June 2019

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June 2019

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Kansas City’s Wildest Animal Encounters

Kansas City’s Wildest Animal Encounters

This summer, make memories up close and personal with animals at these local attractions.
Summer Fun Hunt

Summer Fun Hunt

Challenge your family to complete the summer fun hunt below to make memories and enjoy all the season has to offer!
Best Vacay Ever!

Best Vacay Ever!

A stress-free, fun vacation begins well before the trip, so here are some great tips to get you rolling the right way.
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Archive »KC Parent Editor's Letter

June Editor's Letter

June Editor's Letter

Archive »Ages & Stages

Sending Teens to Summer Camp

Sending Teens to Summer Camp

Here are some great benefits for teens attending summer camp:
Our Kids’ Brains on Video Games

Our Kids’ Brains on Video Games

Balancing your kids’ electronics-use with both organized activities and unstructured free time to dream and engage in creative pursuits, not only helps them become more conscientious users of technology, but also supports healthy brain development.
Finding the team that fits

Finding the team that fits

From recreational to competitive play, choosing the right youth sports team requires consideration.

Archive »Out & About

Five Free Museums to Visit in Kansas City

Five Free Museums to Visit in Kansas City

Summer is here but that doesn’t mean the learning has to end! Take the kids and visit one of these FREE museums in KC.

Archive »Health & Nutrition

Energetic Summertime Eats

Energetic Summertime Eats

With all the new activities, fun adventures and hot, humid heat our KC summertime brings, turn to these nutritious nuggets to provide your kiddos with optimal energy for long-lasting summer bliss!
Summertime Safety

Summertime Safety

Follow these tips to make sure you and your kids enjoy nothing but fun in the sun this summer.
Take a Walk!

Take a Walk!

Walking together is the most inexpensive, fun way to get that exercise in and garner some super quality family time!

Archive »Craft Corner

Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk

Summer is here! This activity is a fun spin on traditional chalk. Easy, with minimal prep—you’ll have your kids outside painting and entertained in no time.

Archive »Word from Dad

Not Far from the Tree

Not Far from the Tree

Today’s salty language is omnipresent, but a foul mouth was far more rare in my youth, and I never heard Dad swear.

Archive »MOJO for Moms

The Gifts of Jealousy

The Gifts of Jealousy

I don’t think of myself as a jealous person, but every year as I scroll through this gorgeous family’s summer blog, experiencing vicariously and virtually a life beyond my reach, I get bitten by the green-with-envy bug.

Archive »Date Night

Date Night: Brewery & Winery Tours

Date Night: Brewery & Winery Tours

How about you and your honey brew up some fun with one of these tasting activities?

Archive »Celebrate the Month KC Style

Celebrate June KC Style

Celebrate June KC Style

Celebrate June's unique holidays locally.

Archive »Media Reviews

5 Things We Love Right Now

5 Things We Love Right Now

Five things our staff loves and recommends!

Archive »Family

Ready or Not! Here Comes Summer

Ready or Not! Here Comes Summer

Here’s your guide for leaning into a more carefree, creative and spontaneous season.
The Giving Home

The Giving Home

Let’s take a trip through the house and see what we can find to donate!
The Hidden Power of Laughing

The Hidden Power of Laughing

Studies have shown that laughter has numerous health benefits for us all and can be very healing. For instance, when we laugh, we are activating the body’s natural relaxation response.

Archive »Holidays

Party Favors Sure to Please

Party Favors Sure to Please

After the candles are blown out and the presents unwrapped, it's time for party favors! Finding kid- and parent-pleasing favors can be a snap, here are some ideas to help with your search!
Father’s Day Traditions

Father’s Day Traditions

Father’s Day is a day to stop and thank, celebrate, reflect and remember all the father figures in our lives, as well as the fathers in our children’s lives.
Four Ideas for Father’s Day in KC

Four Ideas for Father’s Day in KC

Celebrate dad at these local attractions!
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