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How Will You Spread the Love, KC?

Whether you adore or abhor Valentine’s Day, there’s no question that America needs a day devoted to love now more than ever. Polarizing politics have created negativity and hate, and Valentine’s Day is a day to put that aside and show the love. It’s the perfect time to get the kids involved in acts of kindness, […]

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Simple Valentine's Crafts for the Non-Pinterest MOms

Simple Valentine’s Crafts for the Non-Pinterest Moms

Valentine’s Day really sneaks up on us moms. It feels as if we are just getting settled from the mayhem of Christmas and all of a sudden this pesky little holiday appears out of nowhere demanding chocolates, class treats, crafts and an explosion of pink and red. Fear not fellow procrastinators, I’ve compiled some ideas […]

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Noon Year's Eve at Pinstripes

Ringing in 2017: a Look Back at Our Big Party

Along with our friends from Pinstripes, Prairiefire and Pediatric Partners, P.A., Kansas City Moms Blog rang in the “noon year” with a BIG party!   Upon arriving at Pinstripes, our guests were greeted with free valet parking and horse-drawn carriage rides sponsored by Prairiefire along with a hot chocolate stand sponsored by Costco – Overland Park.  From face painting, caricatures, […]

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Happy Holiday Recovery

On this, my fourth time around the kids-and-holidays block, here’s what I’m finally learning: the first week of January should be dedicated to one task, and one task only – holiday recovery. Even if your holidays were utterly magical, this rule still applies to you. For as my son’s preschool teachers reminded us before the […]

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10 Great Places To Hide Your Elf

Christmas is almost here, which means it’s time for your elf to come out to spy for Santa. Here are some fantastic tricks and places to hide your elves when you’re all out of ideas! (Number 10 is for special elf names.) 1. Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is an awesome place to hide your elf. […]

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Real Moms of Christmas

Well here we are, we’ve made it to the final stretch. Christmas is only a few days away and then once again we can return to scrolling through our social media streams without feeling the pang of guilt of not doing ALL THE HOLIDAY THINGS with our kids. I thought I was #winningatchristmas when I let […]

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Guide to Holiday Character Appearances in Kansas City | Kansas City Moms Blog

How to Handle Santa Presents

Christmas at the Roth household has always been a big ordeal. We are the dorks that start listening to Christmas music after Halloween, and have our Christmas decorations up at Thanksgiving. If we could live in the festive holiday season all year long, we would! Holiday spirit we’ve got covered, it’s Santa that is so […]

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Holiday Hacks for Parents

The holidays are a magical time, especially when lived vicariously through children. There truly is nothing better than watching them experience the wonder. Social media shows the highs of the Christmas season: matching outfits, well-behaved Santa visits and a peaceful Christmas morning breakfast eating Rudolph-shaped pancakes. For our first Christmas with a baby in tow, […]

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Food Gifts Kids Can Make

Food Gifts Kids Can Make

The holidays are SO MUCH FUN. Having kids around at the holidays is even more fun. The joy, the innocence, the unbridled love – it almost makes up for the early morning wake up calls and terrifying acrobatics my little men subject me to regularly.  So what better time to get in the kitchen, make […]

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Holiday Traditions at Union Station and Crown Center

We have lived in Kansas City for almost 10 years now, but it wasn’t until three years ago when our daughter was a toddler that we really explored the city during the holiday season. We quickly fell in love with the holiday atmosphere at Union Station and Crown Center and have established holiday traditions of annual visits during […]

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