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.

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...
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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...

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...
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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,...

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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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...
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Best Bowling Alleys for Families in Kansas City

Bowling alleys have changed a lot since we were kids. These days we have high tech bowling alleys with "augmented reality" bowling, lane side food service, and comfortable couches to sit on. You can...

Best Museums for Families in Kansas City

Whatever your interests, Kansas City has a museum (or two!) for you. We've broken down all the details on the best museums for families in Kansas City, including cost of admission, where to park,...

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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Spots for Moms to Work and Kids to Play in Kansas City

If you're like me (literally, I am writing part of this from a playground) trying to balance getting work done and keeping your kids entertained often leads to frustration. One of my kids is...

Storytime Options at Johnson County Library

Library storytimes are some of the best free activities for kids in the Kansas City area. It's a great way to get out of the house and give your kids a chance to socialize...
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The Best Family Pizza Spots in Kansas City

If your family is anything like mine, pizza is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser at mealtime. Kansas City has a TON of options for pizza, including many locally-owned restaurants. Buffalo State Pizza There are a couple of...
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