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Favorite Places for Fall Photos in KC

Favorite Places for Fall Photos in KC

It’s Baby’s first autumn. Capture smiles this season at local landmarks.
Wood Slice Mobile

Wood Slice Mobile

It’s possible to create a custom mobile for your baby’s nursery with just a few materials. This little project is so inexpensive to create, and the best part is that you can tweak it to fit your nursery theme perfectly! Whip one up for yourself or give it as a gift for that expecting mama in your life.
Encouraging Baby’s Love of Reading

Encouraging Baby’s Love of Reading

Begin your baby’s literature journey even before his birth. Suggest a children’s book theme for your baby shower or have guests bring their favorite children’s book in lieu of a card to stock your children’s library. Also asking seasoned mothers for their favorites can help when adding items to your baby registry.
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Fall Editor's Letter

Fall Editor's Letter

Archive »Child Health & Wellness

NICU Know-How

NICU Know-How

The birth of your baby is a special time, but if your new little one requires a stay in the neonatal intensive care (NICU), that time may become stressful. According to Dr. Kathleen Weatherstone, HCA Midwest Health’s Neonatal ICU Program medical director, 10 percent of all babies born need some type of special care at delivery and that may include the NICU.
Mastering the Art of Nursing in Public

Mastering the Art of Nursing in Public

Experts agree that breastfeeding supports the healthy development of your baby and your overall well-being and it establishes a lasting bond with your little one. Breastfeeding is also conveniently portable. But if you’re like many new moms, embarrassment and a fear of judgment may make you nervous about nursing in public.

Archive »Family

Soothing Separation Anxiety

Soothing Separation Anxiety

Feeling nervous when it’s time to stay with a caregiver is normal for your child. Separation can be difficult for both of you. Children can begin to feel comfortable, and separation anxiety will improve with these strategies.
Baby’s First Year Quiz

Baby’s First Year Quiz

How much do you know about Baby’s first year?
Life Lessons: Surviving Year One

Life Lessons: Surviving Year One

As you embark on the journey of the first year with a new baby, having the support of friends and family will be very important. Being equipped with tips and advice from parents who have been there and done that can’t hurt either! Here are some tips from metro area parents on how to survive the first year with your new bundle of joy.

Archive »Pregnancy

Eight Creative Ways to Assist a New Mom

Eight Creative Ways to Assist a New Mom

Bringing home a brand new baby is no easy task. Even for a seasoned mother on her second or third child, the process isn’t any less daunting. It’s especially important during this time that the new mom feel love and support from her tribe: relatives, co-workers and friends.
Take It or Leave It

Take It or Leave It

When I was pregnant with my first, I had my hospital bag loosely packed somewhere around 35 weeks. With my second, I had very little packed at 38 ½ weeks. (What a shame since a surprise home delivery left no one time to pack anything else!) I landed somewhere in the middle with my third, packing my bag around 37 weeks. No matter where you are in your pregnancy, there is no right or wrong time to pack your bag—but there are definitely items to include on the “must-have” list.
An Infertility Story of Hope

An Infertility Story of Hope

For as long as I can remember, my heart’s desire has always been to be a mommy. I love the memories I have from my own childhood and wanted a chance to create a legacy with a family of my own. I would dream about quiet, snuggly evenings and park playdates with other moms. I would dream about walking her into her first day of kindergarten and cheering her on at soccer games. I would even go so far as to dream about shopping for a prom dress, visiting her in college and watching her marry a man that she loved as fiercely as I love her daddy.
Nesting 101

Nesting 101

Nesting isn’t just for the birds. And if you’re entering your third trimester, there’s a good chance you know it all too well. Nesting, the act of preparing for a little one’s arrival through sporadic bursts of energy coupled with unusually strong compulsions to clean or organize, can take on a life of its own, particularly in the last few weeks of pregnancy.

Archive »Real Mom Review

Real Mom Reviews

Real Mom Reviews

Real moms share their perspectives on new products for the family.
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