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Spectrum Health Opens New Maternity Entrance

 

Have you had a baby at Spectrum Health in the past or visited someone who has?

Big changes have come to Spectrum's maternity area. The rooms are bigger and the entrance is in a different place. 

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Birthday Cake – Bake It Or Buy It? [Poll]

Birthday cake tradition trumps New Year's resolution.

At least it should.

When it comes time to celebrate with birthday cake, where do you get your cake?

Do you bake it or buy it?

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Dad Makes Curfew Breaking Teen Daughter Wear T-Shirt With His Photo on It

The latest parental public shaming technique is also the most narcissistic one we've ever encountered.

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Does Your School District Have Too Many Delays And Cancellations? [Poll]

West Michigan got hit with snow and cold early this week.  We also got hit with school cancellations.

The decision to delay or cancel school is not an easy one.

How is your school district doing?

Does your district have too many delays and cancellations?

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Watch Sandy Hook School Children Perform a Moving Rendition of ‘Over the Rainbow’

It's Tuesday, so you probably need a good cry. Here, watch this video. It's children from Sandy Hook Elementary performing 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' on 'Good Morning America.' The kids recorded the song, with folk musician Ingrid Michaelson, at the home of former Talking Heads members Tina Weymouth and Christ Frantz.

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West Michigan Family Guide To Christmas Break Fun – 2012/2013

Christmas break is only about two weeks long, but two weeks can be a long time if the kids get restless.

We have the solution to beating Christmas Break boredom.  It's our West Michigan Family Guide to Christmas Break 2012/2013!

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How Old Were Your Kids The First Time They Rang In New Year’s Day? [Poll]

Just hours to 2013.

If you have young kids who are staying up to bring in the new year, it's a good day for some long naps.

How old were your kids the first time they rang in New Year's Day?

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A 6-Year-Old Girl Reviews Broadway Grand Rapids ‘Beauty And The Beast’

Broadway Grand Rapids is showing Disney's Beauty and the Beast through December 30.

Theater critics have their reviews, but we have the real story from a true expert on Disney.  A 6-year-old girl.  My daughter.

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West Michigan Schools Review And Discuss Safety Precautions Following Connecticut Shooting

School safety is on everyone's mind following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

That includes West Michigan parents and school administrators.

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Experts Discuss How To Talk With Your Kids About Connecticut Shooting [Video]

It is hard for adults to understand and deal with what happened in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14.

What about kids?

We have expert advice on how to discuss tragic events with children.

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100.5 The River’s Christmas Parade Tour – Rockford, Lowell, Coopersville, And More

100.5 The River has been traveling all over West Michigan to take part in Christmas parades.

Watch for us in the Coopersville Santa Parade on Friday, December 7!

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Would You Encourage Your Daughter To Enter A Beauty Pageant? [Poll]

The term "beauty pageant" brings up a variety of images.  Swimsuits, evening gowns, and ruthless competition to name a few.

Many are now called "scholarship pageants" to distance themselves from some of those poor images.

Would you encourage your daughter to enter a beauty pageant?

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