Spring Editor's Letter



My older daughter was a by-the-book baby. She slept when she was tired, met all milestones on time, ate the food I introduced to her, etc. I was spoiled into thinking all babies must be this easy (or else I really had this baby thing down!). My younger came along to teach me I really didn’t know anything. If she wasn’t sleeping or eating, she was crying. And not just a whimper—an all-out scream fest, every waking moment, for two solid months.  She is today a darling, easy-going 11-year-old. We all survived, but I am here to tell you, if you are dealing with a colicky baby, I feel your pain. Please know that you are not crazy, this will pass and there are others who have been through it. Tisha Foley shares great tips for dealing with colic. 

I am not crafty by nature, but I sure do love a cute project. Megan Kapple has put together a darling night-light you can make at home for really cheap! She has some other great projects she’s shared in previous issues that can be found at KCParent.com. 

Spring is here (yay!), and that means we’ll have some lovely KC days to spend enjoying the outdoors—and we’ll have some rainy, cool days to be spent indoors. Kristina Light has put together great ideas for toddler outings on sunny days, as well as those damp days. In addition, check out the Playdates section at the back of this issue for tons of great events all spring long.

Enjoy spring, Kansas City!

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