As part of National Health Center Week, Aug. 11-17, 2013, UnitedHealthcare will celebrate with the Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County in Olathe, Kansas by offering free back-to-school physicals for children 18 years and younger. This special one-time event will be themed based on the popular Sesame Street initiative, “Food for Thought: Eating Healthy on a Budget”. Physicals will be... Read more →


Kansas City is home to some of the most well attended consignment sales and with Fall soon upon us, you know what that means ….. time to clean out those closets, sell what you don’t need, and refill with what you DO! By participating in local consignment sales, you’ll be able to make extra cash on your kids outgrown clothes,... Read more →


Just in time for some back to school shopping, the new Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”) store is now open at the Northridge Shopping Center in at 119th & Strang Line Rd. in Olathe, Kansas. The Olathe store now marks the 4th store opening in the Kansas City metro area. Just how exactly is Ross different? At Ross you'll typically... Read more →


Photo credit: Powell Gardens Kids and parents alike will enjoy and appreciate the new Nature Connects: LEGO Brick Sculptures exhibit going on right now through September 29, 2013 at Powell Gardens in Kingsville, MO. This newest exhibit features over 500,000 LEGO bricks all perfectly built to display butterflies, birds, and even bison! The work of Sean Kenney, one of only... Read more →


This summer, Kansas City has plenty to keep your little LEGO-loving kiddos busy and entertained. Check out the great list {below} of events and activities we've rounded up and we'll be keeping updated throughout the summer. Nature Connects: LEGO Brick Sculputures @ Powell Gardens, 1609 NW US Highway 50, Kingsville, MO June 1 - September 29, 2013 | 500,000 LEGO®... Read more →


If you're like many other Kansas City moms and dads, you've started thinking about how to keep kids reading this summer. We're excited to bring you our 4th Annual KC Summer Reading Programs Guide! We've compiled some great resources for you to start thinking about summer reading programs. Many places have already begun making their program information available, and we've... Read more →


{Photo source: Half Price Books} Join the Half Price Books (HPB) 15th Annual Half Pint Library Book Drive! HPB's Half Pint Library Book Drive is one of the most important ways they're able to get books into the hands of those who need them, and it's all thanks to the donations from the community. Drop off your new or gently... Read more →


Hot dog! The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is rolling into Kansas City today and will visit Price Choppers March 7-10, 2013. Visitors to the Wienermobile will be able to take pictures, play fun games, and receive collectible Wiener Whistles. Below is the schedule of appearances. No cost for this event. Thursday, March 7 10:00-1:00 at 500 N.E. Barry Road in Kansas... Read more →


Get the green out - it's time for St. Patrick's Day parades and celebrations all throughout the Kansas City area! Here's your official parade planner for this coming week! Get out there and enjoy! Sunday March 10 1 p.m. - Irishpalooza Parade in Martin City Festivities begin at 11 a.m.; parade at 2 p.m. Offering "25 Years of Going Green"... Read more →


Muscles for Myotonic 5K Family Fun Walk will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Heritage Park – Shelter #1 in Olathe, KS (just outside Overland Park, KS.) This inaugural event, planned by the Bormann family of Overland Park, KS, will honor their daughter Anna, and will raise awareness and funds for the myotonic dystrophy research programs at the Myotonic... Read more →