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Your Guide to a Kansas City Fourth of July

Fourth of July 2018 Guide

It’s a great time to celebrate in Kansas City! Here is a list of some of the top Independence Day celebrations across the Kansas City metro area, with tips for planning ahead with your family in mind. Please note that most events are weather permitting, so stay tuned to event websites, Facebook notices and news outlets [...]
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The Un-holiday Holiday

The Un-holiday Holiday

Several Christmases ago as the wrapping paper was getting tossed away and the toys were being assembled, we realized that Jesus was not part of our Christmas morning celebration. At first we thought, “Well, that’s OK, the kids still understand the reason for the season.” Then as we began to reflect, we realized that as […]

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Mother’s Day Done Right!

Being a mother is the most wonderful, exhausting, underappreciated job. You are chef, maid, and doctor all rolled into one. Mom’s are expected to be healer of all things and knower of all things and yet, children hardly ever say thank you. Especially young children. About six years ago my wonderful husband started the most […]

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Embrace Valentine

I’m one of those people. I decorate my mantle. I hand make the cards. I serve dinner on the nice plates. I buy gifts. I celebrate love. With all the pressure of Pinterest perfection we have pulled away from celebrating. Valentine’s Day has been one of those that has been cast aside. It’s not a […]

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Noon Year's Eve | Kansas City Moms Blog

Noon Year’s Eve Recap: Ringing in 2018, family style!

Along with our friends from Pinstripes, and Prairiefire Kansas City Moms Blog rang in 2018, family style at our annual Noon Year’s Eve party! The temperatures this year were frigid, making our free valet parking even more appreciated! Brave families snuggled up in the horse-drawn carriage, sponsored by Prairiefire. From exploring in the soundgarden to creating art with […]

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Honoring Your Miscarriage This Holiday

Missing a loved one at the “most wonderful time of year” is always hard. Grief loves to squeeze into the happy moments and remind us that they could be a little happier, “if only…” When you’ve had years of holidays with someone, their absence is blaring in how it changes the holiday season. You’ve got […]

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The Santa Strategy

I have been going out of town for Christmas since I can remember.  Every other year, my mom’s side of the family celebrates Christmas together. For many years, that meant gathering at my grandparents’ house in Illinois.  As family moved around, we started rotating between Illinois, Kansas and California. Every odd-numbered year, we were with […]

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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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