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!
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Celebrate Fourth of July in Kansas City

Make your plans to celebrate Fourth of July in Kansas City! Here is a list of some of the top Independence Day celebrations across the Kansas City metro area, with tips for planning ahead...
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Guide to Royals Games at Kauffman Stadium

Catching a Royals Game at Kauffman Stadium is a classic Kansas City experience, and a great option for a family outing. Whether you're taking a budding baseball star, busy toddler and a baby having...

Making Family Memories at Silver Dollar City with Chuggington

This post is sponsored by Chuggington and Silver Dollar City. Let me start by saying planning vacations is not my forte. I’ve been known to wing it and that generally leaves something to be desired...
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Father’s Day Gifts for Kansas City Dads

It's Father's Day, and there are lots of ways to treat dad around Kansas City with gifts and experiences. Monster Jam at Arrowhead This. Is. Monster Jam™! The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the...

Where to Celebrate Juneteenth in Kansas City

Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has been celebrated since the late 1800s. Celebrate with others in the community at many events taking place around the Kansas...
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Monster Jam Coming to Arrowhead June 18

  This. Is. Monster Jam™! The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns to Kansas City for an adrenaline-charged weekend at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday, June 18 — just...
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Memorial Day in Kansas City for Families

Memorial Day in Kansas City always signals the beginning of summer. If you're staying in town, there are lots of fun ways to honor our veterans while enjoying family time. Celebration at the Station Kansas City's...

Kansas City Pediatric Doctor Answers Moms’ COVID Vaccine Questions

This interview was conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you, visit vaccines.gov; text your ZIP code to 438829 (GETVAX); or call 1-800-232-0233. Talk...
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New Sea-Focused Exhibit at Wichita’s Botanica Gardens

This post is sponsored by Wichita's Botanica Gardens, a great addition to your summer road trip plans! An 18-foot-tall jellyfish. An octupus bigger than a car. An 11-foot-long shark named Chompers. From May 14 through October 23,...
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The Ultimate Guide to a Kansas City Summer

From festivals to day camps to movies under the stars, there are so many choices to ensure your summer days are memorable. We've not only included our favorites but included mom tips to help...
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Favorite Annual Summer Events in Kansas City

We might be biased, but we’re pretty sure KC has some of the best festivals and family friendly events, especially in the summer. Mark your calendar for these favorite summer annual events in Kansas...
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Summer Story Times, Classes and Day Camps in Kansas City

Summer Reading at Johnson County Library (June 5 – July 31) Johnson County Library will dive into the Oceans of Possibilities this summer with both virtual and in-person programs! Oceans of Possibilities, the theme for...
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Guide to Cheering for Kansas City’s Home Teams This Summer

Spending the summer on the side of the ball field? Take a break and go watch the pros! Kansas City has great sports teams to cheer for all summer long. Read below for your...

Summer Theater in Kansas City

From puppet shows to musicals to kid friendly Broadway shows, the KC summer calendar is full! Plan to take in summer theater in Kansas City with shows that work for the whole family. Mobile Music...
Movies Under the Stars, Kansas City Summer Guide

Summer Outdoor Movies in Kansas City

Grab your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks for a relaxing night of summer outdoor movies in Kansas City! Tivoli Under the Stars at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Tivoli Under the Stars is back very Friday...
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