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The Snow Day Ritual

My son and daughter both have had the same 3rd grade teacher in Kentwood. And both have learned about the "Snow Day Ritual"

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Craig’s Halloween Part 1

My early Halloween was spent with the kiddos in their class parties.

We then went trick or treating with 423,877 other people at Woodland Mall.

Then Dad had a few drinks.

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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For West Michigan

Trying to figure out when trick-or-treating is happening in your area? We've found a comprehensive list that you can reference!

It seems that all communities here in West Michigan will be doing their trick-or-treating on Friday, Oct. 31 -- Halloween night. 

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Back-to-School 2014: Check Out #BTSWMI, #BTSWestMI Photos from Twitter, Instagram Right Here

Summer vacation and the three-day Labor Day weekend are over as students head back to school across Michigan today.

Use the hashtags #btswmi or #btswestmi on Twitter or Instagram with your back-to-school pictures from greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Let's show our pride pictorially about our students, children and kids.

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Post Back-to-School Pics on Twitter, Instagram with #BTSWMI, #BTSWestMI Hashtags; See Them Online at WFGR

Summer vacation and the three-day Labor Day weekend are over as students head back to school across Michigan on Tuesday.

Share your pride about your students headed back to school on their first day of the 2014-2015 school year. Use the hashtags #btswmi or #btswestmi on Twitter or Instagram, and see those photos online at WFGR.

We'll post those photos starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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Mother of Sandy Hook Victim Writes Powerful Letter to Teachers

The mother of one of the 26 victims of 2012's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has written a powerful letter to the teachers of America.

Nebla Marquez-Greene had two children attending Sandy Hook Elementary that day. Her daughter, 6-year-old Ana Grace, was killed in the Connecticut massacre, and her son was uninjured in the attack.

Her letter, which was posted on the Education Week website is powerful, gut-wrenching and encouraging all at once. Read it after the jump.

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‘Apparently’ This Kid Is Awesome! [Video]

Little Noah Ritter is interviewed by WNEP-TV's Sofia Ojeda at the Wayne County Fair in Honesdale, Pa.

"Apparently" is this kid's buzz word as he steals the mic, and the show from Sofia.

BONUS VIDEO: Another kid whose buzz phrase is "I can't live like this!!"

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Sharpie Disaster: Solving the Dilemma of Removing Permanent Marker Ink from a Toddler’s Skin [Video]

So, a couple of weeks ago, we were looking for a little help with a Sharpie permanent marker dilemma with a toddler.

We needed help: Stat!

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Field Day In Kentwood!

You know it's the end of the school year when my kids have their annual picnic and field day at school! Hot dogs for lunch, and fun outdoor games with water balloons and relay races!

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WWE Releases Emotional Tribute Video to Young Fan ‘Connor the Crusher’

Connor Michalek was a big WWE fan, particularly of wrestler Daniel Bryan. In 2012, a YouTube campaign went viral and Daniel got to meet his idol shortly before succumbing to cancer.

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Father of the Year Builds Roller Coaster For Kids In His Backyard [Video]

So, you think you're cool because you've got a Slip' N Slide in your backyard? Well, we hate to be bearers of bad news. This backyard has a roller coaster in it.

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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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