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Mark your calendars and make plans to attend our Noon Year’s Eve celebration! Together with Pinstripes of Overland Park, Prairiefire and The Urgency Room, we are hosting an end-of-the-year event for the entire family. With musical guest Funky Mama, a Building Toy...
Holiday shopping season is upon us, and if you are anything like me, you're probably already drowning in toys and groaning at the thought of bringing more into your home. So here are some options for the kids that already...
My children play a game with me. It's called the Santa Claus Game. In our home, Santa Claus is a game the parents play with the children, in which we pretend that there are magical beings like a big...
The Season of Gratitude

The Season of Gratitude

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I turned 13 right before Christmas 1999. I was in seventh grade, and the most important thing in my world was fitting in with my friends at school. Which is why I had to have American Eagle clothing for Christmas....
Kansas City Moms Blog is proud to present the 2015 edition of shopKC. This year's guide is filled with holiday gift ideas from local brands that are quintessentially Kansas City. Businesses that we all know and love mixed in with...
Most moms know that there is no shortage of events, festivals, and things to do here in Kansas City - and the holiday season is no exception! If you’re looking for fun, festive, family-friendly events in and around Kansas...
Growing up, my family and I didn't celebrate Christmas in the traditional way. When I married Tonya, it was safe to assume things were going to be different - but it wasn’t until our first Christmas together that I...
"I totally want to stand in the cold outside Best Buy for 12 hours for a cheap TV." I love the game of sales and deals for Christmas shopping. But I'd rather save the little reserve of energy I have (getting...
The holiday season not only requires our time but our money, adding more stress to the monthly budget. There are ways to still make the holidays magical but cut back on spending. "I Can Make That." By all means, browse. Get ideas...
Does your recipe for stress include a heaping helping of Thanksgiving, with a dash of Christmas and a pinch of New Year’s added in? Special occasions and big expectations team up to create extra long to-do lists and headaches...
Guess what, Mom? It is November. Somehow it snuck up on us! This season always promises magic and fun, but usually brings with it more than a sleigh full of stress. I don't know if it's having a second...
My husband and I both come from large extended families. He has several siblings, nieces and nephews. I have two brothers and a plethora of cousins with whom I'm very close. Our families live several hours away, which means...

An Ode to Halloween

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I will never forget my first Halloween as a parent. My little pumpkin (no pun intended, I really did dress her up as a pumpkin) was only seven months old, but I felt like I had entered a whole...
Want to maximize that costume and wear it as many times as possible? We've collected our favorite costume-wearing, treat-collecting events in the KC area below. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list, but favorites of our team. Add...
Is it just me or does having kids suddenly make you as giddy as, well, a kid, when it comes to Halloween? I'm that crazy mom that scours stores for the perfect skeleton pajamas, frequents the Target dollar spot to stock up on festive...

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Best Arcades in Kansas City

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Local arcades are a great spot to take your kids, tweens, and teens for a fun activity (and the adults are likely to have...
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