June 2018

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June 2018

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Family Rules to Break this Summer

Family Rules to Break this Summer

Although maintaining some level of normalcy and sanity in your home throughout the summer is important, it’s also okay to break a few of your rules.
Competition: Yay or Nay?

Competition: Yay or Nay?

Competition is bad, some say. It puts too much pressure on results and leaves kids riddled with fear that they’re not good enough as a whole person. Competition is good, others contend. It teaches kids to be tough and roll with the punches.
Animal Adventures at the Midwest’s Finest Zoos

Animal Adventures at the Midwest’s Finest Zoos

This summer, take your family on an exotic adventure (or several adventures) exploring the best zoos in the Midwest.
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Archive »KC Parent Editor's Letter

June Editor's Letter

June Editor's Letter

Archive »Ages & Stages

Bust Toy Boredom

Bust Toy Boredom

As a culture, we often give in to the more, more, more idea, the idea that if our children are complaining about being bored, well then, they must need more or different toys.
5 Tips for Avoiding Car Sickness

5 Tips for Avoiding Car Sickness

Practical advice for travel with kids.

Archive »Kansas City Trivia

What’s Your June in KC IQ?

What’s Your June in KC IQ?

Archive »Out & About

Animal Adventures at the Midwest’s Finest Zoos

Animal Adventures at the Midwest’s Finest Zoos

This summer, take your family on an exotic adventure (or several adventures) exploring the best zoos in the Midwest.

Archive »News You Can Use

News You Can Use

News You Can Use

What does the latest research say about sugar consumption during pregnancy, good neighbors and parental controls? Here’s what we found:

Archive »Health & Nutrition

Why I Run

Why I Run

Why do I run? Why do I run so far, so many miles or so often? Why is it a priority for me each week?
Snack On All Summer Long

Snack On All Summer Long

Whether you plan to embrace or dread the summer heat, you can count on one thing: needing to feed your kiddos’ sweet and sweaty appetites all summer long.

Archive »Craft Corner

Surprise Bath Bombs

Surprise Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are a fun and inexpensive way to make bath time a blast for kids of all ages! You might be surprised to learn how easy they are to make, and these DIY bath bombs are great because you can customize the scent and colors to your liking.

Archive »Word from Dad

Sitting with Dad

Sitting with Dad

“Bill, I have to go somewhere for a couple of hours. Can you stay with Dad for a bit?”

Archive »Media Reviews

Girl Power!

Girl Power!

June finds its strength in an assortment of books for girls
Sneak in Summer Learning with Apps

Sneak in Summer Learning with Apps

While you consider options and activities for your children instead of hours of video games, take a look at these ways your children can practice previous skills, read interesting texts, solve problems, create and have fun!

Archive »Family

Creative Ways to Stay Connected with Your Spouse

Creative Ways to Stay Connected with Your Spouse

We nurture our relationships with our kids, our extended families and our friends. So why should the relationship with our spouse be any different?
Savoring the simplicity of summer

Savoring the simplicity of summer

The long, warm days of summer are here, and they bring with them an almost unlimited potential for childhood fun. With the kids home, some of the greatest classic summer activities often begin in your own yard and don’t cost much money.
Making Memories in the Kitchen

Making Memories in the Kitchen

My mom cooked everything for our family by following recipes in her head.

Archive »Holidays

Four Ideas to Celebrate Father’s Day in Kansas City

Four Ideas to Celebrate Father’s Day in Kansas City

Celebrate Dad with family fun making great memories.
Dads Rock!

Dads Rock!

Supportive dads and father figures positively influence a child’s development. Here’s how.
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