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11 Unique Dining Spots For Families in West Michigan

This article brought to you by NW Youth Soccer Association.

For dining options, West Michigan boasts some fantastic finds! We’ve got our free & cheap spots, our favorite spots, the summer time outside eats spots, but what about the unique places to get a bite out? West Michigan, here’s your list:


SEE ALSO: Eat Outside! Where […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Guides|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

The GIGANTIC Grand Rapids Spring Fun Guide – 2017

This article brought to you by The Goddard School.
Welcome to the Gigantic Grand Rapids Spring Fun Guide for 2017
Here you’ll find one gigantic roundup of spring break ideas, free spring activities, daily fun, where to take driver’s ed, where to play spring sports, biking and hiking trails, short-term travel ideas, consignment and garage sales and […]

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

Growing a Love for Veggies: Where You Can Find CSAs Near Grand Rapids

Special thanks to guest contributor Jen Byrne for writing this article and to Earth Keeper Farm (a CSA with a drop off point at our partner, Ada Farmers Market!) for providing the photos. 

You’ve probably heard people talking about CSAs even if you aren’t that familiar with them.

A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way to invest directly […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Categories: General, Health, Summer|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Disney On Ice Presents Dare to Dream

A Celebration of Royal Proportions–PLUS Free Downloads!


Join Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald for the ultimate princess event: Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream! With dazzling sets and stunning costumes, all your favorite songs and moments from The Princess and the Frog, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Tangled will magically come to life on […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Where to Have a Baby Shower in Grand Rapids and Beyond

Looking for a great spot to host a baby shower for your loved one? Consider one of these places around West Michigan to host a memorable day for that special mom-to-be. Some of our ideas are just general locations while others have specific places listed for you to check out.

Of course, our list isn’t exhaustive […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Grand Rapids DEALS for Kids and Families

Deals last updated on this page on 2/8/17
Everyone likes a good deal, right?
Here are some of the local Grand Rapids deals that we’ve noticed – or deals we thought would be of interest to Grand Rapids Families.

Have fun!

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By |February 8th, 2017|Categories: Deal for Families, General|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Journey Academy is a Completely Refreshing Way to do School

“A Student Driven Environment Where Students Take Ownership of Their Own Education.”
Journey Academy an Acton Academy elementary school that just opened in September 2016, holding classes within Ada Christian School. Recently rated the top blended learning program in the nation by Innosight, enrollment is open for the 2017-2018 school year.

Founders Matt and Dana Roefer gave us some […]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Moving to the Grand Rapids Area? Start Here.

Moving with your family is a challenging experience made easier with the right help.
Are you getting ready to move your family to a new home in greater Grand Rapids? Whether you’re just moving in Grand Rapids to one town over or coming in from out of state, setting up in a new neighborhood is a […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Categories: Communities, General, Guides, Moving|Tags: , |1 Comment

28 Days of FEBRUARY Fun for Kids in Grand Rapids

This article brought to you by NorthPointe Christian Schools.Call us crazy, but we love February in Grand Rapids! Yes, we’re ready for spring, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had outside and opportunities for stay-cation fun abound.

This month will leave you looking at ice (and skating on it too), cooking up fun and […]

By |January 29th, 2017|Categories: General, Winter|Tags: , , |0 Comments

35 Top Date Night Restaurants in Grand Rapids

Local mom Jennifer Boyle (East Grand Rapids) covets date night with her husband, making it a priority to spend time with just him. “Spending quality time with your spouse often gets pushed to the back burner,” she says. “Date night is the opportunity to invest in your relationship.”

So every Wednesday she and her husband explore Grand […]

By |January 25th, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Celebrate the Holidays with Your Local West Michigan Library

All through the year West Michigan libraries offer free and affordable fun for families. And during the holidays, they pull out all the stops. You’ll find West Michigan libraries are loaded with activities and holiday cheer, offering you and your family affordable ways to celebrate the season.

We’ve tracked down all the local holiday library fun in […]

By |November 29th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, Winter|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When and Where to Find Santa Around Grand Rapids 2016

Tall santas, short santas, round santas, thin santas – there’s no shortage of santa sightings in West Michigan this year! With all these options hopefully there won’t be any long lines, wherever you chose to visit this Christmas icon.

If you know of other places Santa will be making an appearance, leave us a comment or submit the […]

By |November 27th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, Winter|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Greater Grand Rapids Trunk or Treats

Trunk or Treats Contain the Kids but Still Deliver the Candy
Are you ready for Halloween? Are you ready for hour-long excursions into the cold, and possibly wet, dark? If not, let our Trunk or Treat Roundup ease your excursions and hopefully shorten them!

Looking for more ideas for Grand Rapids Halloween fun? Check out:

2016 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Times
Grand […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Categories: Autumn, Fall, General, SEASONAL|Tags: , , |0 Comments

2016 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Times

Since Halloween is on a Monday this year, we’re hearing a lot of parents ask when their town is trick-or-treating in 2016.

We went to work and compiled this list of when West Michigan neighborhoods and communities are trick-or-treating this year.

Some communities do not set official trick-or-treat times, and others haven’t gotten back to us yet. Be […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Categories: Fall, General|Tags: , |3 Comments