Getting Involved with the PTA | Kansas City MomCast Episode 57

Today, we are talking all things Parent Teacher Association, or the PTA. Having been around for 125 years, the National PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America.  We knew there was no better mom qualified to speak to this organization than Melanie Olson-Cox, Kansas City Mom Collective contributor and Lee’s Summit mom. Join us as we learn about what the PTA is, common misconceptions, avoiding volunteer burnout, and ways to get involved. 

Meet Melanie Olson-Cox

Melanie grew up in Lee’s Summit, MO and chose to raise my family here as well. She is married with four children, ranging in ages from 10-17. She works full-time in the marketing and communications department for a community mental health provider. Melanie enjoys connecting with others and learning how to be the best human she can be. She is passionate about PTA, PTA legislative advocacy for public schools, Moms Demand Action, being an ally for the LGBTQIA community and helping her kids learn that this world is a big place but they can make a difference – even in non-traditional ways.


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McLain’s Cakery in Waldo

McLain’s has been making cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and wedding cakes for the Kansas City area for over 75 years! Sarah is a big fan of ordering their birthday cakes. They are beautiful AND delicious!

Axe Throwing at Blade and Timber

Megan and her husband, Chris, enjoyed a rare night out hurling axes at the wall at Blade and Timber in Leawood. Check out our guide for more information and keep it in mind for your next date night!

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Megan Coffey
Hi! I'm Megan, former teacher turned stay-at-home-but-never-home mom to Peyton, 7, and Gage, 4. I host the Kansas City MomCast podcast! I'm married to the most patient person on this earth, Chris, and we live in Overland Park with our kids, an insane lab, and two guinea pigs. You can find me over committing to everything, reading informational and self-help texts, listening to podcasts, organizing, spending time with friends over margaritas, thrifting, and staying up way too late to have peace and serenity. I love people and hearing their stories and look forward to connecting with KCMC readers!