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Lice Removal in Kansas City

Posted September 26, 2017 10:02pm by Jane

After a weekend battling little critters on my childrens’ heads, I wanted to share information about lice removal services available in Kansas City. As I learned from my new friends at the Miracle Sisters, head lice is incredibly common, and my family was lucky that this was our very first lice experience.

There are many ways to treat lice, but I recommend you go to the professionals. If, like me, you haven’t dealt with lice before, it’s best to pay someone to remove the lice and re-check your heads once a week for the next couple of weeks to ensure total removal. And ask lots of questions. A good removal service will also give you information on preventing re-infestation as well.

Hopefully, you’ll never need it, but just in case, here’s a handy listing of head lice removal services in Kansas City*:

If home removal is more your style, there are tons of online resources as well. We may not talk about it with our friends, but there certainly are plenty of resources out there to help you navigate your way through the removal process.

*This list is not an endorsement of any particular lice removal service. We’ve heard good things about a variety of these services from friends and family. However, we suggest you ask around and check out yelp reviews before selecting the right place for your family.

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm

Posted September 17, 2017 8:14pm by Jane

The great weather we’re having lately makes me want to get outside as much as possible – and get the kids away from screens too! And while Pumpkin Patches are in season, we also love visiting the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm each fall.

The only working stagecoach stop left on the Santa Fe Trail, Mahaffie makes it fun to learn about what life was like in Kansas during the 1860s. Kids (and adults) get a taste of what farming, cooking, stagecoach travel and life was like living on the Kansas frontier.

RockingMMiniaturesFortunately, fall offers some special ways to explore the grounds, enjoy the activities and animals, ride the Stagecoach, and live the history!

Wild West Days

September 23 & 24 brings Mahaffie’s Wild West Days, where families can enjoy a chuckwagon cook-off, live entertainment and lots of hands-on activities, including a stagecoach ride, roping, meeting cowboys and Buffalo Soldiers, panning for gold, leather stamping, blacksmithing and playing 1860s games. Admission is $5/person for ages 5 & up, and child admission coupons are available for one free child admittance with one adult ticket. Some activities cost extra, so bring some extra money along! 

Fall Harvest Weekends

Mahaffie’s Fall Harvest Weekends begin October 7, 2017 to kick off weekends full of fun throughout October. Picking Corn

Fall is harvest time on the Mahaffie Farm, and kids get to see what life was really like during harvest season. You’ll get to pick, shell and grind corn, ride in the stagecoach, tour the house and learn how Mrs. Mahaffie cooked on the wood stove! Fall Harvest activities are included in regular site admission, $7/adults, $5/children ages 5-11, children ages 4 & under are free. Olathe residents receive $2/off admission.

There are tons of fun events at the farm throughout the year. Check out their calendar for a complete listing of events. The farm is located at 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061.

Images courtesy of Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm.

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Give SevenDays: Make a Ripple

Posted April 17, 2017 9:49am by Jane

On this very day three years ago, I wrote a blog called Helping Kids Cope, written just a few days after the shooting that took the lives of high schooler Reat Underwood, his grandfather William Corporon, and Terri LaManno. Since then, our metro area has suffered other hate crimes, including the most recent shooting in Olathe this February, which took the life of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, and injured his friend Alok Madasani, as well as Ian Grillot, a bystander who tried to stop the shooting.

Admittedly, I was very shaken up when I wrote that blog in 2014. While I have come to terms with that specific event, I have felt uneasy many times since, when Kansas Citians from various religious and ethnic groups suffered because of their beliefs or simply the color of their skin.

Fortunately, there is hope. This year brings the third annual Give SevenDays Peace Walk, April 24, at Union Station, preceded by six additional days of community building activities. The Give SevenDays events are all open to the community, and many area schools are working with their students to celebrate the SevenDays themes, focused on creating understanding and awareness that will bridge the gaps in our community:

  • Love: April 18
  • Discover: April 19
  • Others: April 20
  • Connect: April 21
  • Go: April 22
  • You: April 23
  • Onward: April 24

You can also work with your kids at home to help promote love and understanding. Give SevenDays has a great list of ideas to help you teach your kids about each theme. Click on each day, select the For Educators link, then find activities based on the ages of your kids. There are additional ideas in the video above. I’m personally looking forward to doing the “Love is as easy as…” activity with my kids tomorrow, to kick off this special week.

Here’s to a culture of kindness, awareness and understanding in Kansas City. #makearipple

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