Kristin Ruthstrom

Kristin Ruthstrom
Kristin is a Lee’s Summit suburb transplant, after living in the Brookside and Plaza areas for over eight years. Raising three young boys with her husband, Jake, has helped her to embrace the messy, wild side of life where love is expressed in bear hugs and body slams. Professionally, she can be found teaching classes as an adjunct professor in the areas of Business, Marketing and PR. She is able to provide her students with applicable, real-life knowledge as she draws from several years working in the corporate sector. “Free time” (ha!, what's that again?) is spent on an occasional date night to favorite local restaurants, reading blogs on everything from home design to politics, riding her sweet beach cruiser bike and thinking of ways to convince her husband to do yet another home improvement project.
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Best Burgers in Kansas City

The Midwest, more specifically Kansas City, knows its beef, and we aren't just a one trick pony with world class barbecue! Our access to locally raised meat from quality producers translates to high quality...
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Where to Take Dinosaur Loving Kids in Kansas City

If your house is filled with the constant roars of raptors, and your little ones are always up for a fossil sighting, then plan on heading to one of these dinosaur attractions in Kansas...
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Best Places for Train Lovers in Kansas City

There’s something about the chugging of the engine, the roar of the whistle and the allure of the conductor that has kept kids enthralled with trains since their inception. Who can blame them? They...
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Guide to Snow Creek in Weston, Missouri

The only way to endure the long and sometimes harsh Midwest winters is to embrace the outdoor activities that embody the fun of the season. Skiing, tubing and snowboarding are the ultimate winter sports...

A Journey with Asthma, One Family’s Story

Every parent knows the feeling of helplessness and worry when their child is sick. Sleepless nights are consumed by the checking and re-checking of symptoms. It is an out of control feeling coupled with...
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Holidays at Union Station: All You Need to Know

One of the most iconic holiday destinations in Kansas City is Union Station. The beautiful, historical building is adorned with the magic of the season as families bustle about to the buzz of miniature...
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Guide to Shopping for Tall Moms

What's awesome about being tall? Seeing over everyone's head in a crowd. What's not awesome about being tall? Buying pants. Also, one-piece swimsuits, coats and maxi-length dresses. We might as well include mini-length dresses in that list, too....
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Spending an Afternoon at YaYa’s Alpaca Farm

A self-proclaimed agritourism destination, YaYa’s Alpaca Farm in Garden City, Missouri, has blossomed from one man’s sanctuary, to a Kansas City area must-see working farm. After a personal tragedy of losing his wife to cancer,...
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Top Apple Cider Destinations in Kansas City

Apple cider is the quintessential autumn drink both kids and their parents can enjoy. Thanks to an abundance of orchards and a collective love of everything the season has to offer, Kansas City has no...

Best Places for Kids to Fish in Kansas City

Why travel hours to the Ozarks for prime fishing, when great bodies of water and an abundance of fish are right here? If your little one loves the thrill of a nip on their...

Meet the Kidpreneur of Aaron’s Sodas

Servaes Brewery, located in Shawnee, Kansas, opened its doors in April 2019 after its owner, Courtney Servaes, wanted to bring her love of interesting flavors and passion for brewing to the masses. Innovative and...
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Professional Bull Riding is Coming to Kansas City

Cowboys and cowgirls grab your boots and Wranglers because Professional Bull Riding Team Series is coming to Kansas City! It is bringing the entertainment, excitement and heart-pounding adrenaline for fans of all ages. In its...

Meet the Kidpreneur of Crafty Girl Creations

She is a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo, a business owner of seven years and philanthropist. Such an impressive resume makes it hard to believe our featured entrepreneur is only 13-years-old and entering eight grade...

Summer Drink Guide Featuring Boulevard’s Quirk, Fling Flavors

As Alice Cooper famously sang, "School's out for summer," and that is worth celebrating! Moms, throw those lunch boxes out the window because we won’t be packing them for three whole months. CHEERS TO...
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A Weekend in Springfield, Missouri

In exchange for a little over a two hour drive, a weekend packed full of activities awaits you in Springfield, Missouri! A destination that boasts the best aquarium in the United States (USA Today), also...
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