All too often we take for granted all of the amazing opportunities for fun and exploration that live right in our own backyards. Recently my family dusted off the ol’ suitcases (remember those?) and spent the weekend exploring the...
Museum at Prairiefire As well as hosting a variety of dynamic, authentic Natural History exhibitions, the Museum at Prairiefire offerings include regular events, interactive activities and programs for adults and kids. Check out Science Happy Hour or our Little Explorers...
The Westin Kansas City Crown Center The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center prides itself on delivering superior quality and exceptional customer service. Perfectly placed amid celebrated downtown attractions, The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center is a haven of wellness...
From world-famous barbecue to out of this world donuts, Kansas City has restaurants that make for a great family experience - whether you're taking it to go or dining in. Explore our recommendations by geographic area by using the...
Spring in Kansas City is a great time to explore the many outdoor opportunities for family fun. Whether you're hiking one of KC's best trails, visiting the animals at the Zoo or exploring gorgeous gardens, you'll find a relaxing...
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My Advice? Go to Museums

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In a turn of events that I find mostly surprising although altogether predictable, I’m the mom of two teenage kids. One of them, in fact, is in his last year of adolescence already.  I could not be prouder of...
Pre-COVID, we were “plane people.” We didn’t mind a long drive, but with a young child, it was easier to shorten the travel time and fly. Now, in COVID times, we are “do whatever it takes to keep out...
Let’s be honest: 2020 has served up a hot, steamy buffet of disappointment, cancelling everything from school to scheduled vacations. Whether you were planning on taking a summer trip and cancelled because of COVID-19 or you’re just looking for...
How do you plan a family vacation where everyone feels safe? Most families plan their big trips together during the summer. Except, for this summer, vacations look a little differently. Despite the ongoing pandemic, families are eager to get out...
Anyone with a young child, or better yet multiple young children, will most likely tell you flying with children is quite a feat, pandemic or not. Whether traveling to see family or for the sake of fulfilling one's wanderlust, doing...
Who is up for a day trip? In these times? Okay I understand your hesitancy, but what if I told you, you could take your family on a road-trip that was Covid-conscious, family friendly, and within driving distance of...
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 own...

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...

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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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