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A Kansas City Spring Break Staycation

Plan an amazing and unforgettable spring break staycation taking the time to be a tourist in your own town!

Best Waffles in Kansas City

Celebrate Waffle Day on March 25 at one of these great restaurants.

30 Ways to Celebrate All Things Green

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all month long with these festive ideas!

Mastering Museum Outings with Kids

10 tips to make the most of field-trips to local museums with the family.

Choosing a Summer Camp for Your Child

As you and your children begin your camp search, it is important to learn about the three basic camp models: day camps, overnight camps and specialty camps (which can be day or overnight). There are pros and cons to each category, as listed below.

Magic Treasure Rocks

Wow your kids by showing them how to make these magic treasure rocks. Not only will they enjoy getting their hands dirty when forming the rocks, but they will be excited and surprised to see their creations fizz and foam in vinegar to reveal secret treasures!

Parenting in the 2010s

“What do parents have to be knowledgeable about today that they did not when we were kids?” My phone beeped in rapid succession with a flood of incoming messages.

Kansas City Spring Break Guide

It's time to plan for Spring Break in Kansas City. This is your guide to camps, classes, and Special Spring Break Programs!
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To Do This Week: Family Fun in Kansas City

Welcome Wednesdays

Every Wednesday at Notre Dame de Sion. The Co-ed Grade School Campus is now accepting applications for our 2015 – 2016 school year for Pre-K Montessori through 8th grades

Fairy Tale Village at Crown Center

Children's tales come to life as you walk into a world of make-believe to interact with characters from favorite stories and rhymes in this FREE exhibit.

Rapunzel

Paul Mesner puppets presents a veggie wonderful story about two avid gardeners, Okra and Romaine, and their daughter named Rapunzel.

Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Enjoy this live show at The Coterie based on the classic children's book. Showing thru March 1.

Xtreme Bugs at Union Station

This larger-than-life exhibition features over 100 giant insect and fun, hands-on activities for the whole family.
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March Calendar of Fun

Celebrate March's forgotten holidays all month long with family fun in Kansas City.

A Kansas City Spring Break Staycation

Plan an amazing and unforgettable spring break staycation taking the time to be a tourist in your own town!

Best Waffles in Kansas City

Celebrate Waffle Day on March 25 at one of these great restaurants.

Kansas City Spring Break Guide

It's time to plan for Spring Break in Kansas City. This is your guide to camps, classes, and Special Spring Break Programs!

Free (and cheap) Date Night Ideas in Kansas City

Many families enjoy weekly date nights, but in the present economy this is a luxury that can quickly tap "too deeply" into the family budget. This is a list of our favorite free and/or affordable Date Night Ideas in Kansas City.
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Kansas City Spring Break Guide

It's time to plan for Spring Break in Kansas City. This is your guide to camps, classes, and Special Spring Break Programs!

25 Ways to Say

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, surprise your loved ones with a bit of amore Kansas City style! These are our favorite ideas for couples and families...

Free (and cheap) Date Night Ideas in Kansas City

Many families enjoy weekly date nights, but in the present economy this is a luxury that can quickly tap "too deeply" into the family budget. This is a list of our favorite free and/or affordable Date Night Ideas in Kansas City.

Review: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at The Coterie

The Coterie brings the drama The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane to stage showing through March 1, 2015. The show features music, puppetry, old-fashioned story telling, and a whole lot of heart.

Review: An Iliad

The Poet and The Musician had just take us on an incredible journey. The performances are masterful and nearly flawless in a heart-wrenching and unforgettable performance.
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Archive »Indoor Fun

Free (and cheap) Date Night Ideas in Kansas City

Many families enjoy weekly date nights, but in the present economy this is a luxury that can quickly tap "too deeply" into the family budget. This is a list of our favorite free and/or affordable Date Night Ideas in Kansas City.

KidScape at the Johnson County Museum

The Johnson County Museum features long-term and changing exhibitions about Johnson County’s history. The absolute favorite exhibit for children is KidScape! It is one of our Top Picks for Indoor Fun in Kansas City!

Paradise Park

Paradise Park is one of our favorite family-friendly venues. With bumper cars, go-karts, mini golf, arcades, and a WONDERFUL Children's EduTainment Center for little ones - there truly is something for everyone! This winter, Paradise Park is celebrating the season with special events and seasonal attractions to add to the year-round fun.
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Snacking Done Right

What makes a healthy and satisfying snack for children? A well-balanced snack with good nutrition can help kids grow and provide them with the proper support and energy needed for school, sports and other daily activities.

Best Waffles in Kansas City

Celebrate Waffle Day on March 25 at one of these great restaurants.

Best Chili in KC

Hearty plates of chili-seasoned ground beef are served wet (with some grease) or dry, with or without beans and with the option of adding some ketchup, jalapeno sauce, onions, cheese or chili powder for flavor. These local restaurants have been making history dishing up hot plates of chili to satisfied customers for nearly 100 years!

An Around the World Adventure in KC

Take your family on a global adventure this month as you explore Kansas City’s landmarks. Broaden your horizons this winter with an around the world adventure…all without leaving Kansas City!

Braving Restaurants with Your Kids

We all have experienced a restaurant fail with our children and have learned a lesson or two from it. Eating out with kids can be a stressful situation, but I’ve found some tips from local moms to help avoid most future fails.
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How to Decide When Your Child is Ready for Camp

Children are ready for new experiences at different stages. Parents know their children best and these questions can help gauge whether this is the summer your child will start camp.

What's the Magic of Camp?

Why are people so loyal to their sleep-away camps? What exactly happens at camp that makes people rhapsodize about the experience 30 or 40 years later? Whenever I tell people that I am curious about the camp experience, the stories start to pour out. “I loved my camp,” they say in a dreamy voice.

Summer Camps: Then and Now

As KC Parent celebrates its 30th birthday, we take a look back at how summer camp has changed since 1985.
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