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Kansas City Summer Camp Guide

Kansas City Summer Camp Guide

Whether it's a new sport, painting, drama, canoeing or a ropes course, there is something for every age and interest in our Summer Camps and Activities Guide. Browse our Kansas City Summer Camp Guide to find the perfect camp for your family.
Kansas City's Spring Break Guide

Kansas City's Spring Break Guide

It's time to plan for Spring Break and that means many terrific family fun outings, great classes for Kansas City Kids, and Special Spring Break Programs.
Smitty's Garage: Ward Parkway Review

Smitty's Garage: Ward Parkway Review

This past weekend, my family checked out the new Smitty's Garage Burger and Beer at Ward Parkway. The fast-casual restaurant serves burgers, tacos, fabulous house cut fries and house made chips, and a selection of great appetizers. Our family had a great time at Smitty's and we can't wait to try it again!
The Art of the Brick at Union Station

The Art of the Brick at Union Station

The Art of the Brick is the most recent exhibit at Union Station Kansas City. The pieces on display in the exhibit include 3-Dimensional looks at famous masterpieces, as if paintings came to life in LEGO form, as well as 2D portraits and pieces, and one-of-a-kind 3 Dimensional designs.
Best of February in Kansas City

Best of February in Kansas City

We love, love, love February in Kansas City... and not just because it marks a month of romantic ideas for couples and Valentine fun for kids... it is also a month of fabulous thought-provoking productions, amazing exhibits, and family fun!
Taos Ski Valley: A Kid's Perspective

Taos Ski Valley: A Kid's Perspective

While skiing was a big part of the trip for me, I soon realized how many activities there are to do: things for kids, adults and the whole family to enjoy. A lot of the reason this trip was so memorable was because of our stay at the Blake.
Family Fun in Taos Ski Valley

Family Fun in Taos Ski Valley

This was my first visit to New Mexico, and if you haven’t been, you are missing out.
February Editor's Letter

February Editor's Letter

What’s Your February KC IQ?

Test your local smarts with this quiz
News You Can Use

News You Can Use

What does the latest research say about listening, placenta capsules and the benefits of holding your babies?
Love and Heroism Are in the Air

Love and Heroism Are in the Air

Winter finds authors exploring big concepts for young readers.
Five Faves for Chips & Salsa

Five Faves for Chips & Salsa

Feb. 24 is National Tortilla Chip Day. Celebrate with outstanding chips and salsa at one of these local restaurants.
Spread the Love

Spread the Love

Showing your children extra love during this month of love is a joyful reminder of how important they are in your world. With a little imagination, and a lot of happy thoughts, it’s a snap to create tiny moments in each day of February.
Picky Eaters!

Picky Eaters!

Imagine this: You just got home from a long tiresome day of work. You prepare a nice home-cooked meal, well-balanced and nutritious. Your loved ones all come in to the dining room, sit at the dinner table and you all indulge in a complaint-free meal! Life couldn’t get any sweeter. Unfortunately, the scenario sounds more like a Hallmark made-for-TV moment.
Ways to Encourage Independence Every Day

Ways to Encourage Independence Every Day

When you encourage a child to do things for himself, his self-confidence improves. Here are a few great tips to encourage independence at different stages in your child’s life.
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Does your child labor over decision making?
Choosing a Preschool

Choosing a Preschool

Here are some things to consider when choosing a preschool for your child.
Popsicle Stick Hearts

Popsicle Stick Hearts

These Popsicle stick hearts are a fun twist on the classic paper versions.
Is My Child Gifted?

Is My Child Gifted?

As children grow and learn, parents want to make sure their youngsters receive every advantage available to them. This includes opportunities that may identify a child as a gifted learner.
Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch

Sandi took a sip of coffee and nestled into my arm. “You’re going to have to talk to Ian. He has a girlfriend and he’s really embarrassed about it. You’ll have to be gentle, but he needs to know how to treat a relationship.”
Winter Olympics, Family Style

Winter Olympics, Family Style

The Olympics aren’t just about sports. They’re also a natural segue into learning. Experience these great ideas to make the most of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Parenting with fewer interruptions

Parenting with fewer interruptions

How to have an adult conversation while the kids are around.
Three for Free: Indoor Fun in KC

Three for Free: Indoor Fun in KC

Looking for KC family fun on the cheap? Check out these three themes for free winter fun.
Need a Night Out?

Need a Night Out?

Setting apart a regular night (once a week, or even once a month) to reconnect with your spouse says something to each other. It’s a way of saying, “Hi. Remember me? I remember you. I miss you. I love you. I need you. Our marriage matters.”
February Family Fun in Kansas City

February Family Fun in Kansas City

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s jam-packed with holidays and occasions for fun.
Charleston’s Review

Charleston’s Review

We have a list of our favorite spots to visit, but I’m always in the market to try someplace fresh. Enter Charleston’s, a new establishment on the KC restaurant scene, at Ward Parkway Center.
Review: Tick Tock Escape Games Racing Two Teams

Review: Tick Tock Escape Games Racing Two Teams

We love escape games! A few months ago, we tried Tick Tock Escape Games. Recently, we tried it again - but with a spin! We brought a big group of friends, divided into two teams, and raced to escape identical rooms.
Ice Skating at Crown Center

Ice Skating at Crown Center

Ice Skating is one of my family's things to do in the winter and Crown Center is one of our favorite rinks. The outdoor rink is a Kansas City winter landmark and a perfect place to make family memories.
Best of January in Kansas City

Best of January in Kansas City

January in Kansas City is the time for sledding, snow skiing, ice skating, and wonderful indoor family outings.This year, Union Station introduces the new exhibit, The Art of the Brick. Celebrate Chinese New Year at The Nelson-Atkins, catch new shows at The Coterie and JCCC. And, watch Monster Jam at the Sprint Center. These are our Top Picks for January in Kansas City!
Let It Snow….Or Not

Let It Snow….Or Not

Snow is almost a guarantee in January in Kansas City, but the amount of snow, when it will come, how long it will last and the quality of “fun snow” varies. You can make the most of the winter and turn a snowy day into a family memory with these ideas.
What's Your January KC IQ?

What's Your January KC IQ?

Test your local smarts with this quiz.
January Editor's Letter

January Editor's Letter

News You Can Use

News You Can Use

What does the latest research say about economic factors on parenting strategy, the effect of screen time on sleep patterns and infectious diseases in organized sports?
Medicine Measured by “Teaspoonful”… Misleading

Medicine Measured by “Teaspoonful”… Misleading

Measuring medicine by the teaspoonful might seem obvious, but it actually may not be in light of a recent study of how parents give their children medicine, published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Be Yourself and Be Happy!

Be Yourself and Be Happy!

New titles offer stories of empowerment.
Science Says: Make Time for Play

Science Says: Make Time for Play

According to researchers, a child’s earliest learning is rooted not in formalized education, but in play.
Spoon Up Tradition

Spoon Up Tradition

When cooler temperatures call for something to warm you up, good, old-fashioned soups and stews may be just what you need.
Speed Up the Dawdler

Speed Up the Dawdler

Here are some tips to help you speed up the dawdler in your family.
Five Reasons to Teach Kids to Code

Five Reasons to Teach Kids to Code

Technology literacy is a necessary skill for our 21st century learners. They must be able to work independently and with others to utilize technology to their advantage, to follow their passions and meet their future needs. Coding is one essential skill all young learners should, at the very least, be exposed to.
Independent Contractors

Independent Contractors

“Dad, I need some money.” Ian said one to me one winter evening.
Women’s Heath: Decade by Decade

Women’s Heath: Decade by Decade

Caring for yourself well assures that all the roles you fill can be done to the fullest potential. Here is a step-by-step guide to taking charge of your health decade by decade.
Five Things to Say (and Not Say) to Your Child

Five Things to Say (and Not Say) to Your Child

Here are five things to say (and not say) to your child to be sure he hears you and understands what is being asked.
Getting Happy by Giving Back

Getting Happy by Giving Back

Volunteering not only helps you feel good, but people who volunteer have lower rates of heart disease and live longer than those who don't volunteer, according to a recent report in the Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource newsletter.
Happy Family, Happy Life

Happy Family, Happy Life

Happiness can vary depending on our personal circumstances. But why are some families more resilient and happier despite the obstacles life throws their way?
Embracing Minimalism as a Parent

Embracing Minimalism as a Parent

With the holiday decor put away, the house tends to feel bare at first but then clean and spacious after some time passes. But because we’ve just celebrated the holidays, we parents have MORE stuff to put away and find homes for.
Cut Your Kitchen Time

Cut Your Kitchen Time

I’m setting out to find some new ways to cut my time in the kitchen. Here are a few things I’m planning:
Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

If you are stuck indoors on a cold and dreary afternoon, these Popsicle stick snowflakes are just the thing to add some cheer to your day! This easy craft is a great way to celebrate winter without having to break out the coats and gloves. Your kids will love decorating their own snowflakes and making each one unique!
Five Faves for KC Comfort Food

Five Faves for KC Comfort Food

Enjoy these delicious comfort food faves at local restaurants.
Board Games… They’re Not Boring Anymore

Board Games… They’re Not Boring Anymore

These locally owned and operated game shops specialize in selling a variety of board games, card games and role-playing games and they all have game rooms where customers can try out something new.
Beating the winter blues

Beating the winter blues

When it’s nice outside and the kids start getting a little rambunctious, the easy solution is to send them outside to run and play. Yet on very cold or snowy days, finding ways for them to exert energy and arrange entertainment can be a challenge.
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