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Best of April in Kansas City

April Showers bring May flowers... we hope! This April enjoy the grand opening of favorite attractions and exhibits, delightful shows, and spring festivals.

Confessions of a Library-aholic

We often think of the local library as a dusty, musty place with stacks of books and stern ladies always with a finger to their lips whispering Shhhh! And while it is true that libraries house mounds of books and they do appreciate your consideration of others and use of a "library voice," today's libraries offer much, much more!

Read a Road Map

So often we stick to the highways and follow our favorite familiar routes, or we trust our GPS to help us find our way from Point A to Point B. Once in a while, it’s fun to read a map and see what great places you’re missing!

Look Up at the Sky!

Take a look at the sky above and enjoy the beauty of nature. These are our favorite sky-gazing adventures in Kansas City.

25 Things We Love About Spring in Kansas City (with little ones)

Beautiful places on sunny days, super fun places on get-out-the-wiggle days and favorite indoor places for rainy or mega-hot days, these are 25 of our favorite ways to enjoy spring in Kansas City (with infants and toddlers).

Best Waffles in Kansas City

Discover the tastiest waffles in Kansas City.

Mastering Museum Outings with Kids

10 tips to make the most of field-trips to local museums with the family.
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To Do This Week: Family Fun in Kansas City

Opening Day": Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

The Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead opens for the season April 1 at 9 a.m.

The Cat in the Hat at The Coterie

thru May 17: “It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how!” says the Cat in the tall red and white hat. Featuring Sally and her brother, their pet Fish, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and all of the favorite moments from the classic Dr. Seuss tale.

Ollie's Egg Hunt at Paradise Park

Mar. 28 & Apr 4: Join Ollie for an egg-citing good time in the Outdoor Performance Garden as Paradise Park hosts its 10th annual Easter Eggs-travaganza. Hundreds of hidden eggs await to be found!

Paul Mesner presents The Three Bears

What happens when three bears from different parts of the world come together? Each one has his own story of encountering a golden haired interloper.

Plaza Easter Bunnies

thru Apr. 12: The popular Plaza tradition brings colorful, larger-than-life bunnies and other springtime animals to the Plaza’s courtyards and street corners.

Cinderella on the Extreme Screen

Mar.13 - Apr. 2: Enjoy watching Disney's new live action feature film, Cinderella, on the region's Biggest Screen, The Extreme Screen at Union Station.

Morphos in March

Mar. 7- 31: Magnificent Blue Morpho butterflies will flutter about Powell Gardens' conservatory this March! Experience the conservatory as a tropical rainforest during “Out of the Blue,” a new exhibit featuring this gorgeous tropical butterfly.

Charlotte's Web

thru Apr. 11: Theatre for Young America presents E.B. White’s classic and touching tale of friendship, and sacrifice with its production of Charlotte’s Web.

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.

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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Best of April in Kansas City

April Showers bring May flowers... we hope! This April enjoy the grand opening of favorite attractions and exhibits, delightful shows, and spring festivals.

Confessions of a Library-aholic

We often think of the local library as a dusty, musty place with stacks of books and stern ladies always with a finger to their lips whispering Shhhh! And while it is true that libraries house mounds of books and they do appreciate your consideration of others and use of a "library voice," today's libraries offer much, much more!

Read a Road Map

So often we stick to the highways and follow our favorite familiar routes, or we trust our GPS to help us find our way from Point A to Point B. Once in a while, it’s fun to read a map and see what great places you’re missing!

Look Up at the Sky!

Take a look at the sky above and enjoy the beauty of nature. These are our favorite sky-gazing adventures in Kansas City.

25 Things We Love About Spring in Kansas City (with little ones)

Beautiful places on sunny days, super fun places on get-out-the-wiggle days and favorite indoor places for rainy or mega-hot days, these are 25 of our favorite ways to enjoy spring in Kansas City (with infants and toddlers).
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Best of April in Kansas City

April Showers bring May flowers... we hope! This April enjoy the grand opening of favorite attractions and exhibits, delightful shows, and spring festivals.

Read a Road Map

So often we stick to the highways and follow our favorite familiar routes, or we trust our GPS to help us find our way from Point A to Point B. Once in a while, it’s fun to read a map and see what great places you’re missing!

Look Up at the Sky!

Take a look at the sky above and enjoy the beauty of nature. These are our favorite sky-gazing adventures in Kansas City.

A Magical Day at the Puppetry Arts Institute

The Puppetry Arts Institute (11025 E. Winner Rd. Independence, MO. 816.833.9777) is one of Kansas City's Best Kept Secrets. Located in the Englewood Shopping District in old Independence, this charming museum, puppet theater, and puppet making workshop is a favorite for our family.

Best of March in Kansas City

March is a month full of family fun and celebrations with Dr. Seuss' Birthday, St. Patrick's Day, the welcoming of Spring and wonderful family friendly productions, amazing exhibits, and family fun!
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Confessions of a Library-aholic

We often think of the local library as a dusty, musty place with stacks of books and stern ladies always with a finger to their lips whispering Shhhh! And while it is true that libraries house mounds of books and they do appreciate your consideration of others and use of a "library voice," today's libraries offer much, much more!

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!
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Archive »Eating Out

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

Discover the tastiest waffles in Kansas City.

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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Archive »Camps

Camping in 1985 and 2015

Summer camp has been a major part of childhood for millions of kids. Some families have second and third generation campers who attend the same camps their parents and grandparents did. These families witness a lot of transformations at the camp over the years, as well as some of the same traditions.

The Camp around the Corner: Day Camp

Experts agree that camp is essential to a child’s development — teaching life lessons such as leadership, teamwork, empathy, and problem-solving.

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.
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