Solissa Franco-McKay

Solissa Franco-McKay
Hi friends! My name is Solissa (pronounced “So-Lisa”), and I live in Lees Summit, MO with my husband/best friend Adam and our two daughters Everly (6) and Mia (2). I was born & raised in San Diego but have called KC home for the last 18 years. Although I miss the warm weather & beaches, I LOVE raising my family here in the Midwest. I am a proud first-generation college graduate who attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City where I earned both my bachelors & master’s in education. I was once a brave soul who taught middle school but now, I have the privilege of serving the nonprofit community a program director for a local college access/scholarship program. Outside of my full-time job, my personal passion project/side hustle is teaching mindfulness to K-12 school communities. If you really knew me, you would also know that I am your typical introvert who would rather be at home on a Friday night, but I also appreciate the opportunities to meet new people and try new things. When I am not overly consumed by parenting and work life, I love the moments where I can get lost in a really good book, connect with nature on a local trail (Kansas City has so many great ones!) or binge watch the latest streaming sensation (you name it, I’ve probably watched it!). Being a mom is the best and hardest job I’ve ever had the privilege of holding and I’m so honored to be part of the Kansas City Mom Collective! Cheers to learning and growing in community! XOXO

‘The Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed’ at the Coterie is Fun for All Ages

As a mom of two young girls, the Coterie Theatre has become a cherished family outing! I love musical theatre and enjoy sharing that passion with my children. Having such a vibrant and family-friendly...
butterfly in plants

Moms’ Guide to the Festival of Butterflies at Powell Gardens

Kansas City families are lucky to have the gem that is Powell Gardens. This summer, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy one of Powell Gardens signature festivals as they celebrate 25 years of the...
women in chairs at hydration spa

The Hydration Hack I Didn’t Know I Needed

This post is sponsored by LIVE Hydration Spa. I wish I could say that I do a great job of prioritizing my hydration, but the truth is most days I am drinking entirely way too...
Join the KCMC Insider List!

Join our weekly newsletter to get a summary of the best content, local guides and first access to KCMC events.