Guide to January :: What KC Moms Need to Know

We’re here to help with ideas to fill up the beginning of winter with all the awesome things Kansas City has to offer – whether it’s a date night, night off with mom friends or playdates with the kiddos. Thanks to Monster Jam for making this month’s guide possible!

Monster Jam Returns to KC!

This. Is. Monster Jam! The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns to Kansas City for another high-octane weekend featuring the ultimate mix of high-flying action and four-wheel excitement with the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series®, featuring six different racing, freestyle and skill competitions on three different Monster Jam vehicles at Sprint Center from Jan. 17-19, 2020.

Try a New Restaurant

KC Restaurant Week begins January 10, which includes $15 lunch menus and dinner for $33. Explore a new area of town or a different cuisine – perfect for a date night or night with the girls.

Check out the new Urban Air in Lenexa!

Recently opened, the indoor play center features trampolines, Sky Ride Coaster, ropes course, climbing wall, warrior course, tubes playground and more! Check out pricing specials here.

indoor play guide


Welcome the Year of the Rat

One of our favorite cultural events in KC is the Chinese New Year celebration on January 26 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art! Experience Chinese culture with celebrations that include food, art, crafts, demonstrations, dancing and more!

Elmo is Coming to KC!

Do you have an Elmo fan in the house? Sesame Street Live is coming to Silverstein Eye Arena in Independence, Mo. When magician extraordinaire Justin visits Sesame Street to put on a magic show for the whole neighborhood, Elmo wants to be a part of the big event. But there’s one problem…Elmo can’t do magic! This fun show runs at 10:30 am. and 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30. Tickets start at $20.

Carseats and Coats Don’t Mix!

Just a reminder that coats and carseats don’t mix. We know YOU wouldn’t ever make such a mistake but if you need to remind your friends, we have visuals: Gentle-ish Reminders for Your Friends Who Misuse Car Seats.

Sarah is mama to 8-year-old, Henry, 5-year-old Clark and 4-year-old Lucy. After growing up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza before migrating to Johnson County. Sarah has her master’s in urban administration. In between the crazy, she likes to try new restaurants, go for walks around the neighborhood, dig in the sand at Franklin Park and experience all things KC.