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This holiday season, families will delight in the return of A Charlie Brown Christmas at The Coterie. Read more

Christmas in KC

It's time for terrific exhibits, great shows, and holiday fun. Our top picks for November in Kansas City are here. Read more

Best of KC

From mid-November to mid-December all across the Kansas City metro, switches are flipped, and the city is decked out in holiday splendor! Read more

Christmas in KC

It wouldn't be Christmas in KC without an annual visit to Crown Center and Union Station. Read more

Christmas in KC

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From holiday classics to new productions, this is your guide to concerts, plays and shows in KC. Read more

Christmas in KC

This holiday season, consider gifts of experiences - not toys - for your family and friends. Read more

Christmas in KC

Sales, craft shows, special shopping events abound this holiday season. Read more

Christmas in KC

Stroll through holiday winter lands with the magic of candlelit trails, beautiful music, and unforgettable holiday traditions at Kansas City's local gardens and parks. Read more

Christmas in KC

These local businesses sell candy cane goodies throughout the season that are sure to satisfy your peppermint cravings. Read more

Christmas in KC

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Whimsy and nostalgia await at these magical KC Christmas Train experiences. Read more

Christmas in KC

Santa and his elves are celebrating the holidays with special events all season long! Read more

Christmas in KC

These family-owned businesses offer a touch of nostalgia and are perfect for your holiday memories. Read more

Christmas in KC

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Crown Center

Skiing, ice skating, and hockey await this winter in KC. Read more

Winter in KC

Dinosaur enthusiasts will be thrilled as T-Rex and Velociraptor Blue come romping, stomping, and roaring to Kansas City in a brand new arena show at the Sprint Center (Nov. 29 - Dec. 1) with Jurassic World Live Tour. Read more

Fall in KC

Enjoy pumpkin pie flavor with these local treats! Read more

Fall in KC

Many great local sites are just a short drive or day trip away and offer terrific cold weather adventures. Read more

Fall in KC

Step back in time and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas. Read more

Christmas in KC

Holiday memories are even sweeter with a visit to one of these local sites where they put a special twist on Christmas classics. Read more

Christmas in KC

Set aside time to remember the birth of Christ at a local living Nativity or pageant. Read more

Christmas in KC

Silver Dollar City is a theme park set in the 1880s. Shows, rides, and crafts make this a theme park for all ages. The entire family will delight in watching crafters use historic tools to create works of art and delicious food right before... Read more

Christmas in KC

Regular readers know that we love to take our kids on weekend getaways and find it to be especially memorable when we stay in one-of-a-kind lodging. This year, our family enjoyed a weekend getaway among the treetops at River of Life Farm (4... Read more

Spring in KC

Recently we discovered the latest in DIY Dining, perfect for summer fun right around the corner.... Kona Ice! Each truck offers a flavor wave where you'll find snow cone syrups, arranged like the colors of the rainbow at a DIY fountain wher... Read more

Summer

The Barbie Dream Townhouse.... three stories and an elevator! How much is an old toy worth on eBay? How much are a parent's old toys worth to their children? Read more

Parenting

Our Sneak Peek into LEGOLAND Discovery Center! Get the inside scoop on this brand new attraction. Read more

Best of KC

It's time for Strawberry Picking! Learn about Lawrence's own u-pick strawberry patch, great picking tips, Day Trip ideas, and recipes to enjoy with your beautiful berries! Read more

Summer

In James & the Giant Peach Coterie did what they do best... using the stage and all its assets, from fantastic costuming and props to a multi-talented and extraordinarily comedic cast, to vividly tell a beloved and classic tale in a way tha... Read more

Best of KC

It's that time of year again... one of my FAVORITE times of year... Kite Flying Season! We can't wait for this weekend's Flights of Fancy Kite Festival and our annual day of kites and picnics. Over the years, we've learned a few tips we'd l... Read more

Spring in KC

Kansas City's Habitat for Humanity Restore Locations are a great way to Go Green and support a great cause! Buy inexpensive materials and reuse supplies that may otherwise wind up in a landfill, and proceeds benefit local Habitat for Humani... Read more

Parenting

It's Spring Kansas City! Flowers are blooming (all sympathy to allergy sufferers), birds are chirping, and grass is green! It's time to enjoy playing in the park and family fun in the great outdoors again! Discover 8 Great Reasons to LOVE S... Read more

Spring in KC

Planting a family tree. Growth Charts in the Kitchen. Photos. Pizza Night... what are your "this is our home" traditions? Read more

Parenting

Easter is coming to Kansas City and that means it is time for Kansas City's Spring Traditions! Bunnies at the Plaza, Panoramic Easter Eggs, Ukranian Egg Decorating... Read more

Spring in KC

Once Upon a Time I would happily run errands popping in and out banks, stores, libraries, restaurants and convenience stores with ease. I knew what they sold at the local "fill in the blank"... now I know which "fill in the blank" offers a... Read more

Parenting

Like most moms, I have a list of things I hope to teach my children... one of them being that the "Best Things in Life are Worth Waiting for." Patience pays off! In this day and age of "instant gratification" I find that is a tough lesson t... Read more

Parenting

Theodore Seuss Geisel, known to millions as beloved children's author Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. With a bit of creativity, you can celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday with your kids! Read more

Parenting

This winter, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre brings Mark Twain's classic, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" to life (showing through Feb. 19 at the Spencer Theater on the UMKC Campus). Read our review of this family-friendly production. Read more

Winter in KC

My daughter is studying the United States in school this year and one of her projects is to eat and/or make food from each state. So, I'm asking for some tips.... do you know of great KC restaurants that serve authentic regional foods?   Some KC... Read more

Parenting

Have you caught the Pinterest bug yet? I wandered to the site one day and was immediately captivated.... for years I'd been filing away ideas I found in magazines and on websites in folders on my computer or real folders, but here was a site that... Read more

Parenting

As we Ring in 2012, it's fun to look back on the past and document the present. I recently discovered an idea on pinterest, and decided that New Year's Day was the perfect time to begin! This was such a simple idea that doesn't take a lot of time... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Ahhh... Christmas is coming to a close (as I write this post) and I'm looking at the pile of gifts to put away, realizing something mothers have known for generations - you simply can't beat the classics!   This year's gift highlights were a new ... Read more

Christmas in KC