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Kids rock out to their own tunes in Kansas City’s kindie music scene

Despite the decision not to hold a Jiggle Jam festival this year, Kansas City’s renowned kindie music scene — performers who write and sing specifically for children — is thriving. The Doo-Dads, Funky Mama, Mr. Stinky Feet, Rockin Rob, Reggie Gray are some of the performers whose music is made for children but enjoyable for the parents, too.

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Kansas City Maker Faire makes its mark with inventors, fans

The Kansas City Maker Faire — a collection of inventors, innovations and ideas — returns for the fifth year this weekend to Union Station. It’s the Midwest STEM-centric Coachella, a sort of science fair on steroids with exhibits featuring sophisticated robots and 3-D printers, all locally made by tinkerers driven more often by a sense of “what if” and a little “why not.”

Silent Samaritans give the gift of mobility to kids

All it took was a chance meeting at the movie theater to help five local families who have children with disabilities. An Overland Park couple was at the theater when they saw a benefit going on for Variety: The Children’s Charity.

 

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Stacey Hatton: If you give a mom a glass of wine

When I was of drinking age without a spouse or children, I never thought about the correlation between wine and whining. Why would I ponder one of life’s biggest mysteries while I was young and free? Mostly I spent a great amount of time opening children’s book rejection letters from publishers. But I’m not bitter.

Stacey Hatton: If you give a mom a glass of wine

When I was of drinking age without a spouse or children, I never thought about the correlation between wine and whining. Why would I ponder one of life’s biggest mysteries while I was young and free? Mostly I spent a great amount of time opening children’s book rejection letters from publishers. But I’m not bitter.

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