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Jennifer Duxbury

The average American child spends 1,500 hours a year on some sort of electronic device, whereas they spend only 900 hours in a school setting. Read more

Parenting

If there’s one universal problem that all parents face, it’s getting their children to listen—the first time. We battle this never-ending war from the time they are toddlers through pre-teens. Read more

Parenting

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 b... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

For children, the hotel stay is sometimes just as much fun as the actual destination. Maybe it’s because the hotel is a new place to explore or because they know not all the usual house rules apply there. Read more

Parenting

We are now in the thick of winter, and while February is the shortest month of the year, it seems that these cold dreary days just drag on. It’s safe to say that many of us have a bad case of the winter blues. But don’t lose hope—here are s... Read more

Parenting

To help with the planning, we’ve compiled some safety tips, precautions and procedures to think about and cover so you keep safety your number one priority and still have fun while you vacation! Read more

Vacations

There are hundreds of ways you can show your children that you love and cherish them throughout the day, and while you might shower your family throughout the year with unconditional love, why not get creative this month and go beyond the h... Read more

Best of KC

There seems to be such a negative connotation associated with your child’s turning 2, and toddlers always get a bad rap for being defiant. Some of us would like to just try to survive the year of the terrible twos, but what if you actually ... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Even though weather conditions might hinder the ability to be active, keeping kids moving throughout the year is extremely important in encouraging and instilling healthy development and habits. Here are a few simple and creative ways to ge... Read more

Parenting

Long gone are the days of spontaneity, where you could decide last minute that tonight is date night or drop everything to meet up with a friend for coffee. Being a parent requires you to spend a lot more time planning your outings, and one... Read more

Parenting

The witching hour is not just for Halloween; it is a real event that occurs every evening in our homes, turning our well-behaved children into tyrants and causing massive meltdowns. Around 4:00, after a long day of work, school, play dates ... Read more

Parenting

Children aren’t always sorry for their behavior, and if they are sorry, many kiddos have a hard time mustering up the phrase or even sounding like they mean it. Teaching your child how to apologize is a gradual learning experience that take... Read more

Parenting

Potty training is an inevitable event that seems to quickly approach in your toddler’s life. And while it is a huge milestone for your little one and a joyous time, it can also be a time that is filled with anxiety, worry and pressing of pa... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Returning home from a vacation can be rather daunting, and you may think that you need a vacation to recover from the one you just took. Surprisingly, even though you may feel worn down, jet lagged or even sad to return back to the daily ro... Read more

Vacations

There are many fun and encouraging ways to get them interested in reading without nagging and bribing. Here a few ways to turn your child into a summer bookworm. Read more

Summer

Nowadays it is not uncommon for a parent—mom or dad—to travel weekly or to be gone for an extended amount of time due to work. The absence of a parent can have a great impact on children, causing separation anxiety, depression or discipline... Read more

Vacations

Pregnant mothers can sometimes feel overwhelmed with the endless amount of material pertaining to labor and delivery—and at times become targets for unsolicited advice. It’s hard to decipher what is fact or fiction when there is an abundanc... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

There are so many reasons and ways to go green all year long that are not only easy but fun too. You’ll also find that being more environmentally friendly will complement your wallet, instill great habits in your children and make you feel ... Read more

Parenting

So you passed your driver’s test at 16, but can you pass our car seat test to ensure the safety of your child? Put your car seat knowledge to the test; what you don’t know or thought you knew might surprise you. Read more

Parenting

Baby sign language is a great way to open the communication and help bridge the gap with your preverbal baby. Think of signing with your baby as a sneak peak into his mind. Read more

KC Baby Magazine