February 2017

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February 2017

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10 Reasons We LOVE KC

10 Reasons We LOVE KC

Our city has caught the fever and these are just a few reasons we love KC!
20 Ways for Moms to Recharge in 20 Minutes

20 Ways for Moms to Recharge in 20 Minutes

Here are 20 things you can do for yourself to revitalize in a short amount of time.
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February Editor's Letter

February Editor's Letter

Archive »Health & Nutrition

Feb: Fluoride Facts: What it is and why it’s important

Feb: Fluoride Facts: What it is and why it’s important

Dental health is crucial, and most of us have heard from a young age about the importance of brushing and flossing.
Taming the Sugar Monster

Taming the Sugar Monster

What I don’t love about Valentine’s Day is how sugar has taken over another holiday. According to the American Heart Association, the average American child now consumes 20 teaspoons of added sugar every day.
Save Up, Go Electric! – Because your teeth deserve better

Save Up, Go Electric! – Because your teeth deserve better

Mayo Clinic’s online resource “Adult Health” offers some insight. In that column’s “Is an Electric Toothbrush Better Than a Manual Toothbrush?” Dr. Thomas Salinas, DDS, of their medical education department, notes there is nothing inherently wrong with a manual toothbrush, but an electric version can be a great alternative.

Archive »Word from Dad

Up Early on Saturday Morning

Up Early on Saturday Morning

It happens so slowly, we’re not aware of it as it occurs. We bring home our little bundles of joy from the hospital and they become the center of our lives.

Archive »Education

Day Care vs. Preschool: Which Is Better for Your Family?

Day Care vs. Preschool: Which Is Better for Your Family?

If you have a 3- to 4-year-old, deciding to enroll her in a day care or preschool can be a difficult choice to make.
Numbers, and Shapes and Signs—Oh My!

Numbers, and Shapes and Signs—Oh My!

If you have a child in school, you likely have encountered fights and moments of frustration over homework, specifically math homework.

Archive »Faith and Family

A Priceless Work of Art

A Priceless Work of Art

One of my favorite places in all of Kansas City is the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. As a preschooler in the ’80s I walked those gray marble halls to my first art class in the museum’s lower level and still, to this day, wonder whether that waxy security guard just might be real.

Archive »Media Reviews

Folk Tales and Farmyards

Folk Tales and Farmyards

New titles offer lessons and laughter for kids of all ages.

Archive »Family

Helping Kids Navigate Tough Friendships

Helping Kids Navigate Tough Friendships

No parent wants to see her child suffer. We aim to protect, nurture and shelter our children from pain. It’s why we rush to retrieve Neosporin and Band-Aids at the first sight of a small cut or scrape and run to the rescue at the sight of a more serious injury. But a hurting heart? No tool in the medicine cabinet is able to cure that.
Unplug: How Unstructured Time Fosters Better Connection

Unplug: How Unstructured Time Fosters Better Connection

Whether you want to become a stronger, more intuitive communicator or you’re trying to raise one, free time spent unplugged can make a big difference.
The Low-Down on Parents’ Posts, Processed Foods and Outdoor Play

The Low-Down on Parents’ Posts, Processed Foods and Outdoor Play

What does the latest research say about the potential harm of parents’ online sharing, the concerns about prepackaged, processed meals and the benefits of outdoor family time?
How to Teach Children a Good Work Ethic

How to Teach Children a Good Work Ethic

Want to be sure your child will develop a good work ethic and the ability to tough it out when things get difficult? Here are some great tips on how to lead her into becoming a responsible, self-sufficient adult.
You Might Be an Okay Mom…

You Might Be an Okay Mom…

No one is perfect, and mediocrity is bound to work its way into your parenting. But don’t sweat it; every mom has been there.

Archive »Holidays

February by the Numbers

February by the Numbers

Fun facts and Kansas City trivia for the month of February.
At Home Date Night

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.
45 Fun and Fascinating Facts About Our Presidents

45 Fun and Fascinating Facts About Our Presidents

To celebrate Presidents Day, here are 45 fun and fascinating facts about our commanders-in-chief.
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