Fall 2012

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Our Baby Story: The St. Luke's Hospital Reunion

Our Baby Story: The St. Luke's Hospital Reunion

1978 brought the joy of having our first daughter, Vanessa, join our family. Although born four weeks early, she was healthy and came home when I left the hospital. 1980 combined one of the hottest summers on record and the Royals’ pennant race with our having another baby. Due in late November, I expected to complete my Master’s in Special Education prior to delivery… or so I thought.
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Editor's Letter: Fall 2012

Editor's Letter: Fall 2012

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Toddler Transitions

Toddler Transitions

I once read a quote that went something like this: “Being a parent is hard, but so is being a kid.” Look at it this way: How would YOU like the rug pulled out from under you on a regular basis as you are expected to move out of your cozy bed, switch where you normally sit to eat, even give up some comfort items?
Surviving Nursing

Surviving Nursing

Nursing can be tough on us new moms. Something the pro-breastfeeding propaganda neglects to say is just how hard a nursing relationship can be at the beginning. Many issues arise in the course of breastfeeding. Here are some thoughts that have helped me.
When Baby Needs a NICU

When Baby Needs a NICU

Most area hospitals offer some level of newborn intensive care. Hospitals transfer babies requiring a higher level of care to facilities with the capabilities to evaluate and manage more serious health complications.

Archive »Family

Gentle Guidance for Toddlers

Gentle Guidance for Toddlers

Parents meet their child’s toddlerhood with great curiosity and, oftentimes, frustration. Your smiling baby has suddenly turned into a defiant, limit-testing toddler who has one thing on his mind: asserting his independence in the face of your attempt at establishing authority.

Archive »Pregnancy

Romantic Kansas City Getaways for Parents-to-Be

Romantic Kansas City Getaways for Parents-to-Be

Babymoons are becoming a popular second and third trimester idea for parents-to-be looking to keep the spark alive before baby arrives. Here are three romantic getaway itineraries right in our own backyard!
How to Save Big on Maternity Wear

How to Save Big on Maternity Wear

No one expects a pregnant woman to look 100 percent fashionable 100 percent of the time (thank goodness, because it's not going to happen). But buying maternity clothes on the cheap is not the same as sentencing yourself to buying ill-fitting and frumpy-looking hand-me-downs. Getting a little creative, knowing which clothes to buy cheap and which require a sound investment, and inventorying what pieces you already own that can last through the length of your pregnancy can go a long way toward creating a cute maternity wardrobe.
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