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For the past three summers, my husband and I have enjoyed an adults-only vacation to Tucson, Arizona. We go for a week with fellow teachers, usually soon after school is done for the year. Our dear friend’s...

Parents-Only Getaway

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A parents-only getaway is a true luxury. My husband and I have been married for ten years, and as of last month had never been able to get away for more than one night since welcoming our three kids. Pure...
“Mom? Am I allowed to do this?!” My son grinned from ear-to-ear as he tore into his own tender, whole rotisserie chicken. I had experienced Dolly Parton’s Stampede pre-children during my college years. It was a great time then, it’s...
My favorite one-tank trip is heading to Branson, Missouri. Whether it’s spring, summer, winter, or fall, Branson has it all! Here are some highlights for your trip to Branson:  Shopping  We love Branson for the unique, downtown shops. One of our...
My 4 year old conveniently forgets things like which shoe goes on the correct foot, but can rattle off at least 10 species of dinosaurs with ease. When learning animal noises, my 18 month old was roaring like a...
In every stage of my life, baseball has always been there. Growing up, I was a regular at Coors Field, a Dante Bichette superfan collecting every Blake Street Bomber card I could. In high school (my very small high school),...
They say you can’t go home again, but this weekend I’ll definitely try. It’s my 20-year college reunion, and I’ve planned a full weekend in Boston. It will involve revisiting the city, my old college hangouts, and most importantly,...

Screen Free Travel

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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...
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Camping with Kids

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Ditching daily conveniences and comforts for my tent and sleeping bag is a no brainer. I'll happily set up camp with all my kids in tow whenever possible. It's such a gratifying adventure. As parents we all have these...
I’ve learned over the years that travelers are divided into two types of people, those who fly and those who drive. Actually getting to the destination is the biggest stress for our family and now that there are five airline...
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...
There are those really long days, when I’m questioning my sanity and needing to remember pieces of myself. Days that can get dark and twisty my wanderlust starts to take over, hypothetical trips are planned, and that wild and...
Spring break is right around the corner. If you are staying in town and looking for some fun activities to get everyone out of the house, look no further than SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City! Recently,...
It’s officially cold outside, which means some of you might be getting cabin fever. Let’s be honest. We all love our families dearly, but sometimes we can all start to drive each other crazy when we’re cooped up inside....
The travel bug in me is real, and it started when I was a baby. I was a month old when I took my first international flight and moved to Taiwan for a few years. By fourth grade, I...

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The Kansas City Virtual School + Homeschooling Guide: Education Resources for...

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Welcome to the 2020 school year! If you're fumbling your way through this unprecedented year of pandemic education, you're not alone. This guide will...