Photo shoots can be stressful. When I was younger, I remember looking  at our family photos and thinking, "why does mom look so angry?"  Now, as a mom myself, I want to yell at my younger self: "because you kids...
Finding time to get together with other mom friends is difficult at best when you consider nap times, music classes, and doctor appointments. Finding a place to chat is even harder when kids want out of the house but mom...
Ahh, summertime in Kansas City - where the event calendars are filled with multiple options for festivals, shows and special events geared toward kids and family, often at little to no cost. It's enough to make you brave the...
Every mom deserves a medal for making it through another winter! Winter with young kids is hard - so as soon as warm weather rolls around, warm enough that their teeth don't freeze when they smile, I have my...
As you know from my last post, I grew up on a farm in Iowa. When many of my grade-school friends were spending their summer days at the swimming pool, I was working in our family's garden (or as...
Maggie Sabato, Kansas City Moms Blog's Mother of the Year, is a testament to the fact that a mother’s job never ends. She raised her two daughters – Stephanie and Cecily – on her own after choosing to remove herself...
Over the last nine months, we have enjoyed some amazing opportunities to connect with Kansas City moms both online and offline around a common denominator: food being a mom! ;-) Tuesday night was no different as fifty moms (along with...
 After nine months of heartburn, she assumed he must have a head of dark hair. She already knew he was ornery, but that was to be expected. She knew when he would get feisty and watched her belly roll around,...
I don't know about you, but I love any excuse to get together with the fabulous women in my life. I also love any excuse to shop and feed my itch to always be decorating! So, First Fridays in...
Mom: Sheila Jones, Independence, Mo. Nominated by: Rosa Mora, daughter and Johnathan McQuillen, son Most people wouldn't hesitate to say their mom is the best mom in the world. Similarly, I am one of these lucky people. My mom, Sheila Jones, has been...
Mom: Sarah Fields, Kansas City, Mo. Nominated by: Janis Gannaway, mother My daughter, Sarah, has fought for and with her children from day one. Sarah found out she was pregnant with triplets at eight weeks, and at 27 weeks, she had...
Mom: Maggie Sabato, Kansas City, Mo. Nominated by: Stephanie Sabato, daughter My mom is unbelievable! Her name is Margaret Anne “Maggie” Giacolone-Sabato. Maggie has survived (and thrived) 12 years living with a rare cancer that was once believed incurable. Well, that’s all...
Mom: Eden Lord, Overland Park, Kan. Nominated by: Jeff Lord, husband My wife, Eden Lord, is truly an extraordinary individual. She is a mom, a stepmom, a wife, a daughter, a teacher, and a small business owner. To say she...
Mom: Jessica Graham, Gardner, Kan. Nominated by: Pete Graham, husband My wife and I got married at a very young age.  We were expecting our first child when she was 16 years old. She has never brought up the fact that when we...
Mom: Janet Watts, Blue Springs, Mo. Nominated by: Molly Shalz, daughter For the longest time, I have been in denial that my parents are getting older. I think it’s because they are always busy and stay active and have never really had...

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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...