In my last surge of nesting, I had convinced myself that a Roku would be a maternity leave necessity. Little did I realize just how timely this on-the-whim, Black Friday purchase would become. Three and a half months later,...
Back in the day, play used to consist of banging on neighbors' doors and riding bikes (sans helmets) all over the neighborhood, possibly to the gas station if you were brave enough. It was yelling and screaming with stick...
Questions to Ask Your District About Virtual Learning "Whether in-person classrooms are a thing this year or not, we know that a virtual classroom is going to be an option for families for the 2020-2021 school year. How will...
Whether in-person classrooms are a thing this year or not, we know that a virtual classroom is going to be an option for families for the 2020-2021 school year. How will you know if virtual school is a good...
I have a gaming injury. Yep. I'm 43. I've been playing Fortnite with a handful of 9-12 year olds for about 3 months now, and now I have tendinitis. I have to wear a thumb splint every night, I'm...
With cancellations, disappointment and all the long days, we're all looking for something to keep these kids entertained. We had the opportunity to try out Code Ninja's popular camps - offered both in person or virtually. Camps are offered...
This post is sponsored by Houseparty, a fun way to connect with those you love. Opinions belong to the writer. Each year, my husband and I make a goal of inviting six new families to our house for brunch or...
I’ve compiled some Top Five lists that can hopefully help you in times of panic, like when your child says “I’m booooored,” for the umpteenth time. Top Five Podcasts for Kids • Wow in the World – Invites kids and adults...
This post was sponsored by Messenger Kids, a safer way for kids to connect with loved ones online. Opinions belong to the writer. We used to joke that my son would be happiest if everyone he loved lived in one...
The questions began around seventh grade. My 12-year-old sat across from me at the dinner table and asked, “When can I have Instagram?” With a darted glance from my husband, and 12-year-old eyes locked on me, I answered what felt...
On a scale of 1 to 10 of a smart home vs. a home from the dark ages, our house is sitting at a solid 2. I have one TV, the original NES Nintendo system, no cable and my...
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Summer movies often mean family friendly flicks! Check out our favorite picks for summer entertainment. Mom Tip: We encourage you to research the movies to decide if it's appropriate for your family. Our favorite comprehensive resource is Common Sense Media.   Aladdin...

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Anyone who knows our family knows we are screen light. There are certain places where our kids will never (and yes, I know parents say "never" about a lot of things- but I mean it) use screens- an example...
I’m that mom. That one that you love to roll your eyes at. It’s OK. I get it. Really, I do. I go overboard. I have seasonal decor for holidays that most people find ridiculous to decorate for. I...
It is almost a guarantee that someday your kid will get a device that will allow them to email, text, use apps and maybe even make actual phone calls. (Although, if the device can make phone calls, it is...

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Kansas City Summer Camp Guide

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Registrations are open for Kansas City summer camps and activities are filling up fast! Check out some of our favorite summer camps for kids...
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