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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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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™
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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™