Sarah McGinnity

Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!

A Trip to the American Girl Doll Store in Chicago

I got my first Kirsten doll in elementary school. Then, a doll with dark brown hair and blue eyes with a tiny violin and concert dress — just like me. When my daughter was...

Private Schools in Kansas City

If you are looking for private schools in Kansas City, we're here to help. Check out this comprehensive guide, divided by geographic area of the metro, to find the best fit for your family. Looking...

Lunar New Year Celebrations in Kansas City

Lunar New Year is one of the biggest holidays in the world, celebrated in many Asian countries and by those of Asian descent around the world. Lunar New Year marks the beginning of the year...
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Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Kansas City

Grab the noisemakers and your most positive outlook for the new year, and head to these family friendly New Year's Eve celebrations around Kansas City! Wonder Eve at Wonderscope Children's Museum Join us for a noon...

Experience Gifts in Kansas City

Mix up your gift giving while not adding more toys to your house with these great experience gifts in Kansas City. Monster Jam This. Is. Monster Jam!  The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the...
Chronic Migraines and Motherhood

Dealing with Chronic Migraines as a Mom

Chocolate. Bright lights. Too much sugar. Not enough sugar. Stress. Tension. Wine. Hormones. Bad posture. Breastfeeding. Dehydration. Exhaustion. Fridays. All these things trigger my migraines, a disease I've been coping with since adolescence. It starts as...

ShopKC: Kansas City’s Local Holiday Shopping Guide

We love sharing our favorite local gifts each year in ShopKC: Kansas City's Local Holiday Shopping Guide. The last few years have emphasized the need for supporting local stores. Whether you are shopping for...

Ultimate Guide to The Holidays in Kansas City

The holiday magic in Kansas City is one of our favorite things about where we call home! From holiday festivals to magical theater to Christmas tree farms or ways to help others, we've got...

Annual Holiday Events in Kansas City

Crown Center Ice Terrace Nov. 4 - March 12 Kansas City's only public outdoor ice-skating rink celebrates its 50th season of great skating fun. Enjoy public skating daily, closed on Christmas. Group rates and private parties...
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Family Friendly Volunteer Opportunities in Kansas City

Looking for a way to bring meaning to the holiday season? Give back with these family friendly volunteer opportunities in the Kansas City area. KVC Holiday Heroes Program KVC’s Holiday Heroes Program is a way for individuals,...
Holiday Character Appearances in Kansas City

Holiday Character Appearances in Kansas City

Visit Santa at Crown Center Nov. 25 - Dec. 24 All aboard for a favorite holiday tradition at Crown Center! Santa Claus will welcome the public throughout the holiday season for visits, wish lists and photos. A...
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Christmas Tree Farms in Kansas City

Find a Christmas Tree Farm in Kansas City for a fresh tree for the holiday season! Many farms offer photo opportunities, warm drinks and treats for all ages. Kansas Christmas Tree Farms Bierman's Christmas Tree Farm 2825 S....

Holiday Theater and Shows in Kansas City

Check out the lineup of holiday performances in Kansas City this season including dance, theater, movies and song! NOVEMBER Baby Shark: The Christmas Show November 13 The phenomenon that is Baby Shark (Dooooo do, dooooo do, doo-do, doo-do,...
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Guide to November in Kansas City

November is the transition from fall to winter. A month where we focus on gratitude while also prepping our holiday wish lists. It's also a month with lots of celebrations and family fun in...
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Miscarriage and Infant Loss Remembrance Events in Kansas City

October marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month - a time to remember the babies lost to stillbirth, miscarriage, SIDS or any other cause during pregnancy or infancy. While you may have your own...
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