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Kansas City's October Festival Guide

Kansas City's October Festival Guide

October is overflowing with terrific Fall Festivals! From apples to pumpkins, crafts to carnivals, ethnic festivals, and much much more... celebrate everything autumn at a local fair.
Favorite Places for Fall Photos in KC

Favorite Places for Fall Photos in KC

It’s Baby’s first autumn. Capture smiles this season at local landmarks.
Kansas City’s Fall Themed Favorites

Kansas City’s Fall Themed Favorites

Apples, pumpkins, hayrides and fall foliage are just a few fragrant, festive traditions that add to Kansas City’s autumn makeover. Enjoy some of them with your family.
Best Popcorn in KC!

Best Popcorn in KC!

Popcorn! This all-American snack is so popular we consume approximately 13 billion quarts every year. That’s 41 quarts per person, according to Popcorn.org! Most U.S. popcorn is grown in the Midwest, primarily Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky and Missouri, with a few growers in Kansas as well. So, let’s celebrate with the best of Kansas City popcorn!
Visiting Gieringer's Orchard Pumpkin Patch

Visiting Gieringer's Orchard Pumpkin Patch

This fall, Gieringer's Orchard expanded their business opening the area's newest pumpkin patch. Their debut year includes an incredible and interactive corn maze, a giant jack o'lantern jump pad, a mega corn crib, several fun play areas, and scrumptious food trucks on weekends. The patch is off to a great start with a terrific team of friendly employees at the helm.
Hometown Holidays

Hometown Holidays

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and for Kansas City that means princesses, crowns and thousands of lights adorning landmarks.
THE 10 LAWS FOR PARENTING TEENS

THE 10 LAWS FOR PARENTING TEENS

You've reached that ever-looming reality that your strong-willed firstborn daughter, the one you named with purpose and depth, the one for whom you've had such dreams and high standards, the one whose schedule, eating habits, activities and friendships you've been able to keep in a relatively controlled box, has become a TEENAGER.
High Seas and Adventures

High Seas and Adventures

New titles offer fun in the sun
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.
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