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Apple Picking in Kansas City

Apple Picking in Kansas City

It's apple picking season! Each of the u-pick Apple Farms on our list is a locally owned family operation designed to provide the best in healthy produce and a great family outing. So, grab the camera and the cooler and take the kids on a trip they won’t forget!
What’s New in Cub Scouting

What’s New in Cub Scouting

If you have a boy in elementary school, you may be considering Cub Scouts. Cub Scouting has been evolving to meet the current needs of boys and their families.
Best of August in Kansas City

Best of August in Kansas City

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!
August Editor's Letter

August Editor's Letter

Back to School with a Bang

Back to School with a Bang

Celebrate heading back to school with a custom parent-child outing personalizing the day specifically around your child’s favorite things and interests.
August Festivals

August Festivals

These are our top picks for fairs and festivals in Kansas City in August.
Five Favorite Moms Night Out Locations Around Kansas City

Five Favorite Moms Night Out Locations Around Kansas City

Looking for something fresh and new for your next night out with friends? Here are a few favorite hangouts known for their ambiance, fun and tasty treats.
Bugs and Butterflies in KC

Bugs and Butterflies in KC

From vibrant butterflies, to creepy crawly insects, to our favorite animated hive-keepers and giant bugs—Kansas City offers many great family outings for exploring and enjoying bugs and butterflies!
August by the Numbers

August by the Numbers

Fun facts and Kansas City trivia for the month of August.
Tissue Paper Sparklers

Tissue Paper Sparklers

Celebrate your next birthday with some tissue paper sparklers!
Simple Ways to Produce Healthy Habits

Simple Ways to Produce Healthy Habits

Modeling smart choices in the kitchen and at the grocery store may be just the nudge your kids need.
Five Ways to Feel Better After a Bad Day

Five Ways to Feel Better After a Bad Day

Follow these great tips to making your day great.
Beat the Back-to-School Worries

Beat the Back-to-School Worries

While heading back to school can seem super exciting to us parents (hello, sanity!), the start of school often can bring a lot of anxiety, worry and stress for children—no matter their age.
Back to School: Expectations vs. Reality

Back to School: Expectations vs. Reality

Three weeks before the first day of school, you walk into the local super center with your brood in tow. Your children walk hand in hand from the parking lot to the store’s entry, giggling as they aid you in finding your school’s supply list.
Fresh Starts: Helping Kids Embrace New Things

Fresh Starts: Helping Kids Embrace New Things

Whether you have a toddler who rejects every food except pasta, a grade-schooler who’s scared to join an after-school club, or a teen who’s learning to navigate a new job, helping children learn to embrace fresh experiences can pave the way for a more fulfilling adulthood.
Rules and Rebels

Rules and Rebels

New titles offer fun and adventure for all ages as children head back to school.

Playdate Success

A playdate can teach important life skills like sharing, taking turns and navigating arguments. But how do you keep the peace during a playdate?
Farmers Market Ratatouille

Farmers Market Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a tasty, easy and healthy way to make use of the abundant amount of fresh produce available this time of year.
Shopping for shoeboxes

Shopping for shoeboxes

Operation Christmas Child, a project of nonprofit Samaritan’s Purse, provides shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for children around the world. National collection week is always the week before Thanksgiving, Nov. 13-20 this year. Last year, OCC collected about 11.5 million shoebox gifts that went to more than 100 nations worldwide.
Thrift Store Shopping for School Clothes Can Teach Great Lessons

Thrift Store Shopping for School Clothes Can Teach Great Lessons

I’ve boiled down my experiences a little to give you a few reasons you should try thrift shopping if you haven’t. Then I’ve included some pointers on how to navigate the shops so you, too, can get the hang of it and have fun.
Unhelpful Things Parents Say

Unhelpful Things Parents Say

As much as we want to be helpful to our children, are our words of wisdom really helping?
Volunteering

Volunteering

Volunteering is a wonderful way to teach children the value of helping others and provide a feel-good activity for the family to enjoy together.
Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine

As a teen, I loved summer with its luxurious freedom, reading until three in the morning, sleeping until noon every day. Bliss. By the time I rose, my parents were long at work and the day was mine.
Back to School Health Tips

Back to School Health Tips

Change is hard for many children, especially changing from a relaxed, slow-paced summer break back to structured classes with homework. While change is inevitable, parents have some strategies we can use to make the transition a little easier.
15 Genius Tips for Back-to-School Time

15 Genius Tips for Back-to-School Time

Discover some of the best tips, clever tricks and genius hacks for heading back to school.
Seven Reasons I’m Singing the Back-to-School Blues

Seven Reasons I’m Singing the Back-to-School Blues

As happy as I am that school is back in session, it does bring its share of hassles that drive me crazy.
DIY: Make your own Eclipse T-Shirt

DIY: Make your own Eclipse T-Shirt

Learn how to paint your very own shirt to commemorate the Great American Total Solar Eclipse!
KC Parent Family Favorites

KC Parent Family Favorites

After tabulating hundreds of votes, we are pleased to announce the businesses which have been chosen as a KC Parent Family Favorite 2017! There are multiple winners in each category.
July by the Numbers

July by the Numbers

Kansas City trivia and fast facts for the month of July.
July Festivals & Fairs in Kansas City

July Festivals & Fairs in Kansas City

These are our favorite July festivals.
A Total Eclipse of the Sun

A Total Eclipse of the Sun

This year, on Aug. 21, Kansas Citians get to experience a truly once-in-a-lifetime event. We are in the path of a total solar eclipse, a dazzling celestial event when the shadow of the moon falls on the surface of the earth and is large enough to cover the sun. For a few minutes, we will be able to look directly at the eclipsed sun and watch a truly extraordinary and unforgettable event.
Summer Memories at Worlds of Fun

Summer Memories at Worlds of Fun

It's great to have a place to take the entire family and watch everyone have a fabulous time. Our family enjoyed the parks from open to close and we are eager to go back!
Summer Editor's Letter

Summer Editor's Letter

Belly Laughs

Belly Laughs

What is the craziest thing you or your spouse has ever done while suffering from pregnancy brain?
Double Diapering

Double Diapering

Here are some things I love about being a bipolar diaperer of sorts.
Splish, Splash, Summer Fun for Little Ones!

Splish, Splash, Summer Fun for Little Ones!

Kansas City has something for everyone—from free spraygrounds for young children, to daring water rides for teens and adults, to classes and programs, pools and waterparks and everything in between.
Birth Spacing—What’s Best?

Birth Spacing—What’s Best?

Many parents labor over what they deem the “Goldilocks Plan”: Not too close together. Not too far apart. Just right.
Exercising During Pregnancy

Exercising During Pregnancy

Research shows that a simple walk around the block or session of yoga can improve mood, sleep and even recovery time.
What’s Up, Doc?

What’s Up, Doc?

Babies are confounding little creatures when they’re perfectly healthy, so the arrival of an illness can send a parent’s worry-machine into overdrive. Is that fever too high? Could it just be gas? Is that color of vomit normal? Should the baby be taken to the doctor? Fear not, parents. We’re here to break down how to handle the yuckies like a pro—and give you some peace of mind.
When paperwork is like a pregnancy

When paperwork is like a pregnancy

The adoption process is a journey, but the reward is great.
Common Postpartum Pains

Common Postpartum Pains

Most pregnant moms expect to be a little sore after delivery, but you might be surprised to know you may experience weeks—or even months—of these discomforts. Hang in there—remember, these possible pains will pass, and you are beginning a lifetime of joy with your new addition!
Finding the Right Doc for Your New Baby

Finding the Right Doc for Your New Baby

During your baby’s first year, you’re going to be spending quite a bit of time with your child’s health care provider. Take steps before your baby arrives to choose a doctor you trust and with whom you feel comfortable.
In Transition: A Guide to Big Baby Changes

In Transition: A Guide to Big Baby Changes

To be a parent to a baby or toddler is to be a pro at change. Rolling over, first words and laughing are the easy ones. The rest…not so much. Here’s how to handle the bigger transitions headed your way in the coming years.
Eight Things Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Consider When Choosing an OB/GYN

Eight Things Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Consider When Choosing an OB/GYN

She’s having a baby! No, I’m not talking about the 1980s movie with Kevin Bacon. I’m talking about you! And the time has come to choose an OB/GYN. You know, the man or woman who will be elbow deep in your lady bits catching the human you’ve created. It’s kind of a big deal. So how do you choose the right person?
Pom-Pom Garland

Pom-Pom Garland

These pom-pom garlands are so easy to make you easily could whip up one for your child’s first birthday party decor or even a friend’s baby shower!
July Editor's Letter

July Editor's Letter

KC Dog Parks

KC Dog Parks

Spend a day at the park with your favorite four-legged friend!
Cool Down with Patriotic Frozen Pops

Cool Down with Patriotic Frozen Pops

The perfect treat to celebrate and escape the heat this summer!
Is a Disney Cruise Worth the Money?

Is a Disney Cruise Worth the Money?

Disney’s famous attention to all the extra details puts them in a class all by themselves.
Get Out! Indoor Activities to Take Outside This Summer

Get Out! Indoor Activities to Take Outside This Summer

It’s summer in KC! With kids home all day, parents are looking for ways to get kids off of devices and move them outdoors. If they claim they are bored, try bringing the inside out. Here are some activities to help you get outside as much as possible this summer.
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