September 2018

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September 2018

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Diamond Hunting and Tree Houses

Diamond Hunting and Tree Houses

Autumn is approaching, and that means it’s time for a family adventure with beautiful fall foliage, great photo ops and unforgettable fun. These are two trips our family enjoys, especially in the fall!
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Tracking Teens: Setting Limits and Giving Freedom

Tracking Teens: Setting Limits and Giving Freedom

Thanks to GPS technology in smartphones, we have plenty of options when it comes to keeping up with our teenagers. But should we? As with so many other parenting decisions, it mostly depends on what works best for your family and what skills you are trying to help your adolescent develop.
Benefits of Enrichment Activities

Benefits of Enrichment Activities

A major benefit of enrichment programs is that children will gain confidence as they learn new and challenging skills.

Archive »Out & About

The Coterie Theatre

The Coterie Theatre

The Coterie Theatre is embarking on its 40th season of producing new works for young audiences and their families. Although a big anniversary seems to be a natural time for reflection, artistic director Jeff Church says the Coterie is taking a different approach.

Archive »Health & Nutrition

Momsomnia: Helping Sleepless Supermoms Reclaim Rest

Momsomnia: Helping Sleepless Supermoms Reclaim Rest

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 67 percent of women have frequent sleep problems. Nearly half of women report tiredness that interferes with daily life, leaving them too tired for exercise, healthy eating or friends.
Healthy and Smart

Healthy and Smart

Making time for breakfast is essential to providing your children with the energy and brain fuel they need to power through the jam-packed school day.

Archive »Craft Corner

Apple Stamp Pumpkins

Apple Stamp Pumpkins

Apple stamp pumpkins are a great fall craft for kids of all ages. The project is so easy to do, and chances are, you already have everything you need to make this quick craft today!

Archive »Word from Dad

Touchdown!

Touchdown!

“Got any big plans for tonight?” On this warm, Friday evening in September, Sandi was headed out the door for work and I stood on the porch, bidding her farewell.

Archive »Education

Raising a Child with a High Global IQ

Raising a Child with a High Global IQ

Raising children with an appreciation for other cultures and curiosity about the world is quite easy. You just have to be purposeful in your choices and integrate diversity into your daily life. Here are some ways you can help your children think globally at any age!
Finding fun and development in music

Finding fun and development in music

The benefits of childhood music lessons are many.
Six reasons to walk or bike to school

Six reasons to walk or bike to school

Remember the thrill of riding a bike for the first time or walking to school on the first day? Give your kids that feeling of joy and independence—a sense of adventure—that doesn’t fade.

Archive »Media Reviews

Listen and Learn

Listen and Learn

Podcasts are enjoying ever-increasing popularity, and listeners can find shows on any topics their hearts desire.
Fall, Fears and Fantasy

Fall, Fears and Fantasy

With the coming of fall, new books feature magic, ghosts and adventures.

Archive »Family

The Great Backyard

The Great Backyard

Take advantage of the warmth by enjoying your backyard in unexpected ways. Here are eight ways to utilize your backyard for outdoor awesomeness this September.
A Grandparent’s Love

A Grandparent’s Love

When your parents watch their grandchildren achieve milestones and grow and learn, they have a love that is so dear, and the pride is real and unmatched. No one adores your children like a grandparent. And your children will learn so much from them in the form of unspoken and lasting ideals.
Birthday Parties on a Budget

Birthday Parties on a Budget

Follow these steps (some of which go against everything you’ve ever read about birthday parties) and you’ll have a stress-free celebration everyone can enjoy.
A Helping Hand: Raising Kids Who Give More Than They Take

A Helping Hand: Raising Kids Who Give More Than They Take

Showing our children that we can put our community first teaches them a valuable lesson: We’re all in this together.

Archive »Eating Out

Five Favorite Pizzerias in Kansas City

Five Favorite Pizzerias in Kansas City

September is busy with school in full swing and the onslaught of extracurricular activities. Cheese Pizza Day is celebrated on Sept. 5, and Pepperoni Pizza Day on Sept. 20. We think these are perfect excuses to enjoy one of our favorite local pizzerias.
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