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Kansas City Farmers Market Guide

Kansas City Farmers Market Guide

Kansas City is home to more than 30 farmers markets. They range from small markets selling exclusively organic produce to the City Market with more than 140 local vendors. You can purchase fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, homemade soaps, baked goods and even live animals. If you are new to the world of the farmers market, this simple guide will get you started!
Sun safety

Sun safety

When scheduling activities outdoors, avoid the hottest part of the day and plan to spend the bulk of the time in the morning and evening hours.
Simplify Your Life

Simplify Your Life

Are you feeling a bit scrambled these days? Are you hurried everywhere you go? Multitasking with every step to keep up? You're not alone. In today's world, finding a moment of peace can be tough, because we're busy running our kids to multiple activities and, thanks to smart phones and devices, we can't just leave our work at work anymore.
Make Working Out Work for You

Make Working Out Work for You

It’s no secret that we moms put most of our time and energy into our families while de-prioritizing ourselves. What if we redirected some of that focus back onto ourselves? What if we stopped making excuses and started re-prioritizing? Your goal may not be a six-pack, but physical fitness should be. Here are seven tips to make working out work for you:
Playing It Cool. Summer sports safety tips for kids.

Playing It Cool. Summer sports safety tips for kids.

For most children, the benefits of organized sports far outweigh the risk of injuries, but as caregivers, we must be alert to precautions we need to take to keep the children in our lives safe.
Making Changes One Behavior at a Time

Making Changes One Behavior at a Time

From strengthening relationships to achieving a healthier lifestyle, we all have behaviors we’d like to change to create a more satisfying life. But when we have families, establishing more positive habits can prove tricky. To get your family motivated, begin by focusing on one behavior at a time and make changes in a fun, collaborative way.
The Good and the Bad of Year-Round Sports

The Good and the Bad of Year-Round Sports

Newsflash: We live in a competitive society, a culture driven by success and winning. Well, obviously this isn’t news. But what parents may find alarming is how much our success-driven mentality is harming our children, particularly in athletics.
Simple Strategies for Childhood Stress Management

Simple Strategies for Childhood Stress Management

Stress is second nature to adults, but sometimes we forget that our kids deal with it as well. Stress can have a huge effect on how well kids perform at school, sleep at night and even their physical health. If we can decrease the stress level in our families, that’s ideal! However, stress isn’t always something that can be avoided.
Eyes: The Window to the Soul

Eyes: The Window to the Soul

The leading causes of blindness and low vision in our country are mostly age related diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.
Snacking Done Right

Snacking Done Right

What makes a healthy and satisfying snack for children? A well-balanced snack with good nutrition can help kids grow and provide them with the proper support and energy needed for school, sports and other daily activities.
Do Away with Diaper Rash

Do Away with Diaper Rash

As parents we do everything in our power to avoid an uncomfortable and painful rash for our little ones, but realistically, even the most diligent parent has to deal with diaper rash sometime in the first few years of parenthood. Knowing the common culprits of rashes and how to treat them will help keep Baby happy and rash free.
The Busy Parent’s Guide to Dinner

The Busy Parent’s Guide to Dinner

Here are some tips for how to get dinner on the table quickly and efficiently.
Almost There

Almost There

With diminished stomach space, pre-delivery jitters and a mile-long to-do list, expectant moms may be tempted to slack off on healthy eating as delivery day nears.
Healthy Living in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

Healthy Living in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

Turning 20 ushers in a decade of autonomy, of finally becoming an adult and making independent decisions. Being 20 also brings about a very different mental list of worries than, let’s say, being 40. People of all ages should include a yearly physical with their doctor, daily activity and good nutrition; however, there are a few things that individuals should consider during each decade.
Raid the Fridge

Raid the Fridge

Using what you have on hand to create a nutritous lunch.
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