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Kristina Light

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

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Sarah Swade

Welcome to my hometown! Fall and winter are my favorite times of the year in the city. We love exploring local pumpkin patches and cider mills in the fall and celebrating beloved holiday traditions in the winter. Read more

KC Going Places Magazine

Warm Springs is home to more than seventy Clydesdales who live a pampered life in the luxurious (by all horse standards) facilities. This Missouri attraction is a must-see for horse lovers! Read more

Vacations

Johnson County Kansas is home to the Overland Park Convention Center, numerous arts and crafts attractions, thrill-seekers favorites and living history sites. Read more

Best of KC

Easter Jackson County is home to many of the city's most loved historic sites and Victorian mansions, as well as Powell Gardens, favorite shopping districts, and family entertainment centers. Read more

Best of KC

From apples to pumpkins, crafts to carnivals, ethnic festivals, and much much more... celebrate everything autumn at a local fair. Read more

Fall in KC

It's time for Fall Festivals, terrific exhibits, great shows, and fall fun. Read more

Best of KC

Crown Center and Union Station are two of Kansas City's most beloved landmarks. With a variety of kid-friendly favorite attractions as well as world-class museums, this is an excellent area to explore with visitors. Read more

Best of KC

Kansas City's Midtown and Country Club Plaza Districts offer many family-friendly attractions and sites to enjoy including the city's beloved Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kansas City Zoo, and more. Read more

Best of KC

There are many delightful attractions to enjoy within a day trip or short drive from the KC Metro including Louisburg Cider Mill, Overland Park Arboretum, Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary, Kansas Speedway and more! Read more

Best of KC

Downtown Kansas City boasts a rich art scene, eclectic museums, and numerous eateries for visitors to enjoy. Read more

Best of KC

Enjoy the best of autumn in KC with these fun-filled free and cheap ideas! Read more

Fall in KC

The Kansas City Zoo welcomed a new sloth, there are many fabulous festivals, terrific exhibits, great shows, and family fun! Read more

Best of KC

With a bit of creativity, you can set aside a weekly family night to make memories with your kids. Read more

Best of KC

It's Apple Picking Time! Read more

Summer

Did you know the library also offers a variety of additional FREE resources to help your student excel? Read more

Parenting

Discover a bit of Kansas City trivia as you celebrate September's lesser-known holidays. Read more

Best of KC

These local arcades include great hangouts for kids, several for the entire family and a few just for adults that make a great parents night out! Read more

Best of KC

The Crown Center District is one of our favorite destinations for family fun for tourists and locals alike. Read more

Best of KC

Discover why Johnson Farms is one of our favorite pumpkin patches. Read more

Fall in KC

Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come. The center of the United States boasts the convergence of the melting pot that America is and truly offers something for everyone: world-class museums, hip historic districts, delicious dining and Midw... Read more

Summer