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Children’s Mercy NICU and Fetal Health Center

Children’s Mercy is the area’s only Level IV NICU, which means they are able to provide the highest level, most acute care to the tiniest of patients. With 80 beds, they have the capacity to care for many kiddos.

Supporting early births

Six years ago when Katie Gonzalez’s son, Matthew, was born at 24 weeks gestation and weighed only 1 pound, 5 ounces, he was the smallest baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He stayed there for 121 days and endured a number of procedures and complications.

Raising a Competitive Child

The world is a competitive place, and we all want our children to do well. How do you find a balance between encouraging a little healthy competition and bringing up a child who will burn out or alienate others?

The Gift of Raising Girls

As a mom to two girls, I must say (and without sarcasm), “Raising girls is fun!” No, really.

The Joy of Raising Boys

I have three sons. No girls. Just boys. Even though I never expected to be an all-boy mom, I adore it.

Your Child, Less Whiny

Dealing with whining kids may be one of the most difficult jobs a parent must do. Why does it always seem to be when you are in a rush, grabbing necessary grocery items, waiting in line to check out, that your 3-year-old melts down?

What’s Up with Dirt?

According to a recent report from the National Wildlife Federation, letting kids play in the dirt not only allows them freely to explore their surroundings, burn off energy, gain strength and gross motor skills, but actually can make children healthier. Say what?!

Spend the Summer Giving Back

Discover amazing ways your family can give back and volunteer in the Kansas City area.

Keeping Kids Safe in a Crowd

It's every parent's worst nightmare. One second your child is by your side, then a momentary distraction, and your child is gone.

At Home Date Night

In support of a strong and connected parental team, we’ve come up with a few romantic at-home date nights—ideas for reconnecting while the kids are away at Grandma’s or maybe just tucked into their own beds for the night.
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