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Three Favorite Spring Day Trips from Kansas City

Three Favorite Spring Day Trips from Kansas City

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon getaway or a weekend adventure, these are a few of our favorite trips to take in the month of May.
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Strawberry Picking in Kansas City

Strawberry Picking in Kansas City

May is Strawberry Picking Season in Kansas City and we have your guide to the best u-pick farms in the area.
Moms Night Out Ideas

Moms Night Out Ideas

Because a mother’s work is never done, carving out a little time sans children to rest, recharge and, perhaps, eat a dessert that doesn’t involve dipping into the emergency chocolate stash hidden in the master bedroom (reserve that for when you really need it!) is important.
Top Five Things You Never Knew About Camp

Top Five Things You Never Knew About Camp

Here are five of the things you may not have known about the camp experience.
Turn an Ordinary Walk into an Adventure

Turn an Ordinary Walk into an Adventure

Put a little SPRING in your step because warmer weather is here to stay! You are no longer stuck inside, prisoner to your own home because of bitter cold Kansas City winters. Being confined indoors for what feels like months (oh, wait…it WAS months!) not only gets monotonous for you, but for your children as well.

Archive »Health & Nutrition

Simple Strategies for Childhood Stress Management

Simple Strategies for Childhood Stress Management

Stress is second nature to adults, but sometimes we forget that our kids deal with it as well. Stress can have a huge effect on how well kids perform at school, sleep at night and even their physical health. If we can decrease the stress level in our families, that’s ideal! However, stress isn’t always something that can be avoided.
Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease

Gluten is a big time buzz word in the media these days. Gluten-free diets are all the rage, and many people claim intolerance.
Eyes: The Window to the Soul

Eyes: The Window to the Soul

The leading causes of blindness and low vision in our country are mostly age related diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

Archive »Faith and Family

Motives Matter

Motives Matter

Proverbs 4:23: “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”

Archive »Word from Dad

They Never Met

They Never Met

We had stopped at Mom’s as we took James home from the hospital, just two days after the c-section that brought him into the world.

Archive »Craft Corner

Fingerprint Charms

Fingerprint Charms

If you are searching for a fast and easy project to make for a Mother’s Day gift, this might be just the one for you! Create some sweet little fingerprint charms to use on key chains, necklaces or gift tags.

Archive »Media Reviews

5 Movies from Your Childhood Worth a Re-watch

5 Movies from Your Childhood Worth a Re-watch

Make your kiddos and yourself happy by picking up one of these oldies-but-goodies for your next family movie night.

Archive »Family

Road Trip Rules

Road Trip Rules

Last year we geared up for a 20-hour, straight-through drive with our two children. I was convinced it was going to be a disaster. Surprisingly, it went really well. The kids did great—better than I did! Here are some tips that worked for our family.
Silence Your Screen: Unplug and Play

Silence Your Screen: Unplug and Play

The average American child spends 1,500 hours a year on some sort of electronic device, whereas they spend only 900 hours in a school setting.
10 Survival Tips for Single Parents

10 Survival Tips for Single Parents

Parenting is hard. Parenting kids without a partner to help can be grueling. Here are a few tips to help you lighten the load.
Family Fun in 30 Minutes

Family Fun in 30 Minutes

While huge chunks of free time might not occur on a regular basis, we all have 30 minutes here and there. Finding creative activities for family fun when you have only half an hour is a cinch with these ideas.
Why Am I So Busy?

Why Am I So Busy?

How can a parent manage working, raising children and effectively completing domestic duties? How can a parent make her life easier and everyone else’s life happier? How can a parent be great AND effectively manage her time?

Archive »Eating Out

5 Tips for Saving $$$ When Dining Out

5 Tips for Saving $$$ When Dining Out

Going to a restaurant provides a great reprieve for tired moms and dads who don’t have the energy to cook and clean up after a full day’s work. But if you’re not careful, a night out can add up. Check out these five tips to indulge without breaking the bank!

Archive »Holidays

Seven Great Ways to Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in Kansas City

Seven Great Ways to Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in Kansas City

Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend with 7 super fun ways to kick-off summer in Kansas City!
May Fun Calendar

May Fun Calendar

Celebrate the holidays of May with this fun Kansas City-style inspiration.
How do you like to spend Mother’s Day?

How do you like to spend Mother’s Day?

Local moms share their favorite ideas for Mother's Day.
What KC Moms REALLY Want for Mother’s Day

What KC Moms REALLY Want for Mother’s Day

Many of us have similar memories of Mother’s Days from our childhoods. Waking up early with Dad and cooking breakfast with our siblings. Banging pans together, spilling pancake batter all over the kitchen while we excitedly cooked for our mothers.
A Mother’s Day to Remember

A Mother’s Day to Remember

The second Sunday in May is a day I look forward to. Not just as a mother, but as a daughter. I love to make my mother feel special on this day by making it truly memorable.
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