How I Stopped Being a Short Order Cook for My Kids – and a $50 Fresh Thyme Giveaway

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 […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Categories: Real Life, WIN|Tags: , |97 Comments

WIN! $50 Applebee’s Gift Card

Families LOVE Dining at Applebee’s
West Michigan families love Applebee’s. They know they can expect a family-friendly atmosphere at each Applebee’s location with a menu filled with mouth-watering, delicious options. In fact, the GRKIDS readers voted Applebee’s as a Top 5 “Best Restaurant for Families” during our 2016 Grandtastic Awards! 

Your kids know the Applebee’s Kid’s Menu […]

By |April 18th, 2017|Categories: WIN|211 Comments

WIN! One Year Shipt Subscription and $50 in Groceries!

Shipt + Meijer = Grocery Shopping Freedom
Meijer has partnered with grocery delivery service Shipt to bring all the goodness of Meijer right to your front door.

Gone are the days of dragging children up and down the aisles in a seemingly endless journey to restock the pantry. Crying children, whining children, wild children.

Or in my case, that […]

By |April 14th, 2017|Categories: WIN|338 Comments

WIN! $100 Gift Card to Renew Mama Yoga Studio

Treat Your Mind, Body and Spirit at Renew Mama
From the outside, Renew Mama Studio may look like a regular fitness studio where you can take group exercise classes, but this studio is SO MUCH MORE. This Grand Rapids yoga studio focuses on mamas and mamas-to-be! They offer a variety of yoga and barre classes, including […]

By |April 12th, 2017|Categories: WIN|119 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

WIN! Fancy Nancy at the Civic Theatre

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Gretchen!
Are Your Kids Fancy Nancy Fans?
Is there a Fancy Nancy book lover in your home? What’s not to love about the wildly popular children’s book series? The stories and illustrations are engaging for children of all ages. Each story also teaches a positive message that’s easy for […]

By |March 29th, 2017|Categories: WIN|309 Comments

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

WIN! Koetsier’s is Giving Away FOUR Gorgeous Hanging Baskets

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winners Megan, Lynn, Sarina, and Lisa!
Spring Has Sprung at Koetsier’s Greenhouse
We’ve lucked out with a pretty mild winter, haven’t we? Even though there has been no “snowmageddon” to speak of this year, I’m still itching for ALL things spring! I recently put away all my wintry decor around […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Categories: WIN|339 Comments

WIN! A Nothing Bundt Cakes Birthday Package!

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Willow!
Nothing Bundt Cakes is Now Open in Grand Rapids
This bakery specializes in… you guessed it… bundt cakes!

The freshly-baked-in-the-back bundt cakes come in a variety of sizes and flavors and many can be customized while you wait.

Balloons and Candles and Cute Stuff, too!
The store is really your one-stop […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Categories: WIN|103 Comments

WIN! Spring Break MEGA Family Fun Giveaway

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Becky!
We have collaborated with TEN local businesses to bring you an epic giveaway!
Our Spring Break MEGA Family Fun Giveaway is a collection of prizes that are over $600 in total value.
This giveaway includes the following fabulous prizes:

ARTengage! -Four Creation Station […]

By |February 26th, 2017|Categories: WIN|Tags: , , |644 Comments

WIN! Target Gift Card – Grandtastic Voting NOW Open!

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Monica!
VOTE on the Best of Grand Rapids for Families
Last month we gathered your nominations for the best places for families around Grand Rapids. We’ve put all those nominations together, so you can cast your votes for the 2017 Grandtastic Awards now until March 10, 2017 when this voting giveaway will […]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: General, WIN|70 Comments

WIN! $500 Interior e-Design Makeover

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Leigha!
What is E-Interior Design?
Internet-based services are rising in popularity and for good reason! With busy schedules and fast-paced lives, online services help make life easier. The convenience of shopping online to even utilizing e-insurance or e-tax services simply cannot be beat.

Now, with the help of Kristin Thompson’s […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Categories: General, WIN|234 Comments

WIN! Four Tickets to GRPM’s Whales: Giants of the Deep Exhibit

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Becky!
Don’t Miss GRPM’s Exhibit Whales: Giants of The Deep
Visiting Grand Rapids Public Museum is always an incredibly fun and educational adventure. GRPM consistently puts forth awe-inspiring exhibits and their “Whales: Giant of the Deep” exhibit is no exception.

“Interactive, immersive, and featuring the latest in international cetacean research, […]

By |February 15th, 2017|Categories: WIN|245 Comments

WIN! Four Tickets to HIS Dance Ballet of Your Choice

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Jane!
HIS Dance Academy is on a Mission
Have you heard about HIS Dance Academy? You may find their mission very inspiring! Their goal is to “develop Christian character through excellence in dance instruction while reaching the community for Christ.” HIS Christian Dance offers pre-professional and recreational dance instruction […]

By |February 12th, 2017|Categories: WIN|65 Comments

WIN! Four Tickets to Monster Jam Triple Threat Series ($100 Value)

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Kristi!
The world’s most famous, largest monster truck tour is roaring into Grand Rapids this March! This is a thrilling event that your family will not want to miss. Your kids will love seeing these big names in monster trucks–Grave Digger®, Max-D®, […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Categories: General, WIN|1,064 Comments