March 2013

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March 2013

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Quiz: Is Your Child Safe in the Car?

Quiz: Is Your Child Safe in the Car?

So you passed your driver’s test at 16, but can you pass our car seat test to ensure the safety of your child? Put your car seat knowledge to the test; what you don’t know or thought you knew might surprise you.
Spring Style Updates

Spring Style Updates

It’s that time of year again—that wonderful, beloved, highly anticipated time of the year. We’ve tended to more runny noses than we care to recall, and we’re ready for this seasonal change. Spring! Oh, how we’ve missed you.
All Aboard for Family Fun

All Aboard for Family Fun

Our cruise experience began with the happy dance in our kitchen when the itinerary arrived at our blustery Kansas City front door two weeks before departure. As I took in the agenda for our 6-night Caribbean cruise aboard the Disney Magic, it hit me that we were really doing it!
The Benefits of Summer Camp

The Benefits of Summer Camp

It’s been years, but I still remember the excitement I felt on the first day of piano camp.
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March Editor's Letter

March Editor's Letter

Archive »Ages & Stages

Tablets for Tots?

Tablets for Tots?

Its 5 o’clock, you just got home after a long day’s work and picking up your 1- and 3-year-olds from daycare. There are dishes to be done, dinner to be made and your children are pulling at your legs and screaming. Then it lights up like a beacon of hope: The tablet computer bursting with fun-filled learning apps practically speaks out to you as the answer to all the madness.

Archive »Out & About

The City of Lawrence, Kansas

The City of Lawrence, Kansas

Looking for a day trip that will appeal to everyone in the whole family, something that’s big on attractions but small on travel? Check out Lawrence, KS, just a hop, skip and jump away from the KC Metro area and home to more than 54 parks, 11 museums, a vast assortment of unique stores and restaurants and, of course, Kansas University.
Discovering Agriculture in Kansas City

Discovering Agriculture in Kansas City

Visit a local farm or garden to learn more about agriculture in Kansas City.

Archive »Health & Nutrition

Vaccines….Not Just for Kids Anymore

Vaccines….Not Just for Kids Anymore

I know, I know….I am sure you thought that by the time you turned 20, getting your shots would be a thing of the past. Well, think again. Adults need vaccinations, too.

Archive »Education

Math Matters

Math Matters

Many kids struggle with math and offer excuses for why they aren’t doing well. However, not all kids have difficulties. Parent involvement and encouragement can go a long way to helping those who struggle become more confident in their abilities.

Archive »Word from Dad

Communications Gap

Communications Gap

I pulled into my driveway and heard a loud clunk from under the hood. I tried shifting, but none of the gears worked. The car just rolled toward the street. I applied the parking brake, but it didn’t hold. School was out, so I leaned on the horn for Patrick, then almost 10.

Archive »Media Reviews

Problems and Solutions

Problems and Solutions

Authors help readers through school situations in new releases.

Archive »Family

5 Things Every Parent Should Know

5 Things Every Parent Should Know

Face it, there are A LOT of things we are expected to know as parents, and as you have learned, children don’t come with a manual—but they do come with a steep learning curve!
From Pampered to Productive

From Pampered to Productive

Managing a home provides countless opportunities for teaching our children lifelong lessons in personal and community responsibilities. Young children have a natural tendency to want to “help” Mom or Dad. Take advantage of their willingness and use those teaching moments to help establish expectations early on.

Archive »Eating Out

Best Waffles in Kansas City

Best Waffles in Kansas City

Waffles are a favorite breakfast and brunch treat for all ages and we've rounded up the best of the best in Kansas City with our favorite waffles in town!

Archive »Holidays

A Wee Bit of Irish Fun

A Wee Bit of Irish Fun

Create family memories this St. Patrick’s Day with festivities celebrating Irish heritage and enjoy a little “green” fun.
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