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Jane Blumenthal Martin

With the first day of school right around the corner, it’s more important than ever to make the most of our 2,700 seconds (that’s 45 minutes to those of us who are math challenged) in the mornings! Read more

Parenting

Yesterday was a long day. After a full day of work, I zoomed home to see my kids and husband and grab a bite to eat before I headed out to one more work meeting. Then I raced back to give my daughter a kiss goodnight (missing my son’s bedti... Read more

Parenting

It's fun to recognize and appreciate these changes and celebrate the men in our lives. Men who are more available for their kids. Men who care so much about being great dads. Read more

Summer

According to www.LittleFreeLibrary.org, a Little Free Library is a “‘take a book, return a book’ gathering place.” It comes in all shapes and sizes, but it is essentially a weatherproof box full of books where anyone can stop by and exchang... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

One of the most important lessons I learned in preparation for parenthood was not to play favorites with my kids—a lifelong lesson I am grateful to my parents for teaching me. I am the youngest of four daughters, and my sisters and I remain... Read more

Parenting

When I was pregnant with my daughter eight years ago, I bumped into a former teacher as I was out shopping to prepare the nursery. I was stressed out at the time with concerns about getting the baby’s room, car seat, bottles and the seeming... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Ahhhh, it’s the new year. A time for a fresh start, a time when we can dream about doing things differently. It’s no secret that most resolutions aren’t kept, but with a little effort, you can make them stick in your family. Read more

Parenting

Follow these great tips from parents and parenting experts. Read more

Parenting

To find out the best way to handle the bickering, I looked to Dr. Gwen Landever, education department chair at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, and a Leawood mom of two who has taught every age, from preschool to graduate studen... Read more

Parenting

The dreaded F-word looms large in our household: Finances. Are you nervous to look at your credit card bills when they arrive? Or do you know down to the penny what you’ll be paying with a quick look at Quicken? Read more

Parenting

Take heart: overcoming bad habits is an important part of a child’s developmental process, and even the most well-behaved child tries out different habits as he matures. Read more

Parenting

Wouldn’t it be nice to have an entire day dedicated to those idyllic parent-child bonding experiences we see in movies? A day spent at Paradise Park, teaching your children as you happily play together, or an entire afternoon dedicated to t... Read more

Parenting