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Christopher Elbow

Designed for Delight

This post is sponsored and written by Christopher Elbow. If you’re like most people, you wait until around now, a few days after Thanksgiving, to start planning and preparing your Christmas gift-giving. I guess you could say I’m not like most people. When you’re in the chocolate business, planning for the holiday season starts long […]

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Noon Year's Eve at Pinstripes

Ring in 2018… And Be Done Before Nap Time

Ring in 2018 and be done before nap time! Kansas City Moms Blog, together with Pinstripes of Overland Park and Prairiefire, is hosting an end-of-the-year event for the entire family on Saturday, Dec. 30. Included in your ticket for this annual sold-out event: Bowling (choose a 30-minute session) Horse and wagon rides with warm hot chocolate from Costco: Overland Park […]

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Downtown Dazzle

Downtown Dazzle: a Kansas City Holiday Experience

It’s no secret that there are a ton of great holiday activities taking place across Kansas City in the month ahead. As parents, we’re constantly looking for ways to create lasting memories of the holiday season – which is why, whether you’re hoping to create new traditions or build on old family favorites, there’s no better way […]

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shopKC 2017 | Kansas City Moms Blog

#shopKC2017 | Kansas City’s Local Holiday Shopping Guide

It's here! Kansas City Moms Blog is proud to present the 2017 edition of shopKC. We are thrilled to bring you holiday gift ideas from some of Kansas City's finest small businesses. From clothing to food, ways to improve your health & wellness and work from local makers, you're sure to find quality goods made here [...]
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NOT JUST SALAD!

Not Just Salad! Easy Ways to Eat Veg Around KC

The most common thing people ask when they hear that our family – 3-year-old daughter included – eats a plant-based diet is, “But where does she get her protein?” I often bite my tongue and instead of saying, “The same place gorillas/cows/elephants/oxen/rhinoceroses/bulls/all the largest land mammals get theirs!” I say, “Plants! Plants have protein!” One, […]

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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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See Ya, Suburbs!

A few months ago, my husband and I did something drastic: we sold our home in the suburbs, got rid of half our stuff, and moved into a small two-bedroom apartment in the middle of the city. The reasons for doing so ranged from not wanting to do yard work anymore, wanting to be able […]

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My grandfather, Macario, and I on my wedding day in 2004.

Why I Keep My Maiden Name

“Mrs. Collins!” My son’s friend had to yell in my direction at least three times before he caught my attention. I was caught off guard. You see, I do not use my married name on a daily basis. Before you judge, you need to read the whole post to understand my unconventional choice. Don’t get […]

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