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Five Spots to Buy Halloween Costumes Around Kalamazoo

The nights are getting cooler and the leaves are turning colors in Southwest Michigan. This can only mean one thing – Halloween is on the way! If your little ghoul or goblin is looking for a costume this year, we’ve got the hook up in Kalamazoo! Check out the top spots to find a Halloween costume around town. Five Halloween Costume Stores in Kalamazoo
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The Ultimate Kalamazoo Fall Bucket List – 50 Fun Things To Do This Fall With Kids

    The KZOOkids Fall Bucket List   Fall is here! Yes, it’s time to squeeze all of the fall family fun into just a few months. There are so many great activities and events to enjoy with family and friends. Here’s a great list of 50 activities for family fun. Enjoy the great fall season!     50 of Our Favorite Thing To
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Get Outside and Play: The BEST Parks & Playgrounds Around Kalamazoo 2017

  With options such as a splash pad, beaches, playgrounds, trails and more, the best parks in Kalamazoo offer something for all outdoorsy pursuits. Thanks to the help of our KZOOkids.com readers, we have put together a list of some of our favorite parks (with amenities) around town. This park guide will help you find the perfect park for your family to spend the day
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2017 Fall Mom to Mom Sales & Consignment Sales

Mom to Mom sales are a fantastic place to find gently used children’s clothes and other children’s items at a great price. We have compiled a listing of the Mom to Mom sales happening in the greater Kalamazoo area this season. Want to add your area Mom to Mom Sale to our lisitng? Click here to add your Mom to Mom Sale to our
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Happy Birthday To Us! – We’re Turning 4 And We’d Like You To WIN!

It’s hard to believe that KZOOkids is turning 4 years old this month. We officially kicked off our website in the fall of 2013 and we’d like to thank our entire KZOOkids community for growing with us! KZOOkids is more than just a website… we’re a community!   Our Goal Is To Make Parents Happy! Driven by real moms and dads in the area,
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Find A Great Family Photographer For Your Family

  Summer and Fall are the most popular times to have family pictures taken. Having your family pictures done can be a lot of work for a busy family! There are so many photographers out there right now, finding the one that fits your needs can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Here is my attempt to pull all of the
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5 Tips For A Successful First Day of School

The first day of school is approaching quickly! Teachers have started putting together classrooms, dusting off shelves and getting set up for your little ones to join them back in the classroom. If you’re sending young scholars off for the first (or fifth!) time, KZOOkids has you covered for making the first day back a great one! 1. Get the sleep routine under control
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St. Augustine Cathedral School: A Christ Centered Preschool

*This is a sponsored post brought to you by St. Augustine Cathedral School. St. Augustine Cathedral School, in partnership with parents and the Catholic Church, welcomes and shapes young people as they grow in faith, knowledge, and stewardship.  Located at 600 W. Michigan Ave, St. Augustine Cathedral School offers half day and extended day programs for three and four-year-old children and a Transitional kindergarten program
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Early Childhood Literacy: 5 Tips For Leading Kids to Love Reading

  As a Kindergarten teacher, I often have families ask me how they can help their children learn to be better readers or how to help their children enjoy reading more. Studies have shown that exposing children to books at a young age will help them become better readers when they enter elementary school. Follow these tips to help your child start down the
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Kid-Friendly Outdoor Dining Around Kalamazoo

Outdoor dining in the summer is one way to enjoy the beautiful Michigan weather. While patio dining may only be an option for a few months out of the year, we have great, kid-friendly locations right here in Kalamazoo. *This guide has been updated for 2017. Check out the list of our top choices:   OUTDOOR DINING FOR KIDS & FAMILIES   Arcadia Brewery
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