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Bionihilator Carpet & Hardwood Floor Cleaners: Get Rid of Stains!

Messes are unavoidable. Kids spill juice, animals pee on the carpet…parents really don’t get a break. Until now! BIO-NIHILATOR™ is here to clean up your stains for good.

Specially formulated by carpet cleaners, these carpet & hardwood cleaners will effectively get rid of your family’s and pets’ stains. (I would know…we have daily stains in this house.)

Need it now? You can purchase BIO-NIHILATOR™ online or find a local, authorized retailer in Kansas City.



Get Rid of Stains…Really

BIO-NIHILATOR™ offers a carpet cleaner and a hardwood floor cleaner to tackle both kinds of stains.  BIO-NIHILATOR™ uses bio based, environmentally safe ingredients to effectively clean fecal matter, urine and vomit stains, while offering a natural and pleasant fragrance. There are no strong smells or odors either.


Professional Strength Cleaners – Environmentally Safe

Clean with true Professional Strength products that are also ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE. It is important to keep our kids safe and this product does just that. While cleaning your stains!

Professional carpet cleaners developed BIO-NIHILATOR™ when an effective solution couldn’t be found. For years they used professional strength enzymes already on the market, but had mixed results. AFC Cleaning & Restoration (the carpet-cleaner-creators of BIO-NIHILATOR™) was often called to clean homes to clean tough pet stain and odor issues, so they had to find a solution.

The carpet cleaners began creating their own uniquely compounded products, which turned out to be more effective. Faster, with better results. And so, BIO-NIHILATOR™ was born!

BIO-NIHILATOR™ wants to share their cleaning powers with the world, so they bottled their special sauce for you to use in YOUR home. 🙂

Find both a carpet cleaner & hardwood floor cleaner to tackle any stain your pets and family throw your way. You can purchase BIO-NIHILATOR™ online  or find a local, authorized retailer in Kansas City.

Easter Basket Ideas for Every Family [Candy Alternatives too!]

Easter is nearly here and the hunt for Easter baskets & things to fill them has begun. Every year my kiddos look forward to Easter egg hunts in the yard & coming down to an overflowing basket sitting on the hearth. There are many varieties of basket themes and fillers; traditional Easter baskets, religious baskets, and some are just for fun.

43 Easter Basket Filler Ideas

Every parent could use Easter inspiration!

Enjoy the season with loved ones without gorging your kids on candy. Find inspiration for the perfect Easter basket for your family below. Happy Hunting!


The religious basket

If you want to focus on the origin of the Easter holiday then this basket is for you. We found kid friendly things that keep the spirit of the season. Bring some joy and learning to your morning with our basket suggestions:


  1. Resurrection Eggs-In this package you will receive 12 eggs that you can either put in the basket for learning or you can set them out for the morning hunt. Inside each egg is a religious trinket. The package also comes with some reading material describing the story of Easter. This great item is prepared by Family Life.
  2. The Beginner’s Bible: Come celebrate Easter sticker and activity book-This fun item is fun for elementary age kids. Find this item, written by Kelly Pulley.
  3. The Glow in the dark religious Easter Egg hunting kit-This kit is said to help your child find the ‘light of Jesus’. It comes with glow eggs with stuffers, religious sayings, and an Easter DVD.
  4. He Lives! Finger puppets- These would be a fun learning toy to go along with any basket. Your kids can have lots of fun reenacting the Easter Story. You can check out this item by Fun Express.
  5. My First Rosary An item ideal for babies and toddlers that can be played with and chewed on. It gives your tiny little loves a first exposure to the Rosary by Sacred Heart Toys.
  6. Catholic Baby’s touch and feel book This book written by James m Cafone is a great item for your little one and a great way to introduce early literacy skills.
  7. Personalized Fabric tote bags– These are great for your kids because they are multi-purpose and can be reused for other occasions. There are several designs to choose from.


Easter Egg Themed Baskets

This basket focuses on everything related to Easter eggs; ideas for decorating and incorporating them in an Easter basket.


  1. Faux eggs to dye If you are looking for some eggs that don’t have to be boiled or eaten then these would be a great alternative. They are ready to go and made from plastic so they can be used as decorations.
  2. DIY Egg shaped string basket- This basket is a fun thing that you and your kids could prepare in advance and set out for Easter morning. Here are the directions.
  3. Egg shaped toys, puppets, tattoos, stickers and more at US Toy – in the store AND online at USToy.com and save 15% on your purchase with coupon code 18IF03.  Give the code at the store or enter at checkout online, and get free shipping on orders over $35 online. Monthly coupon is always available here.
  4. Easter Egg Fry Rings If you want to have eggs for breakfast with fun shapes then check out these fry rings from Williams Sonoma. These are a cute addition for the little chef in your family.
  5. Unpainted Wooden Nesting Dolls- If you are familiar with the Russian nesting dolls then you might enjoy this activity. These pre-cut wooden dolls are blank so you and your kids can paint and customize them. Afterward, your child will have hours of fun stacking and unstacking the dolls while building up their problem solving skills!
  6. Egg Shaped Easter Chalk- This one is for your little artist. The chalk is large and perfect for any size hand. Kids can then have a great time making doodles all over the sidewalk.


The Candy Easter Basket

This doesn’t mean you give the kids an endless supply of candy. For this one, I got a bit more creative.


  1. Candy Craft Chocolate Pen with molds- This is a kit that allows for some creativity. While the outcome will be candy, your kids will be involved in the process of creating it. Once they create the candy, then you can have gifts for the entire family.
  2. Color Scented Smencils- These pencils have a candy scented smell and would go create with a fun coloring book.
  3. Shopkins Coloring Book- If your kid is into these characters then it will be a great accomplice with the Smencils.
  4. Chocolate Scented Erasers- What are pencils without erasers? These erasers smell like chocolate and will be fun to add to this basket.
  5. Candy Chemistry- Add a little bit of science to your basket with this candy making science kit. They will learn about the chemistry involved in cooking and make some really fun treats!
  6. Playdoh Sweet Shoppe Colorful Candy box-This is a fun playdoh kit that your kids can use to make candy that won’t be eaten. There are many accessories to create different shapes and types. What a great way to avoid the sugar at Easter but still have some candy fun!


The Little Chef Cooking Easter Basket

So often our little ones observe us cooking and preparing meals but giving them their own tools can get them involved and learn some valuable life skills!


  1. Find great cooking items that would be perfect for this basket at curiouschef.com. (Measuring spoons, Nylon kids knives, mixing utensils, mitt sets, aprons that include utensil sets and little chef hats)
  2. Babycakes Cake Pop Maker- If your kids love cake pops then this would be a fun way to get them involved in the kitchen.
  3. Plant a Pizza Garden- This is a spring friendly kit that gets your kids started on growing some of the items you need for a pizza.
  4. Melissa and Doug Play Food Cutting Set- For the little ones that aren’t quite ready for the kitchen then this play set it perfect. Kids can pretend to chop wooden foods and prepare them for a tasty feast.
  5. Melissa and Doug Sushi Slicing Wooden play food kit- This kit looks fun. Do we have any little sushi lovers out there?
  6. Disney Related Cookbooks for afterschool snacks- This 4 piece book set will give your family some fun ideas for things you can make at home relating to favorite characters!


The Homemade Basket

A fun way to prepare an Easter basket without buying pricey toys or other store bought items.


  1. No Cook Homemade PlaydohHere is a quick recipe that you can prepare for the basket or you can separate the ingredients so your kids can prepare it themselves!
  2. Easter CraftsIf you want to set aside some craft supplies then your little ones can make some fun crafts. Here are 40+ homemade craft ideas.
  3. DIY Treats: If you are looking for a sweet treat to add to the basket as an alternative to candy then here is a link with some fun treats that you can prepare without too much effort.
  4. DIY Stuffed Animals: If you are curious about making your own Easter animals then check out this link for some patterns. These cute gifts will be a great addition to any basket.
  5. Painted Rocks- If you want to get a little artsy then add in some rocks, paints and brushes to the basket for some crafty fun.
  6. Finger Painted Flower Pots- Prepare for spring with these pots. Add in a flower pot, paints, dirt and seeds into your child’s basket for some growing fun.


The Easter Bunny Basket

This basket idea is inspired by no other than the Easter Bunny himself. Check out these ideas!


  1. Bunny Easter Tote bagsThese tote bags will be eggcellent for holding those colorful eggs. There are a few different styles but I liked the burlap version best.
  2. Peter Rabbit This bunny is would be a cute addition to the basket and a fun new bedtime friend.
  3. Reeces Pieces Easter Candy Carrot Bag- Carrot shaped bags of candy are a fun bunny friendly treat.
  4. Give an Easter Movie– An Easter related movie such as Hop or It’s the Easter Beagle Charlie Brown would be a fun addition to the basket.
  5. Give an Easter Bunny Book-You can gift The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter or The Easter Egg by Jan Brett.
  6. Easter MadlibsMadlibs are not only fun but great for learning too. Here is the link:


Sensory Easter Basket

For kiddos that benefit from extra sensory input, check out these sensory based basket ideas that are both fun and beneficial!


  1. Sensory play bag-Fill up an Easter or zip lock bag with related items such as grass, eggs, chick toys, scoopers..etc that can be used in a bucket or sensory tray with water.
  2. Tactile Easter BookYou can buy a touch and feel book or you can make your own using everyday items with an Easter theme. Here is a link to an egg based book idea for Braille readers. However, it can be adapted for anyone.
  3. Decorate Tactile Easter Eggs-Here is a great idea for kids with visual disabilities but it can also be a great activities for kids with sensory needs.
  4. Edible Peeps Playdoh-Here is a fun recipe for sensory play that is safe and edible for little explorers.
  5. Spring Flower Rubber Ducky Set- Perfect for bath time and for sensory water play. Check it out!
  6. Funky Egg Splat Ball- This item is great for stress relief and sensory exploration.

Easter is right around the corner and one of these ideas are sure to brighten that special morning! We hope your family has a great Easter, surrounded with loved ones. 🙂


Until next time,

Mommy Ruby


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Winners of our iFamilyKC Readers’ Favorites Awards [Best of KC]

Congratulations to all the WINNERS of our iFamilyKC Readers Favorites 2018 Awards! After thousands of votes, below are the entities that our readers voted #1 in each category.

Winner of iFamilyKC Readers' Favorites

Stay tuned for our official Awards Guide with more details.  It will be provided online, on our social media platforms, in our eNews  AND in print in our May 2018 issue of iFamilyKC. Winners, want to upgrade your listing? Email us today and let us know you want to reserve your upgraded spot.


AC Repair A.B. May
Plumber Bob Hamilton
Appliance Repair A.B. May
Best Consignment Shop Once Upon A Child
Best Pop Up Consignment Sale Just Between Friends
Electrician AB Electrical
Handyman Handyman Connection
Lawn Care Ryan’s Lawn & Tree
Place to Give Birth Shawnee Mission Medical Center
ER for Children Children’s Mercy
ER for Adults St. Lukes
Urgent Care for Children Children’s Mercy
Urgent Care for Adults St. Luke’s
ENT Children’s Mercy
Allergist Children’s Mercy Allergy Clinic
Pediatrician Pediatric Care Specialists
Dermatologist Kansas City Dermatology
Chiropractor Gray Chiropractic
Doula Welcome Baby KC
3D Sonogram Prenatal Imaging
Local Baby Store Babies-R-Us
Local Toy Store Toys-R-Us
Local Children’s Boutique Wild Child
Local Women’s Boutique TeaElla
Farmer’s Market City Market in the River Market
Family Restaurant Texas Roadhouse
Coffee House Starbucks
Mexican Restaurant Mi Ranchito
Chinese Restaurant Bo Lings
Brunch Big Biscuit
Sushi Kona Grill
Seafood McCormick & Schmick’s
BBQ Jack Stack
Fried Chicken Stroud’s
Donuts Lamar’s Donuts & Coffee
Bakery Hy-Vee
Pizza Minsky’s
Photographer for Family Portraits Amber Nixon Photography
Hair Salon for Kids Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids
Hair Salon for Adults Beauty Brands
Massage Massage Envy
Spa The Elms Hotel & Spa
Nail Salon Nail Perfection
Pediatric Dentist Jenkins & LeBlanc
Family Dentist Preferred Dental
Orthodontist Fry Orthodontics
Family Friendly Festival RenFest
Ceramics or Pottery Place Paint, Glaze, and Fire
Indoor Play Place Sky Zone
Movie Theater AMC
Enrichment Program Mad Science
Playground Penguin Park
Workout / Fitness Center Planet Fitness
Library with the Best Children’s Programs Mid-Continent Public Library
Gymnastics Emerald City Gym
Dance Studio Diane’s School of Dance
Sports Programs YMCA
Martial Arts Elite Martial Arts
Drama Classes Storybook Theatre
Art Classes Paint, Glaze, and Fire
Summer Sports Camps Sky Zone
Toddler Play Place Monkey Bizness
Summer Theater Camp The Theatre in the Park
Swim Lessons YMCA
Private School Oakhill Day School
Daycare LaPetite Academy
Preschool The Montessori Academy
Mom’s Day Out / Part Time Preschool Brookridge Day School
Montessori School The Montessori Academy
Birthday Cake Costco
Birthday Party Place Main Event
Party Entertainment Sky Zone
Bounce House Pump It Up
Best Local Place to Buy a Birthday Present Crown Center
Veterinarian Blue Springs Animal Hospital
Sporting Goods Store Academy Sports
Shopping Mall Oak Park Mall
Bowling Alley Main Event
Horseback Riding Classes Sunset Trails Stables
Groomer Petco
Pet Sitting/Boarding Service Pet Ranch
Local Hotel Great Wolf Lodge
Local Attraction Deanna Rose Farmstead
Place to Get Your Child’s Ears Pierced Claires
Car Wash Green Lantern
Travel Agent Destination Fun Travel
Date Night The Country Club Plaza
Museum Nelson Atkins Museum of Art


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Shop Kids Closet Connection [Overland Park Consignment Sale]

I am constantly buying new clothes for my kids & spending WAY too much, is this you too? Stock up on everything your fam needs for Spring & Summer at the Kids Closet Connection Overland Park Consignment Sale. The sale brings KC moms together to sell their children’s outgrown, gently used clothing, toys, books, and more, so you save 50-90% OFF retail prices. It’s the perfect places for families looking to save BIG on Spring & Summer items for the kids!

Shop, shop, shop & save ($$$) BIG on Easter dresses & button down shirts, American Girl clothing & accessories, strollers, pack & plays, clothing, toys, books, games, furniture & everything in between. 

March 8-11, 2018

Overland Park Convention Center

6000 College Blvd.

Shop & Save this weekend – Join the shopping fun as a shopper, consigner, or both! Whether you are a buyer, seller or both, Kid’s Closet offers a unique opportunity to make money on your children’s outgrown clothing, and in turn purchase quality kid’s items in great condition.


Open to the Public: Thursday, March 8th – Sunday March 11, 2018

Thursday, March 8th 9am-8pm

Friday, March 9th 9am-7pm

Saturday, March 10th 9am-6pm

– Saturday 3pm-6pm: 1/2 Price Day Presale (volunteers/consignors/first time moms/military/teacher/charity presale shoppers)

Sunday, March 11  9am-3pm (1/2 Price Day on most items)


Sell Your Items Too!

You just drop off your tagged items at one of our drop off days and times and we so the selling for you! It is that easy! Visit www.kidscloset.biz for more information about our sale, consigning, volunteering, or starting a franchise!

In addition, Kid’s Closet Connection’s consignment sales make a large donation of clothing and other items to local charities after the sale with the left over items.  It is so important in today’s society that we care for the community and learn to recycle our resources, including outgrown children’s items otherwise in great condition. These sales have given our community a way to help the environment by making money while selling your children’s outgrown items and in turn, purchase nearly new items in great condition at prices drastically less than retail. So shop one, shop all- You’re sure to find some amazing bargains 🙂 

Red Sparrow [Movie Review]

Ladies, grab your spouse or gal pals! This juicy spy thriller will have you sitting on the edge of your seat the entire movie. If you are in need of a flick that doesn’t revolve around Elsa and Ana or other cartoons, this is it.

red sparrow


The intro to the movie revolves around Jennifer Lawrence’s character, Dominika, having a traumatic ending to her ballet career. With no way to support herself or her mother, Dominika is recruited by her uncle to help a secret intelligent service with an assignment. When things go south, she is given the choice of a quiet death or to enroll in the “Sparrow School,” which trains young Russians to spy, using seduction and manipulation.

The movie is a cold war adventure mixed with hints of feminist revenge.  Dominika is assigned to find a Russian mole who is giving information back to an American CIA agent, Nate Nash.  Dominika’s uncle believes she is up for the task but the Americans soon learn who she is and believe they can turn her to the US side. Her and the American spy spend the movie out trying to wit one another. However, Dominika always has her own agenda. It was fun to keep track of the puzzle pieces left by double crossing agents, who continue to double cross one another. I am thankful my husband was there to answer my questions when I got confused. (the puzzle was hard to solve)

My heart was racing the entire movie, while I debated whose side Dominika was actually on – the Russian spies or the CIA operative. All the while trying to solve who is the mole? Some scenes of the movie, such as the violent and seductive acts are a little much to watch if you are not into that.  If gore and torture sessions are not your thing, I would not recommend committing to this movie or you may spend some time covering your eyes, like I did.

In the end, I did enjoy watching Dominika get revenge on every man who used and abused her. The suspenseful sequence of events will keep you guessing till the end; definitely worthy of a night out to the theatre!


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Indoor Pools Near Me: Kansas City Families

Are your kids getting restless around the house? Our house is ready for the pool-time weather, but we couldn’t wait any longer to dive into our nearest swimming pool. Indoor pools are the perfect solution! So grab your towels, throw on the swimsuits, (& leave the sunscreen at home), the pool is calling your name!

kids swimming lesson in indoor pool.


Indoor Pools (Swim Time!)

Whether your family is looking to escape the cold or the scorching sun, there are tons of indoor pools in Kansas City for your kids to enjoy. From Lee’s Summit to Liberty to Overland Park, our team found a pool near you. Find open swim sessions, swim lessons, classes, activities and more at these fun indoor pools around town. 🙂 (FYI: We separated the indoor pools by state and city to save you time)




Belton Community Center
16400 N Mullen Road



Harrisonville Community Center
2400 S Jefferson Pkwy


Blue Springs

The Blue Centennial Pool
2401 NW Ashton Drive

Blue Springs Family YMCA
1300 SE Adams Dairy Pkwy



Henley Aquatic Center
18200 MO 78

Co-Co Key Water Resort
9103 E 39th Street



Gladstone Community Center
6901 N Holmes Street



Liberty Community Center
1600 S. Withers Road


Lee’s Summit

LS-R7 Aquatic Center
3498 SW Windermere Drive

Legacy Park Community Center
901 NE Bluestem Drive


Kansas City

Gregg Klice Community Center
1600 Buck O’Neil Way

Southeast Community Center
4201 E. 63rd Street

Tony Aguirre Community Center
2050 W. Pennway

Park Hill Aquatic Center
8152 N Congress Ave

Cleaver Family YMCA
7000 Troost Avenue

Paul Henson YMCA
3100 Broadway Suite 1020

Red Bridge YMCA
11300 Holmes Road

Linwood YMCA
3800 E Linwood Boulevard

Swinney Recreation Center at Volker Campus
5030 Holmes Road


North Kansas City

1999 Iron Street


Platte City

Platte County North YMCA
3101 Running Horse Road



Platte County South YMCA
8875 Clark Avenue




Bonner Springs

Bonner Springs YMCA
2251 S 138th Street



AquaTots Swim School
11943 S. Strang Line Rd

Olathe Community Center
1205 E Kansas City Rd

Olathe YMCA
21400 W 153rd Street


Overland Park

Matt Ross Community Center
8101 Marty Street

Blue Valley Rec Activity Center
6545 W 151st Street

Jewish Community Center of KC
5801 W 115th Street

Prairie Life Center
10351 Barkley Street

Lifetime Fitness
6800 W 138th Street


Roeland Park

Roeland Park Aquatic Center– Pool currently closed for maintenance; updates on Facebook
4850 Rosewood Drive



Emler Swim School
3612 W 135th Street



Sylvester Powell JR Community Center
6200 Martway St



Elite Gymnastics & Aquatics
13600 W. 108th Street

Lenexa Rec Center
17201 W 87th St Pkwy

Lifetime Fitness
16851 W 90th Street


Kansas City, KS

Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City
10401 Cabela Drive

Providence YMCA
8601 Parallel Parkway


If your family is looking for other fun things to do, check out our 100 Free (Or really cheap..) things to do in Kansas City! We are FULL of ideas 🙂


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St. Patrick’s Day Parades (And Other & Activities) in KC

Your little leprechauns love St Patrick’s Day and you are in luck, Kansas City is the perfect place to celebrate. KC kicks off  our day of green with many exciting St. Patrick’s Day parades & events, as well as activities in the days prior. Did you know our St. Pattie’s Day Parade is one of the largest in the country? From St. Patrick’s Day parades to family fun runs, KC is a wonderful place to be this time of year.

Grab the kids and explore these exciting opportunities to discover St. Patrick’s Day traditions throughout KC. I still remember taking the kiddos to the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day parade — after they covered our car in green face paint. So, get out there and make family memories of your own; they’ll probably give you a good laugh later.


Kids on St Patricks Day

Our mom squad gathered the go-to list of St. Patrick’s Day fun in Kansas City, giving your family plenty of fun to partake in. The parades are fun for the whole family and who doesn’t enjoy dressing in green? (Or pinching those who don’t..) So, sit back, relax, & enjoy your pint of beer – or watch your husband chug his.


St. Patty’s Day Fun Happening Now Thru March 17th:


Go for the Green Food Drive

Now thru March 17th

Benefitting Harvester’s Food Bank

Annual Snake Saturday Parade

Saturday March 10th


Little Shamrock’s Run (Kid’s Race)

Saturday, March 10th


Luck of the Irish Virtual Race

Anytime in March

40th Annual Westport St. Patrick’s Day Run

Saturday, March 10th


Weston Shamrock Hunt

Downtown Weston, MO

Saturday, March 10th

All Day

2018 Emerald Isle Parade in Lee’s Summit

Saturday, March 10th


St. Patrick’s Day Warm Up Parade

Saturday, March 10th


St. Patty’s Week at Paradise Park

Saturday, March 11th thru March 17th

Martin City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 11th


36th Annual Shawnee St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 11th


Lee’s Summit Play St. Patty’s Day Fun

Friday, March 16th


Giggles N’ Jiggles St. Patty’s Day Turtle Meet & Greet

Friday, March 16th


Kansas City Zoo Fun

March 17th & 18th



Family Fun on St. Patrick’s Day:


KC Irish Parade

“The Pipes Are Calling: A Celebration of Irish Music”

March 17th 11:00am

On Broadway between Linwood & 43rd Street

Leavenworth Irish Parade

35th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17th 12:00pm

Downtown Leavenworth

Catch a Leprechaun at Mid-Continent Public Library

March 17th 2:00pm-3:00pm

Blue Springs South Branch

Belton St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17th 5:00pm

Downtown Belton

Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17th 1:00pm

Downtown Lawrence


Come enjoy all the St. Pattie’s Day fun in KC with your kiddos & explore our city. Don’t forget to wear green! 🙂

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Shop Kids Closet Connection Sale: Stock up on the Bargains at the Lee’s Summit-Blue Springs Sale

Kids never stop growing! Stock up on Spring & Summer clothing for the kiddos at the Kid’s Closet Connection Lee’s Summit & Blue Springs Sale. Find amazing bargains on everything you need from infant to teen sizes.

The consignment sale is FULL with thousands of pieces priced 60-90% off retail; clothing, shoes, accessories & every kids item in between. Kids Consignment Connection Lee’s Summit events only happen twice a year so mark your calendar now to save BIG $$. So grab your girl friends and bring them to shop the sale, because friends don’t let friends pay retail.



The sale runs Tuesday February 28th to Saturday March 3rd from 9 AM to 7 PM, with an early closing Saturday at 3 PM. Come shop at the Harris Park Community Center, 110 SW Blue Parkway in Lees Summit, Missouri next to the Summit Waves Water Park. Receive FREE admission every day of the sale with special discounts Friday and Saturday. Find all the details at Kid’s Consignment Connection Lee’s Summit’s website or their Facebook Page


Friday: 25% OFF Shopping

Open to the Public from 9 AM to 4 PM

Volunteer Presale from 5 PM to 7 PM

Consignor Presale from 5:30 PM to 7 PM

1st Time Parents, Educators, & Military Presale from 6 PM to 7 PM


Saturday: 50% OFF Shopping

1/2 Price Shopping from 9 AM to 3 PM

Consignor pick-up from 7 PM to 9 PM


Come shop with your girlfriends, family, neighbors, or anyone in between to save big at Kid’s Closet Connection Consignment Sale Lee’s Summit. 🙂

Horizon Academy: Summer Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities

Does your child learn differently than other students? Horizon Academy is the perfect place for your child to grow and learn. Here, they focus on the whole child to give your child the best education. Horizon Academy empowers students diagnosed with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) to become effective & confident learners. The programs nurture each student’s individual needs to show your child how much they can accomplish. Help your child grow and succeed with Horizon Academy!

Why Choose Horizon Academy?

Each child receives individualized attention from staff, trained for your child’s specific needs. The academy class sizes are no more than 10 students per class, which is ideal for high-quality learning. Horizon Academy welcomes students struggling with dyslexia, other Specific Learning Disabilities, or children (without learning disabilities) who need academic support. The caring staff inspire children to become academically confident and strong, which helps the students to ultimately return to a normal class setting.

Horizon Academy is centrally located in Roeland Park, so come by for a tour or visit Horizon Academy’s website to learn how they will help grow your child’s confidence & abilities in the classroom.



While the school year is very important, the time between the last day of school and the first day of school is critical.  Keep your child involved in their education this summer with programs from Horizon Academy! Summer programs are a great way to check out Horizon Academy if your family is considering placement for the full school year term. Kids can test drive the school to see if it fits their needs, before committing. Come check out the academy today; summer enrollment starts NOW!

Summer Programs for Kids with Learning Disabilities

Horizon Academy offers a variety of summer programs and activities for students with dyslexia & other learning disabilities, as well as average and above-average children who need educational support. Programs are offered for elementary to high school aged children. Below is an overview of summer programs for 2018. Find detailed info about each program at the Horizon Academy Summer Brochure or Fill out the Horizon Academy application today and empower your child in the classroom.

Your Options:

June Full Day Program (June 4-29)- This program mirrors a regular school day at Horizon Academy. Students receive instruction in core content areas including reading instruction using the Orton-Gillingham approach and math using the Math-U-See approach. Students also have classes in PE, music and art and take weekly trips to the Fairway pool.

July Half-Day Program (July 9-27)- This program provides academic support for students who need assistance in reading, writing, math and study skills.

Summer Tutoring (June 4-July 27)- Tutoring is available 2 or 3 days a week in the Orton-Gillingham approach or in math using the Math-U-See approach.

ABCs & 123s (June 4-29)- This program is for children ages 5-7 and promotes early literacy and numeracy skills.
Please be sure to read the brochure to learn more about these offerings.


Dyslexia learning disability school


Keep your kids engaged this summer with fun & educational summer programs from Horizon Academy. They offer full day and half day options that fit any family’s schedule! Fill out the Horizon Academy application today or call (913) 789-9443 to empower your child.

Need help with homework? Check out our helpful homework tips from Leah!


Horizon Academy Education for Children with Learning Disabilities


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Just Between Friends Lee’s Summit Spring Consignment Sale

The Just Between Friends Lee’s Summit Spring Consignment Sale begins Friday, February 23rd at 10 am! Get in FREE with the Coupon pinned to the top of our iFamilyKC Facebook page.  Get 50-90% off retail prices on over 150,000 items. Shop the sale to stock up on kids clothing, toys, shoes and gear for Spring & Summer at affordable prices.



Shop their huge selection of gently used consignment items (each checked for quality before put in the sale), as well as vendors selling new items. Snack on Girl Scout cookies, while you shop too!

Browse maternity clothing, shoes, baby equipment, baby toys, car seats, pack and plays, kids accessories, clothing from premature babies to juniors, boutique close-out items, and so much more! Find treasures every day at the JBF Consignment Sale, located in The Pavillion at John Knox Village, 522 N Murray Road in Lees Summit, Missouri.

Find more details at the Just Between Friends Lees Summit site or on JBF’s Facebook!


JBF Consignment Sale Details

Consignment Sale Hours:

Friday- Sunday 10 am to 7 pm, arrive EARLY for best selection!

Sunday- 50% OFF all merchandise (GREAT bargains!)



The Pavillion at John Knox Village

522 N Murray Road Lees Summit, Missouri 64081



  • Plan to shop 1-2 hours to uncover hidden consignment treasures.
  • Come as early as you can to get the best prices & first pick.
  • Leave the kids at home.
  • Trace your child’s foot and bring it to shop for shoes.
  • Shop a size or 2 up, kids grow (Don’t forget end of summer too!)
  • COME SUNDAY- 50% off all consignment merchandise left


Have a great time shopping the JBF consignment sale. We hope you find great bargains for your entire family! 🙂