Archive »Holiday Features

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.

Archive »Blogs

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...

Pops in the Park at The Theatre in the Park

2014.09.01

The Kansas City Symphony’s free Labor Day concert celebrates the holiday with familiar classics, from Bernstein to Copland to John...

Grandparents and Grandpals Social

2014.09.07

Show your grandparents or your grandpals just how sweet they are this Grandparents Day with an ice cream social and fun-filled afternoon at the...

Grandparents Day at Wonderscope

2014.09.07

Make sure to give your grandparents a big ole hug and kiss today because it's National Grandparents Day! Then, spend the day at Wonderscope...