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Going screen-free

Going screen-free

Families find various ways to take breaks from the digital world.
Deviled Eggs, Three Ways

Deviled Eggs, Three Ways

Deviled eggs are a great source of protein and healthy fats for developing brains and bodies. Mixing them up with multiple flavors also keeps boredom at bay.
Speaking Cat

Speaking Cat

Boots is our cat, a tuxedo with a white dot on her right shoulder. We hadn’t intended to own a feline, but there are reams of advice on pets for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and virtually all of them support the idea.
Acne is Only Skin Deep

Acne is Only Skin Deep

Among all the things in the world a person can struggle with or complain about, mere vanity is one of my biggest indulgences.
ABCs of Raising a Culturally Curious Child

ABCs of Raising a Culturally Curious Child

With thoughtful resourcefulness, teaching our kids to appreciate our world’s rich tapestry of cultures and customs can be as simple as A, B, C.
Finding Balance is Bologna!

Finding Balance is Bologna!

Here are some great strategies that might just help you get a little bit closer to that balance you never thought could exist.
Kansas City’s Best Inclusive Parks and Playgrounds

Kansas City’s Best Inclusive Parks and Playgrounds

Kansas City’s local parks and rec departments have been working in recent years to respond to the community’s needs by installing new playground equipment that is inclusive and accessible for all children.
Kansas City's Weekend Planner

Kansas City's Weekend Planner

Kansas City’s arts, antiques and dining districts roll out the red carpet all month long with special hours, sales and events on weekends. These events occur monthly on the first, second, third or final “day” of the month.
Children’s Mercy NICU and Fetal Health Center

Children’s Mercy NICU and Fetal Health Center

Children’s Mercy is the area’s only Level IV NICU, which means they are able to provide the highest level, most acute care to the tiniest of patients. With 80 beds, they have the capacity to care for many kiddos.
Fats: The Good, The Bad, and the In-Between

Fats: The Good, The Bad, and the In-Between

People talk about fat in a black-and-white way. Fat causes health issues. Fat makes me feel insecure. Fat is always bad. It is a monster with a name and a face for which marketers are quick to sell the pitchforks.
Kansas City's Best Summer Camp Guide

Kansas City's Best Summer Camp Guide

It's time to sign up for Summer Camp! Whether it's a new sport, painting, drama, canoeing or a ropes course, there is something for every age and interest in our Kansas City Summer Camps and Activities Guide.
March Editor's Letter

March Editor's Letter

Friendship Fun

Friendship Fun

New titles offer fun and valuable lessons for young readers
Favorite Irish Restaurants and Markets in Kansas City

Favorite Irish Restaurants and Markets in Kansas City

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a delicious Irish meal at a local eatery.
Supporting early births

Supporting early births

Six years ago when Katie Gonzalez’s son, Matthew, was born at 24 weeks gestation and weighed only 1 pound, 5 ounces, he was the smallest baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He stayed there for 121 days and endured a number of procedures and complications.
Raising a Competitive Child

Raising a Competitive Child

The world is a competitive place, and we all want our children to do well. How do you find a balance between encouraging a little healthy competition and bringing up a child who will burn out or alienate others?
March by the Numbers

March by the Numbers

Fun facts and trivia about March in Kansas City.
Cupcake Liner Wreath

Cupcake Liner Wreath

Add some color to your day by making a rainbow wreath using cupcake liners! These wreaths are so pretty and easy to create. Kids can get creative by choosing the colors and patterns of their wreaths and even adding different elements such as jewels, feathers and ribbons to dress them up even more! You probably have most of the items needed to make a wreath on hand, so grab the kids and go make one today!
The Gift of Raising Girls

The Gift of Raising Girls

As a mom to two girls, I must say (and without sarcasm), “Raising girls is fun!” No, really.
The Joy of Raising Boys

The Joy of Raising Boys

I have three sons. No girls. Just boys. Even though I never expected to be an all-boy mom, I adore it.
Brushing the Dust Off

Brushing the Dust Off

Harley made a turn, but her foot slid out of the stirrup and she fell off the horse. She hit the ground almost horizontally and was probably not injured, but no one wants to see a child hurt, especially in athletic competition. When we heard she was okay, we all breathed a sigh of relief.
5 Simple Tips for Birthday Bash Success

5 Simple Tips for Birthday Bash Success

Building your celebration around a theme that reflects your child brings an added touch of fun and excitement.
Your Child, Less Whiny

Your Child, Less Whiny

Dealing with whining kids may be one of the most difficult jobs a parent must do. Why does it always seem to be when you are in a rush, grabbing necessary grocery items, waiting in line to check out, that your 3-year-old melts down?
What’s Up with Dirt?

What’s Up with Dirt?

According to a recent report from the National Wildlife Federation, letting kids play in the dirt not only allows them freely to explore their surroundings, burn off energy, gain strength and gross motor skills, but actually can make children healthier. Say what?!
Daily Faith Challenge

Daily Faith Challenge

How do we begin to show our kids that faith is a real and important daily experience in this whirlwind life?
Spend the Summer Giving Back

Spend the Summer Giving Back

Discover amazing ways your family can give back and volunteer in the Kansas City area.
Importance of Magnesium

Importance of Magnesium

Magnesium’s importance often is overlooked, but this nutrient is so important in the health and development of adults and kids alike.
Keeping Kids Safe in a Crowd

Keeping Kids Safe in a Crowd

It's every parent's worst nightmare. One second your child is by your side, then a momentary distraction, and your child is gone.
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!
St. Patrick's Day Fun in Kansas City

St. Patrick's Day Fun in Kansas City

Celebrate Kansas City's rich Irish Heritage at a local St. Patrick's Day Parade or special event!
Kansas City's Spring Break Guide

Kansas City's Spring Break Guide

It's time to plan for Spring Break and that means many terrific family fun outings, great classes for Kansas City Kids, and Special Spring Break Programs. This is our 2017 guide to Spring Break in KC:
10 Benefits of Summer Camp

10 Benefits of Summer Camp

As 14 million children across the nation head off to day and overnight camps this summer, they’ll return home with more than just cute camp t-shirts. The summer camp experience can give kids an advantage in school and in life.
Two Great Spring Break Trips from KC

Two Great Spring Break Trips from KC

Spring break is a great chance for a family getaway. Sometimes it’s nice just to slip away for a few days and take in some sights. These are two of our favorites for a simple and fun weekend getaway—and both sneak in a little education too!
40 Winter Ideas Under $5 in KC

40 Winter Ideas Under $5 in KC

Looking for KC family fun on the cheap? Check out these free and cheap Kansas City area ideas!
Disney on Ice Ticket Giveaway

Disney on Ice Ticket Giveaway

KC Parent is giving away FIVE Family 4-Packs to Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart coming to the Sprint Center Mar. 29-Apr. 2!
Kansas City Kids' Valentine Fun Guide

Kansas City Kids' Valentine Fun Guide

We have your guide to Valentine's Day events in Kansas City for the whole family! From Father Daughter Dances to Valentine Tea Parties, craft classes and cooking, there is something for everyone!
25 Ways to Say “I Love You” Kansas City Style

25 Ways to Say “I Love You” Kansas City Style

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, surprise your loved ones with a bit of amore, Kansas City style! These are our favorite ideas for couples and families...
Best of February in Kansas City

Best of February in Kansas City

We love, love, love February in Kansas City... and not just because it marks a month of romantic ideas for couples and Valentine fun for kids... it is also a month of fabulous thought-provoking productions, amazing exhibits, and family fun!
February Editor's Letter

February Editor's Letter

10 Reasons We LOVE KC

10 Reasons We LOVE KC

Our city has caught the fever and these are just a few reasons we love KC!
February by the Numbers

February by the Numbers

Fun facts and Kansas City trivia for the month of February.
Folk Tales and Farmyards

Folk Tales and Farmyards

New titles offer lessons and laughter for kids of all ages.
Learning about Presidents in Kansas City

Learning about Presidents in Kansas City

Originally set aside as a day to honor Washington and Lincoln, Presidents Day is now a day to remember and honor all U.S. presidents. Celebrate the presidency locally with these outings:
At Home Date Night

At Home Date Night

In support of a strong and connected parental team, we’ve come up with a few romantic at-home date nights—ideas for reconnecting while the kids are away at Grandma’s or maybe just tucked into their own beds for the night.
Day Care vs. Preschool

Day Care vs. Preschool

If you have a 3- to 4-year-old, deciding to enroll her in a day care or preschool can be a difficult choice to make.
20 Ways for Moms to Recharge in 20 Minutes

20 Ways for Moms to Recharge in 20 Minutes

Here are 20 things you can do for yourself to revitalize in a short amount of time.
Executive Exposé

Executive Exposé

To celebrate Presidents Day, here are 45 fun and fascinating facts about our commanders-in-chief.
A Priceless Work of Art

A Priceless Work of Art

One of my favorite places in all of Kansas City is the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. As a preschooler in the ’80s I walked those gray marble halls to my first art class in the museum’s lower level and still, to this day, wonder whether that waxy security guard just might be real.
Helping Kids Navigate Tough Friendships

Helping Kids Navigate Tough Friendships

No parent wants to see her child suffer. We aim to protect, nurture and shelter our children from pain. It’s why we rush to retrieve Neosporin and Band-Aids at the first sight of a small cut or scrape and run to the rescue at the sight of a more serious injury. But a hurting heart? No tool in the medicine cabinet is able to cure that.
Feb: Fluoride Facts

Feb: Fluoride Facts

Dental health is crucial, and most of us have heard from a young age about the importance of brushing and flossing.
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