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Festival of Butterflies at Powell Gardens 2014

Festival of Butterflies at Powell Gardens 2014

August means Powell Gardens' Festival of Butterflies! Our family looks forward to the festival every year where we delight in the magic of enjoying hundreds of beautiful butterflies, from those native to Missouri to tropical species.

Best of August in Kansas City: 2014

Best of August in Kansas City: 2014

It's time to bid a fond farewell to Summer, make plans for Back To School, and enjoy many wonderful family outings in KC! Don't miss these our Top Picks for August in Kansas City!

Favorite August Festivals & Fairs in Kansas City

Favorite August Festivals & Fairs in Kansas City

Make it an annual tradition to attend the best Festivals and Fairs in town!

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Kansas City Homes & Gardens Magazine Purchased by Family Media Group

Kansas City Homes & Gardens Magazine Purchased by Family Media Group

KC Family Media Group, publishers of KC Parent, KC Baby & Maternity and KC Going Places magazines announced today the purchase of Kansas City Homes & Gardens (KCH&G) magazine, as well as their electronic and social media assets.

Best of August in Kansas City: 2014

Best of August in Kansas City: 2014

It's time to bid a fond farewell to Summer, make plans for Back To School, and enjoy many wonderful family outings in KC! Don't miss these our Top Picks for August in Kansas City!

Not Just for Grown-Ups

Not Just for Grown-Ups

I want my children to be comfortable learning, exploring, asking questions and discovering new things. I want their world to be larger than their bedrooms and playrooms, and so we visit museums.

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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!

KC Parent Features

Make No Mean NO

Make No Mean NO

Children hunger to know that their parents say what they mean and mean what they say. And even though they might protest, it is no truer than when you, as a parent, lay down the law and say no.

7 Ways to Constructively Use Carpool Time

7 Ways to Constructively Use Carpool Time

It’s back-to-school time, and for some moms, that means sitting in the car rider line waiting for their child to come out. That time doesn’t have to be wasted.

TV Alternatives for Tots

TV Alternatives for Tots

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children 2 and older get no more than two hours of screen time a day, while those under 2 watch none. For most parents, this isn’t new information. We all know excessive TV time is linked to some unfortunate consequences, such as childhood obesity, language delays and shortened attention spans.

5 Tips for a Fantastic First Day

5 Tips for a Fantastic First Day

Simple ways to make the most of the first day back to school!

Fun Once the Bell Rings

Fun Once the Bell Rings

After school activities are an essential and fun way to round out your child’s overall educational experience. Integrate both structured and DIY activities that complement your child’s disposition, age and interests.

Beneficial Boredom

Beneficial Boredom

It is the end of summer, and the pool is no longer a novelty. Camps are coming to a close, and school is not in session for a few more weeks. This is when the “I’m so bored” chant begins. While those words and the tone in which they are uttered are like nails on a chalkboard, they also can open the door to encouraging healthy creative skills in your child.

Not Just for Grown-Ups

Not Just for Grown-Ups

I want my children to be comfortable learning, exploring, asking questions and discovering new things. I want their world to be larger than their bedrooms and playrooms, and so we visit museums.

The Best Peach Treats in Kansas City

The Best Peach Treats in Kansas City

Celebrate National Peach Month with a delectable peach treat from a local restaurant!

Your Stressless Back-To-School Planner

Your Stressless Back-To-School Planner

A few years ago I took my two young children back-to-school shopping just a week before the big day. We had a mile-long list of supplies and clothing to buy and three stores to hit.

Make the Most of 2,700 Seconds

Make the Most of 2,700 Seconds

With the first day of school right around the corner, it’s more important than ever to make the most of our 2,700 seconds (that’s 45 minutes to those of us who are math challenged) in the mornings!

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