December 2018

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December 2018

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Christmas in Kansas City from A to Z

Christmas in Kansas City from A to Z

Celebrate the season all month long with these festive ideas!
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Archive »KC Parent Editor's Letter

December Editor's Letter

December Editor's Letter

Archive »Ages & Stages

 Elementary School Blues

Elementary School Blues

Parents who are tired of packing lunches and reminding children to put their shoes on for the fifth time in one morning can find it hard to stay positive.
Traits of Self-Disciplined Children

Traits of Self-Disciplined Children

How can you identify a self-disciplined child and what sets him apart from all the rest?

Archive »Kansas City Trivia

December KC Trivia

December KC Trivia

Test your local knowledge.

Archive »Health & Nutrition

Whimsical Winter Nutrient - Vitamin D

Whimsical Winter Nutrient - Vitamin D

To keep kiddos healthy, look on the sunny side of the whimsical winter nutrient, vitamin D!
Home Safe Home: Preventing Accidents and Keeping Kids Safer

Home Safe Home: Preventing Accidents and Keeping Kids Safer

Today’s children may be the most supervised generation yet, with less time away from a caregiver’s gaze than kids enjoyed a few decades ago. But all this supervision hasn’t changed a simple fact: Kids are accident-prone.
Eight Simple Rules for Raising a Healthy Kid

Eight Simple Rules for Raising a Healthy Kid

We all do our best to raise our kids to be as healthy as possible. Follow these simple tips to help promote a healthy lifestyle for your children.

Archive »Word from Dad

Christmas Time

Christmas Time

Shortly after school resumed, Bob beat me home, but didn’t go in. Instead, he stooped and picked up a large, soft-covered volume.

Archive »MOJO for Moms

Celebrating a Less-Is-More Holiday

Celebrating a Less-Is-More Holiday

If your family struggles with holiday overload, here are some strategies I’ve learned to streamline traditions, free more snowy white space in your holiday calendar and pile on less stuff for more of what truly matters.

Archive »Date Night

Date Night

Date Night

It’s showtime! For a date night this month, why not try some live entertainment?

Archive »Media Reviews

Cozy Up with a Good Book

Cozy Up with a Good Book

Wrap up a new title for a perfect holiday surprise.

Archive »Family

Lucky Kids

Lucky Kids

Luck is the work and passion we put into something that eventually pay off.
The Lost Art of  the Thank You Note

The Lost Art of the Thank You Note

The practice of writing personal thank you notes teaches invaluable lessons to children.
Challenges and Benefits of Having a Sibling with Special Needs

Challenges and Benefits of Having a Sibling with Special Needs

Having a sibling with special needs is a unique experience, both challenging and beneficial.

Archive »Holidays

Non-Toy Gifts for the Holiday Season

Non-Toy Gifts for the Holiday Season

I strongly prefer buying non-toy gifts—and directing family and friends purchasing gifts for my kids to do the same.
Kansas City’s Best Candy Cane Treats

Kansas City’s Best Candy Cane Treats

These local businesses sell candy cane goodies throughout the season that are sure to satisfy your peppermint cravings.
Subscription Boxes

Subscription Boxes

Subscription boxes are great both to show you care and to give a unique gift to someone special.
The 10 Commandments of Christmas

The 10 Commandments of Christmas

Here are 10 ways to shift your perspective and take command of this “hap-happiest” time of the year.
Coordinating Christmas Cards

Coordinating Christmas Cards

Don’t turn sending out Christmas cards into a begrudged “should.” Find the fun by figuring out how cute you can make them.
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