local parents turn when it’s time to find someone to nurture their child while they’re […]
Koetsier’s Fall Family Fun Experience Presents:
2016 First of Fall Play Days at Koetsier’s Greenhouse
If you’re new to town, you may not yet be familiar with Koetsier’s Greenhouse.
I remember my first fall living in Grand Rapids, and repeatedly hearing about this magical place called “Koetsier’s.” It was evident that it was a very fun place for […]
Windmill Island Gardens in Holland, Michigan is a unique and beautiful destination to visit with your whole family. It is the perfect place to experience natural beauty wrapped up in a historic, educational opportunity.
In order to maximize your time at Windmill Island Gardens, you can use this handy guide to best explore Windmill Island Gardens with […]
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Always Hungry, Never Happy Kids
Somehow, when summer roles around, I turn into a short-order cook and snack matron. It drives me crazy! So when I read about Carrie Pauly’s food experiment, I knew she was onto something.
Something magical happens to kids during the summer that makes them […]
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 […]
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 […]
Are you a New Parent in Grand Rapids?
You’re gonna want some backup, and we have it!
Parenting resources abound in West Michigan, but who has time to search for them with a newborn in their arms? We’ve compiled this handy list so you just need to bookmark this one page and have all the answers at […]
This article was submitted by local mom, Sharon Spungen, and is based on her personal experiences.
No Files for You
As a parent, I am not always as ahead of the game as I mean to be.
It’s true. So when I realized the weekend before our oldest son left for college registration that I was going to need his […]