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

Day on Mackinac Island with Kids

Mackinac Island With Kids in One Day
Mackinac Island is a world unto itself. Many people do not realize that over 80% of Mackinac Island is a Michigan State Park. In fact, it is Michigan’s oldest state park, established in 1895. That means if you venture further than main street, you are apt to find yourself […]

By |April 16th, 2017|Categories: Travel, Travel Michigan|4 Comments

Want a New Weekend Away Idea? Try Fort Wayne with Kids!

Pack Up and Head to Fort Wayne
I recently found myself in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This is not a place I’d ever visited before, and it really wasn’t on my radar. Other than driving by on my way to Indianapolis, Fort Wayne hadn’t crossed my mind.

Now, though, after spending a weekend exploring this new-to-me town, I’m […]

By |April 7th, 2017|Categories: Guides- travel, Travel, Travel Across the US|0 Comments

WIN! Castaway Bay at Cedar Point Resorts

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Katelynn!
My Kids Didn’t get Enough of Castaway Bay Water Park

They keep asking when we’re returning to Castaway Bay Water Park in Sandusky, Ohio. My three year old says it so cutely, day after day: “Mom, are we going back to the wadder park today?” We went there month ago. He hasn’t […]

By |April 4th, 2017|Categories: Travel Across the US, WIN|313 Comments

20 Fantastic Things to do in With Kids in the City of Grand Rapids

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Be sure to check out our GR City & Neighborhoods area Community Page and Calendar for Kids!
All the Best Things for Kids Downtown
I may be a little biased because it’s where I live, but I love the City of Grand Rapids and the downtown area. Our wonderful […]

By |April 2nd, 2017|Categories: City of GR, Communities, THINGS TO DO, Travel Grand Rapids Tips for Families|0 Comments

Best Things to Do in Traverse City with Kids for 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

Our Allergy-Friendly Trip Through Grand Rapids – with Kids

Guide to an Allergy Friendly Grand Rapids Day Trip
With food allergies in the United States on the rise the likelihood of your family being affected is growing each year. One in thirteen children have moderate to severe food allergies. This results in an average of at least two students in each school classroom being affected. […]

By |March 28th, 2017|Categories: City of GR, General, THINGS TO DO, Travel Grand Rapids Tips for Families|6 Comments

Kid-Friendly Trip to Niagara Falls Includes Boat Rides, Butterflies and Gorge Hiking

Why Niagara Falls with Kids
If you’ve been to Niagara Falls before, its easy to understand why you’d want to take your kids to see this sight. Mountains of water endlessly crashing over a cliff is not only mesmerizing, it’s captivating and beautiful. It’s one of those things that you just have to see to believe. Plus, […]

By |March 26th, 2017|Categories: Guides- travel, Travel|5 Comments

25 Grand Rapids Staycation Ideas

This article brought to you by JOHN BALL ZOO.Your kids are on break from school, so you want to plan some fun activities that don’t break the bank or require serious travel. We get it and we are here to help!

First of all, it’s probably a good time to tune out from social media, for […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Travel Grand Rapids Tips for Families|0 Comments

A Parent’s Guide to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is a Hit Every Time
I took my kids to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum again recently. And it’s still amazing. Just like last time. Just like every time.

After this visit I asked my kids, ages 7, 4 and 2, what their favorite parts were. Granted, my 2 year old couldn’t really speak […]

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

Favorite Events for Family Fun Around Grand Rapids

This article brought to you by Grand Rapids Christian Schools.

With Spring around the corner, if cabin fever has hit your house, now is the time to get everyone out for some good family fun. West Michigan has some great event options that are sure to please everyone in your family.

Earlier this year, parents voted on their favorite […]

Grand Rapids Public Museum Parent’s Guide

A Parent’s Guide to the Grand Rapids Public Museum
Think museums are boring? Think again!

The Grand Rapids Public Museum offers exciting experiences for toddlers on up… and we’re here to tell you how you can enjoy your next GRPM trip with kids. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is three levels of educational fun! From their many permanent […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Categories: City of GR, General, Museums, Travel Grand Rapids Tips for Families|0 Comments

Midwest Water Park Getaways Within a Few Hours of Grand Rapids

Treat your kids to a day poolside. 
Today my kindergartener asked if we could swim in Grandma’s pool. It was 60 degrees outside, after all. …But it’s also February.

What do you do when your kid wants to swim in February but you don’t want to break the bank flying to Florida?

Find them an indoor water park that’s […]

Winter Outdoor Play Guide for Michigan Families

Embrace Fun in Michigan this Winter with Kids
You’ve got kids and you live in Michigan in the wintertime.

Chances are they love the snow and you, not so much. For me, snow means shoveling, cursing my hilly driveway and cleaning up snow-melt from the kids coming back in. But winter also means cozy family times by […]

By |November 29th, 2016|Categories: Guides, Guides- travel, Winter|Tags: , , , |0 Comments