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Memory Makers: A Kansas City Winter Scrapbook

Memory Makers: A Kansas City Winter Scrapbook

Your new bundle of joy is here, and each day he is growing, giggling and changing as he experiences the world anew. Whether you are a traditional scrapbooker, digital scrapbooker, Instagrammer, or simply love sharing photos on social media and via texts to out-of-town relatives and friends, here are a few of our favorite first photo ops:

Hola, Bebe!

Hola, Bebe!

Did you know that in other modernized nations like ours, the norm is raising children bilingual? Children around the world are growing up fluent in two, three or more languages while most American children are raised learning English only. Thankfully, parents and educators throughout the United States have begun to realize the endless benefits of bilingualism, and the trend is growing to expose young children to a second language.

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Editor's Letter

Winter Editor's Letter

Winter Editor's Letter

Homeschool Preschool

Homeschool Preschool

Sending your child to preschool at age 3 can be a great thing, but it is not the only option. Choosing to homeschool preschool is a great alternative and can be very attainable. Before making this decision, consider these things:

DIY Yarn Wrapped Mobile

DIY Yarn Wrapped Mobile

So many cute stuffed Christmas ornaments are in the stores at the moment, and now you have the perfect way to use them year round! This DIY mobile can be tailored for a boy or girl and can match any nursery décor. Just find some small stuffed cloth ornaments that fit your nursery theme, grab some coordinating yarn and ribbon, along with a few other supplies, and you are on your way to creating an adorable addition to your baby’s room.

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Making Mom Friends

Making Mom Friends

As you feather your nest, don’t forget to give your social life a little love, too. Connecting with a community of women who can relate to the challenges of new motherhood will help you feel more supported and less stressed. Thankfully, Kansas City offers plenty of options.

Pregnant-zzzz: Getting the Sleep You Need When You’re Expecting

Pregnant-zzzz: Getting the Sleep You Need When You’re Expecting

Pregnant women are often told to “sleep now, while you can”—but sleeping during pregnancy is easier said than done. Just ask Emily Waggoner, who was surprised to find herself sleepless while pregnant with her daughter, Sarah, now 3.

Q & A: Prenatal Vitamins

Q & A: Prenatal Vitamins

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to preparing for a baby, but did you know that your body is one of the most crucial elements of that? You’ll probably hear a lot about what you shouldn’t do—no smoking, drinking or Jacuzzis—but what about what you should do? It’s important to eat well and maintain regular physical activity. Just don’t forget about the vitamins.

Take Back Your Pregnancy

Take Back Your Pregnancy

When I was newly pregnant, more than 11 years ago, I was over-the-top giddy—for about a week. Then I went to the doctor. And I bought a few pregnancy books. And I scoured pregnancy websites. A few weeks later, we announced our news to family and friends.

The Name Game: Choosing the Perfect Name for Baby

The Name Game: Choosing the Perfect Name for Baby

Among the many decisions you will make during your pregnancy lies one that will affect your child for his or her entire life. A baby’s name will be with him forever. No pressure, right? Choosing a name for your baby isn’t easy, so here are some tips that will help you to pick the perfect name to last a lifetime.

Cheating Childbirth

Cheating Childbirth

I missed out on the “Delivery Club”—as odd as that may sound. When moms get together, you’re pretty much guaranteed to hear some birth stories. It’s quite the momentous occasion! My first birth experience gives me some credibility for the Delivery Club, but it’s my second that makes me feel like I cheated.

Rockabye Baby

Rockabye Baby

Looking for some sweet inspiration to help Baby drift off to dreamland? Look no further than these lullaby albums, sure to soothe everyone to sleep—Mom and Dad included!

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Real Mom Reviews

Real Mom Reviews

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