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Gift Guide

Gift Guide

For those early shoppers, here are a few ideas to get you started with your holiday purchases!
Thankfulness: As Easy as ABC

Thankfulness: As Easy as ABC

'Tis the season to be grateful. Check out our list of 26 things to be thankful for as we kick off the holidays with warmth and love.
Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a kids-helping-kids project of Samaritan's Purse that uses simple gift-filled shoe boxes to let hurting children know that they are loved and not forgotten. Operation Christmas Child reaches millions of children--many of whom have never received a gift before--with a message of hope and love.
Thanksgiving Hacks

Thanksgiving Hacks

I asked some Thanksgiving experts (mostly moms and grandmas) for their best Thanksgiving tips. Here are some tricks to help your day run smoothly.
Cute Alert!

Cute Alert!

November books explore friends, family and being happy with yourself.
Four Fall Fun Ideas for Free in KC

Four Fall Fun Ideas for Free in KC

Save money with these free outings.
Rules and Rebels

Rules and Rebels

New titles offer fun and adventure for all ages as children head back to school.
Cool Down with Patriotic Frozen Pops

Cool Down with Patriotic Frozen Pops

The perfect treat to celebrate and escape the heat this summer!
Five Time-Savers for Busy Teens

Five Time-Savers for Busy Teens

For many teens, summer is just as busy as the school year. Jobs, athletic activities and social events can keep that so-called “break” jam-packed with action.
Simple and Succulent Succotash

Simple and Succulent Succotash

We are confident this will soon become one of your family’s favorite ways to use fresh corn. Serves six as a side item, and the leftovers taste great for an easy lunch the next day.
Monsters and Mayhem

Monsters and Mayhem

New books offer fun, adventures and light scares for the summer.
Explore Outside

Explore Outside

Warm weather brings out books full of adventure.
Deviled Eggs, Three Ways

Deviled Eggs, Three Ways

Deviled eggs are a great source of protein and healthy fats for developing brains and bodies. Mixing them up with multiple flavors also keeps boredom at bay.
Favorite Irish Restaurants and Markets in Kansas City

Favorite Irish Restaurants and Markets in Kansas City

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a delicious Irish meal at a local eatery.
Great New Books for Young Readers

Great New Books for Young Readers

Looking for some story time inspiration? Check out these new releases sure to please even the pickiest little reader in your home!
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.
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.
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