Spring Editor's Letter



Ah, nap time, precious nap time. Naps and sleep schedule ruled the roost when I had babies. Any activities and outings were planned around nap time. Getting my girls on a good sleep schedule was a high priority, and I was happy to make any adjustments needed so that could happen. Like clockwork, both girls gave up the afternoon nap when they turned 3. I’m a big believer in downtime, so for at least a year, both continued with afternoon quiet time in their rooms. Each had a basket full of books, puzzles and other activities they could do alone, in their beds. If you have a newborn who is still trying to figure out day and night or a baby transitioning from two naps to one, Olathe mom Sarah Lyons has tips for all stages of nappers.

When I was pregnant, I had many fears, worries and concerns, but one of my biggest was labor and delivery—the big unknown. How would I know when I was in labor? What would it really be like? Would I be able to handle the pain? What’s it like after Baby arrives? Good news! I survived it all—and so will you! To help ease your mind, we’ve got a couple of great articles that deal with labor and delivery. Regan Lyons takes a look at common pregnancy fears and Christa Hines tells us what happens the minutes and hours after Baby is delivered.

The days are getting longer, and Kansas City offers much to explore with little ones. As we all know, Midwest weather is unpredictable, but we’ve got you covered! For both rainy day and sunny day fun with little ones all over KC, check out Kristina Light’s article. Plus, the online calendar at KCParent.com is chock-full of events for kids of all ages!

Enjoy your little ones, Kansas City!

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