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“Jacob” Gets Bumped As The Most Popular Boys Name, “Sophia” Still The Top Girls Choice

The Social Security Administration has released its annual list of the most popular names given to newborns.

There was an upset atop the boys list, and the trend of naming children after "Game of Thrones" characters continues.  Get ready for a "Khaleesi" sitting next to your kid in second grade in 2020.

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Will Pemble
Will Pemble
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Father of the Year Candidate Builds His Son a Roller Coaster In their Backyard [Video]

Will Pemble's son asked if they could build a coaster in their backyard. He didn't have a good reason why not.

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Category: Family/Kids, Funny, News, Videos
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Kalamazoo Growlers Offering the Bear Claw

Not to be outdone by their foodie-obsessed neighbors to the north in the West Michigan Whitecaps, the new Kalamazoo Growlers baseball team (college summer league) is trying to make a name for itself in the concessions department.

And if their first offering is any indication, they are going to hit a lot of food home runs!

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Tall Turf Ministries
Tall Turf Ministries
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Wee Difference for May: Tall Turf Ministries

Tall Turf Ministries offers programs that enrich the lives of young people in the Grand Rapids area. They encourage you to join their family and invest in the future of our community.

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PHOTO: Getty Images
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Questions You Can Ask To Engage Your Kids In Conversation

If you're like me, dinner conversation with your kids goes something like this:  "What did you do at school today?"  "Eh, nothing."  "Nothing at all?" "Nope."

After talking about it on the air, a listener tipped me off to a web site that has questions designed specifically to engage your kids in conversation and to get them to open up to you.

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ICYMI: Craig’s Day at His Kids’ School

I told this story on the air Thursday.

Thursday was Take your Son or Daughter to Work Day.

My kids have been to the station a hundred times.

So, their school did Take Your Dad to School Day.

It was pretty cool. There was a Taco Bell breakfast (my love for the TB breakfast has been documented here).

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Clear Channel
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Country Star Finds Out That Kids and Sharpies Don’t Mix [Audio]

Country heartthrob Luke Bryan found out the hard way that a two-year-old wielding a Sharpie marker is a disaster in the making.

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Grand Rapids Griffins
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Grand Rapids Griffins Player Jordin Tootoo Makes Young Fan’s Day [Video]

The ecstatic laughter or a young boy and the generosity of a Grand Rapids Griffins player are making thousands of people around the country smile.

A video posted on the Griffins’ official YouTube account on Wednesday, shows Griffins player Jordin Tootoo handing his hockey stick to a young fan who was so excited he couldn't contain his sheer joy. What follows is pretty much the greatest reaction ever, and it has quickly gained thousands of views. 

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Courtesy of Jeff Musial
Courtesy of Jeff Musial
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Jeff Musial – The Animal Guy Coming to East Grand Rapids in November

Good news animal lovers, Jeff Musial - The Animal Guy is coming to East Grand Rapids on Nov. 23.

You might know him from his many appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Today Show," "iCarly" and "VH1 Big Morning Buzz," among others. Now, he's bringing his educational education to West Michigan!

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Ezekiel Alejandro, 6, dressed as a pirate for Halloween. The Denver Police department sponsered a free, safe and fun Halloween for all children under 12 at their downtown headquarters at 1566 Washington Street. Haunted Houses, face painting, trick or trea
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Dad Asks His Son About His Career Choices [Audio]

This morning on "The JoJo Show," JoJo played audio of a dad asking his son what he wants to be when he grows up.  

While every kid has an idea of what they want to be, this kid was prepared like it was a job interview.

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Category: Family/Kids, Funny
NLshop Source ThinkStock
NLshop Source ThinkStock
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New Kids’ Toy: Poopsy Pets; You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

So, my kids were watching "SpongeBob" on Sunday morning.

They are 8 and 10 years old, so it's a pretty normal occurrence.

As I was watching with them, I saw a commercial for this: Moxie Girlz' Poopsy Pets.

Really. How could I be possibly making this up?

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Robert Schmechel Source ThinkStock
Robert Schmechel Source ThinkStock
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Holidays Have Gone Overboard!

Every once in awhile I will see a blog or a story and I will yell at the computer "Yes! You are 185 percent correct story or blog!" I found one of those today. It's about how Holidays are really getting out of hand these days, especially us with kids or grandkids!

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