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Mummies Of The World: Now At Union Station!

June 19, 2017 at 8:13 PM • Posted in UncategorizedNo comments yet

Good Evening, Kansas City! We are SO excited to help share the news that Mummies Of The World, the NEW exhibit at Union Station, is now open! We sent Brigette, from our iFamilyKC Mom Squad team, to check it out and she’s sharing her thoughts with you tonight on the blog. Take a look…

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Mummies Of The World: Now At Union Station!

This past Friday, my kids and I were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of Union Stations’ Mummies of the World exhibit! I was so excited to go because I hadn’t had the chance to go see any of their exhibits since moving back to Kansas City. Thailand (9) was just as excited as I was but Baltimore (6) and Italy (4) were a little apprehensive since they didn’t know what to expect.

When we arrived they were still in the process of setting up a few more décor items for opening day but that didn’t stop me from having a good time! First stop in the exhibit is a short welcome movie about the mummies and what to expect. Once the short movie was over, we were ready to see the mummies!

There were so many mummies and ancient artifacts to see! I knew there would be mummies from all over the world and different time periods, but I had no clue that mummies were once mummified in different and unique ways. Typically when you think of mummies, you think ancient Egypt, Halloween costumes or wrapped up from head to toe in toilet paper. I was very impressed by the majority of ways people and animals had been mummified throughout the World’s history.

From the more common mummies like King Tutankhamen to mummies that had been buried by the earth and mysteriously preserved by natural elements. We learned that even though mummies have been dead for centuries, you can still learn about their past and how they died. Scientists have ways through scanning and examining if in fact they had died from diseases or natural causes.

All in all I would say this exhibit is beyond educational and cool! Thailand and I really enjoyed learning about all the different mummies and where they came from. Baltimore and Italy not so much! Because the exhibit is in dimmed lights and there are real life mummies, they were scared and said it was too creepy. I would say if your child scares easy, doesn’t car for the dark or are younger than 8, they may not really enjoy it as much. If you have a family with littles, I would suggest maybe breaking up your group and alternate turns with the other adults in your group. This way everyone can enjoy the exhibit and no one gets scared.  The exhibit is located downstairs at Union Station (next to planetarium). The exhibit is open through the rest of 2017.

To get your tickets or to find out more information about the mummies or exhibit, check out Union Stations’ Mummies of the World online! http://www.unionstation.org/mummies/

Since no flash photography is allowed, I was only able to snap some pictures with my phone! Here are a few photos from the exhibit!

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** THESE ARE REAL MUMMIES FROM THE EXHIBIT, VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED**

From iFamily to yours,

 

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22 Spraygrounds To Check Out This Summer

With summer temperatures in full swing here in the metro area, you’re likely wondering how you can both escape the heat and keep the kids active this year. Brigette, from our iFamilyKC Mom Squad team has put together your ultimate guide for Spray Grounds here in the metro area. She’s compiled a list of 22 places you need to put on your summer bucket list. Take a look…

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22 Spraygrounds Around Kansas City!

It’s summer, you’re hot, I’m hot… we’re ALL hot! And nothing says summer like water parks, splash parks and really anything to do with water. As a mom of littles and mediums that don’t fully know how to swim or have been scarred by going under water one time, it can be nerve wracking when going to the pool.

Take my pool for example. Living downtown is great! You get a mix of people, however, they are mostly young and no kids. So it can cause a lot of stress on everyone when trying to take your kids to a populated pool.

So over the past few years, I have grown to LOVE spray grounds! The water is not too deep and they can enjoy themselves in a fun, non-scary place with water. I can either join them in the fun or relax on the side. Mind fully at ease.

So if you are like me and you love spraygrounds, then have no fear and take a look at this amazing list of spraygrounds throughout the metro area!

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#1 Dagg Park

701 East 21st Avenue, North Kansas City

#2  Harmony Park

East 10th Street & Agnes Avenue, Kansas City

#3 Blue Valley Park

23rd Street and Topping, Kansas City

#4 Douglas Park

2632 Jarboe Street, Kansas City

#5 Jacob L. Loose Park

52nd Terrace and Summit Street, Kansas City

#6 Sunnyside Park

8255 Summit Street, Kansas City

#7 Longview Tract

7101 Longview Road, Kansas City

#8 Golden Oaks Park

North East 46th Street & North Antioch Road

#9 Garrison Square

4th Street and Forest Avenue, Kansas City

#10 Central Park

Linwood Boulevard and Bales Avenue, Kansas City

#11 Lynkins Square

East 8th Street and Myrtle Avenue, Kansas City

#12 Parade Park

1600 John “Buck” O’Neil Way, Kansas City

#13 Seven Oaks Park

East 39th Street & Winchester Avenue, Kansas City

#14 Spring Valley Park

East 27th Street and Woodland Avenue, Kansas City

#15 McCoy Park

24 Highway and North Delaware, Independence

#16 Rotary Park

24th and Hardy, Independence

#17 John Anderson Park

4701 East 135 Street, Grandview

 #18 Miller J. Fields Park

1301 South East 3rd Terrace

While the amount of Spraygrounds in Kansas is not as extensive, these are great parks to check out as well!

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#19 Pierson Park

1800 South 55th, Kansas City KS

#20 Eisenhower Park

2901 North 72nd Street, Kansas City KS

#21 Heathwood Park

North 10th Street and Parallel Pkwy, Kansas City KS

#22 Roe Park

10400 Roe Avenue, Leawood KS

While I have not been to most of these parks, this is merely a guide of locations throughout the metro area. It is always wise to check the time and dates before heading off for a day of fun!

*Pro tip* Pack plenty of snacks, water and extra clothes/towels when heading to the sprayground. Also, if you have or can purchase some, water shoes are a great idea for your kiddos when they are playing in water. Some of the grounds can get slippery and the last thing you want to do is heal boo boos when you want to have fun.

I hope you find this list helpful and enjoy your time this summer!

From iFamily to Yours,

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14 Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Traveling

February 4, 2017 at 7:56 AM • Posted in Mom Resources, Safety Tips, UncategorizedComments Off on 14 Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Traveling

Howdy, Kansas City! Many of us have to travel for our jobs, vacations, etc. And while it’s great to get out and see the world, it’s also important to remember: safety first! Our Mom Squad Ambassador, Sarah, has some great tips on staying safe and smart while traveling. Check it out!

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14 Safety Tips to Keep in Mind When Traveling

 

The world is a scary place and it gets scarier with every news story that scrolls across the screen. I am at the point that I won’t even turn it on in the mornings for fear that I won’t leave my bed! And the worst part is these news reporters don’t even have to travel to find these stories—they are happening right next door!

Now I am a strong advocate for not living in fear and showing what an independent, strong and brave woman I am, but sometimes even I need to check myself (and my ego) at the door! My husband is constantly trying to get me to realize that I need to pay attention to my surroundings at all times. I will be honest, at first I didn’t listen but now, especially that I have kids; I have to do it more. But when I travel for work, I find myself doing things that are probably a little dangerous, i.e. walking to the restaurant in Boston which happened to be on the other side of the Public Park!

I wanted to write this article to just bring it to our attention that we are strong men and women but just a small thing can turn you into a victim. So below are 14 tips for traveling alone and in some cases just leaving our house!

 

#1 With hotels – smaller can be smarter

When it comes to finding a hotel, smaller can actually be smarter. Hear me out, the staff is more likely to know you and call you by name. There is also not so much of a chance of loiterers in the lobby or in common areas. Course let’s face it, these boutique hotels can sometimes be way outside the price range. So if you do find yourself at a large chain, just get to know the day and night shift front desk person. It can make you feel safe and they really enjoy it as well!

 

#2 Be aware when working out at hotels

Speaking of the hotel, who doesn’t want to keep up our workout routine while on vacation? Okay so maybe not on vacation but when we are traveling for work sometimes it is a great stress reliever. Just pay attention if there is an attendant or if you need a key to get in to workout area. If not, it could be a good idea to call someone before and after you go.

 

#3 Be weary of the “Do Not Disturb” sign

Please don’t be my husband when he travels! He always puts the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door. That just tells people that you aren’t there and if they are really paying attention they can track when you come and go! Most hotels will let you just call housekeeping instead to ask for your room not to be cleaned. This way it won’t cause additional attention to your empty room.

 

#4 Handle important documents & money wisely

Carry just one credit card and photocopies of important documents. Divide money for small and larger purchases so you don’t have to expose a wad of bills. And try not to carry large bills when possible. Become familiar with foreign currency before you need to use it so that you aren’t fumbling or accidentally give them too much or too little.

 

#5 Let your concierge know when traveling alone

When you ask the concierge to make any restaurant reservations, have him or her say, “Please take care of our guest, she’s coming alone and will need a taxi home.”

 

#6 Women traveling alone — check out these sites

I wasn’t aware of this– for all our female travelers, I guess there are a lot of great networks to connect female travelers all around the world. Be cautious, of course, as you would on any internet connection site. But what a great way to ask about customs, where to stay and eat and things to do in their area. Check out: The Travelettes, Go Girl Travel Network, Pink Pangea.

 

#7 Get creative in storing your valuables

Have you heard this one yet? Store any extra cash in a wrapped up diaper? Another one I saw was a tampon box. Unfortunately, now that everyone had heard of this then every thief will look there. So how about a shoe or in a soap box that you get from the hotel. Just think like a thief for a moment!

 

#8 Consider portable security features

Portable security features. Door alarms that can easily be carried on as well as door jams that are a lot easier than using a chair jammed under the door knob. Think of this too if you happen to have adjoining rooms with someone you don’t know. Or a door that faces into a parking lot or courtyard.

 

#9 Get a second key

The front desk always asks me if I want one or two keys. I usually say one because it is hard enough keeping track of everything unless I am traveling with someone else so they can keep track of one too. But I came across a good tip. Keep two hotel keys with you — one in your bag and one on your person. That way if your bag is taken, you change wallets or purses or you leave it somewhere, at least you aren’t locked out of your room!

 

#10 Keep only one headphone in your ear

We all take our travel time to listen to music, an audiobook, or if you are like me I constantly have a podcast streaming in order to pass the time. Although it may be difficult to hear it is a great idea to only keep one headphone in your ear, this way you can always stay alert.

 

#11 Snap a photo of your taxi/Uber license plate

Snap a picture of your cab’s license plate before you get in it. Or take a picture of the license inside the cab (THAT IS REQUIRED) to be in full view of the passenger. You may think taxis are the safest thing, even if they are arranged by a concierge or restaurant host but even they are not safe in some instances. And please don’t even get me started on Uber! Please check the license plate and person BEFORE you get in with the app, if it isn’t the same then don’t be afraid to pass! This happened to me while traveling, the Uber driver showed up in a different car and obviously different license plate—he told me it was his wife’s car that he was borrowing. I politely declined, he was angry but I felt a lot safer that way!

 

#12 Trust your instincts

 

Speaking of which—it is always okay to turn down help with your bags, an invitation to dinner or a drink! Don’t be afraid to be rude if it means feeling safe. And trust your instincts about when to accept help.

 

#13 Remember — well lit & public areas

Along those same lines, do you know that it is your right if you get pulled over by a policeman that you can wait until you are in a well-lit and public area to actually stop. Now you can’t just floor it to try and get to the closest mall; you have to make an effort of slowing down and signaling that you are intending to pull over. You can also ask to see his/her credentials (badge, ID) before you roll down the window. Just keep in mind that you need to explain what you are doing as you are doing it, otherwise you can look a little sketchy. There are so many stories out there of people traveling alone being pulled over by someone impersonating a police officer.

 

#14 Take a full-body selfie & send it to someone

To wrap this up, there was a great idea posted to the comment section of the article. “I make a point of taking a full-body selfie every morning before I leave the hotel & posting it to Facebook, along with texting it to my husband. If anything happens, there’s a recent photo that also documents what I was wearing that day.” I am not too sure if you need to post to Facebook because that will indicate you are traveling. But not a bad idea to send it to someone just in case!

 

Now that you are truly scared and probably will never leave your house, let’s take a step back. Chances are nothing will probably happen to you, but I promise that those chances skyrocket when you aren’t protecting yourself with just little things that you do on a daily basis. Don’t take for granted that “this is a small town” or “we are in the Midwest, what could happen here!” These types of phrases are usually the first thing that get us into trouble. I found a lot of these tips in two really great articles; feel free to check them out. 50 Tips for Female Travelers and 46 Incredibly Useful Safety Tips for Traveling Alone.

 

From iFamily to Yours,

 

 

 

 

 

iFamilyKC Ask Us Anything {ENTER TO WIN 4 Tix to Harry Potter & The Magic Of Music}

April 22, 2016 at 3:35 PM • Posted in Uncategorized26 Comments

Hey guys!

We just got our hands on 4 TICKETS to THIS SUNDAY’S Harry Potter & The Magic Of Music presented by the Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for Performing Arts and we want to give them away to YOU!

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Entering is SIMPLE.

All you have to do is drop a comment on THIS blog post with a question about iFamilyKC.

You can ask us ANYTHING. We’ll answer your questions LIVE tomorrow morning on Facebook and we’ll notify the winner both THERE and through email! HURRY – This FLASH GIVEAWAY ends tomorrow (Saturday 4/23) at 11:30am! We can’t wait to answer your questions!

 

 

Fundraising With Kona Ice!

April 5, 2016 at 8:43 AM • Posted in Mom Resources, UncategorizedComments Off on Fundraising With Kona Ice!
Good Morning!
As we look toward the close of the school year here in just a couple of months, many program directors and PTA members are on the hunt for activities for school field days and end of year fundraisers. I wanted to share some information about a great fundraising opportunity from our friends over at Kona Ice. Their options allow schools to make a HUGE amount of fundraising dollars in just a short amount of time. Take a look…

Every Event Made Better w/ Kona Ice

Kona Ice is now booking carnivals, field days, corporate events, block parties, birthday parties, graduations, VBS, back to school, and more!

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Kona Ice is the only food truck in Kansas City that is smart snack approved meeting all of the federal and state guidelines!

Invite them for your Field Day or set up a Kona Day!

Contact Eric at ewright@kona-ice.com or 913-709-3370

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Kona Ice Is An Easy, Fun Fundraiser

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Have an event with lots of people you need to serve quickly?…no problem! Kona Ice offers flash fundraising with the ability to serve from 300 to 1,500 per hour! This means your organization can earn an amazing $200 – $1000 in just 60 minutes! Kona Ice takes care of everything and will write you a check at the end to boot! It’s easy, fun & you earn money back! Kona Ice has given back over $35 million nationwide to organizations just like yours, now it’s your turn to join in the fun!

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Any day can be a “Kona Day” during or after school, indoors or outdoors, rain or sunshine. Now is the time to join the other 110+ schools in the Kansas City metro/Lawrence area who have already partnered with Kona Ice to help them raise funds!

Take A Look:

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From iFamily to Yours,

Holli & The iFamilyKC Team

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Join The KC Chiefs Kids Club TODAY!

March 26, 2016 at 11:58 AM • Posted in UncategorizedComments Off on Join The KC Chiefs Kids Club TODAY!
Hey, KC!
Woah! It’s that time of the year again – the time of year where we’re about to experience some REALLY FUN events for families all throughout the metro area and, trust me, you do NOT want to miss out on the chance to get into the KC Chiefs Kids Club where you’ll get EXCLUSIVE access to some pretty amazing things. Take a look…

Join the KC Chiefs Kids Club today and receive invites to these FREE events!

One-time fee of only $20 + $4.99 shipping and handling!
Once you sign your child(ren) up for the Chiefs Kids Club, they are considered a member until their 15th birthday. No renewal required!However, if they’d like to receive the new Chiefs kit full of merchandise, you may re-register at any time throughout the year, or each season as you wish, and pay the $20 fee. A new kit will then be mailed.

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We can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces at Arrowhead this year!

From iFamily to Yours,

Holli & The iFamilyKC Team

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This Weekend At The Box Office: “Zootopia”

March 5, 2016 at 1:17 PM • Posted in Movies, UncategorizedComments Off on This Weekend At The Box Office: “Zootopia”

Happy Saturday, Everyone!

I recently had the opportunity to watch the newest film from Disney, “Zootopia” with my family and several of YOUR sweet families at the AMC Studio 30 in Olathe. “Zootopia” is from the same team that made “Wreck it Ralph”, and the trailers were hilarious, so my hopes were high for this movie. For all my thoughts on Disney’s latest adventure, take a look…

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Runtime: 108 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG for action and some rude humor

Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin & Jason Bateman

“Zootopia”,is named after the city in which most of the film takes place. In the metropolis of Zootopia, mammals of all kinds live and thrive together. The city has multiple sectors with different environments (Ice, Jungle, etc) which are all beautifully rendered in 3D. The viewer, as all as the main character is introduced to the various city burrows via a train ride through the city, and it is as visually spectacular.

The story follows Judy Hopps (voiced with perfect chipper enthusiasm by Ginnifer Goodwin), as she attempts to be the first bunny police officer in Zootopia. Along the way, she enlists the assistance of a smooth talking Fox, Nick Wilde (voiced with just the right combination of snark and charm by Jason Bateman).  

While the movie has plenty of silly humor and animal puns, I appreciated the willingness to take on themes which have a greater meaning. Nick and Judy (along with the other citizens of Zootopia) have to put aside their prejudices and preconceived notions in order to trust each other and work together. It is very easy to take this lesson and apply it to our current societal issues.

This is a movie that will appeal to both children and adults. My husband and I enjoyed many of the pop-culture references that will fly right past the younger crowd. Our 5 year old daughter laughed a lot and enjoyed most of the movie, though she did get a little intimidated during a few of the more intense action scenes. If you have a sensitive young one I would recommend preparing them for these scenes before bringing them.  

Overall, I loved “Zootopia”. It is a funny, exciting, beautiful movie with good lessons about diversity and believing in yourself. I highly recommend it for the whole family.

See you at the movies!

From iFamily to Yours,

Holli

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Celebrating Local Businesses: The History Of US Toy

October 18, 2015 at 11:33 PM • Posted in Educational Fun for Kids, Mom Resources, UncategorizedComments Off on Celebrating Local Businesses: The History Of US Toy

Good Sunday evening to you, Kansas City!

We are so fortunate to live in this big little city, aren’t we?! Kansas City is called home by a variety of incredible businesses both big and small. Corporations like Cerner, Hallmark, and Sprint are all headquartered right here in the greater KC metro area. These businesses add to both the culture and the economy in our town and it’s worth celebrating companies who choose to make KC home. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Seth Freiden for an interview. Seth is the CEO of US Toy, a business that was both founded and hosts its flagship store right here in Kansas City.

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Founded in 1953 by Frances Gershon, US Toy has been a local favorite for several generations. At the beginning, Frances created and sold small toys out of her living room and sold them on revolving racks in drugstores and grocery stores across town. The family business, with humble beginnings, has since evolved into a multi-million dollar corporation. US Toy is now a global organization that distributes more than twelve million catalogs per year worldwide.US Toy

 

In addition to catalog sales, US Toy also has seven retail stores throughout the United States and an 800,000 square foot warehouse and headquarters right here in Kansas City. Frances’ grandson, Seth Freiden, is currently the CEO of US Toy and says that he is honored to have the opportunity to carry on the family legacy. But US Toy is far more than just your typical store. They serve as a resource hub for teachers, parents, and caregivers interested in enriching the lives of the children around them. They also serve as a go-to resource for party and event planning. The staff at US Toy includes former teachers who help develop products that encourage sensory and educational development which cannot be found in other stores – They are truly an asset to the community both with their presence and history as well as the resources they provide to families.

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You might be familiar with their large store located just off of I-435 and State Line Road. If you haven’t been there for a while, you’ll likely notice a few changes next time you go in. The newly renovated stores has been modified to optimize your customer experience. With a layout that is more conducive to every day shopping – you’ll find that your essential supplies can now be found quickly and easily.

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US Toy recently hosted a grand re-opening event on Saturday October 10th to unveil the renovations. These updates are consistent with recent work made to their KC based warehouse which has enabled US Toy to drastically reduce their energy footprint and impact on the environment. Seth tells me that US Toy has a goal to be good stewards of the environment and it seems that the updates they make all coincide that with that goal.

At the end of the day, US Toy hopes to be a brand that people recognize and are proud of both here in Kansas City as well as across the globe. Seth shared with me that there are so many incredible stories from their life-long customers who have childhood memories from US Toy. How wonderful to be able to share those memories with future generations who can, in turn, create some of their own.

A big thank you to Seth and the US Toy team for giving us the chance to peek into their business and share it with all of you. We are proud of the companies who call KC home and encourage you to check out US Toy for all of your educational and party needs. Visit them in person or online at www.ustoyco.com. Don’t forget to check out this month’s copy of iFamilyKC for an EXCLUSIVE US Toy coupon!

Fall Pumpkin Patch Fun!

October 15, 2015 at 4:21 PM • Posted in UncategorizedComments Off on Fall Pumpkin Patch Fun!

How ‘Bout Them Royals, KC?!

Did you SEE that game last night?! Of course you did – I’m pretty sure we were ALL up and cheering for our favorite boys in blue! Autumn is an incredible time to live in the metro area not only because we get to enjoy both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Royals but also because there are so many wonderful family friendly events and activities that are available to you here in the area all season long. One of our iFamilyKC Mom Squad members, Molly, shares her thoughts on pumpkin patches with you today on the blog. Take a look…

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Fall is here in Kansas City and that means pumpkin patch galore! This is my favorite time of year, and I love it even more since I moved to Kansas City mainly because of all the pumpkin patches our family can go to. 🙂 There is not one I love more than the other – they all are different and all offer so much family fun!

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Carolyn’s pumpkin patch in Liberty is great! It’s out by Worlds Of Fun so it was a drive for my family but it was worth it! They have a fun pumpkin patch you ride to and go pick out the pumpkins you want – I loved that part since I had never been to a real pumpkin patch before. My daughters favorite part was  the HUGE corn pit (I mean huge). Layla stayed in there for an hour, and I had to pull her out. It’s big enough for everyone to lay down and bury themselves. So cool!

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Johnson Family Farm near Belton is so fun too! They have a cool indoor play area that the kids love! As well as a big petting zoo for the children to go explore in. 🙂

KC Pumpkin Patch in Olathe is also amazing! They have train rides, a big big slide that you ride down on a burlap sack, and a huge jumping blob in the ground (Layla’s favorite part for sure)!

Faulkners Ranch off of Raytown Road and i-470 is such a fun fall themed place! Hayrides with fun sing a long songs playing, mini pumpkin bowling, and pony rides that young ones can do!

All these patches are so incredibly fun for the whole family! I hope you get a chance to at least go to one, or all like me 🙂

A Visit To The Johnson County Museum

October 7, 2015 at 8:38 AM • Posted in UncategorizedComments Off on A Visit To The Johnson County Museum

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!

We are truly impressed by the many, many wonderful family friendly activities, events, and resources that are available to you here in the metro area. Today, we wanted to share a post written by one of our iFamilyKC Mom Squad team members, Erin, who had a chance to go out and see the Johnson County Museum with her family! Join us on the blog as Erin shares her adventure and thoughts on this incredible kid-friendly attraction.

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Johnson County Museum Visit!

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Recently my family and I took a little drive over to the Kansas side to check out the Johnson County Museum.  The museum is pretty interesting for the young and old.  It was quite fascinating to see the changes over the last 100 years and how the communities in Johnson county grew in population.  We also visited the 1950’s All Electric House, a real house built with many technological advances for it’s time. The “hidden tv” behind the picture frame had to be my favorite. It was a total blast from the past!

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The Kidscape area in particular was the point of interest for us.  KidScape is an interactive little town aimed for ages 3-9. It includes a bookstore, park, City Hall, hospital, fashion boutique, theater, and post office.  My daughter really enjoyed putting on a play in the theater with a few other kids that were visiting the museum.  The theater had a cute little backstage area complete with costumes and props.  My husband and son enjoyed playing with the trains and little buildings that were set up in City Hall.  The boutique had some beads and pipe cleaners to make necklaces and bracelets. My daughter made a bracelet for daddy but it got left behind. She realized he didn’t have his bracelet when we were leaving, so I had to go hunt it down.

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I spoke with the tour guide during the 50’s house tour and she informed me they are relocating their entire museum (including the house!) to the old King Louie bowling alley location.  There is no basement in the house so at least they don’t have to worry about that!  I think it will be interesting to see how they move the house.  Apparently, the house was moved once before to it’s current location but they moved it through a cornfield that has now be replaced with a booming subdivision!

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Overall, I think if you are in the Johnson County area looking for something free and fun for the kids to do, the KidScape area it definitely worth checking out! It is well-kept and nicely put together and allows children to let their imagination wander.  Admission to the museum and KidScape is free.  They offer guided tours of the 1950’s house for a small fee. If you are a long-time Johnson County resident or even a history buff, you will enjoy the Johnson County museum and all it has to offer.  

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Erin Booth, mother of 2 little ones and 1 big. Grandma to another little one. (8 month old son, 5 year old daughter, 20 year old stepson, and 5 month old grandbaby girl). Starting her very first blog at https://dayinthelifeofamommyof3.wordpress.com/