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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!

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?

Homemade Sound Machine

Homemade Sound Machine

Aunt Robin directed me to her bedroom and drew the shades. A family get-together with lots of excitement, noise, and new scenery was bound to throw our little one off of his normal nap routine, but it was worth a shot putting him down for his morning nap anyway. I set up the pack ‘n play at the foot of the bed and then proceeded to rock him back and forth.

Eating Local in KC

Eating Local in KC

These area restaurants support local farmers and growers, serving up the tastiest, healthiest and best-for-the-environment meals you’ll find in Kansas City! Visit www.KCFoodCircle.org for more restaurants.

The Jungle Book at Blue Springs City Theatre

The Jungle Book at Blue Springs City Theatre

To celebrate 120 years of the tales of Mowgli that you most likely grew up with, why not come see Blue Springs City Theatre's production of The Jungle Book?

Lakeshore Learning Merriam Town Center

Lakeshore Learning Merriam Town Center

Today, my girls and I headed out to Lakeshore Learning Materials in Merriam to check out the store and the Grand Opening Celebration. This is the newest educational toy store in the metro and it offers a vast inventory of quality toys, games, and educational supplies perfect for school, home, homeschool, church, scouts, and day cares. Tempting products line every shelf! The store features art supplies, educational games and kits for reading, math, and science, toys, and school supplies.

KC Spring Break Guide 2014

KC Spring Break Guide 2014

It's time to plan for Spring Break in Kansas City and that means many terrific family fun outings, great classes for Kansas City Kids, and Special Spring Break Programs! This is our guide to Spring Break in KC!

Kansas City's St. Patrick's Day Guide 2014

Kansas City's St. Patrick's Day Guide 2014

Celebrate Kansas City's rich Irish Heritage at one of our wonderful local St. Patrick's Day Parades! Here is your Complete Guide to St. Patrick's Day Parades in Kansas City:

Best of March in Kansas City: 2014

Best of March in Kansas City: 2014

March is a month full of family fun and celebrations with Dr. Seuss' Birthday, St. Patrick's Day, the welcoming of Spring and wonderful family friendly productions, amazing exhibits, and family fun!

Celebrate Seuss in Kansas City

Celebrate Seuss in Kansas City

Celebrate all things Seuss with our round up of Kansas City area festivities and fun! And, host your own sensational Seuss celebration at home!

Amazing Fun at Amazing Play

Amazing Fun at Amazing Play

It’s a cold and dreary KC day. Mom is climbing the walls. Dad is climbing the walls. Kids are climbing the walls. Sound familiar? With all of the cold recently, this has been the scene in the Sarver home too many times over the past few weeks. We all needed to get out and our destination for the day was Amazing Play Fun Center.

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