Consignment Sales in KC

Posted January 26, 2015 6:41am by Jane


It’s that time of year: Time to get your kids’ spring and summer wardrobes ready through KC-area consignment sales! Sales are available online and all over the city. Here’s your comprehensive guide to what’s in your neck of the woods. Be sure to check out the links below…most consignment sales take credit/debit cards, but a few are cash only, so be prepared!

All About Kids (Independence, MO): March 19-21, 2015 @ the KC Sports Lodge, located SE of MO-291 and Hwy. 40 off of Little Blue Pkwy, Independence, MO 64055

Just Between Friends (Northland): March 13-15, 2015, The PAC Complex, 6014 Missouri 9, Parkville, MO

Just Between Friends (Lee’s Summit, MO): February 20-22, 2015, The Pavilion at John Knox Village – 520 NW Murray Rd.

Just Between Friends (Overland Park, KS): February 26-March 1, 2015 at Overland Park International Trade Center

Just Between Friends (Shawnee, KS & Kansas City, KS): March 27-29, 2015 at Overland Park International Trade Center

Here We Grow Again: Olathe/Overland Park, KS: 14401 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS, March 2-7, 2015; Gladstone, MO: 6465 N. Prospect (near Hobby Lobby), April 12-18, 2015; Independence, MO:  16619 E 23rd Street (next to Price Chopper), April 25-May 3, 2015; Shawnee Sale: this franchise is currently for available for purchase; Southland Sale: March 11-14, 2015, at New Vision Church of Raymore, 100 Sunrise Drive, Raymore, MO

Kansas City Northland Mothers of Multiples Club: TBA

Kid’s Closet Connection, Kansas – Overland Park: March 25-28, 2015; Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS. Gardner: April 16-19, 2015; Johnson County Fairgrounds, 136 E Washington St., Gardner, KS. Lawrence: March 26-28, 2015; Holiday Inn Convention Center, 200 McDonald Dr., Lawrence, KS. Leavenworth/Wyandotte: April 16-19, 2015; Savior Pastoral Center, 12601 Parallel Pkwy, Kansas City, KS.

Kid’s Closet Connection, Missouri – Blue Springs: April 30-May 3, 2015; The Pavilion at Centerline, 1910 SE 40 Hwy, Blue Springs, MO. Lee’s Summit: April 8-11, 2015; Lakeland Community Church, 913 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Northland: March 5-8, 2015; Black on Burlington, 1321 Burlington, KCMO. St. Joseph, MO: March 20-22, 2015; Kid’s Closet Sale, 139 N Belt (next to HyVee), St. Joseph, MO

Multiples of Kansas City: First Church of the Nazarene, KCMO (119th and Stateline); 8am-2pm, March 28, 2015; now accepting cash and credit cards

Rewearables Open Closet Sale. Boutique clothing lines such as Mini Boden, cachcach, Oilily, Little Me and more! All clothes are new with tags or in immaculate condition.

Rhea Lana’s Leavenworth/Platte City: April 12-16, 2015 @ Wyandotte County Fairgrounds, 13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, KS; Rhea Lana’s Olathe: March 2015 (dates TBA), 2015 @ Olathe Community Center: 1205 East Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS; Rhea Lana’s Overland Park: February 8-12, 2015 @ Overland Park International Trade Center (115th & Metcalf)

Rhea Lana’s Lee’s Summit: TBA; Rhea Lana’s Northland: February 15-21, 2015 @ 6501 N Cosby Ave Kansas City, MO (in the former Picture Hills Fitness Center) is a website for parents to buy and sell kids stuff in Kansas City and Topeka. It has categories, profiles and pictures and can be accessed from your smart phone and shared on social media sites.

Note: If you have a new consignment sale that isn’t listed, please be sure to share with us in the comments section below.

Indoor Pools in KC

Posted January 19, 2015 9:12am by Jane

Matt Ross Community Center PoolHappy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

The weather is unbelievable for January, which got me to thinking about swimming, of course. If you’re not planning on spending time outside today, and are still looking for something to keep the kids active, check out one of Kansas City’s many area indoor swimming pools. It’s great exercise for the whole family, and many indoor pools have special holiday hours today. Plus, they’ll sleep well tonight!

Our list is just pools open to the public – many communities, schools and fitness centers also have indoor pools but no open swim availability. So check out our list, and if we’ve left anything off, please pass it our way.

Kansas City, MO

Gregg/Klice Community Center(Kansas City, MO)

The New Southeast Community Center (Kansas City, MO)

Tony Aguirre Community Center (Kansas City, MO)


Liberty Community Center (Liberty, MO)

Gladstone Community Center (Gladstone, MO)

Park Hill Aquatic Center (Kansas City north, MO)

Platte County Community Center North (Platte City, MO)

Platte County Community Center South (Parkville, MO)

Eastern Jackson County, MO

Legacy Park Community Center (Lee’s Summit, MO)

Centennial Pool Plex (Blue Springs, MO)

CoCo Key Water Resort (eastern Jackson County, MO–KCMO) – day passes are available to the public

Henley Aquatic Center (Independence, MO)

Johnson County, KS

Matt Ross Community Center (Overland Park, KS)

Roeland Park Aquatic Center (Roeland Park, KS)

Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center (Mission, KS)

Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center (south Overland Park, KS)  Lap Swim for ages 16 and up.
Please refer to their website for current schedule, which changes monthly.

Cass County, MO

Belton Community Center (Belton, MO)

Harrisonville Community Center (Harrisonville, MO)

Kansas City, KS

Great Wolf Lodge (near The Legends/Speedway)

YMCA (Kansas City, KS)  for lesson info, click here:

Picture courtesy of Matt Ross Community Center.

Free Things to Do in KC 2015

Posted January 11, 2015 10:56pm by Jane

Kemper Family PicWhew! The holiday whirlwind is over, and now comes the challenge during the cold months of winter: Keeping the kids active and entertained. Here are a some fun, free, family-friendly things we’re looking forward to this winter:

  • Kaleidoscope is the place to go for some free creative fun in KC. I love that my kids enjoy the puzzle maker as much as I did! Full of left-over art materials from Hallmark, there’s always something fun to create.
  • Fairy Tale Village Exhibit at Crown Center: Beginning Feb. 7 (through May 3) fairy tales come to life as you walk into a world of make-believe. Kids will interact with characters from favorite stories and rhymes, including the Snow Queen in her Ice Palace, giant adventures of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and Cinderella’s magic carriage.
  • The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art: The building itself is just a fun, uplifting place to go on a dreary winter day. However, the Kemper also offers family-friendly, free Scavenger Saturdays on the third Saturday of the month, and Tots on Tuesdays for 3-5 year olds on the third Tuesday of each month. A great way to expose your kids to modern art. Admission is free at all three of its locations.
  • The Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City offers a wealth of opportunities (at no cost to you!) to see interactive exhibits, millions of dollars in the region’s cash vault, and a chance to design your own digital currency, complete with a photo of yourself on it!
  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Open Wednesdays – Sundays, the Nelson offers free admission every day. And let’s face it, walking (or running) through the exhibits tires little guys out! The Nelson also offers an incredible (and free!) family-friendly Chinese New Year’s celebration Feb. 13.
  • The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art: Located at Johnson County Community College, the Nerman Museum has tons of unusual and interesting pieces on display that will captivate all ages.

Here’s to a happy winter, full of many fun things to do!

Photo courtesy of The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art