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.

Take-Out Thanksgiving Options in Kansas City

If you aren’t up for making an entire Thanksgiving meal this year, check out some of the many options for take-out meals, side dishes and desserts! Grocery stores, restaurants, and caterers offer full meals (or...

Volunteering with Kids in Kansas City

If you're looking for volunteer opportunities for your family, we've compiled a list of local organizations that allow kids to volunteer. We've listed age minimums and also have a long list of opportunities open...
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Ice Skating Spots in Kansas City

When it comes to fun family outings in the winter, our options can be somewhat limited. Sledding is a blast but some winters we have a serious snow shortage. Fortunately, there are ice skating...
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100+ Events for Trick (and Trunk) or Treating in KC in 2023

Need an excuse to wear that Halloween costume one more time and add to your candy stash? Check out these fun and mostly free events around town during the last two weeks of October....
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Spooky Halloween Events in Kansas City

While there are plenty of fall and Halloween events in Kansas City to look forward to this year, for some it’s not Halloween without a good scare. If you really want to send chills down your...

101 Things to Do This Fall in Kansas City

This guide is sponsored by Johnson Farms Plants and Pumpkins. Whether you're trying to decide what to do this weekend or looking for ideas for fall break and Thanksgiving break this list of 101 activities...
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Mom’s Guide to a Weekend Trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma

If you're looking for a fun weekend trip with your kids, look no further than Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tulsa is about four hours from Kansas City, and it's a great city to visit year-round. The opening...

Mom’s Guide to the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

If you haven't visited the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in a while, it's a great time to go and see all of the updates that have been made. The new Longhouse Visitor Center...
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Best Chapter Book Series By Grade

This post is sponsored by the Johnson County Library. If you're looking for a new series of chapter books for your child to get sucked into, we've got a list of recommendations sorted by grade to...

Guide to Sunflower Fields in Kansas City

Just before we transition to fall, the sunflower fields in Kansas City bloom and invite us to admire their beauty. Visiting a local sunflower field has become an annual tradition for many families. You can...
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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...
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Babysitting Classes in Kansas City

One of the best first jobs for teenagers is babysitting and there is no shortage of parents looking for a sitter. There are two important steps for getting trained: taking a babysitting course and...

Guide to Kansas City Public Pools

Summer is here, and the pools are open! If you are new to the area or looking to try out some different pools this year we've got the breakdown on the best public pools...
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The Best Donuts in Kansas City

There are lots of great places in the Kansas City metro where you can grab a donut! National Donut Day is the first Friday in June but every day is a good day for...
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Where to Get Ears Pierced in Kansas City

For many of us, getting our ears pierced was a rite of passage as we entered our tween or teen years (although in the 90s nobody called us tweens!) Now many of us find...
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