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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

GRKids Cooks: Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

GRKids Cooks: Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
February 20, 2012
GRKids Cook

Shortly after having our first child I was trying to figure out something to make for dinner that didn’t involve having to leave the house to get ingredients. My mom had given me a cookbook full of slow cooker recipes …Read the Rest

Win! Tickets to Advance Auto Parts® Monster Jam Thunder Nationals®

Win! Tickets to Advance Auto Parts® Monster Jam Thunder Nationals®
February 18, 2012
Contests

I think my boys were born with the ability to turn anything into a vehicle… they put two Duplos together and they will drive them endlessly, crashing their creation(s) into things. The bigger the crash and the bigger the vehicle, …Read the Rest

GRkids Cook: Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

GRkids Cook: Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake
February 12, 2012
GRKids Cook

+ = YUM! With Valentine’s Day a couple days away I thought this was the perfect opportunity to share one of my favorite recipes that I often make for my family on Valentine’s (or for an anniversary treat for my …Read the Rest

To grandma’s house we go…

To grandma’s house we go…
December 16, 2011
Michelle

The holidays can be crazy and hectic, and when you add kids and being away from home into the mix, crazy and hectic can be an understatement (at least in my experience – I’m sure your kids are perfect when …Read the Rest

GRKids Create: Mini Chalkboards

GRKids Create: Mini Chalkboards
December 12, 2011
Crafts

For Thanksgiving, I pulled out my crafty hat to try my hand at making mini chalkboards so each person in my family could write what they were thankful for on their own chalkboard that they could then take home with …Read the Rest

GRKids Go Out: Krazy Keyboards Review

GRKids Go Out: Krazy Keyboards Review
October 19, 2011
Michelle

Both of my kids love music so when we got the opportunity to review the Krazy Keyboards concert put on by the Grand Rapids Symphony as part of their DTE Energy Foundation Family Series came up, I raised my hand …Read the Rest

reClaim: Exercising with Kids

October 18, 2011
Michelle

If you’re just joining us, we’re in the midst of a series on reClaiming some of the things we’ve set aside when we became parents. For this installment, we’re talking about exercising with kids. When my youngest son turned two I decided …Read the Rest

A Visit to Schwallier’s Country Basket

A Visit to Schwallier’s Country Basket
October 12, 2011
Autumn

Fall in Michigan is my favorite time of year.  The crispness in the air. The vivid colors of the changing leaves. The plethora of apple orchards open for business. It’s a great time of year, no denying it. And one …Read the Rest

reClaim: Date Night at ArtPrize

reClaim: Date Night at ArtPrize
September 27, 2011
ArtPrize

Another in our series on reClaiming our identities as people (not just parents), we’re going to talk about [re]connecting with the other grownups in our lives, specifically our spouses. My husband and I work completely opposite schedules (me = first …Read the Rest