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Beat the Winter Blahs with Little Ones in Kansas City

The weather outside is frightful and the snow isn’t so delightful… memories of snowmen and sledding seem magical and nostalgic, but reality is often something quite different if you’re home with little children and it’s cold or snowy.

Buddy Bonds

Understanding and being a part of society is important for growth, development, appropriate adjustment and good mental health. Understanding how to establish appropriate relationships and avoid harmful ones is an important skill, not only because friends are good for us but successfully working and engaging in society requires these skills.

Too Much Too Soon?

Like it or not, technology plays an important role in today’s society, and kids know earlier and earlier how to do things many adults can’t figure out. But with this increased role of technology come advantages and disadvantages. Is it too much too soon?

Ponies and Princesses, Tykes and Transformers

Do your children’s toys leave you wondering: What happened to pretend play? It’s called gender marketing and there is seemingly no escape for parents.

Powell Gardens: Fairy Houses & Forts

Powell Gardens is one of our favorite summer destinations. This year, Powell Gardens' exhibit Fairy Forts & Houses: An Enchanting Garden Adventure, especially captivates children. The exhibit features fairy houses and pirate ships, beloved by girls & boys of all ages.

FREE Summer Fun for Little Ones in Kansas City

Savvy parents know the key to successful summer fun is to always be prepared with a few ideas for great outings on a budget. We have the Best FREE Summer Outings in Kansas City... perfect for hot days, rainy days, and every summer day in between!

Hindsight

As I went through the regular routine of checking my daughter’s backpack when it was time to pick her up, I noticed a sheet of paper with a type of poem on it. It was entitled, “If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again.” Hindsight being passed down from older mothers who have gone before us, with great wisdom to pass on to those of us who feel “in the trenches.” Amid the piles of laundry, strewn cheerios, Legos, markers and coloring books, sippy cups, princess dolls and more, this had me in tears at just the 2nd line. I’m hoping it resonates with you, too.

Would You Like Some Cheese with That Whine?

Whining is a behavior that is inevitable; sooner or later your child will dabble in it. It usually occurs when a child feels like the communication is broken between himself and his parent/caregiver and wants to get a message across.

Successful Play Dates

So you want to host a play date? Good for you. Local mom Jenn Fencl says, “A successful play date depends on a parent’s ability to remain calm.” So true. Here are more great tips for successful play dates!

Selective Independence

At nearly four years old, my daughter finds new ways to define her independence with each passing day...
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