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The 30th Annual Holiday Mart is COMING – We’ve GOT a Giveaway AND a Coupon, Too!

Happy Thursday, Kansas City!

In case you missed it, we’re just ONE week out from the 30th Annual Holiday Mart, an incredible shopping opportunity put on by our friends at The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. To help you celebrate, we’ve got a flash giveaway right here in this blog post! But first, let me tell you a little bit about what you can expect at the Mart this year. Take a look…

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Nearly 200 Vendors

From accessories for men and women to art pieces for the home and fun things for the kiddos, there truly is something for everyone (and every style) when you visit this year’s Holiday Mart at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City. With nearly two hundred vendors to visit during the event, the selection available to you will help you knock out even the hard-to-shop-for people on your gift list this Christmas and, BONUS, since the event is at the end of October, you can sit back and relax this holiday season knowing that your annual shopping is DONE. In addition to the wonderful gifts you’ll find as you peruse the aisles at the Mart, you’ll also find several vendors that offer a selection of dips and party treats for those upcoming seasonal parties you’ll be attending this year.

Pro Tip: Check out the complete vendor list online and plan ahead for your shopping weekend.

Fun Activities & Special Events

Attending Holiday Mart KC isn’t just about the shopping, it’s also about the fun and The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri works hard to come up with several opportunities during the long weekend to keep you entertained while you’re there. Here are the few special things available to you this year:

Preferential Shopping
Thursday, October 19, 2017
9 a.m. – noon
Ticket price:  $35

Experience the magic of Holiday Mart early! Start your holiday shopping at the largest fundraiser-shopping event in Kansas City and enjoy a continental breakfast buffet during our Holiday Mart Preferential Shopping Event. Browse Holiday Mart retailers that you know and love – or experience new retailers before the doors open to the public. The details:

  • Cost: $35
  • Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Includes early admission on Thursday, access to all four days of Holiday Mart, breakfast (no voucher needed) and the first 500 people who arrive get a voucher for one drink.

30th Annual Holiday Mart Celebration
Thursday, October 19, 2017
5 – 8 p.m.
Ticket price:  $30

Cheers to 30 years! The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri is celebrating 30 years of hosting Holiday Mart. To celebrate, mix-and-mingle with the past, present and future Holiday Mart Chairs, enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and toast with a cocktail. The details:

  • Cost: $30
  • Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Your ticket gains you access to the Holiday Mart (one-day pass)
  • Your ticket includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres
  • You will receive one drink ticket

KC Needlepoint has designed a 30th Annual Holiday Mart Needlepoint Ornament – purchase yours!

Ladies Night Out (LNO)
Friday, October 20, 2017
5 – 9 p.m.
Ticket price:  $50

Gather your girlfriends and join us for an evening of shopping, sips and savory foods! Experience our exciting Ladies’ Night Out event that women from all over Kansas City look forward to year after year! Enjoy complimentary desserts, drinks and savory foods in our VIP lounge area. Plus, don’t miss live, enter-to-win giveaways including tickets from Southwest Airlines and a give-back at Kendra Scott, where the supporting brand sponsor will donate 20% of all sales to the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri!

  • Cost: $50
  • Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
  • Includes access to all four days of Holiday Mart, a swag bag, two cocktail tickets (provided at the event) and buffet voucher (provided at the event).

Pics with St. Nick
Sunday, October 22, 2017
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free of Charge

Put on your festive holiday attire up and join us for pictures with St. Nick! Bring the entire family or your friends for a day of shopping, along with photo opportunities with Santa, cookies and festive holiday activities. Photos will be available for purchase online after the show.

The Chance to Give Back Here in KC

Funds raised at Holiday Mart go toward the League’s work in our community. In 2017, the JLKCMO is partnering with these community agencies, providing volunteers and funding to enhance programming:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Happy Bottoms
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Kansas City Hospice / Solace House
  • Lazarus Ministries
  • Rose Brooks Center
  • Urban Neighborhood Initiative
  • Wayside Waifs
  • Women’s Employment Network

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri (JLKCMO) is a 501(c)(3) organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Since 1914, the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri has been associated with more than 350 community agencies and organizations. Since the League’s inception, members have donated more than $16.5 million and over 2.3 million hours of volunteer time. League members research areas of need in the Kansas City area and educate the membership and the community about those issues. Currently, their focus area is Women and Children.

The Giveaway

We’re so EXCITED to have our hands on a few sets of tickets to give away for this year’s Holiday Mart! We’ll be randomly selecting THREE winners, each of which will get two single-day admission tickets to get into the Mart this year. Head on up to the top of this page and click on the “Enter to WIN Right HERE” button to enter, it’s THAT simple! This prize pack is valued at $24/each!

Can’t wait for tickets or want to go multiple days in a row?!

Save $2 per ticket using our exclusive code iFamilyKC  when you pre-order online!

Bonus- The kiddos (12 & under) get in FREE!

From iFamily to Yours,

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10 Best KC Date Nights For You To Do This Weekend

Stuck in a rut with the same restaurant and movie date nights?  Liz, from the iFamily Mom and Dad Squad shares some of KC’s best date nights for you and your honey!  Take a look…

KC Date Nights

10 Best KC Date Nights For You To Do This Weekend

Shake things up a bit with these unique and fun date ideas to do around Kansas City with your sweetheart!

  1. Take a Ride

Meet anywhere from the River Market to the Plaza and hop on a B-Cycle, Kansas City’s bike sharing program! Ride around all day for only $7!

  1. Pack a Picnic

Before it gets to chilly outside, take advantage of the beautiful fall air and take your lunch to the park! Try Loose Park or the lawn at the Nelson-Atkins for a picnic date.

  1. Get Your Tokens

Relive the 90s by heading to Tapcade or Up/Down for a night of arcade games and beer! There are a ton of beers on tap between the two locations. The extensive beer menu features a long list of Kansas and Missouri brews.  Once the tokens run out catch a movie in Tapcade’s Screenland Theatre or enjoy the patio at Up/Down.

  1. Get Cooking

Enjoy an interactive and relaxing evening out with a couples cooking class at The Sundry, located in the Crossroads.

  1. Breakout Escape Rooms

Team up with other couples to test your composure at an escape room, like the Exit Room Express at Paradise Park, a live action escape game!

  1. Get Spooky

This Halloween grab your partners hand, have a scary good time and brave Kansas City’s haunted houses! The Edge of Hell and The Beast are located in the West Bottoms.

  1. Restaurant Hop

Why sit down for an entire dinner when you can restaurant hop! Enjoy small bites and drinks at all your favorite local eateries. Some of my personal favorites are Beer Kitchen, McCoy’s Public House, Westport Flea Market and Californos.

  1. Take a Brew Tour

In the heart of Kansas City is the Boulevard Brewing Company! This was my husband and I’s first date and one we will always remember. Mainly because they asked us if we wanted to meet with someone about having our wedding there …remember it was our first date.  You and your partner can also enjoy a FREE 60- minute walking tour of the brewery, which includes samples in the tasting room!

  1. Have a Friendly Competition

Hit up a local spot for a friendly competition verse one another! Char Bar in Westport is a great spot to enjoy the feel of a backyard BBQ with great yard games- corn hole, bocce ball, croquet and ping pong. No other pub in the Power and Light District has an awesome bowling alley, shuffleboard and beer pong! If pool is more your style than hit up Westport Flea Market for pool, skeeball and pinball.

  1. Take a Road Trip

Just a short drive from Kansas City is historic Weston, Missouri. Spend the day touring this fun little town and all it has to offer. Drop into Pirtle Winery located in the Weston Historic District for a tasting and tour. In the backroads of Weston is the Green Dirt Farm featuring cheeses, yogurt and ice cream. Enjoy a cocktail at the McCormick Distilling company on Main Street. Get your barbeque fix at the Tin Kitchen featuring a menu driven by hickory-smoked barbeque meats.

With some much going on daily in Kansas City there is no reason you can’t find the perfect day date or night date for you, have fun!

From iFamily to Yours,

 


Ways You Can Help Texas Recover From Hurricane Harvey

The devastating news of Hurricane Harvey down in Texas has hit close to home for many of us.  Being so far away can leave us feeling helpless and wondering what we could be doing to help.  Bridgette, from the iFamily Mom & Dad Squad, is a Texas Native.  She’s here with some suggestions on ways to give and support the victims of Hurricane Harvey!

#texasstrong

Here Are Some WaysThat KC Can Be #TexasStrong

 

As someone that considers herself both a Kansas Citian and Texan, this post is extremely difficult for me to write. Last week, family and friends of my family and possibly yours have been hit hard by the result of Hurricane Harvey. What started out as a mere “tropical storm” quickly escalated to a category 4 hurricane. This unfortunate event has displaced many, many people. Young, old, rich, poor, black or white.. people have been stranded, displaced and worst of all separated from their families or lost loved ones.

Being here in Kansas City and not close to my family and friends during this time has really been hard to process and unsettling. But thankfully there are several organizations around the city that are accepting donations to send to all of the victims in Houston and surrounding cities.

This week you can do what you can by sending items that are in great need. Remember, these people have had their homes destroyed and possibly only have the clothes on their back. Here are a few items that are in great need:

Kids:

Diapers

Wipes

Formula

Rash Cream

Baby Shampoo/ Powder

Clothes

Shoes

Socks/ underwear

Coats

Adults:

Clothes

Shoes

Socks

Coats

Under garments

Care:

Toothpaste/ Toothbrush

Shampoo & conditioner

Deodorant

Feminine Hygiene products

Combs/ brushes

Blankets

Towels/ wash rags

Soap

Pillows and more..

 

Not sure where to donate?  Try considering these options.

Red Cross:

You can text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief or visit them online at https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey for proceeds to go strictly to Harvey Victims

 

VFW

You can join with the VFW and show your support by making a $10 donation to the VFW’s relief efforts by texting the keyword “NEEDS” to 27722, or mail in your donation of any amount to: VFW Quartermaster General, 406 W 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. All funds raised will be distributed to veterans, military personnel and their families of affected by Hurricane Harvey

 

These metro business have also joined the cause and are accepting donations at the locations listed below:

180v Barber Salon

1805 vine st Kansas City MO, 64108

Tues-Sat 9am-7pm

 

4th Down Grill

6607 Parallel Pkwy Kansas city KS 66106

Tues-Sat 9am-7pm

 

The Powder Room Makeup & skincare studio

8600 w 95th street suite 104-5

Overland Park Ks

Mon-Sat 2:30-6pm

 

Let’s stand together and show our support from afar by helping those in need.

From iFamily to Yours,

 


Labor Day Weekend Fun in KC!

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Erin, from our iFamily Mom Squad, has got some fun things for you and your family to do this Labor Day Weekend KC!

Labor Day Weekend Fun in KC!

Wow! Does anyone else feel like summer zoomed by? School has started and the official end to summer is this weekend.  That doesn’t mean KC is slowing down by any means!  There are tons of super fun family events planned for Labor Day weekend!  Check out the list below and be sure to comment on the blog or our Facebook page with any events we may have missed!

CowTown Family Fun Fest American Royal BBQ

September 2nd, 11am -3pm. Inflatables, mechanical bull, face painting, pony rides, balloon artist, petting zoo, entertainment from Mr. Stinky Feet and much more! Adults: $23 Kids: $8.  Ages 5 and under are FREE.

Kidfest at Science City Union Station

September 2nd 10am-5pm Come to Science City for a big day of science fun including: face painting, balloon artists, petting zoo, entertainment from Rockin Rob, 7 ft hamster wheel snow cone machine. Event is free with paid Science City admission. Kids 3-12 $7

SantaCaliGon

September 1st – September 4th FREE entertainment on the Main Stage and Community Stage, 400 arts, crafts and food vendors, carnival. Located on the Historic Independence Square. All activities excluding the carnival are FREE.

Dollar Days at WOF/Last Days for Oceans of Fun

September 2nd – September 4th Take a dip in the water at Oceans of Fun for the last time this season on it’s closing weekend.  Dollar Days at Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun with $1 hot dogs, $1 french fries, $1 donuts, $1 games and discounted merchandise.

Schlitterbahn

Float down the rivers at Schlitterbahn for the last time this season on it’s closing weekend. Open September 2nd, 3rd and 4th 10am-6pm.

KC Irish Fest

September 1-3, An Irish tradition in KC, come join the fun with music and entertainment to celebrate Irish Celtic culture. Kids 3-12 $7, Friday Adult admission $10, Sat and Sun advanced adult admission $12

KC Renaissance Festival

Opens for it’s 41st season, weekends September 2nd through October 15th and Labor Day, Columbus Day. You do not want to miss out on the magic of the Kansas City Renaissance Festival!  Appeals to young and old alike. Gate admission: Adult $21.95, Child $12.95, Senior/Student $19.50 5 and under are FREE. Buy online and save. Hyvee, Walgreen’s and Menard’s offer discounted tickets. Free Parking,

Sunflowers at Grinter Farms

September 5th, Free admission, donations accepted. 40 acres of rows and rows of gorgeous sunflowers with great photo opportunities. Visit Sunflower General for baked goodies and souvenirs.

Desoto Days

August 31st, Sept 1-2. Parade, entertainment, food, carnival, classic car show and much more! Free admission.

Fiesta KC

Presented by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, located in the Power and Light District, Fiesta KC is in its 18th year of celebration. Music, food and live entertainment. Tortilla flinging contest. Families welcome! Admission $10. Kids 12 and under are free with a paid parent admission.

From iFamily to Yours,


Ultimate Staycation: 9 Must See Spots You’ll Love in Downtown KC

Happy Friday, Kansas City!

There are so many incredible activities and opportunities available to you and your family here in the metro area and we are so excited to share 9 places you can visit in downtown KC this summer. Take a look…

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Ultimate Staycation: 9 Must See Spots You’ll Love in Downtown KC

Alright folks, Summer is in full swing and back to school shopping is already in the talks! So if you haven’t had the chance to take that once a year vacation as a family, consider these places for an amazing staycation. Kansas City has so many wonderful family friendly places to visit! And don’t worry about that bank account, there are Cheap and FREE places too! Check them out.

Crown Center

Crown Center is a great place for everyone in the family. There are awesome toy shops, cool local threads, great food and fun discovery centers! Currently, Crown Center has a free exhibit featuring Thomas the Train! It is great for the younger kids.

Savings Tip: Check out their website for free movies and music on the weekends this summer!

Coterie Theater

The Coterie Theater is another family favorite. While tickets can be a little pricey for a larger family, they have great group rates as well. The theater runs various shows throughout the year and they vary in topics and age ranges.

Science City

Whether you are looking to explore nature or architecture, Science City is not only educational but fun for everyone! I always find something to explore when I go myself lol. Grab your walking shoes and plan a day filled with Science.

LegoLand Discovery Center

Next to Crown Center, LegoLand Discover Center is perfect for the creative mind in your family. Spend the day exploring the world of Legos in a fun interactive indoor attraction including rides, a 4-d theater, and a massive supply of Legos perfect for your master builders!

Savings tip: Your kids go FREE using our exclusive code that you can find here

Kaleidoscope

This is probably my family’s favorite place! The Hallmark Center donates art and craft supplies for kids of all ages to create and express themselves artistically! This Free space is open Monday- Saturday and they offer various times.

Savings tip: This activity is FREE for families! 

College Basketball Experience

Located next to the Sprint Center in downtown KCMO, your family can learn about college legends and experience the game of college basketball! They are open daily this summer.

Savings Tip: Save $2 on admission with our exclusive discount offer here!

Sea Life

Located directly next door to LegoLand, explore the deep sea at Kansas City’s #1 aquarium! They are open daily and with over 5,000 sea creatures, you can touch starfish and more in the touch pool!

Savings Tip- Your kids can get in absolutely FREE using our exclusive coupon code found here!

City Market

The famous City Market has amazing restaurants, fresh produce and on the weekends, unique entertainment. Visit the market and grab a bite or two with fun activities inside the market, like the Steamboat Arabia.

WWI Museum

A stellar museum full of history and a memorial, visit the WWI Museum to learn and explore the history of America and its part in WWI. Also check their calendar for special events and programs.

Savings tip: The museum offers FREE Hands On History and Storytime At The Museum sessions each month!

Summer vacation will be over before you know it! Make sure you check out these local favorites before school starts! Also, since all of these locations are located downtown, you can ride the free KC Street Car to avoid extra parking costs!

From iFamily to Yours,

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12 Dazzling Fireworks Displays in KC You Can’t Miss This Year!

Independence Day is almost here, Kansas City and we are so excited for all the fun in store for your family here in the metro area. If you’re looking for fun fireworks displays around the metro, we’ve compiled a list of 12 spots you don’t want to miss this year. Take a look…

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12 Fireworks Displays in KC You Can’t Miss This Year!

It’s almost the 4th of July and you know what that means.. FIREWORKS! Fireworks are one of the best things about the 4th of July, and if you have a crowd, they can get expensive and the process of finding the perfect spot to show them off can become tedious.  So, why not go and enjoy a show instead! There are so many places around the metro area that put on great shows for the entire family! Check out this list!

#1 River Fest

Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park, 1298 Riverfront Dr., Kansas City, MO 64101 July 4th. You can find ticket information, directions and more online!

#2 Worlds of Fun

4545 Worlds of Fun Ave July 1-4th

#3 Parkville

July 4th Celebration: English Landing Park – Over the Missouri River
8701 Clark Avein Parkville, Missouri 64152.

#4 Olathe Red, White & Blue

Various addresses July 4th. For information on parking locations visit them online.

#5 Gladstone Independence Day Celebration

Oak Grove Park July 4th. This is a free viewing and you can find more information on parking here.

#6 Red, White and Blue Springs

2000 NW Ashton Drive in Blue Springs, Missouri 64015, July 4th.

#7 Platte City Fireworks Display

High School Pirates Stadium 1501 Branch Street in Platte City, Missouri 64079.

#8 Pleasant Hill Fireworks

Skyline Field – 1301 Myrtle in Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080.

#9 Salute to the Union Fireworks

Merritt Lake, Grant Ave., Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027 July 4th.

#10 OP Fourth of July Celebration

8717 W. 110th St.

Overland Park, KS 66210 July 4th.

#11 Westwood Fireworks Display

St. Agnes Athletic Field MONDAY JULY 3rd.

#12 July 4th Celebration in Gardner, KS 

Live music, food vendors, out of this world bounce houses, face painting, portable zip lines, interactive entertainment and one of the best fireworks displays in the area!

Before you head out to view the fireworks, check your destinations site to see if there are any rules and guidelines for pets, chairs and beverages you can bring. Some places are located on school and church campuses so glass and alcohol may be restricted. Also, fireworks have gotten louder over the years, make sure you bring noise reduction headphones or earplugs. Don’t forget the snacks and blankets too! Have a great 4th of July!

From iFamily to yours,

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Eight Easy Ways You Can Prevent Headlice This Summer

Summertime is (officially) here in the metro area and we want to make sure that your family stays safe and healthy this year. We’ve teamed up with our friends over at Combers KC to share eight easy ways you can prevent lice this summer today on the blog. Take a look…

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Eight Easy Ways You Can Prevent Headlice This Summer

When school ends for the summer, a lot of people think head lice ends too. But, kids are just as likely to get headlice in the summer as they are the rest of the year. In fact, summer is our busiest season. So, as your children head off to summer camps, sleepovers, scouts, daycares, etc…  here are some great preventative tips to keep them lice free:

#1 Pre-Check Before Camps

Children should be checked for any indication of head lice before and after summer camps. You want the all clear before they leave, but you also want to make sure they didn’t pick it up while they were away.

#2 Detect Early

Check your child’s head before and after sleepovers as well. Early detection will make lice removal much easier and it will stop the spread to the rest of the family.

#3 Take Preventative Measures

Preventative shampoos, conditioners, and spray shields will help prevent head lice too. Lice do not like these scents, so adding one of these to your packing list for camps and family vacations will assist in lice prevention.

#4 Sleep Head To Foot

Having children sleep head to foot will also help them avoid getting lice. 95% of people contract lice through direct head to head contact, sleeping this way will avoid this.

#5 Send Comfort Items With Kids

Children can take their own pillow and blanket as well, just to be sure there is nothing transferring back and forth.

#6 Keep It Up

Girls, who are more susceptible to getting lice because of their longer hair, can wear their hair up, off the shoulders. Buns, braids, ponytails, and even hats will keep the hair up and make it more difficult for lice to latch on.

#7 No Sharing

Make sure no one is sharing brushes, hats, helmets, or any other hair accessories. If possible, write your child’s name on them so everyone knows who’s is whose and there is no confusion.

#8 Get A Good Comb

A good Nit comb will save every parent a lot of stress and frustration. If you see your child scratching, or just think you see something suspicious in their hair, checking them with a Nit comb will be the easiest way to find traces of head lice.

As always, if you need any help checking or treating for headlice, call Combers KC (913)451-2662

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Mummies Of The World: Now At Union Station!

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!

Missouri

#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!

Kansas

#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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Get Your Tickets for PJ Masks Live! Time to be a Hero at the Midland Theater

Get Your Tickets for PJ Masks Live! Time to be a Hero at the Midland Theater

SHOWTIME:
Thur, Nov 9, 2017. 6 PM.

Doors open at  5 PM.

ON SALE:
Fri, May 19, 2017 10 AM.
TICKET PRICES*:
$29.50 – $49.50
Purchase at The Midland Box Office, online at AXS.com
or by phone at 888-929-7849.
Get Your Tickets for PJ Masks Live! Time to be a Hero at the Midland Theater
New Live-Action Adventure Brings
Entertainment One’s Hit Animated TV Series to Life
– on Stage –
at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
NOVEMBER 9, 2017
The live show is based on eOne’s top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior.
Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, and the Baddies will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics, and immersive interactivity.
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PJ Masks, the hit series, follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.