Editor's Letter



My husband and I don’t get out for dates often enough. I know you can relate. Work, kids, responsibilities—they all add up, and then by the end of the week I’m exhausted. But date nights are so valuable! To take time away from the everyday and spend time reconnecting and enjoying each other’s company are so important. If you haven’t yet checked out our new monthly “Date Night” column, I challenge you to read it and commit to doing at least one of the three dates listed each month. I’ll take the same pledge with you! Plus, many of the ideas work not only for a date with a spouse, but also for a parent-child date. This month’s column brings such creative ideas for spending quality time together and having fun. Shoot me an email and let me know which date you did and the results. Go out and have fun!

If you have little ones that are almost school age, you probably have preschool on your mind. Starting school is such a big milestone for kids, and preschool is a great way to get them ready for “big kid” school. Lee’s Summit mom Allison Gibeson, who will have a kindergartner next year, looks at some of the important things children learn in preschool to prepare for kindergarten. Check it out.

The dragging part of winter is upon us, and summer may seem a far way off, but it will be here before we know it! You’ll find our annual camp guide in print starting this month, along with an extensive guide online with photos, videos and more at KCParent.com. Enjoy thinking ahead to warmer, longer days and start planning out your child’s summer!

Happy Valentine’s Day, KC!

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