Cooking up a Blue Valley education

At first sight, the three-story building at 7501 W. 149th Terrace in Overland Park looks like a small business. It’s a sprawling, fairly new glass structure with a few flag poles and a parking lot.

Emily Parnell -Children in the pews, butterflies in the stomach

On Easter morning, I was a little nervous. Our church does not offer kid programs on major holidays. This gives all the adults who otherwise would be teaching and crafting, and I’m sure a healthy amount of disciplining, a morning off. I used to stew the day before these holiday services, wondering if my kid would be the one to squawk, wondering if we’d have to disturb a whole row for a potty break, worrying that their boredom would turn to naughtiness.