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25 Things We Love About Spring in Kansas City (with little ones)

25 Things We Love About Spring in Kansas City (with little ones)

Beautiful places on sunny days, super fun places on get-out-the-wiggle days and favorite indoor places for rainy or mega-hot days, these are 25 of our favorite ways to enjoy spring in Kansas City (with infants and toddlers).
Three to Six in 14 Weeks

Three to Six in 14 Weeks

One year ago we were an average family. We had three children, ages 8, 6, and 2, and we were busy with the average family things like dance lessons, Scouts, sports and homework.
Green Basics for Baby

Green Basics for Baby

There seems to have been a lot of buzz about “going green” in the past few years, and many of us have jumped on the bandwagon to protect our families from harsh chemicals and pesticides. Since 2002, the sales of organic food, cleaning and beauty products have nearly tripled.
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Spring Editor's Letter

Spring Editor's Letter

Archive »Child Health & Wellness

Tried-and-True Potty Training Tips to Ease Your Child’s Transition

Tried-and-True Potty Training Tips to Ease Your Child’s Transition

Kids grow up fast. While some transitions are bittersweet, most parents are happy to say good-bye to diapers when the time is right. However, potty training can be frustrating for both parents and kids without an understanding of the process. Knowing your child’s unique needs is important, say experts.
Tummy Time

Tummy Time

Tummy time is one of the first baby activities that is suggested to new parents. It’s a baby’s first workout and, loved or hated, is an important part of infant development.

Archive »Computers & Technology

Apps for the Expectant Mom

Apps for the Expectant Mom

Moms turn to lots of places for advice. Our own mothers, our friends, Dr. Google and, of course, our smartphones. “I had a million questions and wanted to track everything.

Archive »Family

Belly Laughs

Belly Laughs

We asked KC Parent’s 17,700+ Facebook Fans: Complete this sentence: I knew I was a parent when…

Archive »Pregnancy

Surviving Bed Rest

Surviving Bed Rest

At first glance, the notion of bed rest might sound like a dream come true. A chance to rest up, catch some extra shut-eye and twiddle your thumbs while actually having the spare time to do so? It almost seems too good to be true.
Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise During Pregnancy

Pregnancy offers an array of information and preparations to digest, and one area not to overlook is exercise. Attitudes toward pregnancy exercise generally fall into three camps.
Love It or Leave It

Love It or Leave It

Walking the aisles of any baby store can be intimidating and overwhelming. These humans are so tiny, and yet there is so much stuff we are told we need.
Lessons for the Labor Coach

Lessons for the Labor Coach

You’re in the home stretch of pregnancy and in mere weeks, you’ll be greeting your baby girl or boy for the first time! You may think all you have to do now is sit back and wait for Baby. Moms-to-be, feel free to take a nap. Dads, you’re officially up to bat.
Labor Day!

Labor Day!

The big day is finally here; your baby is ready to make his or her debut! So what happens between the first signs of labor and the arrival of your newborn?
Almost There: Nutrition for the Homestretch

Almost There: Nutrition for the Homestretch

With diminished stomach space, pre-delivery jitters and a mile-long to-do list, expectant moms may be tempted to slack off on healthy eating as delivery day nears.
Be Well Postpartum: 7 Tips for a Healthy Recovery

Be Well Postpartum: 7 Tips for a Healthy Recovery

Throughout your pregnancy, you eat the right foods, drink plenty of fluids, rest and try to keep stress to a minimum. You might think once your baby arrives that you can relax your self-care regimen, but caring for yourself should remain a top priority to ensure the health of both of you.
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