Our first week in KC found me waiting in a long line at the Gladstone post office. I would complain, but at least it wasn’t the DMV. My kids were napping at home while my husband caught a nap after an early morning of work. A vivacious older woman struck up a conversation with me. Once she found out I was new to Kansas City, she filled me in on the kind of details I could have never read in any guide book. One “fact” has always stayed with me. According to this 60-year-old woman with bangles on her wrists, Kansas City is the largest metro area in the country, in terms of land mass. Whoa! That surprised me. To this day, I don’t know if she is correct but as I made my way around “KC” I had to wonder if she was onto something.
The fact is, Kansas City is BIG. If I meet a Mom that I really like and then find out she lives in Olathe, I’m instantly mentally telling myself “Well bummer! We probably can’t be friends then!” When you have to factor in naps, snack times and diaper changes. driving 30 minutes for a play date seems pretty daunting. But here’s another fun fact: Kansas City Moms are GREAT! I have literally met Moms from all over the metro area and I can say that each of them bring such a unique take on parenting and enjoying life in our great city. I wish all of us had the ability to get out of our 641_ _ zip codes more often so that we can meet some of the great women in this city.
Well guess what? This is why our blog exists. We are a collaborative blog written by Kansas City Moms, for Kansas City Moms, designed to bridge an online experience with real life connections. We have some great events in the works for you this year and we hope you will join us for this new adventure! Our Moms Night Out events will be fabulous times for KC moms to connect with each other while enjoying food, drinks and amazing giveaways from area business. So of course, our first question for you is this: Which local businesses do you love and why should other KC moms know about them?