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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!

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!

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!

Back to Savings

Back to Savings

The National Retail Federation reports that 56.2 percent of back-to-school shoppers are looking for discounts, 41.7 percent are ditching brand-names in favor of generics and 40 percent are using more coupons.

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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!

Upcoming Holiday Events

Kansas City Irish Fest

Kansas City Irish Fest

2014.08.29

Come celebrate Celtic Pride in Cowtown with over 30 bands on seven stages, heritage, workshops and displays, comedy, geneolofy, a massice...

Santa-Cali-Gon Festival

2014.08.29

Bring the family and join us for Santa-Cali-Gon Days! The festival is on the Independence Square and has 500 craft and 50 food booths, music and...

Parktoberfest

Parktoberfest

2014.10.04

Parktoberfest has become a popular festival in Parkville and all over the metropolitan area, attracting thousands of music lovers, foodies and...

Pumpkins on Parade

2014.10.18

You’ll feel fall in the air as you stroll along trails aglow with hundreds of carved, lighted pumpkins at Cave Springs Park. There will be lots...

Spooktacular

Spooktacular

2014.10.18

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium® for Spooktacular presented by Hy-Vee.  Join in the fun on...