December 2011

December 2011

Features

A Kansas City Christmas Scavenger Hunt

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This holiday season, create family memories with an all day (or all weekend if you choose to split the attractions into two days) holiday scavenger hunt!

Momnesia: Your Brain on Kids

“Excuse me, your purse and coffee mug are on your roof,” another driver told my mom. Sure enough, my mother had driven several blocks (downhill, in the rain) with her open purse and a full mug of tea on the roof of the car before this man caught us at the lights. This wasn’t unusual. Once we made it all the way to shops with the cat asleep on the back dash with a cup of tea and a purse on the car’s roof. Finding mom’s car keys was always a treasure hunt—once we found them in the freezer (and the defrosted veggies on the kitchen counter).

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Out & About

Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City

December is the perfect time to take a break from the holiday rush with a visit to the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City.

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Health & Nutrition

Knock on Wood

From fireplace wood to doors and splinters, read here for tips on keeping your kids safe and healthy this month.

Tis the Season to Find Relaxation

Has all the holiday cheer got you stressed out? Do you need a break? If you answered yes to these questions, keep reading! Why not give yoga a try?

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Education

When You Disagree with Your Child’s Teacher

At some point during their school years, a disagreement will arise between teacher and student. At what point do you, the parent, need to step in? What happens when a situation arises in which you don’t see eye to eye with your child’s teacher?

What’s all the Interest with Pinterest?

Last summer, I noticed a steady stream of friends taking the Pinterest plunge, leaving status updates such as “I see what all the buzz is about. Pinterest is amazing!” and “Where did the day go? Oh, yes… I was on Pinterest.”

Raising the Other Child

Raising the Other Child

How do families strike a balance, ensuring that siblings feel just as honored as their special need child, who requires more time and attention?

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Media Reviews

Gift Ideas for 2011

Pair these book ideas with a matching gift for the holidays!

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Holidays

Why Your Kids Want Everything (and what to do about it!)

The holiday commercials start to hit the airwaves, and our normally balanced and well-adjusted children start to crave limitless amounts of stuff.

Frugal Family Gifts

Love the holidays but hate the thought of spending hours scouring stores for the perfect gift for each person on your list? Or perhaps you love shopping for others but have a meager budget that won’t stretch as far as you’d like.

Christmas Spirit

A Kansas City Christmas Scavenger Hunt

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This holiday season, create family memories with an all day (or all weekend if you choose to split the attractions into two days) holiday scavenger hunt!