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Where to Take Mom for Mother’s Day Brunch. Reservations Recommended!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, 2017
I’ve been thinking about how I’d like to spend my Mother’s Day this year, and it definitely involves not spending the afternoon doing dishes. Thankfully, my husband is skilled at all things domestic (sometimes more than I am!) so I can trust him to run the show on Mother’s […]

By |April 27th, 2017|Categories: Spring, THINGS TO DO|0 Comments

A Parent’s Guide to the Holland Tulip Time Festival

All photo credits are Stephanie Pearson, unless otherwise noted. 

How to do Tulip Time with Kids
Tulip Time is May 6 – 14, 2017
Tulip Time in Holland, MI is the unofficial start to festival season for many Michigan residents. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate spring and the Dutch heritage that has shaped Holland over the years.

What […]

By |April 26th, 2017|Categories: Event, General, Spring, Travel Michigan|Tags: , , |2 Comments

FREE Koetsier’s Kid’s Club is a Great Way to Spend a Saturday

Our family is a big fan of Koetsier’s Greenhouse–especially of their Fall Play Days. When we heard that Koetsier’s also had fun events for kids in the spring through their Saturday morning Koetsier’s Kid’s Club, we were very excited to check it out!

Our conclusion after visiting: Saturday mornings at Koetsier’s are mornings well spent!
Grow a […]

By |April 13th, 2017|Categories: Deal for Families, Free, Spring, THINGS TO DO|0 Comments

MASCOT MANIA Night at the Griffins: Spring Break Deal

Spring Break MASCOT MANIA Night at the Griffins

$5 off Per Ticket, Plus No Service Fees
GRKids.com and the Grand Rapids Griffins have teamed up to offer out a special discount for all the GRKids.com families for Mascot Mania on Saturday, April 8th!  Through this special offer, GRKids.com families can save $5 off the day of game […]

By |April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Event, Spring Break, THINGS TO DO|1 Comment

Best Things to Do in Traverse City with Kids for Summer

TRAVERSE CITY WITH KIDS IN SUMMER
I grew up in Traverse City. And I never get tired of going back to visit in the summer.

Summer is the time when Traverse City is ripe with things to do with kids. Beaches, fruit, festivals, you name it, it’s probably happening in Traverse City in the summer.

With endless options […]

By |March 30th, 2017|Categories: General, Guides- travel, Summer, Travel, Travel Michigan|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Greater Grand Rapids Garage Sale Guide – 2017

“I Brake for Garage Sales”
This was my mother’s bumper sticker when I was a kid. And it was 100% true.This article brought to you by TallySheet, the Cash Register Garage Sale App.

I remember endless days riding around country backroads with her, in search of deals for our large family. Back then, she could throw us […]

By |March 28th, 2017|Categories: Deal for Families, Summer|24 Comments

Grand Rapids Summer Camps Guide – 2017

Don’t freak out, but summer vacation isn’t that far off. Sure, it’s only late March, and sure, we’re still wearing winter coats around, but we all know that time is going to start flying with end of school activities and sports and time spent outside.

Now is the time to enroll your kids in a Grand […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Categories: Guides, Summer, West Michigan Camps|Tags: |Comments Off on Grand Rapids Summer Camps Guide – 2017

30 Days of APRIL Fun for Kids in Grand Rapids – 2017

This article brought to you by The Goddard School.
It’s Raining Opportunities for Fun in GR!
Pack your umbrellas and get ready for adventure! West Michigan is raining opportunities for your family to get out and enjoy nature, or stay inside and play. April kicks off with loads of Spring Break events and Easter egg hunts and […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Categories: Spring, THINGS TO DO|1 Comment

WIN! Easter Bunny Brunch for FOUR at Wheelhouse

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Lindsay!
Easter Brunch is Served…at Wheelhouse!

Easter is coming Sunday, April 16. If your family celebrates Easter, now is a great time to plan a special family brunch for Easter Sunday.

I recently bought really cute Easter outfits for my sons and besides showing them off at church, I think taking […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Categories: Easter Things to Do, WIN|155 Comments

How to Put On the Easiest, Fairest, Most Fun Easter Egg Hunt in the Neighborhood

Easy-On-You DIY Easter Egg Hunt
Have you ever been to an Easter Egg Hunt that was a free-for-all? Where little kids are stampeded by big kids and someone ended up in tears because they didn’t get a single egg? It’s happened to us and it’s no fun at all.

That’s why, when we started having a neighborhood […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Categories: Easter Things to Do, Elementary, Preschool, Spring, Toddler (12-36 months)|1 Comment

Grand Rapids Easter Egg Hunts & Easter Bunny Outings 2017

Easter is kind of the harbinger of Spring around Michigan (even if it IS still snowing on the daffodils while the Easter bunny makes his rounds) and kids eagerly anticipate the outdoor fun that this holiday brings.

Here’s your list of where to find all the Grand Rapids Easter fun, from Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Bunny […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Categories: Easter Things to Do, SEASONAL, Spring, THINGS TO DO|8 Comments

How to Start Your Spring Break at the Grand Rapids Airport

*This article contributed by Gerald R Ford International Airport*

Ahh…Spring Break! It’s a wonderful respite from the normal routine; a time to relax and enjoy fun activities with the family. Many of you will travel during this time, which can add another layer stress for mom and dad…but it can be a first day of the […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Categories: Spring Break, Travel|0 Comments

Zoo Camps and Classes: Everything You Need to Know!

Did you know your child can come face to face with exotic animals, go on amazing animal adventures, and learn how to care for wild creatures–right here in our own backyard at John Ball Zoo?

John Ball Zoo offers exciting camps and classes for kids of all ages, just in time for spring and summer breaks. […]

By |March 14th, 2017|Categories: SEASONAL, Spring, Summer, THINGS TO DO, West Michigan Camps|0 Comments

Grand Rapids Spring Break Daily Activity Guide 2017

Fun Daily Activities Make Spring Break Staycations Fun!
You can fly away for Spring Break, or you can stir up some fun in Grand Rapids and enjoy the mini summer vacation that’s coming our way in April. Businesses all around town are holding special hours or events just for your kids!

A fun way to get them […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Categories: Guides, Spring Break|2 Comments

Headed to the Meijer Gardens Butterflies Exhibit? Read this First!

Meijer Gardens Butterflies are Blooming Exhibit with Kids
If you are longing for a touch of spring, you’ll find it at Frederik Meijer Gardens right now.

Every year our family treks over to the Butterflies are Blooming exhibit with cameras in tow. The exhibit returns annually for the months of March and April and sports 7,000 different butterflies of 50 […]