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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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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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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 April 8, 2018! Tickets are on sale now! Power Rangers Live! in KC will feature an awesome martial arts spectacular! Witness the epic, stunt-filled, live event... 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™
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Recently, while on the Kansas Corn Tour, I learned a ton about corn, it's benefits, and most importantly - how amazingly delicious it is, especially in this recipe for Mexican Street Corn. One of our visits was to All Things BBQ in Wichita, Kansas, where Chef Tom helped us create one of the most amazing meals I've ever had on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at mommypalooza™
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sponsored post When you become a parent, nothing is more important that the safety of your child. But, the reality is that when determining which car seat to buy for our kiddos, we are overwhelmed with choices. Today's car seat market holds a plethora of options when it comes to size, type, color, and restraint system of car seats. Thankfully,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at mommypalooza™
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Join Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation for a discussion about how parents and other caring adults can help support our young people's mental health and learn about resources available in the Kansas City community. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at kcmetromoms.com
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Late last month, I was able to experience something that was on my bucket list, yet I didn't even realize it WAS ON my bucket list before I did it! I accepted an invitation to be part of the Kansas Corn Tour (#KSCornTour), and had the opportunity to visit several places and learn so much about the agriculture of corn,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at mommypalooza™
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Having a teen in our house has been amazing so far. Really, it has. But then again, he's only 14 so I suppose there's time for things to get tough! One of the things we've embraced along with this new phase in parenthood, is how to teach our teen about money and budgeting. I know this will be a lifelong... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at mommypalooza™
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Graphs may be introduced in math class but can also easily show up in history and science. Increase your child's confidence in interpreting bar graphs and throw a little candy into the mix to sweeten the learning process. This candy graph math activity is a great start to making math fun for kids. What You Need: Multicolored candy, like Smarties... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at mommypalooza™
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This weekend, Surly the Squirrel of THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE will be visiting Kansas City families on July 4th at Corporate Woods starting at 3pm! Surly will be posing for photos, handing out promotional items and encouraging children and families to protect our park by keeping it clean! Get Ready. Get Set. Get NUTS! Get ready to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at kcmetromoms.com
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Looks like the Despicable Me family is expanding Summer of 2017! I can't wait for double trouble when we get to meet Dru, twin brother of Gru, one of my favorite movie characters of all time, along with our favorite Minions! Enjoy this Despicable Me 3 preview trailer and I think you'll agree - this summer's gonna be EPIC! What... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at mommypalooza™
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Arenacross comes to KC this weekend at Sprint Center! Enjoy indoor motocross racing and pre race pit experience with action for the whole family! AMSOIL Arenacross is the most intense motorsport on the planet. A full contact sport, where the meek inherit the dirt. Sixteen gallons of riders are jammed into six gallons of track, resulting in a white knuckle... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at kcmetromoms.com
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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 events has 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 Office. Save $20... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at kcmetromoms.com
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Enter to win one of 2 Dunkin' Donuts gift cards for any local Kansas City area locations. DD is debuting their new Americano beverage in 2017. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at kcmetromoms.com
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If you're a busy KC or JoCo mom and looking for a gym that's just for you, you're going to love our new Health & Wellness partner, BLUSH FITNESS. This new workout facility is coming to Overland Park soon and is unlike any other health club in the Kansas City metro area. Why? Because BLUSH FITNESS is solely focused on women's health and offers ladies an innovative and unique approach to working out. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at kcmetromoms.com
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Growing up as the oldest of four kids in my family, going to college was something that my parents always stressed was important, and was a must-do. One of the processes I went through when enrolling for college, was filling out my Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so that I could find a way to pay for my college plans. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at mommypalooza™
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If you've struggled with setting new years resolutions before, check out this alternative that will allow you to re-frame them into "aspirations", which allows greater control and self-reflection when it comes to goal-setting. Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at mommypalooza™
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Jurassic Quest brings dinosaurs to life in Kansas City this January at Hale Arena at the American Royal Center. Real life-like animatronics, dino digs, crafts, and activities for kids big and small, make this an excellent choice for family fun in KC! Get your tickets now! Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at kcmetromoms.com
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Make a splash this holiday season with this amazing ticket deal for SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium. Just use the promo code 1410 to get 1 Kids Go Free ticket per 1 paid adult ticket to SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium. This promotional offer is valid until January 31st, 2017. This code must be redeemed by this date, however the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at kcmetromoms.com
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Winter vacations can offer cheaper lodging, fewer lines at tourist spots, and excellent travel deals, but what do you pack in your suitcase? Depending on your destination, you'll need a completely different set of family wardrobe essentials for winter travel. Hats and Gloves Image via Flickr by TheChanel Chilly ears and frozen fingers can make winter vacations unbearable. Don't forget... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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This post was sponsored by Premama as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I absolutely LOVED being pregnant with all 5 of my kids. What I didn't love so much were the daily prenatal vitamins that I knew my baby and me desperately needed. I love the idea... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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This party and review is in collaboration with Luvs. All opinions are my own. There are very few things we love in this family more than a party! Recently, thanks to the fun people at Luvs, we were able to host a fun indoor party playdate, which was perfect since the chilly weather has started to set in. We're always... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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We're giving away gift cards to KC Dunkin' Donuts locations so you can try the new holiday line of beverages and treats. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at kcmetromoms.com
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Check out the fun, affordable, and festive baby holiday clothing looks that Carter's offers, plus an exclusive 20% off coupon to use on your next purchase - either in store or online. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at mommypalooza™
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Got baby? Then you've got messes! Find out how to enter your child's photo into Dreft's "America's Messiest Baby" Contest and be featured on Parents Magazine, as well as win great prizes from Dreft! Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at mommypalooza™