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Word on the Street

Word on the Street

We asked our Facebook Fans—local families who know the best of the best in Kansas City—what they love and why they love it.
8 Fun Ways to Explore KC

8 Fun Ways to Explore KC

Day trips and destinations for free! The Great American Main Street, favorite destinations for animal lovers, space explorers, LEGO fans, and more!
Tour the Town:  8 Itineraries for Fun

Tour the Town: 8 Itineraries for Fun

Archive »Seasonal

Best of March in Kansas City

Best of March in Kansas City

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!
St. Patrick's Day in Kansas City

St. Patrick's Day in Kansas City

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.
Kansas City Spring Break Guide

Kansas City Spring Break Guide

It's time to plan for Spring Break in Kansas City. This is your guide to camps, classes, and Special Spring Break Programs!

Archive »Animals, Zoos & More

Warm Springs Ranch: A Wonderful Day Trip for Horse Lovers

Warm Springs Ranch: A Wonderful Day Trip for Horse Lovers

This summer, take a tour of Warm Springs Ranch to learn more about Clydesdales and enjoy the majestic animals. Warm Springs Ranch, opened in 2008, is a state-of-the-art Clydesdale breeding facility offering tours to the public.
Under the Sea

Under the Sea

June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month, a perfect time to visit your favorite local aquariums and see underwater creatures face-to-face in Kansas City.
Fun in Nature in Kansas City

Fun in Nature in Kansas City

Fall and winter in Kansas City offer a wide variety of events and festivals that allow families to have fun in nature. Here are a few of my favorites to give you some ideas to try this year.

Archive »Day Trips

Day Trip Country Club Plaza

Day Trip Country Club Plaza

The Country Club Plaza is a favorite destination for out of town visitors and locals alike. A day of shopping and dining at the iconic local landmark is a Kansas City trademark. If you're looking to entertain visitors or spend a day with the family near the Plaza and you're looking for fun to round out the day, these are some of our favorite tips.
Off-the-Beaten-Path KC

Off-the-Beaten-Path KC

So often we stick to the highways and follow our favorite familiar routes, or we trust our GPS to help us find our way from Point A to Point B. Once in a while, it’s fun to read a map and see what great places you’re missing!
An Around the World Adventure in KC

An Around the World Adventure in KC

Take your family on a global adventure this month as you explore Kansas City’s landmarks. Broaden your horizons this winter with an around the world adventure…all without leaving Kansas City!

Archive »Indoor Fun

Free (and cheap) Date Night Ideas in Kansas City

Free (and cheap) Date Night Ideas in Kansas City

Many families enjoy weekly date nights, but in the present economy this is a luxury that can quickly tap "too deeply" into the family budget. This is a list of our favorite free and/or affordable Date Night Ideas in Kansas City.
KidScape at the Johnson County Museum

KidScape at the Johnson County Museum

The Johnson County Museum features long-term and changing exhibitions about Johnson County’s history. The absolute favorite exhibit for children is KidScape! It is one of our Top Picks for Indoor Fun in Kansas City!
Paradise Park

Paradise Park

Paradise Park is one of our favorite family-friendly venues. With bumper cars, go-karts, mini golf, arcades, and a WONDERFUL Children's EduTainment Center for little ones - there truly is something for everyone! This winter, Paradise Park is celebrating the season with special events and seasonal attractions to add to the year-round fun.

Archive »Live Performances

A Magical Day at the Puppetry Arts Institute

A Magical Day at the Puppetry Arts Institute

The Puppetry Arts Institute (11025 E. Winner Rd. Independence, MO. 816.833.9777) is one of Kansas City's Best Kept Secrets. Located in the Englewood Shopping District in old Independence, this charming museum, puppet theater, and puppet making workshop is a favorite for our family.
Review: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at The Coterie

Review: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at The Coterie

The Coterie brings the drama The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane to stage showing through March 1, 2015. The show features music, puppetry, old-fashioned story telling, and a whole lot of heart.
Review: An Iliad

Review: An Iliad

The Poet and The Musician had just take us on an incredible journey. The performances are masterful and nearly flawless in a heart-wrenching and unforgettable performance.

Archive »Mother's Night Out

Free (and cheap) Date Night Ideas in Kansas City

Free (and cheap) Date Night Ideas in Kansas City

Many families enjoy weekly date nights, but in the present economy this is a luxury that can quickly tap "too deeply" into the family budget. This is a list of our favorite free and/or affordable Date Night Ideas in Kansas City.
11 Playdates Just for Moms

11 Playdates Just for Moms

Mama, you work hard! Kick off the summer by taking time to revitalize and reconnect with a moms night out! Spending time with a few friends to vent, laugh and reenergize in a kid-free zone is healthy and necessary.
Nurturing That Nesting Instinct:

Nurturing That Nesting Instinct:

Whether you are a mom-to-be, a new mother or seasoned mom, grandma or aunt, there is just something about new babies and young children that can bring out the nesting instinct in the best of us.

Archive »Museums

A Magical Day at the Puppetry Arts Institute

A Magical Day at the Puppetry Arts Institute

The Puppetry Arts Institute (11025 E. Winner Rd. Independence, MO. 816.833.9777) is one of Kansas City's Best Kept Secrets. Located in the Englewood Shopping District in old Independence, this charming museum, puppet theater, and puppet making workshop is a favorite for our family.
KidScape at the Johnson County Museum

KidScape at the Johnson County Museum

The Johnson County Museum features long-term and changing exhibitions about Johnson County’s history. The absolute favorite exhibit for children is KidScape! It is one of our Top Picks for Indoor Fun in Kansas City!
Mastering Museum Outings with Kids

Mastering Museum Outings with Kids

10 tips to make the most of field-trips to local museums with the family.

Archive »Outdoor Fun

Look Up at the Sky!

Look Up at the Sky!

Take a look at the sky above and enjoy the beauty of nature. These are our favorite sky-gazing adventures in Kansas City.
25 Things We Love About Spring in Kansas City (with little ones)

25 Things We Love About Spring in Kansas City (with little ones)

Beautiful places on sunny days, super fun places on get-out-the-wiggle days and favorite indoor places for rainy or mega-hot days, these are 25 of our favorite ways to enjoy spring in Kansas City (with infants and toddlers).
Wild Winter: Do You Dare?

Wild Winter: Do You Dare?

This winter we dare you to get off the couch and trade the movies and popcorn for a bona fide family adventure making memories, experiencing new thrills and trying new things—making this January the best yet.

Archive »Summer Camp

Camping in 1985 and 2015

Camping in 1985 and 2015

Summer camp has been a major part of childhood for millions of kids. Some families have second and third generation campers who attend the same camps their parents and grandparents did. These families witness a lot of transformations at the camp over the years, as well as some of the same traditions.
The Camp around the Corner: Day Camp

The Camp around the Corner: Day Camp

Experts agree that camp is essential to a child’s development — teaching life lessons such as leadership, teamwork, empathy, and problem-solving.
How to Decide When Your Child is Ready for Camp

How to Decide When Your Child is Ready for Camp

Children are ready for new experiences at different stages. Parents know their children best and these questions can help gauge whether this is the summer your child will start camp.

Archive »Vacations

Grant's Farm, St. Louis

Grant's Farm, St. Louis

One of the most popular attractions in St. Louis for sixty years, Grant's Farm is a great family destination enjoyed by generations. I remember visiting Grant's Farm as a girl, and it was a joy to share this great place with my family.
Three Thrilling Spring Break Family Getaways

Three Thrilling Spring Break Family Getaways

Whether sleeping with penguins, exploring cave ruins or climbing giant tree houses, family adventures are in store—right in Kansas Citians’ own backyard!
 Living the Dream on the Disney Dream

Living the Dream on the Disney Dream

I don’t enjoy road trips or car travel. Train rides are okay, but a little too slow for my liking. For many years I refused to fly because of a gripping fear. But get me on a boat, and I’m in heaven. The movement of the water is soothing to me, and I feel very relaxed on boats. So why did it take me 44 years to go on my first cruise?
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