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Three Babies, Three Different Deliveries

Three Babies, Three Different Deliveries

When I found out I was pregnant with our firstborn, the search was on for a good hospital system for the delivery. I knew two things right off the bat: I wanted to deliver naturally and I wanted to have a female doctor.

What to Keep and What to Toss

What to Keep and What to Toss

Reusing baby gear can be a great way to save money when expecting a new baby, but buying a car seat at a garage sale, accepting an antique crib from a relative or using the high chair that Mom bought for your first child may not be safe for your new bundle of joy. Four health professionals weigh in on which items are safe to reuse and which should be purchased new.

Hip Hangouts to Keep Little Hands & Feet Happily Busy

Hip Hangouts to Keep Little Hands & Feet Happily Busy

We are often reminded that they are only young once… and how true it is! These are just a few of the ways our family loves enjoying those early years of play, joy and discovery at some of our favorite Kansas City places.

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Child Health & Wellness

Make Your Child’s Shots Less Stressful

Make Your Child’s Shots Less Stressful

Terrific Transitions

Terrific Transitions

In our household, we find ourselves constantly transitioning...to a big boy bed, from a bottle to a cup, to more finger and table foods, as well as to self-feeding. Change is difficult no matter the age, but there are a few things you can do to help the process.

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Parents Night Out!

Parents Night Out!

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Pregnancy

Healthy Eating Tips for Postpartum Weight Loss

Healthy Eating Tips for Postpartum Weight Loss

The most crucial part of your weight loss is going to come from your diet. Have you heard the saying “abs are made in the kitchen”? It’s true! Whether you’re aiming for a six-pack or just wanting to melt the muffin top, you’ve got to focus on what you’re eating and how much of it you’re eating.

What Labor & Delivery Nurses Want You to Know

What Labor & Delivery Nurses Want You to Know

Checking into the hospital can be a little scary whether this is your first baby or fourth, whether you’ve attended birthing classes or not and whether this is a planned induction or you come in laboring on your own. While every hospital has different policies and expectations, there are some general tips to make this special day even more special.

YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS, WE’VE GOT ANSWERS!

YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS, WE’VE GOT ANSWERS!

Answers to your pregnancy questions.

Belly Laughs

Belly Laughs

We asked KC Parent’s 13,000+ Facebook Fans: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done sleep deprived?

Save $$$ on Diapers

Save $$$ on Diapers

Because I have three young children, diapers are a hot topic of conversation in my world: what kind, how many and, most importantly, how much? If you assume a child goes through seven diapers a day (more as a newborn, fewer as a toddler) and is in diapers for an average of 30 months, and you average a price of $0.17/diaper (my target price for purchasing)—the cost of diapers for one child can mount to more than $1,085.

Styling the Perfect Baby Shower

Styling the Perfect Baby Shower

Dessert tables at baby showers are incredibly popular, and for very good reason. They are pretty, easy to assemble, and the wide selection of desserts allows guests plenty of choices and the chance to try something new—not to mention helping the mom-to-be with those cravings!

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Real Mom Review

Real Mom Reviews

Real Mom Reviews

Favorite books, dvds, and products for mom and baby.