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Selfies Are All About You, Your Vacation Should Be Too.

Selfies Are All About You, Your Vacation Should Be Too.

Kansas City, KS offers an exciting mix of experiences that make it the picture perfect summer vacation destination. We've created a list of selfie hot-spots in Kansas City, KS to help you capture memories that will last a lifetime.
Take a Kansas City Wine Tour

Take a Kansas City Wine Tour

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 for tasting the best of the local harvest.
Town Center Crossing to Host

Town Center Crossing to Host

Town Center Crossing, a premier open-air shopping venue of Leawood, Kansas, will host “Make Mom Smile” on Saturday, April 30 from 1 – 3 p.m. in celebration of Mother’s Day. This special event, to take place at the Town Center Crossing fountain, will include food, fun, freebies and a special photo booth.
Discovering Trains in Kansas City

Discovering Trains in Kansas City

Children young and old love trains. Screaming in the tunnels, listening to the rhythm of the tracks and waving at passersby are train ride memories that highlight childhood. Kansas City is home to several affordable train rides for families. This list of outdoor excursions is sure to delight your little engineers.
Everything Is Better with Friends

Everything Is Better with Friends

Summer delivers books that focus on friendship and fun.
Driving 101

Driving 101

Do you have a teenager who is nearing driving age? Are you wondering about steps needed to obtain a driver’s license? All 50 states now have a three-step Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) system in an effort to reduce teenage driver crashes. Under the system, teens build up driving experience as they develop skills. There is no national GDL law, so individual states make their own laws.
January by the Numbers

January by the Numbers

Fun facts for January in Kansas City.
Best Pies in Kansas City

Best Pies in Kansas City

Buttery, flaky pie crust and delicious filling—mmmm! The cold winter months are our favorite time to savor classic American pies! Be they chocolate, pecan, cherry or something a little more exotic, delicious pies just like Mom used to make (or maybe even better) are served up by masterful local bakeries.
Visiting the Fairy Princess

Visiting the Fairy Princess

The Fairy Princess is one of our city's original Christmas Traditions 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!
November Fun Calendar

November Fun Calendar

Celebrate November's holidays and fun days - Kansas City Style!
Visiting Johnson Farms Pumpkin Patch

Visiting Johnson Farms Pumpkin Patch

Johnson Farms Pumpkin Patch does so many things well, it's truly hard to choose a favorite! My girls and I made our annual visit to the patch and we were delighted to enjoy the traditions we love (a BEAUTIFUL, real, large patch, friendly staff, tons of fun) AND new attractions.
Visiting Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch

Visiting Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch

Carolyn's is one of the largest patches in the area and one of the most popular. The attraction is beautiful, educational, and offers a lot of family fun.
October Fun Calendar

October Fun Calendar

Celebrate unusual holidays: KC Style
Spooky New Reads for Fall Fun

Spooky New Reads for Fall Fun

Favorite books to cuddle up and enjoy on a fall day!
Truffle-Stuffed Pumpkin Treats

Truffle-Stuffed Pumpkin Treats

A decadent truffle mixture serves as both a delicious indulgence and a creative decoration.
Tricks for Getting Rid of Those Treats

Tricks for Getting Rid of Those Treats

Our children bring home quite the haul of goodies once the big night of trick-or-treating comes to an end. And that’s in addition to the treats from any and all of the school parties and other celebrations they attend beforehand. Aye-yi-yi! What is a parent to do with all the candy? Believe it or not, there are solutions (besides helping them eat it), and even the kids will enjoy the fun.
The Not-So-Terrible Twos

The Not-So-Terrible Twos

Recently, my youngest turned two. I’m fully aware that some deem them to be the “terrible two’s” but I’m convinced they’ve got it all wrong. Two is a magical age, with one foot still stuck in babyhood and the other moving forward into childhood. My oldest was already a big brother before he turned two and I regret viewing him as older than he really was. When my second son was two, I then had two toddlers, meaning my attention was divided and I was, consequently, very scatterbrained and tired. Now with our third born, I’ve decided to enjoy it, not wish the hardest parts of it away nor lament the end of a sweet season.
5 Books from Your Childhood Worth a Reread

5 Books from Your Childhood Worth a Reread

As demonstrated by the current popularity of children’s and young adult books from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games, great writing knows no age boundaries. It isn’t surprising that many adult readers love devouring books geared toward a younger audience. After all, these titles often offer fast-paced stories along with a healthy dose of nostalgia.
Kansas City: A Bibliophile’s Paradise

Kansas City: A Bibliophile’s Paradise

From locally owned and operated bookstores to a fantastic series of library systems, Kansas City is home to both well-established places and exciting events that encourage its citizens to fall in love with reading themselves. But don’t take my word for it. Check out these local gems for yourself!
Kansas City Farmers Market Guide

Kansas City Farmers Market Guide

Kansas City is home to more than 30 farmers markets. They range from small markets selling exclusively organic produce to the City Market with more than 140 local vendors. You can purchase fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, homemade soaps, baked goods and even live animals. If you are new to the world of the farmers market, this simple guide will get you started!
10 Things You Should Do for Yourself in 2015

10 Things You Should Do for Yourself in 2015

If I could focus on one thing for this new year, it’d be the art of learning to take care of myself. Parents, but especially mothers, tend to deprioritize themselves. Picture a totem pole and try to visualize where you’d rank yourself on it. I bet you’d be somewhere closer to the bottom, right? With kids, spouse, extended family and friends higher up? Even the family pet might rank higher, and that’s an indicator something clearly has gone awry.
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.
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