National Ice Cream Day is July 19th this year, and we are so lucky that here in the Kansas City Metro there are an abundance of locally owned ice cream shops where we can get our ice cream fix. Here...
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 save sanity by having options...
In these turbulent times of quarantines and lockdowns, the partial reopening of local libraries are giving us the distractions we need, both as adults and kids. The Kansas City area libraries are partnering with the theme of “Imagine Your...
There are lots of great places in the Kansas City metro where you can grab a donut, and I polled the contributors of the Kansas City Mom Collective to compile this list of a dozen of our favorite local...
At Kansas City Mom Collective, we always encourage you to support local. We would like to challenge our readers to seek out Kansas City's Black-owned businesses. This directory includes a variety of businesses including restaurants, business and financial services,...
We had too many weekends this winter where the cold weather kept us inside, and we are more than ready to get outside and play! Naturally, I’m ready for sunshine, warmer days, and Spring Break. I’ve started making...
What do you love more? Family dates? Or dates with your partner or best friend? For me, it is nearly impossible to pick, because I look forward to family dates so much. You might be wondering if I’m just calling...
If your family is anything like mine, pizza is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser at mealtime. Kansas City has a TON of options for pizza, including many locally-owned restaurants. I've rounded up some of our contributors' favorites to share with you,...
The providers you trust with your child's health - whether it's the pediatrician or dentist you visit regularly, or the services you need during special seasons or situations, you want someone you can trust. Our readers often ask for...
One of my favorite activities to do with my kids when they are little is to take them to a baby or preschool music class. They are so cute shaking their little egg shakers and dancing to the music....
My husband spent the first 22 years of his life in Pennsylvania, but now he’s one of us. He learned how to navigate the city I grew up in better than me (admittedly not a high benchmark) many years...
From conception to postpartum, pregnancy to menopause, women's healthcare needs are varied. Our readers often ask for recommendations for mom-approved providers that will help them keep their health a priority. Together with HCA Midwest Health, we hope this guide...
It’s no secret that I love to read. I’ve turned my husband in to a reader in our years together, and I’m so glad that my four year old has inherited that love, too. I embraced technology a few...
Healthy Kids Day at the Y Join Ys throughout the metro for the annual YMCA Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 27. Ys will offer free community events to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines and keep kids learning all summer...
Located in the heart of our hometown, under the lights of our beloved cityscape, Science City provides a tremendous resource for local children. Built to challenge the largest of imaginations, the attraction is equipped with something for every type...

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A Mom’s Guide to Lake Olathe

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With a swimming beach, aqua park, marina, nature playground, and spray ground, you may have a hard time fitting in all the fun available...