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Kansas City's Trick or Treat Guide

Kansas City's Trick or Treat Guide

There are so many places to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween across Kansas City, families enjoy a variety of events. From Trunk-Or-Treats at local churches to special festivals and fairs, this is your guide to Halloween in Kansas City.
Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch and Why We LOVE It!

Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch and Why We LOVE It!

Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch is one of the largest patches in the area and one of the most popular. The attraction is beautiful, educational, and offers a lot of family fun.
Faulkner's Pumpkin Patch and Why we LOVE It!

Faulkner's Pumpkin Patch and Why we LOVE It!

Cowboy-themed fun is the hallmark of a day at Faulkner's Ranch Pumpkin Patch.
Weston Orchard and Vineyard Pumpkin Patch... and Why We Love It!

Weston Orchard and Vineyard Pumpkin Patch... and Why We Love It!

Many of our readers tell us that they are looking for a REAL pumpkin patch, with pumpkins on the vine, and a REAL hayride... and a chance to enjoy apple picking too. Weston Orchard & Vineyard has all that and more... and admission is FREE!
KC Fall Festival Guide

KC 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.
Kansas City's Best Caramel Apples

Kansas City's Best Caramel Apples

Juicy, gooey, sticky, sweet, classic... is there anything quite as decadent as a delicious caramel apple in the fall?
Johnson Farms Pumpkin Patch and Why we LOVE It!

Johnson Farms Pumpkin Patch and Why we LOVE It!

Johnson Farms Pumpkin Patch is special because this pumpkin patch is friendly, clean, and overflowing with farm fun you won't find at your nearby park. As a working farm, this is a great agricultural field trip with animals and a real farm to explore.
Best of October in Kansas City

Best of October in Kansas City

Pumpkins, Halloween, and Fall Festivals for the entire Family. Discover our Top Picks for Family Fun in October as Kansas City.
The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun and Why we LOVE It!

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun and Why we LOVE It!

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun is a scare-free fun event sure to please the whole family! This year, they introduce new activities and themed fun our kids love.
October Festivals in Kansas City

October Festivals in Kansas City

A few of our favorite October festivals in Kansas City.
October Editor's Letter

October Editor's Letter

Mama Needs a Night Out!

Mama Needs a Night Out!

These outings can include other moms or be solo ventures to help clear your head. Recharging your mom batteries is the goal, and metro moms have helped us put together some ideas to get you out of the house!
October By the Numbers

October By the Numbers

KC trivia and fun facts for October.
Seven Tips for Overcoming Fear of the Dark

Seven Tips for Overcoming Fear of the Dark

Fear of the dark is a normal part of development and one of the most common childhood problems plaguing families of school-age children. Kids who are afraid of the dark take nearly an hour longer than others to fall asleep. Without a good night’s sleep, children can suffer behavior and mood issues and have trouble concentrating at school.
Monster Mash

Monster Mash

New fall books focus on frights, family and friends.
Practicing fire safety with the family

Practicing fire safety with the family

October is a good time to review fire safety basics, because Fire Prevention Week is this month.
Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

After the candy and the dressing up, one of the best parts of Halloween is turning a pumpkin into something cool, crazy or scary. The traditional way is to carve out a face or other neat design, but you can’t hand a kid a sharp knife. So how do you get little ones involved in the creation of their dream pumpkin?
Stress in Kids

Stress in Kids

Stress is a common discussion point among adults and something we experience on a regular basis—no surprise with everything we do and all the responsibilities we hold daily.
Yarn Pumpkins

Yarn Pumpkins

These yarn pumpkins are just like making pom-poms, but without the cutting! This craft is perfect for kids to make because very little trimming or cutting is needed. Create this fall garland and get it out year after year to add some autumn color to your home!
Create Costume-Themed Memories with Your Family This October

Create Costume-Themed Memories with Your Family This October

A superhero, a dinosaur, a firefighter, a fairy tale character, a favorite profession—what to be this year? Costume choices are endless, but once you’ve chosen the perfect costume, it’s fun to enjoy the experience all month long.
Tips and Tricks to Teach Kids How to Save Money

Tips and Tricks to Teach Kids How to Save Money

Most kids don’t have a clue where money comes from and what its value is, let alone how to manage it.
Quick Click Fixes

Quick Click Fixes

Here are a few favorites among local moms who say their lives are far easier to manage with the help of a little modern technology.
Festive Halloween Quinoa and Black Bean Chili

Festive Halloween Quinoa and Black Bean Chili

Packed with protein, antioxidant-rich vegetables, healing spices and complex carbohydrates, this slow cooker quinoa and black bean chili is a great way to ensure your kiddo has the best start to Halloween ever!
Parent-Teacher Conference Tips

Parent-Teacher Conference Tips

Parent-teacher conferences are quickly approaching, and you may be experiencing both excitement and—let’s be honest—a little bit of fear. Conferences often invoke fear and anxiety in kids. They think their parents and their teachers together at the same table can only equal trouble for them. The funny thing is, conferences often can invoke those same feelings in us adults.
Teaching Character

Teaching Character

We all desire our children to be well mannered citizens with highly esteemed character traits, but where do children learn such things? How do we parents teach children how to behave nicely, use their manners and think of others before themselves?
Hitting the Road: How to Deal with a Teen Driver in the House

Hitting the Road: How to Deal with a Teen Driver in the House

One of the best days of a teen’s life is simultaneously one of the worst for a parent: driver’s license day. It’s inevitable—Independence Day is here. While parents enjoy some benefits—no more back and forth to soccer practice!—the worry and anxiousness associated with a teen driver seemingly can outweigh the positives by a thousand to one.
Too Much Tech? Tweens and Screen Addiction

Too Much Tech? Tweens and Screen Addiction

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, kids ages 8-18 spend around 7.5 hours per day using entertainment media. Increased access to technology makes it easy for kids to slide into damaging digital behaviors. Using the Internet just one hour per day—well below the daily average for American kids—reduces attention span and increases school difficulties, according to one study. And unhealthy digital habits can have serious consequences for tweens and teens, who can carry these addictive behaviors into adulthood.
Fireside Stories

Fireside Stories

I sat near the fire the boys built. The chill of this moonless Halloween night kept us bundled, and we’d even put blankets on our lawn chairs to keep the cold from seeping through. When the fire snapped and crackled, I knew it was time.
Why Your Clean Kitchen Sponge Is Still Growing and Spreading Millions of Germs

Why Your Clean Kitchen Sponge Is Still Growing and Spreading Millions of Germs

We’ve been told microwaving or boiling our kitchen sponges gets rid of the germs growing in them. But a new study published in Science Reports says it’s not that simple.
Better Bedtimes

Better Bedtimes

In most of our cases, we’re lucky to get a quick power nap in. So with a little help from the foundation and a little test drive on my family, I found that these tricks work pretty well.
Tips for Tear-Free Checkups

Tips for Tear-Free Checkups

The average child will have nine well visits in his first two years of life and at least one checkup every year after. For kids who tend to worry and even fear going to the doctor, this can be overwhelming. Thankfully, parents can do a few things to calm the fears of kids who have an upcoming checkup.
Five Ways to Celebrate Cookies in KC

Five Ways to Celebrate Cookies in KC

Treat your kids to a delicious cookie treat at one of these local eateries.
Louisburg Cider Mill Pumpkin Patch and Why we LOVE It!

Louisburg Cider Mill Pumpkin Patch and Why we LOVE It!

We love Louisburg Cider Mill - watching at cider is made from scratch, enjoying fresh apple cider donuts, playing at the pumpkin patch and finding our way through the corn maze, and we happily recommend that you make it a tradition to visit the patch with your family.
Fall Editor's Letter

Fall Editor's Letter

Toddlers: Learning through Play

Toddlers: Learning through Play

I am three toddlers into this motherhood journey and can attest that children come into this world needing to learn pretty much everything. They must learn how to eat, sit, stand, walk, talk, wave, stack, color, jump, open a book and so on. Playing is the natural way in which young ones learn and, as Albert Einstein said, “Play is the highest form of research.”
Supporting a Mom During High-Risk Pregnancy

Supporting a Mom During High-Risk Pregnancy

My first three pregnancies were easy. I felt great, barely had morning sickness, remained active and was able to maintain all my pre-pregnancy activities. Then I experienced a triplet pregnancy. Everything I knew about pregnancy went out the window.
Sick and Tired:

Sick and Tired:

Sometimes getting to the baby finish line is tougher than it needs to be because of a pesky little side effect called morning sickness that, according to the American Pregnancy Association, affects nearly 50 percent of pregnant women.
Life after the NICU

Life after the NICU

You’d think that once a family got home with their neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) baby, they would be home free, right? After all, their baby isn’t hooked up to multiple monitors, doesn’t have IVs sticking out of every part of his body, and the parents don’t have to travel to and from the hospital every day anymore.
Sensory Bottles

Sensory Bottles

For an easy and free toy that will keep your baby occupied, try making a sensory bottle! These little bottles are perfect for small hands to hold and explore different shapes, colors and textures. Older children will love helping find different trinkets to put in the sensory bottle too!
Calming a Fussy Baby

Calming a Fussy Baby

There’s no way around it: Babies cry. And while a cry signals parents to come to aid, nothing can be more frustrating than trying to soothe an irritable infant when you don’t know why he’s crying in the first place.
An Autumn Rainbow of Fun

An Autumn Rainbow of Fun

Autumn leaves crackle. Vibrant colors glow. Laughing children race to select pumpkins, and crisp air calls for snuggling with a favorite blanket. Celebrate the season with your little one with favorite fall traditions inspired by autumn colors.
Review: Tick Tock Escape Games

Review: Tick Tock Escape Games

With many special theatrical effects, the room provides escapees with an Indiana Jonesesque experience. With treasures to find as codes are unveiled, this was one of the most entertaining and fun rooms we've ever experienced.
50 Amazing Ways to Make the Most of Your KC Vacay

50 Amazing Ways to Make the Most of Your KC Vacay

Make the most of your time in Kansas City with these favorite local experiences.
Five Can’t-Miss KC Christmas Traditions

Five Can’t-Miss KC Christmas Traditions

Celebrate the holidays with our favorite unforgettable traditions.
Dinner and a Show

Dinner and a Show

Enjoy dinner and a live show at one of Kansas City’s premier theaters.
Kansas City’s Most Beautiful Natural Wonders

Kansas City’s Most Beautiful Natural Wonders

With four distinct seasons, KC’s environs get an ongoing facelift with the change in temperature. Rolling hills, cascading waterfalls and vast prairieland all eagerly await explorers, just a stone’s throw from the iconic downtown scene.
8 KC Art Walls

8 KC Art Walls

One of the newest trends in urban art is the onset of locally inspired murals on city walls. Your visit to KC wouldn’t be complete without a photo in front of one of our “art walls.”
KC's Foodie Culture

KC's Foodie Culture

As the city has grown and been recognized nationally as a hot spot for culture, art and attractions, an explosion of culinary creativity and exploration was sure to follow. Kansas City truly has become an oasis in the Heartland for both professional and amateur chefs.
Shop Local KC

Shop Local KC

I love to shop local, and Kansas City boasts many great one-of-a-kind stores I’ve come to love. In no particular order, here is a list of unique, local Kansas City places to shop.
Brick by Brick, Corner by Corner…

Brick by Brick, Corner by Corner…

Kansas City boasts some of the most intriguing places on earth to visit, and we’re going brick by brick, corner by corner and district by district to see exactly what this city has to offer.
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