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It was 30 years ago that Kansas City's Coffee Company, The Roasterie, was born. In 1978, Danny O'Neill visited Costa Rica as an exchange student and picked his first coffee. The coffee tree, coffee production and roasting inspired him, and...
Looking for a way to bring meaning to the holiday season? Give back with these family friendly volunteer opportunities in the Kansas City area. KVC Holiday Heroes Program KVC’s Holiday Heroes Program is a way for individuals, families and businesses to work...
We are excited to introduce you today to Sleepyhead Beds, a local nonprofit that helps ensure Kansas City kids and their families get a good night's sleep. Sleepyhead Beds was founded in 2010 by Monica Starr. Monica saw first-hand the...
Kansas City Mom Collective is highlighting select local non-profit organizations that serve Kansas City's moms and children. This installment features the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, an organization dedicated to "keeping families close" while their children are in...
In our continuing series featuring local non-profits serving Kansas City's moms, children and families, we are thrilled to highlight FosterAdopt Connect (FAC). The goal of this series is to introduce you to some important local organizations and, even better,...
Kansas City Mom Collective is thrilled to kick off a series of interviews with local non-profit organizations that serve Kansas City's moms and children. We hope to introduce you to some very worthy organizations and, even better, give you...
ReeceNichols and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City (RMHC-KC) are teaming up on the Gold Key Project: a volunteer program for ReeceNichols agents to support families staying at our local Ronald McDonald Houses. While RMHC-KC aims to keep...
Moms, friend to friend, can I confess something to you? I see what is happening right now with schools and teachers and kids, and I feel paralyzed and weary about all the heavy decisions and tough choices being made....
Meet Dean, Charlie, Andrew, Coleson, Sam, and Andrew, the 7th grade entrepreneurs behind the apparel brand, kcBold. I stumbled upon their booth while shopping at Holiday Mart this Fall. Their energy and passion for their business drew me in...
Meet Kate VanKeirsbilck, this month’s Amazing KC Kid! Kate is a busy junior at Notre Dame de Sion High School in Kansas City, MO. Before graduating, each student must complete 100 hours of community service. Kate's hours of service...
We’re excited to introduce you this month’s Amazing KC Kid – Charlie Walsh! Charlie and his family are ambassadors for the local Kansas City chapter of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. In 2007, Charlie was diagnosed with AT/RT, an aggressive...
Imagine you’re a student sitting in class, trying to focus on what the teacher is saying. Your stomach is growling, knowing that lunchtime is right around the corner. After what seems like an eternity, the bell rings and there’s...
Meet this month’s Amazing Kid – Lily Sowle! Along with being your typical middle-schooler (enjoying soccer, reading and Snapchat), Lily is the creator of Lily’s League: Cleats for a Cause, which donates gently used cleats and other soccer equipment...
Giuliana Siraguso is like most middle school girls - a passionate dancer as well as lover of gymnastics, art, tennis, swimming, journaling, reading, any type of art. She adores hanging out with her friends and family.  She is also hearing...
Volunteering is one of my very favorite things. A few years ago, my friend Megan asked if I'd like to share her Meals on Wheels route. Yes! All the yeses! I know for me, it can sometimes be intimidating...

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Best Splash Pads in Kansas City

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As the temperature rises, we're all looking for ways to cool off. If you are new to splash pads (also called spraygrounds or spray...
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