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The beauty of a chapter book is it allows a child’s imagination to run wild, creating a unique vision of the author’s depiction and its characters. A series of books, or the continuation of the story they loved, hooks...
Join us for a two part interview today! First, hear from Dr. Nicki Zieber of Kansas City Baby Lab about the latest in infant research on processing emotions. Parents with infants can get involved in the research by contacting...
This episode is sponsored by HCA Midwest Health. RSV can be dangerous for infants and young children. Each year in the United States, about 80,000 children younger than 5 years are hospitalized due to RSV infection and it’s also the...
This post is sponsored by Children's Mercy. Parents spend a lot of time doing what they can to protect their children – from making sure they wear a seatbelt, to applying sunscreen, monitoring screen time and more. But when it...
“Where Coop Coop go?” A question I get asked several times a week that I wasn’t prepared to answer.  Our golden retriever, Cooper, had just turned five in April and was at the peak of health until suddenly one day he...
If your child needs extra help beyond the school day, tutors and learning centers are ready to help.816-468-7900 At Sylvan Learning of Kansas City North, we're focused on building academic confidence, igniting intellectual curiosity, and inspiring a love of learning...
One of the best first jobs for teenagers is babysitting and there is no shortage of parents looking for a sitter. There are two important steps for getting trained: taking a babysitting course and getting certified in pediatric first...
As I prepared for our fourth baby, I was nervous about a lot of things (capacity, sanity, my supply of Tucks pads) but nursing wasn't one of them. Sure, I wasn't looking forward to the toe-curling pain those first...
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among people age 15 to 24 in the U.S. Nearly 20 percent of high school students report serious thoughts of suicide, and 9 percent have made an attempt to take their lives,...
This post is written and sponsored by HCA Midwest Health. For you and I, a well-woman visit is likely a routine event we check off our to-do list every year. But visiting the gynecologist for the first time can be...
If you have a baby or toddler, chances are what you are looking for in a playground is going to be different than what a mom of older kids is looking for. This guide breaks down the best parks...
I see you, Senior Mama. You're planning for graduation parties and senior pictures and college dorm rooms. More important than having the right stuff for college, though, is making sure your kid has the right independent living and relationship skills....
This post is sponsored by Children's Mercy.  My daughter was my first kid in a traditional daycare setting. It felt like Lucy was always sick. Never anything serious, but always a constant runny nose. And from a young age, it...
Over the years, I’ve joked about hoping my kids can live on their own someday, rather than hanging out in my basement forever. This may not seem like a lofty parenting goal, but it suggests that my kids will...
Like most things in parenting, getting a kid ready for college or their own apartment is easier the second time around. I know now what is important and likely to be helpful—and what isn’t as good an idea. I...

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With a swimming beach, aqua park, marina, nature playground, and spray ground, you may have a hard time fitting in all the fun available...
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