January 2019

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January 2019

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Comfy Cozy Winter

Comfy Cozy Winter

Make this season cozy, comfortable and peaceful and enjoy the best of it with your family.
Setting Intentions in the New Year

Setting Intentions in the New Year

Focus on setting positive intentions rather than unrealistic resolutions that may fizzle out faster than you can say Happy New Year.
Simple Home Renovations

Simple Home Renovations

Even if you have no immediate plans for leaving your home, approaching renovations with resale value in mind is a good idea.
Winter Got You Down?

Winter Got You Down?

Banish winter yuck with a few of these nourishing self-care tips.
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Archive »KC Parent Editor's Letter

Editor's Letter

Editor's Letter

Archive »Ages & Stages

Winter Party Fun

Winter Party Fun

To plan a perfect birthday party this time of year takes a bit of ingenuity, as any parent who has babies born in the chilly months of winter knows.

Archive »Out & About

Learn about Women in History

Learn about Women in History

Discover Kansas City-based outings where you can learn more about women in history.

Archive »Health & Nutrition

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Defy the chill air and let your kids go out to play all January long. After that, welcome them in and warm their growing bodies with these delicious, nutrient-rich, cozy-warm soups.

Archive »Craft Corner

Sock Snowmen

Sock Snowmen

Use everyday items from around the house to create sock snowmen that can be used as decorations, door stops or just for play!

Archive »Word from Dad

Nothing to Do

Nothing to Do

“Dad, I’m bored.” James seldom whined, so his complaint caught my attention. Ian stood behind him, his arms crossed because I allowed no electronic games.

Archive »MOJO for Moms

2019 FAMILY FOCUS

2019 FAMILY FOCUS

New Year’s feels like magic, so fresh and full of possibilities. Now is the perfect time to gather your tribe for a family meeting and deliberately create your best year yet.

Archive »Insta-Worthy

Happy New Year, Happy New Room

Happy New Year, Happy New Room

Beginning the new year by organizing rooms, especially kids’ rooms, can have a positive effect on you, your family and your sanity.

Archive »Date Night

Date Night

Date Night

It’s date time! This month, why not take a class together and learn something new?

Archive »Education

Whose “A” Is It?

Whose “A” Is It?

Your child doesn’t understand his algebra homework, but you do. What do you do?

Archive »Celebrate the Month KC Style

Celebrate January KC Style

Celebrate January KC Style

Celebrate January's unique holidays with these fun ideas.

Archive »Media Reviews

Beat the Winter Blahs with Movie-Inspired Fun

Beat the Winter Blahs with Movie-Inspired Fun

This winter, use movies to inspire themes as you beat the winter blahs with creative family fun!

Archive »Family

Minimalism: When Less Is More

Minimalism: When Less Is More

Like most parents, I’ve always desired that my kids would have more than I did. More experiences. More opportunities. More possessions. Although rooted in love, that desire for more of anything has come with a cost—which became abundantly clear recently when we undertook a basement renovation.
Mom-Tested, Kid-Approved Indoor Funk

Mom-Tested, Kid-Approved Indoor Funk

Parenting is full of excitement and challenges. One of the most challenging aspects of parenting includes keeping your little humans active and engaged during the long winter months.
Improve Your Family Life by Changing Your Routine

Improve Your Family Life by Changing Your Routine

Routines can be a good thing; that’s why classrooms are built on schedules and why family dinnertime is important.
Family Rules Everyone Can Follow

Family Rules Everyone Can Follow

Family rules tend to emerge naturally, based on our own core values. If something is important to us, we naturally want to teach our children.
Tips for Inspiring Conversation with Your Kids

Tips for Inspiring Conversation with Your Kids

Here are a few tips to inspire good conversation and get your kids to open up to you.
Training My Child to Be Independent

Training My Child to Be Independent

Here are some ideas to help kids naturally develop the independence needed to be confident and responsible adults.

Archive »Eating Out

Five Favorite Places to Eat Spaghetti in KC

Five Favorite Places to Eat Spaghetti in KC

This family-friendly favorite is dished up deliciously at these local eateries...
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