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candy
Kansas City metro area
Web-savvy, techie wife in Kansas City who enjoys family, travel, shopping, and social media optimization.
Interests: blogging, web design, swimming, traveling, scrapbooking + photo preservation, Sandra Bullock movies, theme parks, shoe shopping, non-fiction books, magazines, reality TV, Ms. Pac-Man.
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The chance to experience new things is one of the main reasons parents enjoy traveling with kids. Nothing beats seeing little faces look upon new landscapes and cultural differences. All the better to ensure they grow up to be adaptive and accepting adults, right? Hence why many of us focus on trips which incorporate educational outings and a chance to get stuck into native wildlife. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at mommypalooza™
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Pregnancy is a rollercoaster of an adventure. Everyone knows about the physical changes that you go through during the course of a pregnancy, but the scariest changes are the emotional one. Before you get pregnant, you’re often carefree. You own the world and you’re selfish with it – and rightly so when the only person that you have to please is yourself. When you get pregnant, you have to start thinking of more than just you; there’s a little life depending on you to be healthy, present and feeling happy. The physical changes can affect your mental health. The life changes and responsibility can also affect your mental health. You have to understand how a pregnancy can alter your thinking, and then you have to surround yourself with people to keep you feeling supported and happy during that pregnancy. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at mommypalooza™
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Emergencies always seem to happen when we least expect them. They always take us by surprise and there is hardly anything you can do to prepare for them. After all, they wouldn’t be called “emergencies” if you were expecting them and were well prepared to deal with them! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at mommypalooza™
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It might be the last thing that your kids would want to do with you, but hanging out with their parents can be a very great way to spend some quality time together. The trick is, if you want to spend more time with your children, you have to make it fun for them, even in the home. This means you have to distract them from the fact they are hanging out with their parents. So, what can you do to ensure that you have a good quality family party in the home environment? Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at mommypalooza™
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I totally remember hearing about the new live action Dumbo movie awhile back, but I can't believe it will be in theaters soon! It looks so AMAZING! I recently watched the teaser trailer with my kids and we all thought it looks SO good! We can't wait for this Dumbo movie to come out in March! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at mommypalooza™
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Babies are a complex bunch, and as a parent you are the one responsible for teaching your child everything until they can be independent on their own. You’re going to go through many adventures as a parent, from moving your baby from the crib to the cot to teaching them how to potty train. Before you buy the best musical potty that you can find from the baby store, you’ll encounter one of the messiest, frustrating and most fun adventures that you’ll remember for the rest of your life: weaning onto solid foods. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at mommypalooza™
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It’s as predictable as those April showers. One day, your child is going to realize that they love animals, and then slowly make the connection between their actions and the suffering of animals. When this happens, things can get a little bit awkward. They’re going to have some hard questions for you, and, if you haven’t given it much thought before, you’re not going to have many - if any - good answers! Not to worry, though, because by agreeing to some of the options we outline below, you can show that you also care about the welfare of animals! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at mommypalooza™
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As parents, there’s nothing you want more in life than to see your children thrive - especially in their school work. However, some children struggle with their education. This might be due to a medical condition which prevents them from learning at a regular speed, or it might even be because of things they’re going through at home that could affect their concentration. The human mind is so delicate, and when you’re a child even the smallest of things could throw you off track. So how can you help ensure your child has the best education? Become more involved! Take a look at these tips on how you can do exactly that! Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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If you choose to formula feed your baby, you'll appreciate knowing there are brain-building benefits for baby with Enfamil® NeuroPro™. This supports your baby's cognitive development, which is so crucial for newborns. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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3 reasons why we love Kansas City Arvest Bank Credit Cards for busy families. With Arvest Flex Rewards™ it’s easier to go at life's hectic pace without worrying about maximizing my dollar's potential. Arvest Bank is offering a rewards program for current and new credit card holders to put an ease on day to day life! The value of the many provided benefits are a hassle free way to live worry-free. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at kcmetromoms.com
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Why I worry less with Arvest Credit Cards. With Arvest Flex Rewards™ it’s easier to go at life's hectic pace without worrying about maximizing my dollar's potential. Arvest Bank is offering a rewards program for current and new credit card holders to put an ease on day to day life! The value of the many provided benefits are a hassle free way to live worry-free. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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Health and fitness are definitely in right now. People are trying new workouts, changing up their lifestyles, and cooking up new foods like never before. For a family with children, exercising daily and staying away from things like pizza and carbs can be difficult. However, it’s still important to take healthy steps. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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Allergy sufferers are saying that this year is already one of the worst for pollen. And actually, experts back this up. Pollen seasons have become longer and more severe in recent memory -- and they're nearly impossible to avoid. Still, seasoned allergy sufferers may feel like they've gotten their symptoms under control. That is, while they're in a familiar environment. While a well-landscaped and well-maintained lawn at home can help reduce common allergens like ragweed, your go-to allergy prevention tactics may totally go out the window when you're traveling. However, you shouldn't let painful sinuses, runny and itchy eyes, or sneezing attacks derail your family vacation plans. If you have a plan of action, you may be able to outsmart the pollen and enjoy your trip sans stuffy nose. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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Check out some of my favorite highlights from the Kansas Farm Food Tour hosted by the Kansas Farm Bureau. Without a doubt, Kansas farmers are the hardest working people I've ever met! I have a newfound appreciation and respect for all of those who had made it their life's work to feed our country and even greater, our world. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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If you love shopping as much as I do, you're going to really love what you find at My Gift Stop, an online shop that offers luxury goods while giving back to the community. And, right now you can save 10% on your purchase from My Gift Stop with promo code MOMMYPALOOZA. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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The kids will soon be out of school for summer break, but that doesn't mean the fun of learning has to stop! Making sure that STEM learning is part of your kids' summer will ensure they have lots of summer fun! Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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Join The Square, Harry S. Truman Library & Museum and Truman Library Institute for Harry's Hop'n Hunt Saturday, March 31. The event kicks off at 10AM at the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum. At noon, the Easter Bunny will lead a processional of cars to the Square for a FREE Easter Scavenger Hunt and a chance to win an Easter Basket full of items from your locally owned Square merchants. Independence is the place to be for family Easter fun! Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at kcmetromoms.com
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Kansas City Young Audiences (KCYA) will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the move to their new home at 3732 Main Street later this month with two student performances. Friday, January 19th, a cast of 22 students will stage a performance of Hello Shakespeare, a collaborative project with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. Immediately following the performance, guests will be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at kcmetromoms.com
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The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Kansas City as part of their World Tour! The winning-est team in basketball – the Harlem Globetrotters – are back for another epic tour! You and your family are sure to enjoy all the Globetrotters' fun , including incredible ball handling, funny jokes, and sheer basketball artistry. You're sure to see smiles all around... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at kcmetromoms.com
It's that time of year again! Monster Jam®, the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet, is coming to Kansas City's Sprint Center! Featuring affordably priced family fun, Monster Jam Triple Threat Series events have seats starting at just $15. Tickets are available online at www.axs.com, charge-by-phone at (888) 929-7849 and in-person at the Sprint Center Box... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at kcmetromoms.com
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Chuck E. Cheese Kansas City is all new with better-than-ever games, food, and fun! The Chuck E. Cheese's Olathe, Kansas location recently hosted their grand re-opening event, unveiling their new look and new menu for KC family fun. My kids were beyond thrilled when I surprised them after school on this day so we could head over to Chuck E.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at mommypalooza™
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Are you ready to DANCE?!? Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour is an ALL NEW interactive live concert experience, and it's coming to Kansas City in 2018! Sing along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters: Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia The First, Puppy Dog Pals, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, The Lion Guard and more!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at kcmetromoms.com
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Peppa Pig, the #1 Family show of 2016, is back in Kansas City with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an all singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and surprises! Get your Peppa Pig Live!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at kcmetromoms.com
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UPDATE: Power Rangers LIVE! in KC has been canceled. No further information is available at this time, but we will update if the show is rescheduled. Go! Go! Power Rangers! Power Rangers, the global pop culture phenomenon, is celebrating 25 morphinomenal years and is coming to Kansas City for a live show at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at kcmetromoms.com
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This is a sponsored post in partnership with Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program. Although October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is a topic I think about year-round. My own maternal aunt has battled it several times and I know so many personal friends who are either going through it now, or have a very close family member... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at mommypalooza™