Come With Us…We’ve Moved!

March 2, 2012
General

Kids on the Grand has always been the companion blog of grkids.com…and now we’re happy to say that grkids.com’s new website has built a new home for us.  Same content, same bloggers, just living under a different domain. Visit us at grkids.com/blog and you’ll find our latest contest, posts and everything (even your comments!) have safely made the move.  If you’re looking to enter our numerous contests, you can find them on our new site under the WIN tab. We’re grateful for your patience as we get our new site up to speed.  There are many little parts of the …Read the Rest

A Guide to LaughFest for Kids and Families 2012

February 29, 2012
General

Looking to head to LaughFest with the Family?  Here are the best bets for Families from grkids.com.  Before you go, read our Tips for Families headed to LaughFest enter our ticket giveaways for Laurie Berkner, the Verve Pipe and More! …Read the Rest

WIN! $50 in JBF Bucks for Consignment Sale Shopping & PreSale Pass!

February 29, 2012
Contests

WIN $50 in JBF BUCKS! A gift Certficate to shop the largest Children’s & Maternity Consignment Sales Event in West Michigan: – Just Between Friends – Choose from a selection of New and Like New items already marked 50% -90% …Read the Rest

Win! Semester of Music Together from the Academy of Music in GR!

February 29, 2012
Contests

To celebrate Sing With Your Child Month 2012, the Academy of Music in Grand Rapids would like to find out what songs have been meaningful to you. Is there a particular lullaby or folksong you will always associate with your …Read the Rest

Win! Tickets To The GR Symphony’s “Green Eggs and Ham” Lollipop Concert

Win! Tickets To The GR Symphony’s “Green Eggs and Ham” Lollipop Concert
February 29, 2012
Contests

Who doesn’t love the Dr. Seuss story Green Eggs and Ham?  Pair that classic book with the fantastic GR Symphony and you are in for a treat! If you are an experienced Lollipop concert attendee then you know what a …Read the Rest

Win! Disney On Ice Presents Mickey And Minnie’s Magical Journey Tickets

Win! Disney On Ice Presents Mickey And Minnie’s Magical Journey Tickets
February 28, 2012
Contests

Disney… the word alone makes my children shriek with joy.  Now pair up Disney and ice and it’s a shout!  The Van Andel Arena is bringing our favorite characters to town in Disney on Ice Presents Mickey and Minnie’s Magical …Read the Rest

GR Kids Go Out: Wacky Way Out Instruments

GR Kids Go Out:  Wacky Way Out Instruments
February 27, 2012
GRKids Go Out

Today, I got to take my boys (ages 8 and 4) on a date.  We went to see Wacky Way out Instruments by the Grand Rapids Symphony (Part of their Family Series Concerts.)  In the past, all their child-focused performances …Read the Rest

3 Tips for Families Headed to LaughFest

3 Tips for Families Headed to LaughFest
February 25, 2012
Event

I didn’t go to LaughFest last year.   I wasn’t  sure that there was much for kids to do at LaughFest and in my book, comedians and kids don’t often go together.  My opinions started changing after a friend went …Read the Rest

Win! Tickets To See The Verve Pipe At LaughFest

Win! Tickets To See The Verve Pipe At LaughFest
February 24, 2012
Contests

Way back during my freshman year of college, the song “The Freshman” by The Verve Pipe was super popular and a favorite of mine, it’s one I still listen to. Then, about a year or so ago, the band popped …Read the Rest

Let’s Make it a Mom Cash Mob! Your Nominations Please!

February 23, 2012
Event

Cash Mobs.  The latest incarnation of the flash mob, these are starting to pop up where locals are interested in investing in their community.  I love the idea.  Getting people back into local stores helps our community on so many …Read the Rest

Who’s Free When and Why at the Public Museum of Grand Rapids

February 23, 2012
Local Business

A grkids.com mom, Kathryn Breuninger, set off for the Public Museum this past Monday to see the Facing Mars exhibit only to find out that the Museum was closed.  There was some speculation on the grkids.com facebook page if the closure …Read the Rest

Our Story: Why Jen Rees is My Hero

Our Story: Why Jen Rees is My Hero
February 23, 2012
Melody

From my previous posts on grkids.com, you know that I kind of stumbled into this job.  And in my fumbling around I bumped into a woman who had been compiling lists of things for families to do long before I …Read the Rest

“It’s a Jolly Holiday” With Mary Poppins On GR Broadway!

“It’s a Jolly Holiday” With Mary Poppins On GR Broadway!
February 22, 2012
Katie

“It’s A Jolly Holiday With Mary…” and a wonderful night of entertainment when you see GR Broadway’s Mary Poppins! If the singing, dancing and set design aren’t enough to “wow” you then the special effects (or magic) will have you in …Read the Rest

WIN! LaughFest Tickets – Family Events!

WIN!  LaughFest Tickets – Family Events!
February 22, 2012
Contests

LaughFest is back for its second season!  From March 8 – 18, 2012, Greater Grand Rapids will be brimming with laugh-inducing events and personalities for all ages.  Gilda’s club pioneered LaughFest last year as a way to support their local …Read the Rest

reClaim your Funny

reClaim your Funny
February 22, 2012
Event

Some time ago we started a series about reClaiming things we set aside when we become parents.  We touched on reclaiming your mind and your fun money and your laundry room, among other things, but one thing we have yet …Read the Rest

Our Story: We’re Having a Birthday Party!

February 21, 2012
Event

You know how time goes faster and faster as you get older?  How you look in the mirror and wonder, where did those lines on my forehead come from?  Or, how did my kids get so big?!  We’ll apparently these …Read the Rest

Win! Tickets To See The Laurie Berkner Band At LaughFest

Win! Tickets To See The Laurie Berkner Band At LaughFest
February 21, 2012
Contests

Do you and your little ones rock out to “I Know A Chicken” or “We Are The Dinosaurs?”  Then you know I am talking about Laurie Berkner and her amazing band.  This long-time children’s music artist is coming to LaughFest …Read the Rest