March 2017

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March 2017

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The Gift of Raising Girls

The Gift of Raising Girls

As a mom to two girls, I must say (and without sarcasm), “Raising girls is fun!” No, really.
The Joy of Raising Boys

The Joy of Raising Boys

I have three sons. No girls. Just boys. Even though I never expected to be an all-boy mom, I adore it.
10 Benefits of Summer Camp

10 Benefits of Summer Camp

As 14 million children across the nation head off to day and overnight camps this summer, they’ll return home with more than just cute camp t-shirts. The summer camp experience can give kids an advantage in school and in life.
Two Great Spring Break Trips from KC

Two Great Spring Break Trips from KC

Spring break is a great chance for a family getaway. Sometimes it’s nice just to slip away for a few days and take in some sights. These are two of our favorites for a simple and fun weekend getaway—and both sneak in a little education too!
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Archive »KC Parent Editor's Letter

March Editor's Letter

March Editor's Letter

Archive »Health & Nutrition

Fats: The Good, The Bad, and the In-Between

Fats: The Good, The Bad, and the In-Between

People talk about fat in a black-and-white way. Fat causes health issues. Fat makes me feel insecure. Fat is always bad. It is a monster with a name and a face for which marketers are quick to sell the pitchforks.
Supporting early births

Supporting early births

Six years ago when Katie Gonzalez’s son, Matthew, was born at 24 weeks gestation and weighed only 1 pound, 5 ounces, he was the smallest baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He stayed there for 121 days and endured a number of procedures and complications.
Importance of Magnesium

Importance of Magnesium

Magnesium’s importance often is overlooked, but this nutrient is so important in the health and development of adults and kids alike.

Archive »Craft Corner

Cupcake Liner Wreath

Cupcake Liner Wreath

Add some color to your day by making a rainbow wreath using cupcake liners! These wreaths are so pretty and easy to create. Kids can get creative by choosing the colors and patterns of their wreaths and even adding different elements such as jewels, feathers and ribbons to dress them up even more! You probably have most of the items needed to make a wreath on hand, so grab the kids and go make one today!

Archive »Word from Dad

Brushing the Dust Off

Brushing the Dust Off

Harley made a turn, but her foot slid out of the stirrup and she fell off the horse. She hit the ground almost horizontally and was probably not injured, but no one wants to see a child hurt, especially in athletic competition. When we heard she was okay, we all breathed a sigh of relief.

Archive »Faith and Family

Daily Faith Challenge

Daily Faith Challenge

How do we begin to show our kids that faith is a real and important daily experience in this whirlwind life?

Archive »Media Reviews

Friendship Fun

Friendship Fun

New titles offer fun and valuable lessons for young readers

Archive »Family

Raising a Competitive Child

Raising a Competitive Child

The world is a competitive place, and we all want our children to do well. How do you find a balance between encouraging a little healthy competition and bringing up a child who will burn out or alienate others?
5 Simple Tips for Birthday Bash Success

5 Simple Tips for Birthday Bash Success

Building your celebration around a theme that reflects your child brings an added touch of fun and excitement.
Your Child, Less Whiny

Your Child, Less Whiny

Dealing with whining kids may be one of the most difficult jobs a parent must do. Why does it always seem to be when you are in a rush, grabbing necessary grocery items, waiting in line to check out, that your 3-year-old melts down?
What’s Up with Dirt?

What’s Up with Dirt?

According to a recent report from the National Wildlife Federation, letting kids play in the dirt not only allows them freely to explore their surroundings, burn off energy, gain strength and gross motor skills, but actually can make children healthier. Say what?!
Spend the Summer Giving Back

Spend the Summer Giving Back

Discover amazing ways your family can give back and volunteer in the Kansas City area.
Keeping Kids Safe in a Crowd

Keeping Kids Safe in a Crowd

It's every parent's worst nightmare. One second your child is by your side, then a momentary distraction, and your child is gone.

Archive »Holidays

Favorite Irish Restaurants and Markets in Kansas City

Favorite Irish Restaurants and Markets in Kansas City

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a delicious Irish meal at a local eatery.
March by the Numbers

March by the Numbers

Fun facts and trivia about March in Kansas City.
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