Join me in thanking our Play Date Series sponsor, West Michigan Estate Planning Center! Their sponsorship allows us to continue to offer grkids.com Play Dates.

Mom and WMEPC Attorney Nancy Hillary reminds us that Estate Planning isn’t just paperwork (like a Will or Trust) – it’s a conversation. It’s a plan to ensure your family is protected and will be cared for if something happens to you. It’s planning for your future and your family’s future.

As a bonus, Nancy is offering our grkids.com readers a free consultation appointment! Contact her at (616) 682-5574, [email protected] or wmepc.com. [/note]


grkids.com Joins Fit4Mom Grand Rapids for a Birthday Party Play Date

This will not be just any old Play Date!

Join grkids.com and Fit4Mom in a birthday celebration. Fit4Mom is turning 5 this year and so is grkids.com!

To celebrate Fit4Mom’s birthday, we are having a birthday party play date on Tuesday, May 13 at Manhattan Park in East Grand Rapids. Here’s the schedule:

  • 9:30 AM – CHECK IN and  pick up your GOODY BAG (there are only 50 goody bags and they will go to those who register. Goody bags will have coupons to places you love like Goldfish Swim School, Jester’s Court, GR Gymnastics, Gymco, Koetsier’s and More!)
  • 10:00 AM FREE Stroller Strides Class in the Park! Come wearing your workout gear and bring a stroller that you can easily maneuver.
  • 11:00 AM DOOR PRIZES, REFRESHMENTS & ACTIVITIES There are lots of ways to earn more doorprize drawing tickets. You get 1 just for coming to the event and 2 more just for Registering. In addition to door prizes, Gymboree is coming with a parachute, Stephanie Kammeraad is going to be doing storytime, and there will be a bubble station. We will also be having sidewalk chalk and coloring. And of course there is always the playground!


FIT4MOM is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood.

Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. Taught by certified and specially trained fitness instructors, it is a great workout for any level of exerciser.

Stroller Strides instructors weave songs and activities into the routine designed to entertain and engage baby, while moms are led through a series of exercises specific to her role as mom.



The Birthday Party will be held at Manhattan Park in East Grand Rapids (3180 Cascade Rd).  We will be meeting at the covered pavilion, which is on the west side of the park off of Manhattan Dr.  Click here for a map of the park.

Contact Marissa with any questions at [email protected] or at  616-745-0726

See you there!

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