January 2017

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January 2017

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Winter Fun in KC from A-Z

Winter Fun in KC from A-Z

Winter doesn't have to be boring! Have fun with the kids in KC with our ideas from A to Z:
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January Editor's Letter

January Editor's Letter

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The Best Day in KC

The Best Day in KC

When the winter doldrums set in, our daily guide to Family Fun in Kansas City will help keep the “I’m bored!” at bay.
Summer Fun in the Winter in Kansas City

Summer Fun in the Winter in Kansas City

If you long for swimming, baseball, ice cream, playing outside.... have no fear! The fun of summer can be here all winter long.
Tea Rooms in Kansas City

Tea Rooms in Kansas City

Little girls and girls at heart LOVE tea parties! Kansas City's tea rooms all offer unique experiences for tea party lovers. Each tea room has its own style, presenting an unforgettable experience for ladies of all generations.

Archive »Health & Nutrition

Smart Start

Smart Start

A commitment to health and wellness means taking care of yourself and your family, exercising and eating right. The new year is the perfect time to refocus your goals and make better health a priority.S
The Diet That Actually Works --- how apps are changing the way we eat

The Diet That Actually Works --- how apps are changing the way we eat

So your resolution fell through (again). You told yourself, I'll do it this time. I'll be fit and healthy. The key to success is to E.N.D. your habits.
Appendicitis: Symptoms and treatment

Appendicitis: Symptoms and treatment

Appendicitis is one of those illnesses whose symptoms are similar to a run-of-the-mill stomach bug but can be much more serious if not caught quickly.

Archive »Faith and Family

Unstuck

Unstuck

Where are you stuck? Maybe it’s a place, relationship, job, mindset, habit or even a mood. I’ve found myself stuck in unwanted parenting habits or routines that leave us frustrated and worn.

Archive »Education

10 Tips for Boosting Your Child’s Reading Skills

10 Tips for Boosting Your Child’s Reading Skills

Becoming a reader is one of the most exciting learning adventures your child ever will experience. Many children need little more than exposure to books and they’re off on their own. But others need guided support as they struggle with sounds, fluency and reading unfamiliar words.

Archive »Word from Dad

Gray Days of Winter

Gray Days of Winter

I opened the door and stared at the leaden sky. Temperatures hovered barely above freezing and no snow fell. My neighborhood contained only brown grass, dark gray trees and scattered clumps of snow remaining from shoveled driveways.

Archive »Craft Corner

Q-tip Snowflakes

Q-tip Snowflakes

These charming snowflakes made out of Q-tips are so pretty! This project is so fun because children can make each snowflake totally different, whether simple or intricate. From toddlers to preteens, kids of all ages will have a blast crafting up snowflake creations on a cold and dreary day!

Archive »Media Reviews

Everything Is New

Everything Is New

The new year brings tales of new beginnings and adventure.

Archive »Family

Party Awesome!

Party Awesome!

Pinterest-inspired birthday themes have both excited and overwhelmed the best of parents since the site’s inception, but nothing can trump the simple gestures of quality time and kindness to make a child know he’s adored on his birthday. Here are some simple ways to celebrate the birthday boy or girl in your life.
Are You Raising Rude Eaters?

Are You Raising Rude Eaters?

Table manners, like all types of manners, arise from the idea of showing respect for those around us.
Surviving and Thriving: How to Make It on a Single-Income Budget

Surviving and Thriving: How to Make It on a Single-Income Budget

Life is expensive. Life with kids is even more expensive. So how do some parents who rely on one income not only survive, but still find ways to create a happy, well-rounded life for their families?
Timely Parenting Research: The Lowdown on Diet, Toys and Stay-at-Home Parents

Timely Parenting Research: The Lowdown on Diet, Toys and Stay-at-Home Parents

What does the latest research say about the diet of U.S. children, the best toys for kids’ development and what adults really think about working versus staying at home to raise a family?
No siblings, No problem! Raising a happy only child

No siblings, No problem! Raising a happy only child

New research is challenging long-held assumptions that siblings are a must for a happy childhood. In fact, some researchers and authors are making a convincing case that only children may have an edge over kids with siblings in some areas—academics, for example.
Is Your Family Ready for a Pet?

Is Your Family Ready for a Pet?

Whether you’re considering a dog, cat, bird, goldfish or guinea pig, knowing when your family is truly ready to adopt a pet can be tricky.
The Importance of a Community and a Social Life for Single Parents

The Importance of a Community and a Social Life for Single Parents

Parenting is hard, single or otherwise, and I believe all parents can benefit from a community or support system. But single parenting can be a feast or famine endeavor, and often support and resources are in short supply.
Hack Your Home: Keeping a Cap on the Chore Chaos

Hack Your Home: Keeping a Cap on the Chore Chaos

Here are five ways to hack your home in 2017 so it becomes a well-oiled (and dusted) haven for you and your whole family.
Family Rules Everyone Can Follow

Family Rules Everyone Can Follow

Rules, rules, rules. Your kids don’t like them, but what they don’t realize is they need them! Kids need structure. They need to know what’s expected and what will happen if those expectations aren't met.

Archive »Eating Out

Tea Rooms in Kansas City

Tea Rooms in Kansas City

Little girls and girls at heart LOVE tea parties! Kansas City's tea rooms all offer unique experiences for tea party lovers. Each tea room has its own style, presenting an unforgettable experience for ladies of all generations.

Archive »Holidays

January by the Numbers

January by the Numbers

Fun facts and Kansas City Trivia for the month of January.
New Year, New You in 2017

New Year, New You in 2017

Keep it small, keep your focus and be certain your goal is attainable, they all advise. As we start planning for the year ahead, let’s take down our unrealistic expectations and start small.
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