Sarah is mama to 8-year-old, Henry, 5-year-old Clark and 4-year-old Lucy. After growing 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 before migrating to Johnson County. Sarah has her master’s in urban administration. In between the crazy, she likes to try new restaurants, go for walks around the neighborhood, dig in the sand at Franklin Park and experience all things KC.

The Kansas City Virtual School + Homeschooling Guide: Education Resources for 2020

Welcome to the 2020 school year! If you're fumbling your way through this unprecedented year of pandemic education, you're not alone. This guide will give you the resources for homeschool, virtual school, or extra...

Virtual School Tips from Kansas City Moms

Questions to Ask Your District About Virtual Learning "Whether in-person classrooms are a thing this year or not, we know that a virtual classroom is going to be an option for families for the...
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School Guide: Where to Buy School Supplies in Kansas City

  Artist and Craftsman Supply Artist & Craftsman Supply, an employee-owned company, provides artists with excellent materials at competitive prices. Shop online or visit their Crossroads location. Blick Art Materials Art supply store located near Westport. Half Price Books With...
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School Guide: Sports and Physical Education Classes in Kansas City

Not all learning happens in books! If you want to supplement your child's learning with classes to get their body moving, Kansas City has a lot to choose from! Physical Education Ideas For Home As parents...

Academic Enrichment Programs in Kansas City

Bricks 4 Kidz From math to architecture, engineering to physics, the world of LEGO® Bricks provides a solid foundation for teaching while using a child’s favorite toy. After school programs are offered as well as...

School Guide: Outdoor Education

Not all learning happens in a desk or behind a computer screen. Get the kids outside with these awesome options in the Kansas City area. Options range from hiking trails to individual exploration to...

School Guide: Art and Music Classes in Kansas City

Art Classes Ceramic Café Ceramic Cafe is a paint-your-own-pottery and glass fusing studio serving the Kansas City area. Creative Assistants will guide you through the creative process; showing  how supplies and techniques can help the inspired and help...

Homeschooling Tips from Kansas City Moms

Find Your New Normal: Tips from a Homeschooling Mom "Avoid the trap of mimicking what others are doing unless those specific tools marry up well with both your personality and the learning styles of your...
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Pandemic Parenting: When There is No Good Choice

We frequently talk with our kids about making good choices. Evaluate the pros and cons, and make the good choice. But what if there isn't one? What if all the choices just suck? Welcome...
Summer Guide, Kansas City

Guide to a Socially Distanced Summer in Kansas City

Summer isn't the same this year but that doesn't mean you can't make memories. We're updating this page with ideas for making the most of whatever summer throws our way!Sometimes it’s just nice to...
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Experience Code Ninja: Safely In-Person or Safely at Home

With cancellations, disappointment and all the long days, we're all looking for something to keep these kids entertained. We had the opportunity to try out Code Ninja's popular camps - offered both in person...
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How Camps Are Staying Safe This Summer

This post is sponsored by the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. Check out their summer camp offerings! After months of quarantine and homeschooling, kids are ready to be with friends again and parents are heading...

Sandlot Goods Providing Locally Made Masks to Front Line Workers

Sandlot Goods is known for its locally made products with the highest quality materials. You've seen their wallets, journals, bags and belts. Now, they are making a name for themselves making masks. "The Sandlot mask initiative...

How We’re Talking to Our Kids About Racism

Our team, just like many of you, has been struggling to find the words to explain the news and wondering how we can be part of the anti-racism effort - no matter what our...

Party Together While Staying Apart

This post is sponsored by Houseparty, a fun way to connect with those you love. Opinions belong to the writer. Each year, my husband and I make a goal of inviting six new families to...