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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.

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.

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.

Water Fun with Little Ones

Water Fun with Little Ones

“Mommy, look what I can do!!!!” Sam yelled with excitement from the kiddie pool. His eyelashes dripped little droplets of pool water down onto his face. As he looked up I could see the whites of his eyes were already getting pink from the chlorine, but he didn’t seem the least bit phased. A deep breath in and my moppy-headed four year old thrust his head back under the water, eyes open (“Because it’s more fun, Mom!”), blowing bubbles and paddling with all his might.

5 Favorite Kansas City Ice Cream Shops

5 Favorite Kansas City Ice Cream Shops

July, fittingly, is National Ice Cream Month, so we decided to celebrate with a roundup of five fabulous local ice cream shops.

My Child, Good Ol' What's His Name?

My Child, Good Ol' What's His Name?

Growing up, I was called a lot of names... but it’s not what you may think. I wasn’t picked on or called anything derogatory. I just wasn’t always called my own name by- gulp- my own mom. A lot of times, she would run down the list of my siblings’ names before she finally got to my own name (all with the intention of calling for me). And when you are one of four kids, that takes a while.

Kansas City's U-Pick Farm Guide

Kansas City's U-Pick Farm Guide

In Kansas City, we enjoy many “u-pick farms” across the metro area. Please note, some farms from previous years are no longer in business or no longer offer u-pick. This list will get you started!

25 Favorite Ways to Enjoy a Kansas City Summer

25 Favorite Ways to Enjoy a Kansas City Summer

Signs of Summer in Kansas City... the best ways to enjoy Kansas City summer fun!

Celebration at the Station a Favorite Tradition

Celebration at the Station a Favorite Tradition

If you’re on the hunt for a family friendly event to attend this Memorial Day weekend, look no further than Celebration at the Station. Pack a picnic, grab some lawn chairs, and rally up the kiddos. We hope to see you there!

Kansas City Farmers Market Guide: 2014

Kansas City Farmers Market Guide: 2014

Kansas City is home to over thirty farmers’ markets. They range from small markets selling exclusively organic produce to The City Market with over 140 local vendors. You can purchase fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, homemade soaps, baked goods and even live animals.

It's Strawberry Picking Time

It's Strawberry Picking Time

It has become a family tradition to visit Gieringer's Orchard in Edgerton (just 40 min. drive for us in South KC... generally 30-60 min from most spots in the metro) for a day of strawberry picking.

Grave Decorating Tips

Grave Decorating Tips

Memorial Day falls on May 26th this year. Be it a loved one or a fallen soldier, nearly everyone has a grave in mind to decorate. Read on for some tips to make your bouquets and decorations especially beautiful this year.

My May Man

My May Man

New life is bursting forth and it’s impossible to deny its presence. This is no truer than in our family life. In a few weeks we will be celebrating our third born’s first birthday (as well as a year anniversary of being a family of five!).

Best of May in Kansas City: 2014

Best of May in Kansas City: 2014

May in Kansas City... the end of the school year, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Train Rides, Concerts, Celebrations, Festvials and more. Don't miss these great places to enjoy this May in KC!

Spring into Family Fun

Spring into Family Fun

After a winter that far overstayed it’s welcome, April has been a welcome month on the calendar. Birds are chirping, tulips are in their full glory, and- cue the angel music- Deanna Rose is open again for the new year! As a mom of little ones, this is perhaps the greatest news of all!

8 Reasons We Love Spring in Kansas City

8 Reasons We Love Spring in Kansas City

It's Spring Kansas City! Flowers are blooming (my sympathy to allergy sufferers), birds are chirping, and grass is green! We have been enjoying great parks and family fun in the great outdoors again... so why do I love Spring in Kansas City?

The First Getaway

The First Getaway

Two months prior when I registered for this weekend women’s conference in Minneapolis it sounded very far off and exciting, but here in this moment I looked at my luggage and then at my husband, holding our 9 month old son in his arms and felt conflicting thoughts.

MESSY MONDAYS

MESSY MONDAYS

Have you ever watched a comedy show for a few much-needed laughs, only to find that the humor is dull, inappropriate, dumb, or consisting mostly of potty-humor? Have you ever wished that there was a wholesome, genuinely hilarious show out there that could really make you laugh, and make you think at the same time?

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