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Review: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Starlight

Review: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Starlight

Andrew Lloyd Weber takes the Biblical account and does to it for adults, what Veggie Tales does to Bible stories for children, taking the tale on a musical journey through many melodious genres.

Warm Springs Ranch: A Wonderful Day Trip for Horse Lovers

Warm Springs Ranch: A Wonderful Day Trip for Horse Lovers

This summer, take a tour of Warm Springs Ranch to learn more about Clydesdales and enjoy the majestic animals. Warm Springs Ranch, opened in 2008, is a state-of-the-art Clydesdale breeding facility offering tours to the public.

July Calendar of Fun

July Calendar of Fun

Celebrate July's forgotten holidays with family fun!

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A Sense-ational Summer of Fun in Kansas City

A Sense-ational Summer of Fun in Kansas City

Observe and enjoy the world around you this summer on a sense-ational adventure celebrating all five senses:

5 Favorite Kansas City Ice Cream Shops

5 Favorite Kansas City Ice Cream Shops

July, fittingly, is National Ice Cream Month, so we decided to celebrate with a roundup of five fabulous local ice cream shops.

Family Fun at the Drive-In

Family Fun at the Drive-In

Our family looks forward to summer nights at the drive-in each year. It’s a fun way to catch the latest flicks and spend time with friends and family. Here are a few tips to make the most of your drive-in experience.

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Water Fun with Little Ones

Water Fun with Little Ones

“Mommy, look what I can do!!!!” Sam yelled with excitement from the kiddie pool. His eyelashes dripped little droplets of pool water down onto his face. As he looked up I could see the whites of his eyes were already getting pink from the chlorine, but he didn’t seem the least bit phased. A deep breath in and my moppy-headed four year old thrust his head back under the water, eyes open (“Because it’s more fun, Mom!”), blowing bubbles and paddling with all his might.

5 Favorite Kansas City Ice Cream Shops

5 Favorite Kansas City Ice Cream Shops

July, fittingly, is National Ice Cream Month, so we decided to celebrate with a roundup of five fabulous local ice cream shops.

My Child, Good Ol' What's His Name?

My Child, Good Ol' What's His Name?

Growing up, I was called a lot of names... but it’s not what you may think. I wasn’t picked on or called anything derogatory. I just wasn’t always called my own name by- gulp- my own mom. A lot of times, she would run down the list of my siblings’ names before she finally got to my own name (all with the intention of calling for me). And when you are one of four kids, that takes a while.

Kansas City's U-Pick Farm Guide

Kansas City's U-Pick Farm Guide

In Kansas City, we enjoy many “u-pick farms” across the metro area. Please note, some farms from previous years are no longer in business or no longer offer u-pick. This list will get you started!

25 Favorite Ways to Enjoy a Kansas City Summer

25 Favorite Ways to Enjoy a Kansas City Summer

Signs of Summer in Kansas City... the best ways to enjoy Kansas City summer fun!

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A Sense-ational Summer of Fun in Kansas City

A Sense-ational Summer of Fun in Kansas City

Observe and enjoy the world around you this summer on a sense-ational adventure celebrating all five senses:

Say Good-bye to Ghosts

Say Good-bye to Ghosts

In the Usborne Illustrated Stories for Boys, my 4-year-old son frequently turns to the story called “The Bed Monster’s Secret.” It’s the tale of Ben Boggle, who every night lies awake in a cold sweat, because how could he sleep with a monster under his bed?

Kid Collections

Kid Collections

Have you noticed that any time you’re outside with children they naturally begin to pick things up and “collect” them? This habit is part of their natural curiosity about the world, and it’s a wonderful thing. Nurture that curiosity by encouraging the children in your life to make collections of all kinds. Younger children can choose three or four treasures to save and display. Older children are able to curate ever more detailed collections of all kinds.

5 Favorite Kansas City Ice Cream Shops

5 Favorite Kansas City Ice Cream Shops

July, fittingly, is National Ice Cream Month, so we decided to celebrate with a roundup of five fabulous local ice cream shops.

Family Fun at the Drive-In

Family Fun at the Drive-In

Our family looks forward to summer nights at the drive-in each year. It’s a fun way to catch the latest flicks and spend time with friends and family. Here are a few tips to make the most of your drive-in experience.

Stay Safe from Social Media Gossip

Stay Safe from Social Media Gossip

Today’s gossip is intense as it snakes quickly through social media. The impact is immediate and, for the victims, often devastating. How do we teach kids to communicate in a thoughtful way and protect themselves, too?

Unhelpful Things Parents Say

Unhelpful Things Parents Say

We’ve all been there: Our kid is upset or worried, and we try to give advice to help. But when trying to help our child feel better, we may accidentally say things that cause more harm than good in the long run.

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