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So it’s fallen on you to plan the family reunion. On the stress and difficulty scale, organizing a family reunion falls somewhere between planning a wedding and throwing a birthday party for a loved one. By nature, family reunions are hard to plan because they involve reuniting people - many of whom live in different places with vastly different schedules and availability. The keys to planning a great family reunion, however, are to maximize attendance, stay true to your family when it comes to specifics, and make sure you have some help.

A girlfriends getaway filled with shopping, dining and fun

By Lori Barnes

What do you get when you take 3 life-long best friends; add 3 weddings, 3 new houses, 1 cross-country move, 1 new baby, and 1 baby on the way? The answer is busy.

Alissa, Sarah, and I met when I moved to Kansas City 23 years ago; we were in the 2nd grade! Our friendship has stood the test of time throughout all these years, and we’ve celebrated so many milestones together: birthdays, graduations, concerts, awards, new

Family Fun With a Twist

A Kansas City, KS staycation features education and entertainment

By Erin Barnes

With three active sons and a free Saturday, I took it upon myself to formulate a plan for a Saturday staycation. Kansas City is rich with history, beauty, parks, museums, cultures and customs. After a little research online, I had my line-up. I knew that everything would appeal to my sons—ages 10, 8 and 6. I was also on a mission to get my husband, Trevor, and children to learn to love

El Camino Real

May 23, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Blog: El Camino RealSome Kansas Citians argue that El Camino Real boasts the city's “most authentic Mexican food.” I'm not an expert on the matter, though my experience at El Camino Real fit the bill. Watch tortillas roll fresh off the press and on to your plate. Dress your own tacos with fresh cilantro, onion, pico de gallo and lime wedges. Tacos are a big hit here. I loved the asado (steak) but tacos pastor (pork) are the big hit here. On some days, Tacos al Pastor (pork tacos) are only a dollar a piece! A fridge

Z-Man ShirtIf you are looking for one of the best barbecue restaurants in the city, state, and even region look no further than Oklahoma Joe's also known as Okie Joe’s (as the locals refer to it). The experience is one of a kind, first off I noticed the building in which the restaurant is located. It is in an old Shamrock Gas Station at 47th and Mission in Kansas City, Kansas.

We got there around 11 AM and were greeted with a very intimidating line. However the service was great and the line moved very

Ladies and Gentleman, soccer is here to stay in Kansas City. Let me help you lift the rock you’ve been under if you have not heard of Sporting KC. To get you back in the loop, Sporting KC is a Major League Soccer (MLS) team that calls Livestrong Sporting Park in KCK home. They are a team and ownership group that has set the bar for stadium and fan experience not only in the Nation but the world. They are a team that has managed to deliver consistent world class soccer in a town, and nation,

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