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August 2018

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Bring our Legendary Hometown Books to Life

Bring our Legendary Hometown Books to Life

Kansas will be forever immortalized through the beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Missouri is often associated with the writings of Mark Twain, especially The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This summer, bring these local classics to life with a family read-aloud and a bit of adventure too.
Ta-Da Rather than To Do

Ta-Da Rather than To Do

Instead of making a to-do list, make a “done” list—what I’ve termed a “ta-da” list. This strategy diverts our focus from what we don’t accomplish to celebrate what we do accomplish during the day.
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Archive »KC Parent Editor's Letter

August Editor's Letter

August Editor's Letter

Archive »Ages & Stages

Moving with Small Kids

Moving with Small Kids

We recently experienced moving our family for the second time within five years and are sharing from our experience in hopes of helping others with any upcoming moves their family may face.
Reverting to One Child in the House

Reverting to One Child in the House

I think this sending kids to school business gives us just a little taste of what the empty nest stage is going to be like, similar to the way sleepless nights while we are pregnant somewhat prepares us for sleepless nights with a newborn.

Archive »Kansas City Trivia

August Trivia

August Trivia

Test your KC knowledge with this fun quiz.

Archive »Out & About

Unplug in Quebec, Canada

Unplug in Quebec, Canada

Our family loves to travel, but exploring overseas is a little too pricey for our budget—and the whole process is a bit daunting, to be honest. So learning last spring about the possibilities Quebec, Canada, offers to travelers piqued my interest.
Five Favorite Art Walls in Kansas City

Five Favorite Art Walls in Kansas City

Snap some back-to-school pix at one of the city’s art walls, then enjoy a family outing with lunch and a visit to a local attraction.

Archive »Health & Nutrition

Back-to-School Lunch Box Bliss

Back-to-School Lunch Box Bliss

How do you build a healthful lunch? Model your child’s ideal lunch box meal off the “My Plate” food module, established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Strive to include one serving of each food group.
Seeking Sleep: A Parent’s Guide to the Importance of a Child’s Consistent Slumber

Seeking Sleep: A Parent’s Guide to the Importance of a Child’s Consistent Slumber

A full night’s sleep for children should sit at the top of your family priority list. Unfortunately, bedtime is one of the easiest habits to let slide. Sleep is essential to a child’s growth, development and health in more ways than one.

Archive »Craft Corner

Paper Strawberries

Paper Strawberries

If you are looking for an easy paper craft that is perfect for celebrating summer, try these paper strawberries!

Archive »Word from Dad

The Scientific Way

The Scientific Way

Sandi and I sat on the patio the evening before the new school year and enjoyed a quiet moment in the cool air.

Archive »Education

Back to School on a Budget

Back to School on a Budget

With some advance effort, you and your child can be ready for the school year without breaking the bank.
Make This Year the Best New Start for Your Children.

Make This Year the Best New Start for Your Children.

The day is coming without a doubt. Before you want it to, summer sleep-ins end, the swimming pool closes, day trips to the zoo conclude. Suddenly, you are left with tears on your face, falling into your coffee cup. Your baby is in school—maybe even for the first time.
Heading to big kid school

Heading to big kid school

What can you really do to make the school transition easier for your family?
Does Homework Matter?

Does Homework Matter?

Do your kids have homework? How do you feel about it in regards to managing other activities?
The Experts Speak

The Experts Speak

As families prepare their students for the school season, educators weigh in on best practices for managing the transition back to school.
After-School Activities: Is Your Child Involved in Too Much?

After-School Activities: Is Your Child Involved in Too Much?

So how do you know whether your child is doing too much? Here are five signs that it's time to cut back on after-school activities.

Archive »Media Reviews

Superheroes and Science Fiction

Superheroes and Science Fiction

Savor summer with fun adventures and a bit of magic

Archive »Family

Back to School for Moms

Back to School for Moms

This year don’t let yourself get bogged down with the back-to-school stress. Take some time to enjoy it.
Family Kindness Challenge

Family Kindness Challenge

Why not try to spread some kindness, giving others (and your own family) something positive to focus on?
Raising an Expressive Child

Raising an Expressive Child

Parents can help kids understand their emotions, express themselves in a healthy way and even learn to cope with their feelings.
Tips to Savor Summer

Tips to Savor Summer

Before the chaos begins, however, try this bucket list of family fun activities to savor the last days of summer freedom. It’s a great way to create some lasting memories!
After-School Activities: Is Your Child Involved in Too Much?

After-School Activities: Is Your Child Involved in Too Much?

So how do you know whether your child is doing too much? Here are five signs that it's time to cut back on after-school activities.

Archive »Eating Out

Five Flavorful Popcorn Shops in KC

Five Flavorful Popcorn Shops in KC

Popcorn! This all-American snack is so popular we consume approximately 17 billion quarts every year. This is our favorite Kansas City popcorn.
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