Summer 2014

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Baby’s First Summer: Kansas City Style

Baby’s First Summer: Kansas City Style

Make your baby’s first summer extra sweet with fun-filled memories of enjoying the best summer has to offer.

A Letter to My Special Needs Children

A Letter to My Special Needs Children

You children were born super early through no fault of your own, but it is something that directly influences almost every aspect of your lives. Because of this prematurity, you have certain disadvantages. You have very low functioning immune systems, and that’s why we go to the doctor every other week (not a joke). Elizabeth has pretty severe asthma. Everyone’s speech is delayed, most especially Caleb’s. You all have sensory issues that cause meltdowns at the drop of a hat. Elizabeth and Caleb will each have surgery by the end of the year to correct more preemie issues.

10 Things I Didn't Expect While Expecting

10 Things I Didn't Expect While Expecting

Even with all the hours of reading and help making to-do lists, some moms say there are aspects of pregnancy and new parenthood that still caught them off guard. A survey of Kansas City metro moms brought us this top 10 list to help keep the same surprises from sneaking up on you.

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Editor's Letter

Summer Editor's Letter

Summer Editor's Letter

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Child Health & Wellness

SIDS: Keeping Baby Safe

SIDS: Keeping Baby Safe

SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is defined as the sudden death of an apparently healthy infant under 1 year of age, which remains unexplained after an autopsy, medical history review and death scene investigation.

Starting Solids

Starting Solids

Starting solids is a huge milestone for you and your baby, albeit a messy one—so don’t say you haven’t been warned! For some, starting solids is an exciting new adventure to look forward to. For others, this milestone is nerve-racking, overwhelming and confusing. When do I start? How do I start? Is my baby ready? What foods do I start with?

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Outdoor Fun

Our Top 10 Favorite Things About Lea McKeighan Park

Our Top 10 Favorite Things About Lea McKeighan Park

Quickly earning a place in the hearts of families is the newly renovated Lea McKeighan Park, a top-notch park loved and enjoyed by all ages!

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Out & About

Have Baby, Will Travel

Have Baby, Will Travel

Everything about pregnancy is an adventure. There are the obvious physical changes—hello, belly!—coupled with an endless stream of emotional roller coaster rides. It can be enough for any woman to want to get far, far away. And why not? Travel is a great distraction from all the changes and stress that show up long before your baby.

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Pregnancy

Common Pregnancy Worries---Fact or Fiction

Common Pregnancy Worries---Fact or Fiction

Is it safe to eat deli meat? Can I get a pedicure? What if I want to color my hair? Will I hurt my baby if take a hot bath, keep up with my normal fitness routine, eat sushi or fly on an airplane? The list of worries expectant moms feel is about as long as the nine months we anxiously await our child’s arrival, but is the basis of each concern fact or fiction?

10 Things to Bring to the Hospital

10 Things to Bring to the Hospital

A list of 10 things to bring to the hospital will probably differ between mothers, but here are a few things to consider when packing for that momentous occasion.

10 Things I Didn't Expect While Expecting

10 Things I Didn't Expect While Expecting

Even with all the hours of reading and help making to-do lists, some moms say there are aspects of pregnancy and new parenthood that still caught them off guard. A survey of Kansas City metro moms brought us this top 10 list to help keep the same surprises from sneaking up on you.

Building Baby’s Library

Building Baby’s Library

Educators tell us that every child needs to hear 500 books read aloud before entering kindergarten. Hearing all those stories prepares boys and girls for learning to read. They’ll pick up important “book knowledge,” such as concepts of words and sentences, left to right orientation, top and bottom, the beginning, middle and end of a book and much more.

The Wonder Within

The Wonder Within

For Kansas City native Carey Wickersham, writing her new book, The Wonder Within You, has been a labor of love. Quite literally. As a journalist and weekend morning reporter for Fox 4, she’s accustomed to researching and unearthing a good story—it’s a part of the job. However, those professional skills found themselves intersecting with personal life when tragedy struck.

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Real Mom Review

Real Mom Reviews

Real Mom Reviews

There are lots of baby products out there, but these are a few we just think are great!