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.
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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PRACTICAL ADVICE FROM OUR OWN KATE RANDALL
Who do we […]
Dear Wonderful, Beautiful, Exhausting Children,
Mother’s Day is coming and you and your father may be wondering how to show me some love.
Pay attention, kids, because my top ten wishes are right here.
1. A nap. I’m not kidding. I know you hate naps but I would really like one for Mother’s Day. A long one. I’m […]
I hate to exercise. I just do. However… I’ve also had four babies, I love to eat and I’m not getting any younger. I need to take a little better care of myself and try to find some time for exercise. But since I don’t belong to a gym and I have children surrounding me 24/7, […]
Remembering Those Precious Moments
I’m not one to be sentimental about material things. I kept a few of my kids’ baby clothes for a while (they’re just so tiny!) but then the practical side of me won out and I had to admit that they weren’t doing me any good sitting in a box in my […]
How do we make our kids behave? What do we do when they don’t behave? Finding the right consequence can be challenging to say the least.
Give Kids the Tools Needed to Behave
Before you dive into consequences, you need to make sure that your rules and expectations are very clear for your kids. You also need to […]