Julia Willhite

Julia Willhite
I'm Julia and I live in Olathe with my husband of 16 years, my 10 and 6 year old daughters, and our rescue pug Mabel. I’m a social worker turned SAHM and love Dr. Pepper, thunderstorms, and talking to other adults. I hate coffee, diet culture, and washing dishes. I'll talk your ear off about the best local parks and which restaurants have wronged me by changing their long-standing menu items. I try to walk the line between knowing a lot of stuff and not being a know-it-all. Some days I'm better than others.
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Best Splash Pads in Kansas City

As the temperature rises, we're all looking for ways to cool off. If you are new to splash pads (also called spraygrounds or spray parks), they are free public parks with water features that...

Finding a Moms Group in Kansas City

Motherhood can be isolating at times and finding other moms to share the ups and downs means you won't feel so alone. Actually finding a moms group can be a challenge if you don't...
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A Mom’s Guide to Lake Olathe

With a swimming beach, aqua park, marina, nature playground, and spray ground, you may have a hard time fitting in all the fun available at Lake Olathe in one visit. Here's what you need...
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Vacation Bible School in Kansas City

Summer is the time of year for fun activities like camps, swimming lessons, and vacation Bible school (VBS) in Kansas City. Churches around the metro are offering VBS during the months of June, July,...

Kansas City Cheer Programs

If you have a child interested in cheer you might be wondering where to start. Tumbling classes? Recreational or competitive programs? Seasonal cheering at football games? There are tons of cheer programs in Kansas...

Berry Picking in Kansas City

Berry picking has been a fun family tradition for a few years for us, as well as the "uh, what do we do with 14 pounds of berries?!" freakout that comes next. You can...

Best U.S. Beach Vacation Spots for Kansas City Families

Are you dreaming of a beach vacation but not sure what the best option is for your family? You're in luck because we've put together a guide to the best beach locations (in the...
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Swimming Lessons in Kansas City

Learning to swim is a skill that most parents want their children to learn so that they can safely enjoy trips to the pool, lake, or beach. Whether you are looking for summer swimming...

Music Classes and Lessons for Kids in Kansas City

Check out these music classes in Kansas City to experience all the benefits of music education for your family. Classes range from baby and toddler exploration to learning string and band instruments to choral...
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Best Johnson County Libraries for Indoor Play

This post is sponsored by the Johnson County Library. The Johnson County Library system has so much more to offer than just books and in the cold winter months one of the best things they...

Kindergarten Round-Up Dates for Kansas City Area Schools

Kindergarten round-up and enrollment for the 2024-2025 is just around the corner in Kansas City area school districts. Because school districts have no idea who plans to enroll, you won't get a postcard in...
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Kansas City Parks Guide

With hundreds of parks to choose from in the Kansas City metro, it can be hard to know where to start! Here's our guide to our favorite parks in Kansas City with details to...

Inclusive Playgrounds in Kansas City

The Kansas City metro has experienced an explosion of new inclusive parks in the last few years. Many of these are thanks to the efforts of local non-profit Variety KC as well as individual...

101 Things to Do in Kansas City Over Spring Break

Spring break in Kansas City is fast approaching and you are probably looking for ways to keep your kids occupied! Never fear, we've pulled together 101 ideas for your family from cat cafes to...
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Fun Family Restaurants in Kansas City

This guide is sponsored by Mission Taco Joint. While the days of taking your kids to Rainforest or T-Rex Cafe are over, there are still plenty of fun family spots to dine in Kansas City....
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