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All Aboard at Christmastime

Celebrating the holidays with kids always seems to include lights, Santa, presents and trains. We are currently obsessed with trains! In our opinion, the ultimate holiday train experience is the Polar Express Train Ride in Branson, but there are other options locally, too. For those who can’t afford The Polar Express Train Ride or just […]

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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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Grief & Gratitude

I’m pretty sure there was a whoosh of glitter when the clock struck midnight on Halloween. The candy wrappers had barely settled before everything, everywhere was painted red and green. The holiday season is like that. Whoosh. Bang. Merry merry. And somewhere, in-between the pumpkins and evergreens is that turkey-ridden, gravy-covered, pie-crusted day of thanks. […]

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Homemade Thanksgiving Stuffing Made with Bread and Herbs

Help! A Vegetarian is Coming to Thanksgiving Dinner

Picture this: your sister-in-law/nephew/neighbor/brother’s new girlfriend is vegetarian/vegan and they’re coming to your house for Thanksgiving. When it comes to making veg* versions of our favorite holiday meals, most people don’t even know where to begin. That’s okay! The good news is I’ve got some tips to help you survive a diversified Thanksgiving menu, and […]

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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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A Mother and a Veteran

Veteran’s Day never meant much to me before I became one; now, it’s a special day for me to connect with other veterans. Every story is unique. So, in honor of Veteran’s Day, I – an Army veteran who served 18 months in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom – am going to interview another […]

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On New Seasons and Lost Time

Hello, November. You’ve caught me a bit off guard. Again. You always seem to whisper your way into my life. Wedged between jack-o-lanterns and costumes, followed closely by snow and lights. You are met with muttered strains of “It’s November? Already?” and “How did that happen?” You come, I suppose, expecting to be greeted warmly. […]

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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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