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Editor's Letter

Editor's Letter

Baby's First Field Guide to Kansas City

Baby's First Field Guide to Kansas City

Life is full of firsts: first car, first date, first day of school. But many of the most special firsts are celebrated in the first years of life.
 Oh, What Fun! I’m Turning 1!

Oh, What Fun! I’m Turning 1!

Hurray! You made it through the first year of being Mommy and Daddy! Now, it’s time to throw that first birthday party for your little human. Don’t fret—you’ll find many ways to commemorate the day beyond the traditional birthday party.
Helpful Advice for New Moms

Helpful Advice for New Moms

In an effort to help all of you new mamas, I have compiled a list of the Top Five “#1 Pieces of Advice” from a variety of moms, who range from teachers to nurses to businesswomen and have children from 3 months all the way to young adults.
Easy Toddler Painting

Easy Toddler Painting

Enjoy the fun of paint with your toddler without the mess!
Belly Laughs

Belly Laughs

We asked KC Parent’s 54,000+ Facebook Fans, what are some of your toddler’s funniest sayings or mispronunciations?
Maintaining a Healthy Pregnancy

Maintaining a Healthy Pregnancy

Women who follow some simple guidelines are much more likely to experience a healthy pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby.
The Real Meaning of “Mom Brain”

The Real Meaning of “Mom Brain”

New research suggests that motherhood actually brings many more changes than society talks about. Elseline Hoekzema, from Leiden University in the Netherlands and leader of a research team studying pregnancy and the brain, co-wrote, “I’ve never seen anything like this in any of the data sets I’ve worked with. In a way, it’s no surprise given the very extreme nature of the hormone floods that women are exposed to during this period, but still I hadn’t expected such remarkably robust findings and this degree of differentiation.”
It Bears Repeating: The Need for Repetitive Play

It Bears Repeating: The Need for Repetitive Play

The wheels on the bus go round and round, but that’s not the only thing repetitive in your life right now.
Top 10 Labor and Delivery Fears

Top 10 Labor and Delivery Fears

Feeling apprehensive about your upcoming labor and delivery? Knowing what to worry about and what not to can help alleviate fears you may be experiencing.
Baby Talk

Baby Talk

Even though babies communicate in many different ways from a very early age, every parent anxiously waits for those first real words to come tumbling out.
What Baby Needs to Thrive

What Baby Needs to Thrive

How do we know we’re doing everything correctly? Is there a secret recipe?
New Parents’ Guide to the Delivery Room

New Parents’ Guide to the Delivery Room

Childbirth holds a lot of unknowns. What to expect in the labor and delivery room shouldn’t be among them.
April Editor's Letter

April Editor's Letter

A Midwest Celebration of All Things Spring

A Midwest Celebration of All Things Spring

Fountains, barbecue, baseball and flowers … spring in Kansas City is beautiful! This year, celebrate the best of the season with these Midwestern traditions.
Let's Go Fly a Kite

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Kite flying is at once fun, whimsical, nostalgic and magical. This is your Kansas City Guide to Kite Flying fun!
Celebrate April KC Style

Celebrate April KC Style

Celebrate April's holidays with visits to local landmarks.
Earth Day Handprints

Earth Day Handprints

Use this fun craft as an easy way to talk about taking care of the environment.
Spring Clean Your Calendar

Spring Clean Your Calendar

When it comes to your calendar, keeping a balance is hard when you look at your own personal calendar, your kids’ calendar and a family calendar.
Raising conservation-minded kids

Raising conservation-minded kids

Earth Day is this month and serves as a great reminder to be good stewards of the environment and teach this as a value to our kids.
Creative Easter Egg Hunts

Creative Easter Egg Hunts

Here are some fresh approaches for Easter egg hunts to share with your children this spring.
Fun Date Night Ideas

Fun Date Night Ideas

This month, grab your sweetie and try one of these fun activities!
How to Worry Less About Your Kids

How to Worry Less About Your Kids

Did you know there is a way to break free from worrying so much about your kids?
Piece of Cake

Piece of Cake

I parked the car and turned off the ignition. “Come on, guys. Let’s see how your new preschool looks.
Seven Tips for Saving on Birthday Gifts

Seven Tips for Saving on Birthday Gifts

Here are some thrifty tips to save hundreds of dollars every year on birthday party presents.
Autism Myths and Truths

Autism Myths and Truths

"Autism is a developmental disability that is caused by differences in how the brain functions. People with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in different ways,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Make Kindness a Family Activity

Make Kindness a Family Activity

By teaching and modeling kindness to our children, we are gifting them a life skill they will carry with them forever.
10 Reasons Why Teens Should Work at Summer Camp

10 Reasons Why Teens Should Work at Summer Camp

Discover the vast benefits of a summer camp job.
Six Tips for a Successful Sleep-Away Camp Experience

Six Tips for a Successful Sleep-Away Camp Experience

Considering a sleep-away camp for your child this summer? Here are few tips to make the experience an adventure he’ll remember long after the campfire songs are mere echoes in his ears.
Kansas City's Farmers Markets

Kansas City's Farmers Markets

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.
Kansas City's Easter Fun Guide

Kansas City's Easter Fun Guide

Here comes Peter Cottontail.... it's time for our annual round up of Kansas City's Easter Egg Hunts, Shows, Parades, and Festivities!
Family Friendly KC from A to Z

Family Friendly KC from A to Z

Explore off-the-beaten path attractions and local favorites for a uniquely KC experience.
KC Parent's Summer Camp & Activity Guide

KC Parent's Summer Camp & Activity Guide

Whether it's a new sport, painting, drama, canoeing or a ropes course, there is something for every age and interest in our Summer Camps and Activities Guide.
A Kansas City Spring Break Staycation

A Kansas City Spring Break Staycation

When was the last time you had fun exploring your own hometown? This spring break, hit up favorite Kansas City tourist hot spots and see the city through the eyes of a visitor.
Mr. Popper's Penguins at The Coterie: A Review

Mr. Popper's Penguins at The Coterie: A Review

Young audiences will delight in The Coterie's newest production Mr. Popper's Penguins showing through March 31. This whimsical musical is a delight for young children with an imaginative plot, creative use of puppetry and casting, and talented cast.
Minneapolis Family Getaway

Minneapolis Family Getaway

Minneapolis is a great family getaway from Kansas City. At about 7 hours away, we found many unique experiences to enjoy with the entire family on a trip visiting my husband's cousins and exploring "Mill City."
Best of March in Kansas City

Best of March in Kansas City

March is a month full of family fun and celebrations with St. Patrick's Day, the welcoming of Spring and wonderful family-friendly productions, amazing exhibits, and family fun!
Fun Dream Trips for Spring Break

Fun Dream Trips for Spring Break

These three fun dream trips make a great spring break getaway from Kansas City. From waterparks to dolphins, grizzly bears to tv shows, discover some of our favorite getaways.
March Editor's Letter

March Editor's Letter

The Best Waffles in Kansas City

The Best Waffles in Kansas City

Celebrate Waffle Day on March 25 at one of these great local eateries.
Celebrate March KC Style

Celebrate March KC Style

Enjoy March's holidays... Kansas City-Style.
On the Road with Kids

On the Road with Kids

This past year, my husband and I had the pleasure of taking our children on a two-week cross-country trip.
Five Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Camp

Five Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Camp

Camps come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. How do you know where to start looking and which one is right for your family?
Overnight Camp: Is Your Child Ready?

Overnight Camp: Is Your Child Ready?

Soon we’ll be saying bye-bye to cabin fever and a welcoming hello to the warm sunshine, flip-flops, bomb pops, summer vacation … and for some of our children, overnight camp!
Health Benefits of Summer Camp

Health Benefits of Summer Camp

At summer camps, kids not only learn valuable life lessons, but also gain multiple health benefits.
Turning reading into a family adventure

Turning reading into a family adventure

As the kids get older, begin asking them their opinions about the stories they are reading. Have them predict what will happen next and what they believe motivated the author to write the story.
The Family Home Buying Guide

The Family Home Buying Guide

As winter fades into spring, many families begin to consider buying a new home. Spring is the most popular time of year to both buy and sell a home, and a spring sale often means moving during the summer, when most children are out of school.
Nutrition Allergies

Nutrition Allergies

Neha N. Patel, MD, with the Center for Allergy & Immunology, reports that about 5-10 percent of children have a food allergy, with the top food allergens being peanuts, milk and eggs.
What to do about March

What to do about March

I knew better than to ask Mom. The last time I’d told her there wasn’t anything to do, I spent half the weekend cleaning my room.
Finding Shared Identity in Family Stories

Finding Shared Identity in Family Stories

Children crave a sense of identity and belonging. Research reveals the more children know about their family roots, the greater their self-esteem, academic and social competence, resilience and sense of empowerment. Here’s how to dig into these roots, together.
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