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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Local Resources for Kansas Citians

This month is the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   Some sobering facts: 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 4 men have been victims of domestic violence, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV),  20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S. This amounts to 10 […]

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Guide to Holiday Lights in Kansas City

2017 Guide to Holiday Lights in Kansas City

Briarcliff Holiday Lighting Celebration (November 11 | 3 p.m.) A Northland holiday tradition, join your friends and family at The Village at Briarcliff for their annual holiday lighting ceremony. Family activities include inflatables, music, caricaturists, hayrides, a photo booth, face painting, FREE photos with Santa and more. Overland Park Mayor's Holiday Tree Lighting (November 17 [...]
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Guide to Christmas Tree Farms in Kansas City | Kansas City Moms Blog

2017 Guide to Christmas Tree Farms in Kansas City

(Note: Please contact tree farms directly for questions relating to supply, hours of service, etc.) Kansas Bierman's Christmas Tree Farm-2825 S. 63rd St., Kansas City, Kan. Phone (913) 375-1317. D&G Christmas Tree Farm-Highway 69 & 247th St., Louisburg, Kan. Phone (913) 837-2387. Evening Star Pines-9820 Evening Star Rd., Eudora, Kan. Phone (785) 542-1634. Hess Acres-24250 [...]
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Guide to Holiday Musical Performances in Kansas City | Kansas City Moms Blog

2017 Guide to Holiday Musical & Theatrical Performances in Kansas City

A Charlie Brown Christmas (November 7-December 31) Join Charlie Brown on a memorable journey as he tries to direct the school Christmas pageant. In their letters to Santa, everyone seems to be acting materialistic – so Charlie Brown tries to restore holiday spirit with a ragged little fir tree. A Christmas Carol (November 17-December 24) The Kansas […]

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This Alexander Austin mural is painted at the busy intersection of 31st and Troost.

Troost Isn’t a Four-Letter Word

“You’re moving where?” said a well-meaning friend one morning when I told her the good news that we found a super cute house. “A few blocks east of Troost. A little bungalow south of Rockhurst.” “Oh,” she replied and didn’t say anything else. When we were getting ready to move into our current house, I […]

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Kansas City Rocks

Most of us that live in the Kansas City metro area know that Kansas City rocks. There are amazing parks, fabulous shopping, great places to eat (hello, barbecue), wonderful museums, awesome sports teams, and so much more. But lately, Kansas City has literally been rocked.   Painted rocks have been popping up all over the […]

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Best Splash Pads in Kansas City

Summer is here and as the temperature rises we’ll all be looking for ways to cool off. If you are new to splash pads (also called spray grounds or spray parks), they are free public parks with water features that are open in the summer (generally Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend). All of these […]

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