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All things Oz in Kansas City

All things Oz in Kansas City

The Wizard of Oz is Kansas' iconic story, oft-associated with the Sunflower State, this family classic is celebrated at local attractions! Published in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz is considered America’s first fairy tale and it holds a special place in the hearts of Kansans and Kansas Citians alike. The story of Dorothy’s fantastical journey through the land of Oz has enticed generations. You can celebrate this masterpiece with some local fun!
Thank you Fans

Thank you Fans

KC Parent is excited to announce that we reached several digital milestones and we want to thank our fans.
Winter Editor's Letter

Winter Editor's Letter

KC Baby & Maternity…the First 15 Years

KC Baby & Maternity…the First 15 Years

To kick off our celebration, we’re taking a walk down memory lane, looking back at past issues.
What’s App-ening?

What’s App-ening?

Apps are an extremely useful tool for everyday life, as well as for first-time parents. Check out what you might be missing!
Eating Healthy When You Are Expecting

Eating Healthy When You Are Expecting

Eating well when you are expecting doesn’t have to be overcomplicated.
Creating a More Comfortable Pregnancy–Naturally!

Creating a More Comfortable Pregnancy–Naturally!

Many moms have discovered they enjoy pregnancy more, are more comfortable as their baby grows and feel like they are better supported emotionally when they use 100 percent pure essential oils.
Great New Books for Young Readers

Great New Books for Young Readers

Looking for some story time inspiration? Check out these new releases sure to please even the pickiest little reader in your home!
Going the Distance:

Going the Distance:

Your doctor warned you these last few weeks of pregnancy would be the toughest. And she was right.
7 Pregnancy Myths Busted

7 Pregnancy Myths Busted

We are here to debunk those myths and let you know the facts—the “do’s and don’ts” of pregnancy.
Homemade Diaper Cream

Homemade Diaper Cream

This homemade diaper cream is so luxurious and doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals.
Making the Most of Your Maternity Leave

Making the Most of Your Maternity Leave

Many moms will tell you they think working a full-time job is easier than being a full-time stay-at-home mom.
Got a climber on your hands?

Got a climber on your hands?

Just like rolling over, crawling and walking, climbing is a rite of passage for young children, and like it or not, eventually all children will find their love for climbing on all sorts of objects. Our job as parents is to keep our child as safe as possible while she is spreading her wings, climbing and giving us heart attacks at the same time!
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.
Best of January in KC

Best of January in KC

January in Kansas City is the time for sledding, snow skiing, ice skating, and wonderful indoor family outings. These are our Top Picks for January in Kansas City!
January Editor's Letter

January Editor's Letter

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:
$500 New Year's Giveaway

$500 New Year's Giveaway

Kansas City Parent Magazine is celebrating the New Year by giving away $500 in American Express Gift Cards!
Kansas City's New Year's Eve Guide for Families

Kansas City's New Year's Eve Guide for Families

Bid farewell to 2016 and Ring in 2017! Celebrate the New Year with fun for the entire family... you'll find family-friendly parties across the metro as our favorite venues roll out the red carpet for YOU!
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.
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.
Everything Is New

Everything Is New

The new year brings tales of new beginnings and adventure.
January by the Numbers

January by the Numbers

Fun facts and Kansas City Trivia for the month of January.
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
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:

Surviving and Thriving:

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?
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.
Timely Parenting Research:

Timely Parenting Research:

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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Penguins on Parade in KC

Penguins on Parade in KC

National Penguin Awareness Day is Jan. 20, and Kansas City is ready to roll out the red carpet for our favorite tuxedo-feathered friends.
Tea Time in Kansas City

Tea Time 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.
Super Soups in Kansas City

Super Soups in Kansas City

Treat your family to delicious soups from Kansas City’s own eateries where local chefs know how to create tasty, nutritious and filling soups for every palate!
Winter Fun for Tiny Tots on a Shoestring Budget

Winter Fun for Tiny Tots on a Shoestring Budget

It’s been said that kids spell love T-I-M-E. Spending one-on-one time with your child, from an early age, can be the beginning of a healthy and loving parent/child bond. These are favorite ideas for outings with little ones—on a shoestring budget!
Coming Attractions: The First Year with Your Baby

Coming Attractions: The First Year with Your Baby

Kids change year over year, but babies change day over day, hour over hour, minute over minute. What will she be surprising you with in the coming months? Here’s a basic guide to help you know what to look for and when.
Ultimate Kansas City Christmas Fun Guide

Ultimate Kansas City Christmas Fun Guide

Christmas in Kansas City is a truly magical time of year. This year, celebrate with traditional events including the Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol, a visit with Santa at Crown Center and the Kansas City Ballet's The Nutcracker as well as new events the entire family will love including Santa's Gingerbread Station at Crown Center, living nativities, live shows, and festivals.
Review: The Nativity by Mesner Puppet Theater

Review: The Nativity by Mesner Puppet Theater

The Nativity is a show unlike any other. Set at the magnificent Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, a masterpiece built in the heart of downtown in 1935, the show is sacred, majestic, and sincere in its telling of the Christ child's birth.
Skiing Utah

Skiing Utah

Nestled in Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range, Park City is one of the best little ski towns in America, offering sweeping landscape views of the valley below. As big fans of Colorado skiing, our family was a little uncertain about venturing outside our customary Centennial State resorts. I’m here to say that now I’m a huge fan of Park City.
Christmas at Crown Center

Christmas at Crown Center

Crown Center is a Kansas City Christmas tradition! Crown Center (2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO). With live theaters, beautiful shops, holiday performances, visits with Santa, and Ice Skating, this is your premier holiday destination:
Best of December in Kansas City

Best of December in Kansas City

Experience the best of Kansas City this December. Whether you're hosting out of town company or celebrating with your family - there is something for everyone. From Pompeii: The Exhibition, to live shows, holiday traditions, and more. These are our top picks for December in Kansas City:
Summer Fun in Winter in KC

Summer Fun in Winter in KC

You can beat the winter blues with a bit of “summer fun.” If you long for swimming, baseball, ice cream, playing outside.... have no fear! The fun of summer can be here all winter long. All it takes is a touch of creativity and a sense of adventure.
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