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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!

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.

Little Monkey Bizness Shawnee

Looking for indoor play for little ones? One of our favorite venues is Little Monkey Bizness in Shawnee. Little Monkey Bizness is an indoor play facility with soft play, tunnels, and little tykes toys for little ones, and a great art room to make art projects. Parents may sit in the snack bar area overlooking the play area and visit or work using free WiFi. The facility is kept clean and sanitary by staff, it is well supervised, and the toys and play equipment is ideal for little ones!

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Children are inherently creative, and their imaginations can take flight when given time, encouragement and a bit of inspiration. Check out these creative hotspots, guaranteed to get your child’s creative juices flowing—and yours!

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.

A Kansas City Celebration of all things Chocolate Chip

Chocolate Chips are one of America’s all-time favorite go-to ingredients for sweet treats and delectable dishes. These local businesses serve up some of the tastiest chocolate chip treats in town!

Family Favorites

Little ones love the “KidScape” exhibit at the Johnson County Museum, a hands-on child-sized suburban streetscape, where children role play as community figures in educational environments.

Do It Yourself Outings in Kansas City

Urban Arts and Crafts is a creative shop offering offbeat art materials and unique courses ranging from jewelry making to crochet. You can learn to make a metal stamped mother’s necklace or a new ring. Take up knitting or crocheting and make a new blanket for Baby or scarf for Mom. Delight in the high quality materials at this top-of-the-line creative inspiration store.
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