Let me start with this: I love holidays. I am the person guiltily playing Christmas music in the car before Thanksgiving. I have themed outfits to embarrass my children. I love sitting around moaning about eating too much and...
My kids are twelve and ten, and one thing I’ve learned in those years is that we definitely don’t need THAT much candy sitting around after Halloween. Here are some useful ways I’ve learned to spread it around...after I...
The sound of plastic costumes. The smell of sweaty children racing from craft to craft. The spider rings. The candy apples that are too hard to eat. The giggles and excitement of fall classroom parties! Well…thanks to COVID, that’s...
Fall, is that you I smell in the air? I’m ready for some cooler nights, pumpkin patches, apple cider, and Halloween! Remember when all you had to worry about was whether all your neighbors’ porch lights would be on...

Guide to Fall in Kansas City

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Whether a pumpkin spice latte or a cozy cup of apple cider is your thing, fill up your thermos, put your kid in their cutest overalls and head to one of the many fall KC activities sure to make...
Many people have missed sweet conversations and visits with grandparents during the pandemic, so celebrating National Grandparents Day on September 13 may be bigger than ever. There are still ways to honor and celebrate them this year, whether six...
Need an excuse to wear that Halloween costume one more time? Check out these fun events in KC from the fun to the scary. Boo at the Zoo One more excuse to wear your costume at the Kansas City Zoo! This...
Happy International Day of Friendship, friends!  It’s true, today’s holiday isn’t something that was just tossed together for cute social media posts declaring your love for those closest in your life. It’s a day which has been recognized for years...
It hasn't been an easy year for anyone, which perhaps makes this Fourth of July that much more important. While cancellations are knocking out many of our traditional activities, there are still ways to celebrate. Here are some ideas on...
We were so sad to have to postpone the Spring Family Egg Hunt until the end of the summer, but we can still have some fun while participating in #stayhomekc. We’ve seen so many fun activities like bear hunts, shamrock...
The magnitude of what is happening with COVID-19 is starting to sink in—the loss of fun for everyone. No school, no parties, no trips and sadly no St. Patrick’s Day Parade means fewer memorable moments made. Or does it? I...
The holidays are here! And, with them, family gatherings, class parties, and office pot lucks. 'Tis the season to eat! I've written before about food allergies and inclusiveness. And, it's another great time to consider this topic. The holidays should...
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Navigating Holiday Traditions

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I grew up in a Christmas Day family. We waited for Santa, opened gifts, visited grandparents and shared a holiday meal, all on December 25. My husband, on the other hand, was raised in a Christmas Eve family. They...
The tree is glowing, the cookies are out, and the stockings are hung with care. The anticipation of the gifts carefully tucked into the stockings was (and is!) one of my most cherished holiday memories. Yummy chocolates and little...
Looking at Christmas lights is a tradition that I know many of us enjoy with our families. I love a good walk around the Plaza to look at the lights or a visit to the Mayor's Christmas Tree at...

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101 Things to Do This Winter

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It's no secret that this will be a long winter. Between the cold weather keeping us inside to COVID restrictions and safety considerations, the...