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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

Kansas City is home to over thirty farmers’ markets. They range from small markets selling exclusively organic produce to The City Market with over 140 local vendors. You can purchase fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, homemade soaps, baked... 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

In Kansas City, we enjoy many “u-pick farms.” 'Tis the season for blueberry and cherry picking! Read more

Summer

July - the heart of summer. Kansas City knows how to celebrate with fabulous festivals, fireworks, great shows, berry picking, long days at the pool, and more. Read more

Best of KC

This summer take the family on an unforgettable outdoor adventure right in your own hometown. Read more

Best of KC

This summer, enjoy a Free (or Cheap) Movie at one of several area locations! Read more

Summer

Old fashioned county fairs, ethnic festivals with delicious delicacies, local barbecue festivals, music fests, and craft shows... there is something for everyone this summer! Read more

Summer

Whether you have one little one or several, here are some simple ways to enjoy summer days at home or out and about across the metro. Read more

Best of KC

A summer musical showcasing true friendship marked by loyalty, forgiveness, kindness, understanding...and lots of fun! Read more

Summer

The Crown Center District is one of Kansas City's favorite destinations for summer fun for tourists and locals alike. We have tips to make the most of your experience. Read more

Best of KC

Free spraygrounds, daring water rides, pools and waterparks... discover the best places to cool off this summer in KC! Read more

Summer

Every parent loves to find ways to stretch the family budget while making the most of summer break. KC Parent is here to help! Read more

Summer

There is so much to see and do in Chicago, you could easily spend a week or more. These are our tips and tricks to make the most of your Chicago trip with kids. Read more

Vacations

Fireworks, parades, festivals, picnics and music! Kansas City celebrates Independence Day with a bang! Read more

Summer

Make the most of your day at Oceans of Fun. Read more

Summer

Did you know you can keep diamonds you find at a special park in Arkansas? Or you can experience world-class treehouses less than 5 hours from KC? Read more

Best of KC

Playing with cute, cuddly, sometimes wild animals is one of those dream jobs for kids on par with astronauts, firefighters, and ballerinas. Yet, few know what zookeeping actually entails. We recently participated in the Kansas City Zoo’s Ke... Read more

Summer

This summer, make memories up close and personal with animals at these local attractions. Read more

Summer

Celebrate June's unique holidays locally. Read more

Summer

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. Read more

Summer

Kick off summer fun with these great ideas for Memorial Day Weekend! Read more

Summer

This summer encourage your child to cultivate a love of reading with these incentive programs from local libraries and businesses! Read more

Summer