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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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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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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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...

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! At The Coterie Theatre

If you are big Mo Willems fans, or if you enjoy live theater, you'll love the Coterie's performance of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! The show is under an hour...

Best Parks for Babies and Toddlers in Kansas City

If you have a baby or toddler, chances are what you are looking for in a playground is going to be different than what a mom of older kids is looking for. This guide...
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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do at the Johnson County Library

Everyone knows the Johnson County Library for their large selection of books and their amazing children's sections, but there are so many great perks to having a library card. Here's a list of 10...
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Family Friendly Bingo at Boulevard

If you've been looking for a family friendly spot to play bingo, you're in luck because Boulevard offers free bingo every Sunday morning in their Rec Center! It's a fun environment with food, the...
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