<![CDATA[Living articles about food home & travel from in Kansas City, MO | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:08:07 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:08:07 CST Living 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Watch: My 100-year-old grandma has the best dance moves http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92188102.html#storylink=rss My grandmother celebrates her 100th birthday today

She raised her kids, ran a restaurant and remained strong and feisty

And she’s never stopped dancing

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Joanna Gaines of ‘Fixer Upper’ captivates fans with parenting essay on Facebook http://www.kansascity.com/living/article91967812.html#storylink=rss Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” has written a parenting essay on Facebook that has gone viral

Gaines wrote about a butterfly bush she planted outside her daughters’ bedroom, hoping that it would attract butterflies

The July 15 post has received more than 443,000 likes and loves on Facebook

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:47:06 CDT

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Billy Graham: Seek Christ’s help in your battle with alcohol http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article91905062.html#storylink=rss When we come to Christ and open our hearts and lives to him, God himself comes to live within us by his Holy Spirit. We are no longer alone.

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The unexpected brunch: six KC spots you’d never think of for my favorite meal http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article91880912.html#storylink=rss Sushi? Barbecue? Oysters? Yup, it all works surprisingly well

I found great weekend morning meals at places I’d been to only for dinner or happy hour

Jax Fish House, RA Sushi, Top Golf and more are serving it up

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Kansas City parents of black, mixed-race children, on their fears, hopes http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91252242.html#storylink=rss July has been a turbulent month in heightened racial tension

How do Kansas City parents of the next generation of black youth prevail in these times?

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 05:31:00 CDT

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RoKC’s climbing wall breaks down my barriers http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article91714367.html#storylink=rss RoKC climbing gym brings fit adventures to North Kansas City

If you can climb a ladder, you can indoor rock climb

It’s more than a test of physical fitness. Trust and confidence are key.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:35:15 CDT

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My son’s girlfriend, sleepovers and Mama’s not-under-my-roof rules http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91691077.html#storylink=rss My oldest son is coming home for a week and, for the first time, bringing a girlfriend

We had the talk

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Consigning furniture benefits buyer, seller and Mother Earth http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article90559172.html#storylink=rss Shops have been rebranded from ‘used furniture stores,’ which made a bad impression

Inventory is often high-quality and turns over faster than stores selling new furniture

Consigners sell on straight commission

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:03:00 CDT

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Cultivate Festival dishes out fare to Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article91532532.html#storylink=rss Chipotle’s free all-day festival was held Saturday in Penn Valley Park, returning to Kansas City for its second year

The festival featured cooking demonstrations, live music, food exhibits, games and local food vendors

About 23,000 people attended the event in 2015

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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:52:27 CDT

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While the world plays Pokemon Go, a hunt of another kind fascinates Missouri town http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article86589777.html#storylink=rss While the rest of the world is seeking virtual creatures on their phones, Bolivar, Mo., takes a more old-fashioned approach

The southwest Missouri town launched a community art project that has families painting, hiding and finding rocks together

Other communities have copied the idea, including some in the Kansas City area

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Dying is scary and lonely. Death doulas try to make the journey easier http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article91595017.html#storylink=rss As baby boomers age, we’re giving new consideration to what aging means and how we die

A doulas’ mandate is to ease the passage from this world to the next

They sit with the dying and offer them peace and comfort

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Why this KC couple are raising their black daughters to be fearless http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91255037.html#storylink=rss Joey Thomas and NaTasha Williams teach fearlessness and self-empowerment to their two black daughters

“You have to be twice as good as a black person. But you have to be twice as good as that as a black woman. That’s four times as good.”

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‘It breaks your heart’: KC mom on teaching her sons about racism http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91257132.html#storylink=rss Fay Ferrando never feared harm from police growing up in the Kansas City area

It was only in the past four years that the single black mom of three felt she needed to have “the talk”

The goal: “To make stops by police as peaceful and brief as possible,” Ferrando says

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‘Our boys are dying’: Overland Park mom on the anxiety of raising black boys http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article91256202.html#storylink=rss Bukeka Blakemore and her husband, who live in Overland Park, have three sons and one grandson

She posted a raw Facebook Live video after learning of the Philando Castile shooting

She believes diversity in the police force will help ease tensions

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Movie Mom: ‘Jason Bourne,’ ‘Nerve,’ ‘Bad Moms’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92290097.html#storylink=rss With so much violence, no one younger than high school should see “Bourne” or “Nerve”

But “Bad Moms” is adults only

That’s Movie Mom Nell Minow’s advice for parents

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Teens learn skills of brotherhood through Hands of Peace program http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300612.html#storylink=rss WINNETKA, Ill. - Elder Lane Park was hot and muggy on July 21, the heat lessened slightly by a breeze from Lake Michigan. But the Israeli, Palestinian and American teens who had just finished chowing down on hot dogs, hamburgers and watermelon didn't let that faze them as they started a softball game, the first many had ever played.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KATHY ROUTLIFFE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300612.html
Your Place: Vacationing? Tips for keeping the house safe while you're gone http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article92300537.html#storylink=rss Oh, those Wildwood days!

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ALAN J. HEAVENS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article92300537.html
American Girl viral video leads girl to Long Island for new prosthetic leg http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300442.html#storylink=rss The Texas girl in a video that went viral after she cried with joy upon receiving an American Girl doll with a prosthetic leg was on Long Island recently to get a new prosthetic leg of her own, courtesy of the same Hicksville company that fulfilled her wish for an American Girl doll that looks like her.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By BETH WHITEHOUSE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300442.html
On Gardening: Cora Cascade vinca spreading color and happiness http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article92300432.html#storylink=rss The last time I reported on the Cora Cascade was in 2010; so much has changed with this trailing beauty, it's now even better than we knew it then, so I thought I'd write an update.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NORMAN WINTER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article92300432.html
Young reporters cover political conventions http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300447.html#storylink=rss To help kids understand the Democratic National Convention, 12-year-old reporter, Olivia Branan, of La Mesa, California, will be covering the Philadelphia convention and filing daily reports for Time For Kids at timeforkids.com/election16.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By BETH WHITEHOUSE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300447.html
With 7 suicides in her family, Mariel Hemingway declares war on depression http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300422.html#storylink=rss HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - With seven suicides in her family - including those of her writer grandfather Ernest and her supermodel sister Margaux - Mariel Hemingway hasn't just been affected by depression and suicide. She has been besieged by it.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CONNIE OGLE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300422.html
Parents @ Play: Games for big kids http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300417.html#storylink=rss One of our biggest challenges here at Parents@Play is to find games that tweens and teens will not only be willing to play with their family, but that they'll actually want to play (and that don't involve cell phones or anything else with a screen). Here are four that we're confident will soon be on your family's list of game-night hits.

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Living Smart: Accommodating outdoor electrical needs this summer http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article92300427.html#storylink=rss As summer approaches, homeowners might be giving thought to outdoor kitchens or barbecue islands and other outdoor entertaining options. But these amenities sometimes require power, and you don't want to be running an extension cord to the backyard. What can you do to accommodate outdoor electrical needs for the summer?

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By PAUL F. P. POGUE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article92300427.html
See-through furniture is a clear favorite with designers, customers http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article91689762.html#storylink=rss HIGH POINT, N.C. - Clear the way for style with a little transparency. The use of acrylic and Lucite continues to excite furniture designers and consumers alike.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By PATRICIA SHERIDAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article91689762.html
Diggin' In: Renovation transforms 10-year-old retirement home into updated retreat http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article92300382.html#storylink=rss After purchasing our retirement home in the West Neck Villages golf community in Virginia Beach, Va., in late February, we spent three months renovating the 10-year-old house.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KATHY VAN MULLEKOM ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article92300382.html
Interview: Jenna Ortega adds voicing Disney's Princess Isabel to her repertoire http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300342.html#storylink=rss When we first found out that we were meeting Jenna Ortega, we were so excited. She has to be one of the hardest working actresses around! She is working on four shows right now and we think that is unbelievable: Disney Channel's "Stuck in the Middle," The CW's "Jane the Virgin," Disney's new animated series, "Elena of Avalor" and Radio City Music Hall's "New York Spectacular at Radio City."

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NICOLE FREDERICKS, GABRIELLA KNIPPER, ARIANNA KNIPPER AND SOPHIA LARDARO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300342.html
Kids reach for new heights to ride roller coasters http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300337.html#storylink=rss They amble up hoping against hope that they've miraculously grown a quarter of an inch since the last time they checked.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CRAIG WEBB ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article92300337.html
Movie review: 'Bad Moms' is a shoddy mess that rings hollow http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92299887.html#storylink=rss There's a scene halfway through "Bad Moms," wherein a PTA meeting full of suburban moms turns into a full-on frat house-style rager. Moms in sweater sets, khakis and sensible sneakers chug liquor straight from the bottle, make out, huff whippets, crash tricycles and urinate on lawns, all in glorious slow motion, hair and spittle flying to a pulsing pop beat. It's featured heavily in the trailer for the film, and is the best scene in the movie. Bad mothers? Shut your mouth.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:00:00 CDT By KATIE WALSH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article92299887.html
Dear Abby: Single mom craves contact with her extended family http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article89656507.html#storylink=rss I am a single mother of two biracial daughters ages 2 and 4. They fill my life with joy. But I haven’t been able to face my strongly Christian family since my second child’s birth, and I miss them very much.

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