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Can A Child Be In Too Many Extracurricular Activities? [Poll]

School season is back.  So is football season.  And soccer season.  And ballet season.

Kids have more extracurricular options today than ever before.  The exercise is great and so are the social and learning opportunities.  But is there a point where it becomes too much?

Can a child be in too many extracurricular activities?

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flickr, A Kamphuis
flickr, A Kamphuis
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Join Mayor Heartwell For The Mayor’s Grand River Cleanup Saturday

This Saturday at 9am, hundreds of volunteers will come together with Mayor George Heartwell (Grand Rapids) plus the mayors of Grandville, Walker, and Wyoming to help clean up the Grand River. This year marks the 9th annual Mayor's Grand River Cleanup, and throughout the years, volunteers have managed to clean up over 100,000 pounds of trash from the river and the banks alongside of it. Want to get involved? Find out how you can after the jump!

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The Couple On The Biggest Loser From Rockford Will Be At YMCA Event

Earlier this year, Jeremy and Conda Britt from Rockford were contestants on “The Biggest Loser.”

On September 21st, the GR YMCA along with Jeremy and Conda Britt and various health and fitness professionals, will help you help your employees live their healthiest lives.

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merelymel13, Flickr
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How Much Did You Spend On Back To School Shopping? [Poll]

The kids are back at school bringing with them lots of supplies:  pencils, folders, calculators, backpacks, shoes, clothes, etc.  Sales and coupons are nice, but it only helps so much at back to school time.

Before the next credit card statement arrives take our anonymous poll…

How much did you spend on back to school shopping?

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David McNew, Getty Images
David McNew, Getty Images
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The “Once In A Blue Moon” Will Happen Tomorrow Night

Ever hear of the saying "Once in a Blue Moon?" Well it will happen tomorrow, Friday, August 31. We’ll have a full moon in the night sky for the second time this month.  The last time this happened was in December of 2009. 

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somegeekintn, Flickr
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It’s Not a Uni-brow… It’s Skittles [Video]

Earlier today I was searching the world of the Internet, and we all know you can stumble upon some pretty funny stuff. When I was looking up some old candy commercials on YouTube, I found a pretty recent one from the Skittles company.

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Trampolines Are Fun… Until Someone Gets Hurt [Video]

Is it mean of me to say it is funny to watch people who are trying to be funny and do tricks on trampolines, fall off? Well, then I guess I'm mean. People know the risk of doing stupid things on a trampoline, and if they get hurt, I want to watch it... at least on video and if I do not know them.

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Normanack, Flickr.
Normanack, Flickr.
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No Work, All Play, Adoption Day!

This coming Tuesday, August 28th, the Humane Society of West Michigan will be hosting a very special adoption day called the “NO WORK, ALL PLAY, ADOPTION DAY!”

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My Restaurant Week Experience – CitySen Lounge

I have been talking about it all week on my show, and I wanted to write about. I had to go back one more time to the CitySen Lounge in the City Flats Hotel, on Monroe Center in Grand Rapids,  because I wanted to make sure the experience was the same.

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Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Starts Her Own Anti-Bullying Foundation

Remember Karen Klein, the upstate New York bus monitor who was viciously harassed by her middle school charges in a video that went viral in June? Her story had a happy ending, as an internet fundraising campaign to send the 68-year-old on a “nice vacation” raised over $700,000 from 32,000 people around the world.

That’s more than enough money for Klein to retire from the yellow school bus grind. And she plans to. But she is also using a good chunk of the cash — $100,000 — to set up the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation.

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Category: Family/Kids, US News
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Oklahoma Kindergartener Banned From Wearing Michigan Shirt To School

A little boy in Oklahoma City, OK was recently made to go behind a tree and turn his shirt inside out before he would be allowed to enter school. What about this kid's shirt was so offensive? Well, it was a University of Michigan shirt, of course. What?

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Ivan Pope, Flickr
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What’s the Biggest Health Problem Facing Kids? — Survey of the Day

It’s probably safe to say that kids these days aren’t as healthy as youngsters have been in the past.

But of all the health risks that children of the 21st century face, which poses the biggest threat?

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Category: Family/Kids, Health

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