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Visiting the Kansas City Fairy Princess

Visiting the Kansas City Fairy Princess

The Fairy Princess is a real-live genuine Kansas City Tradition and as the mother of four real-live Kansas City girls, it has become one of our family's favorite holiday traditions to enjoy every year! This year was the BEST.

Creative Gender Neutral Baby Shower Themes

Creative Gender Neutral Baby Shower Themes

Baby shower planning. There are a million different themes, color palettes, and menu items all at your disposal. But why is it when Baby’s gender is a surprise, the theme always ends up being yellow & green? Here are a few unique themes to push past the standard fare.

Long-Distance Holiday

Long-Distance Holiday

Whether you just moved out of state (or country) or have lived a long distance from family for years, staying in touch over the holidays each year can prove to be tough. However, when you and your children take time to get creative, staying connected can be a lot of fun for everyone in the family!

Christmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping

“This year, I’m going to trust you to get Mom something all by yourself. Choose something she will like. I don’t even want to see it ’til Mom unwraps it on Christmas morning. Do you understand?”

Sacred Traditions

Sacred Traditions

Traditions. They’re meant to usher us into a season of comfort and joy, peace and goodwill, but often leave us feeling more harried than merry. Take, for instance, the daily ritual of an Elf-on-the-Shelf’s soaking in marshmallow bubble baths, T.P.-ing the tree and plunging down zip lines over the breakfast table. For such tiny creatures, these sly imps demand an inordinately large amount of my time and sanity, commodities already in short supply over the holidays. Trying to conjure up a Norman Rockwell Christmas is not only exhausting, it’s a series of “Pinterest-fails” waiting to happen.

Alternative Gifting Ideas

Alternative Gifting Ideas

’Tis the season for crowded stores and limited parking spaces. Parents are easy to identify: determined eyes and multiple lists in colorful scrawl. The gifts may vary, but the end goal is the same. We look forward to the joy on our kids’ faces when they receive exactly what they wished most for. These moments seem fleeting, however. What if we could harness that joy into something long-lasting?

A New Year's Countdown That Will Have You Looking Up

A New Year's Countdown That Will Have You Looking Up

10...9... 8. Across the globe the last seconds before midnight on December 31st draw people together to follow the tick of the clock. The collective countdown heightens our anticipation. It culminates our celebrations. And it anchors us in the transition from old year to new.

To Know or Not to Know

To Know or Not to Know

Pros and cons abound whether you find out the gender of your little one during pregnancy or hold out for a big surprise in the end. Here are just a few.

November Fun Calendar

November Fun Calendar

Celebrate November's forgotten holidays all month long!

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

National Collection Week is Nov. 17-24

Native American Heritage in KC

Native American Heritage in KC

November is Native American Heritage Month. Learn more about Native American history at these local sites:

5 Apps for a Better Thanksgiving

5 Apps for a Better Thanksgiving

Many great apps can save you time and energy so that you can spend more of it with your family and less time in the kitchen.

Finding His Voice

Finding His Voice

“Eeeeeeeee!” my sixteen-month-old squeals excitedly, his chubby hand clasped tightly while he points his index finger in the direction of the object of his fascination. His eyes are focused intently on the item of choice that he feels he so clearly has called by name.

Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch

Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch

It is the debut year for Kansas City's newest pumpkin patch, the Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch in Kearney! While it may be their first year in operation, you wouldn't believe it after spending a day enjoying their attractions!

Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch

Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch

It's an annual fall ritual for our family to visit Carolyn's Country Cousins ... our family enjoys it with each visit and it's always fun to discover what is new each year! Carolyn's is one of the largest patches in the area and one of the most popular. The entire attraction is beautifully maintained, professionally staffed, and educational.

Same Day Surgery

Same Day Surgery

It was during my one-year-old Jonah’s annual well check that I heard our family doctor mutter those words I have been awaiting for several months now.

Johnson Farms Pumpkin Patch

Johnson Farms Pumpkin Patch

There are many things I love about Johnson Farms.... it's really hard to choose a favorite, but I have to say that every year I am captivated by how beautiful the property is and this year seemed to be especially spectacular!

Louisburg Cider Mill & Pumpkin Patch

Louisburg Cider Mill & Pumpkin Patch

Discover one of our favorite fall traditions... delicious cider, apple cider donuts, and an amazing corn maze.

Tis the Season

Tis the Season

‘Tis the season for traditions! Autumn makes for many scrapbook-worthy memories, like hayrides, pumpkins and fresh apples. On autumn’s heels can come a gentle Midwest snowfall, Christmas lights and melodies. Celebrate uniquely Kansas City moments with your little one with these local traditions.

Storybook Grandma

Storybook Grandma

I have one of those grandmothers that looks like she came straight out of a children’s book. Rosy cheeked, indelibly sweet, and without fail, always in an apron with a warm dessert tray in hand, she is the quintessential grandmotherly figure.

Making the Cut

Making the Cut

Slow-smoked meat, sweet and tangy sauce, melt-in-your-mouth juicy ribs…it has been said that in Kansas City, barbecue isn’t just a meal, it’s a way of life.

Savoring Local Wines

Savoring Local Wines

The popularity of locally harvested wines expands every year, and both Kansas and Missouri are home to dozens of vineyards and wineries. Many of these wineries are within an hour’s drive of Kansas City, making them a great day trip to enjoy tasting the best of the local harvest.

Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

While the world might be in a tizzy over all things pumpkin right now (I blame it on early arrival of Starbuck’s PSL!), September’s cool and crisp days are a perfect backdrop to one of my other favorite fall flavors- apple!

Best Caramel Apples in Kansas City

Best Caramel Apples in Kansas City

It's an autumn tradition as classic as watching It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and we've rounded up the best of the best hand-dipped, gourmet, coated, candied apples in Kansas City!

Summer Medley

Summer Medley

Of all the challenges parenthood brings, thank heavens, raising picky eaters hasn’t been one of them that I’ve dealt with.

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