A realistic look at the issues and concerns Grand Rapids parents have about their family, with a connection to local resources that can provide solutions.
It’s back! We loved this idea so much last fall that we brought it back again for you – just in time for summer!
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 […]
Things You Can do to Teach Child Abuse Safety
Let’s be honest: child abuse is a topic that is hard to talk about. But keeping your child safe is on the list of “must do” things as a parent. We teach our children to look both ways before they cross the street. We tell them to be careful […]
This article is brought to us by guest columnist Misti DeVries.
Children’s Assessment Center Offers Training
Born and raised a Grand Rapids girl, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with my life; however, I knew that I was put on this earth to help children and families. I knew that I wanted to be […]
But She’s Got It All Together…
When you hear about somebody doing something that you think is amazing or beyond what you regularly do, like juggle a big house or workout faithfully or having multiple kids in lots of sports or look amazing all of the time or bake beautiful cupcakes or homeschool her children or […]
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 […]
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 […]
2016 GRANDTASTIC AWARDS – The Results Are In!
The Best Grand Rapids has for Families
Our GRKIDS parents are the real experts in this city, so we asked YOU to tell us what your favorite family-friendly places are around West Michigan.
Whether you were born and raised in Grand Rapids or you just moved to the area, we know that […]
I still remember getting that phone call from my mom. It was my freshman year in college and I was living in a dorm room the size of a closet with a complete stranger. They had to put our dog, Fonz, to sleep. He was a crazy old dog with dental problems, cataracts, and a lot […]
Breaking it to the Kids Makes it Official
Probably one of the most gut-wrenching parts of getting a divorce is breaking the news to your children. Even if they’ve had inklings that things weren’t going well in your marriage, making that official statement will rock their worlds and be forever cemented in their memories.
But this is […]
Messiness is my Nemesis
I have a problem: I like to have a clean house. Now don’t misunderstand me. I do not like to clean my house. But it turns out now that I’m a grown-up I do actually like my house to be clean.
However, I should probably also give you my definition of “clean.” I […]
This post is brought to you by Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan.
KIDS ARE OFTEN HELPLESS VICTIMS OF DIVORCE
You may recall the sad story of an Oakland County Judge placing three minor children in juvenile detention for refusing to eat lunch with their father this past summer during what can only be described as a […]
Practical Advice from our own Kate Randall
Who do we turn to when we have a difficult topic to address on grkids.com? Kate Randall! Kate is a regular contributor for grkids.com. She’s mom to two school-aged children and she helps other families through her role as a school social worker and ASD consultant for Hudsonville Public […]