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Kansas City's BEST Pumpkin Patch Guide

Kansas City's BEST Pumpkin Patch Guide

Your guide to Kansas City's best pumpkin patches - complete with an online map, pumpkin patch features, photos and reviews.
Best of October in Kansas City

Best of October in Kansas City

October in Kansas City is all about visits to the pumpkin patch, fall festivals, great entertainment, new exhibits and family fun! Discover our Top Picks for Family Fun in October!
October Editor's Letter

October Editor's Letter

Fall Favorites

Fall Favorites

A flavorful, fun-filled celebration of autumn.
Fly High with Family Fun

Fly High with Family Fun

We had a great night of family fun at iFLY. Yes, it is a bit pricier than other options for a night out with teens, but it was something different and active and got us all laughing together. A win-win in my book.
Parenting Warts & Mom Guilt

Parenting Warts & Mom Guilt

Ugly parenting moments when we stir the pot reminding our kids of their past mistakes, or turn green in the face over some minor annoyance, or flip a lid and shriek at the littles like a witch. Looking back at our behavior, we easily can brew up a frothy cauldron of guilt and trick ourselves into believing we’re the mother of all that’s wicked. But that sort of thinking is just like picking at warts: It only amplifies the ugly and causes our guilt fungus to fester. Here’s what to try instead.
Finding hope and love in a shoebox

Finding hope and love in a shoebox

If you ask Overland Park mom Jelyn Franzon about her all-time favorite present, she will tell you about a simple shoebox she received when she was young. It was filled just with notebooks, stickers, soap and a toothbrush, but its impact still can bring tears to her eyes.
October Trivia

October Trivia

Test your local smarts with this quiz.
Progressive Dinner Dates

Progressive Dinner Dates

One of my favorite dates is a progressive dinner. And I’m not talking about the kind where you go from house to house! Instead, this activity involves getting out of the house, which is often just what the two of you need most.
Fun with a Pumpkin

Fun with a Pumpkin

Discover creative new ideas to have fun with pumpkins.
Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats

Discover the payoffs of this pair, along with an irresistible, satisfying sweet treat.
Taking a Creative Stand

Taking a Creative Stand

This little cider stand will be perfect for snapping some cute Instagram pictures, or even a Thanksgiving card.
To School or Not to School

To School or Not to School

Let’s look at some common symptoms kids have and when it’s okay to go to school and when it’s best to stay home and recuperate.
Dad’s Halloween Pranks

Dad’s Halloween Pranks

James snatched a pumpkin treat, barely cool enough to touch. “Father, what did you do on Halloween when you were little?”
What Kids Need More Than Anything

What Kids Need More Than Anything

More than anything else we can give our kids, our attention is what they really need.
When Parenting Styles Clash

When Parenting Styles Clash

How do we navigate a parenting style conflict without confusing our kids and harming our relationship with our partner?
Double Up on the Birthday Fun

Double Up on the Birthday Fun

Birthday parties are fun, but the stress and cost of planning and throwing them can be overwhelming for parents.
 Applying for College 101

Applying for College 101

Here is a guide to highlight some of the major things you and your high school student should be doing each year to prepare for college and nail the admissions process.
Paper Strip Pumpkins

Paper Strip Pumpkins

These pumpkins can be made in all different sizes and are a great way to decorate for fall.
Five Favorite Candy Shops in Kansas City

Five Favorite Candy Shops in Kansas City

Treat your sweet tooth to something special at one of these local shops.
Birthdays on a Budget

Birthdays on a Budget

Is it really possible to cut party costs without losing the fun and excitement that parents and kids alike have come to love? One way to cut down on costs is by purchasing birthday supplies that can be reused or repurposed year after year.
Pluses of Childhood Pets

Pluses of Childhood Pets

Bringing a pet home and taking care of it does offer many benefits.
10 Ways to Build Strong, Lifelong Listening Skills in Children

10 Ways to Build Strong, Lifelong Listening Skills in Children

Benefits for active listeners are many, such as fewer misunderstandings, faster work rate and improved productivity. These are some ways to cultivate active listeners:
50 KC Fall Bucket List Ideas Under $5

50 KC Fall Bucket List Ideas Under $5

Looking for KC family fun on the cheap? Celebrate the season with these free and cheap Kansas City area ideas!
Fall Editor's Letter

Fall Editor's Letter

10 Favorite Stroller-Worthy Outings in Kansas City

10 Favorite Stroller-Worthy Outings in Kansas City

Check out these local attractions that are accessible and child-friendly, but also engaging for parents.
Mistakes Parents Make When Parenting Toddlers

Mistakes Parents Make When Parenting Toddlers

To make sure you don’t run into any of the toddler years’ hidden minefields, here are some mistakes to avoid when dealing with your toddling time bomb.
Pregnancy Weight Gain: How Much Is Normal?

Pregnancy Weight Gain: How Much Is Normal?

What exactly is a healthy weight gain during pregnancy, and how can you possibly maintain it?
Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Old (But Still Amazing)

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Old (But Still Amazing)

Here are four debunked child care myths and how to handle any heated discussions with love.
Baby Quirks

Baby Quirks

Every new parent at some point wonders: Is my baby supposed to do that? Is this normal?
Inside the NICU

Inside the NICU

Each year 10-15 percent of babies born in the United States are admitted to the NICU because of premature birth, heart defects, infection or breathing irregularities, according to Parenting.com.
Toddlers Who Bite

Toddlers Who Bite

Biting phases are completely normal in child development, but what exactly causes toddlers to bite? And what is the best way for parents to handle their toddler’s biting or being bitten by another child?
Trimester To-Do List

Trimester To-Do List

An old saying points out that a mother’s work is never done, but preparing for your little one’s arrival needn’t be an everlasting chore.
No-Mess Painting

No-Mess Painting

This mess-free painting is so fun for babies and toddlers and it looks cute enough to hang on the wall in a nursery or give as a gift to grandparents.
Bounce Back After Baby

Bounce Back After Baby

Bouncing back after having a baby means so much more than simply losing baby weight.
Louisburg Cider Mill Pumpkin Patch Family Fun Tips

Louisburg Cider Mill Pumpkin Patch Family Fun Tips

If you've lived in Kansas City long, you know that autumn in Kansas City is nearly synonymous with Louisburg Cider Mill! Visit the cider mill, pumpkin patch, and corn maze for the perfect autumn outing.
Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch Family Fun Tips

Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch Family Fun Tips

Since 1991, Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch has been a beloved fall tradition for KC kids.
What to Pack for the Hospital

What to Pack for the Hospital

Delivery is rarely easy but making sure that you have a few extra comforts from home can go a long way. So think ahead and pack your hospital bag soon.
Kansas City's Fall Festival Guide

Kansas City's Fall Festival Guide

Autumn means Fall Festivals in Kansas City! From apples to pumpkins, crafts to carnivals, ethnic festivals, and much much more... celebrate everything autumn at a local fair.
Best of September in Kansas City

Best of September in Kansas City

Celebrate autumn with apples, sunflowers, Fall Festivals, professional shows, and captivating exhibits for the entire family. Discover our Top Picks for Family Fun in September!
Weston Orchard & Vineyard Pumpkin Patch Family Fun Tips

Weston Orchard & Vineyard Pumpkin Patch Family Fun Tips

This locally owned and operated farm is beautiful and the attractions are very well done. And, you simply can't beat the price! We highly recommend this patch to KC Parent readers... tell them we sent you and tell your friends!
A Walk on the Wild Side

A Walk on the Wild Side

Meet exotic animals nose to nose on one of these adventures:
Winter Sports in Kansas City

Winter Sports in Kansas City

Skiing, ice skating, and hockey await this winter in KC.
Night and Day, Heart of America Is the One

Night and Day, Heart of America Is the One

Whether you are exploring Kansas City or another city nearby, having a “stay-cation” or going on a family adventure, here are some great ideas for both daytime and nighttime fun in the Kansas City area and beyond!
Stonewater Cove Does It ALL for You!

Stonewater Cove Does It ALL for You!

Stonewater Cove is truly a hidden gem sparkling in the Ozarks of Missouri.
Christmas Traditions in KC

Christmas Traditions in KC

Christmas is a magical time of year, and Christmastime in Kansas City is no exception. Perhaps you are drawn to the traditional pastimes of your own childhood, or maybe you’re looking for a fresh take on holiday traditions to start with your own family. Either way, you’ll find a multitude of options in KC for your family this holiday season.
Children’s Books Come to Life

Children’s Books Come to Life

This fall, The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit making its Topeka premiere at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on September 24.
Catch a Show

Catch a Show

The Fall and Winter Months Are Prime Time for Entertainment Around Kansas City.
The Centennial of the End of World War I

The Centennial of the End of World War I

World War I ended on November 11, 1918. Kansas City is the perfect place to honor the story of those who served in the Great War and learn from it.
Enjoying Fall in Kansas City

Enjoying Fall in Kansas City

Enjoy some autumn fun in Kansas City with these classic ideas.
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